COVID-19

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On Wednesday, May 20, Governor Roy Cooper announced North Carolina will enter Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan on Friday, May 22, at 5 p.m. More information can be found in the state’s Phase 2 FAQs.

Here is what you can expect during Phase 2 at UNC Charlotte:

  • Maximized teleworking is encouraged.
  • For those individuals who cannot telework, social distancing of at least six feet between all individuals should be maintained.
  • Individuals should wear a face covering when around others. (Please note: This is a new instruction based on updated guidance from the state and CDC.)
  • No employee may return to work without permission, and no department or area may allow employees to return without seeking approval as outlined below in this document.
  • Gyms and other recreational facilities will remain closed. 
  • Modified dining options remain available on campus.
  • On-campus camps (for youth 18 and under) remain canceled for the summer. Those that can transition to online or remote delivery can continue. 
  • Conferences and events are canceled through July.

Please note: The state’s phased reopening plan outlines what can happen in each phase. It isn’t a requirement for what must happen. The University is able to set a pace for returning to campus operations that makes sense for us. Information about the University’s current reopen plan is available here. Updated information will continue to be shared with the UNC Charlotte community through NinerNotices, the COVID-19 webpage and the Niner Nation Cares website


General

Camps and Events

Camps -- All in-person camps at UNC Charlotte scheduled for July and August have been canceled. Any camps that can transition to an online or remote delivery may continue. 

  • Camps are defined as those events involving youth, less than 18 years in age.

  • Camps that include overnight stays in the residence halls are also canceled.

  • Camps on Campus (organized by Continuing Education) -- Participants will receive more information from camp organizers regarding full refunds. More information about Camps on Campus, including new virtual Online Youth Programs for Summer 2020, is available online. 

  • Other Camps -- Information about Athletics and other camps will be shared with participants by event organizers. 

Events and Conferences -- All other events and conferences at UNC Charlotte and those sponsored by the University at off-campus locations are canceled through July 31. Information about events and conferences beginning Aug. 1 will be shared by June 30. 

Dining Updates

  • Crown Commons will continue providing brunch and dinner takeout service. The door rate has been reduced to $6.

  • Straight Declining Balance meal plan rollover funds from 2019-20 meal plans will be available for use through Aug. 11, 2021.

  • Summer 2020 meal plans will not be available for purchase.

  • More information.

49er Card Office

  • The Meal Plan and 49er Card Office is open virtually from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays to serve students and employees who need replacement or temporary cards and card account or meal plan information.

  • If you need in-person service, the office is now open by appointment Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

  • More information.

Students and Families

Fall Study Abroad

Due to the continuing uncertainties surrounding COVID-19 and following guidance issued by the UNC System, UNC Charlotte has made the very difficult decision to cancel all fall study abroad programs. The Office of Education Abroad (OEA) will work with students and faculty over the coming days to minimize the impact of these cancellations on students’ programs of study.  

For more information about the study abroad program cancellations, visit edabroad.uncc.edu/health.

Pass/No Credit Grading Option Now Available

Students have until 5 p.m. on  Monday, June 1, to make grade elections. You have the option to replace standard letter grades for Spring 2020 courses with pass/no credit (for undergraduates) or pass/unsatisfactory (for graduate students). No credit (N) is not an option in the graduate grading scale. Students should review pass/no credit option details before making a decision.

To replace a grade, use the P/N or P/U grading election option in Banner Self Service available through My UNC Charlotte. Do not send grading petitions to your advisor. More information is available on the Niner Central website.

A special note for U.S. veterans: If a U.S. veteran using the G.I. Bill opts to take no credit (NC) for a course grade, then they will either be required to pay all of the funds back from the first day of the term (including BAH, tuition, fees, book funds, etc.) or they may be allowed to repay prorated debts through the last day of attendance. 

Students can reverse their election for no credit by submitting an academic petition:  

CARES Act Fund Distribution Under Way for Students

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides approximately $12 million in funding to UNC Charlotte for distribution to qualifying undergraduate and graduate students to help cover expenses related to the disruption of spring 2020 campus operations due to COVID-19.  The University is pleased to have already posted over 6,000 awards to students' accounts as of Friday, May 15, and additional grants will be forthcoming. 

Eligibility and Distribution of Funds

  • The funds are distributed to those students identified as having the highest need based on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • Approximately 74% of the funds will be given to students with the most significant need in the form of block grants in set amounts.

    • A student’s Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) will be used to determine if they qualify for block grant funding, and only those students with the most significant need will be given a block grant. 

    • No application is needed to be eligible for the block grant because distribution is based on the student's FAFSA information. 

  • The other 26% of the CARES funding will be given out in emergency aid throughout the summer and fall via an application review process. 

    • Students who do not receive CARES Act block grant funding, or whose financial situation has changed since filing their FAFSA, may request funds by completing this Emergency Aid application

    • Graduating seniors are eligible to apply for funds using the Emergency Aid application.

  • Requests will exceed funding availability. Not everyone who meets the criteria will receive grant funds.

Please review details about eligibility requirements and FAQs on the Niner Nation Cares website.

Textbooks and Class Materials

  • Summer books and course materials are available for purchase online through the bookstore. Hard copy materials ship free. Digital materials are available immediately after purchase for download.

  • Reminder: Free ebooks through VitalSource and Barnes and Noble College will end on May 25, 2020. All ebooks that are checked out at that time will be automatically returned.


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This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.