Review the latest campus updates:


Niner Health Check exception form
In consideration of feedback that many students and employees do not plan on being in Charlotte and on campus this fall, we’re working to develop an exception form for the Niner Health Check. We are committed to the health of our community, but we want to be reasonable as circumstances continue to evolve.This form will exempt specified individuals, including those who do not plan to be on campus this semester, from completing the Niner Health Check daily. More information will be shared next week. In the meantime, please continue to fill out the Niner Health Check.

Please review the FAQ on the Emergency Management website for more information. 

Clarification of in-person instruction and other questions
In a recent video, Chancellor Gaber addressed the four most frequently asked questions following Tuesday’s announcement about fall plans. If you have any additional questions about classes after reviewing the video, please email

Parking update 
The deadline for a full parking permit refund has been extended to 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. 

Requests for permit refunds after Sept. 25, 2020, will follow the standard request procedures and refund schedule. To request a refund, review the standard prorated refund procedures, and complete the Parking Permit Refund/Exchange Form online. 

Contact the PaTS Communication Center at 704-687-0161 or if you have questions regarding permit refunds. The Communication Center is open beginning each Monday at 5 a.m. and continuing 24 hours through Friday at 10 p.m.

Dining Update 

Meal plan refunds for resident students
Resident students with the 100 Block, 160 Block and Daily Plan meal plans will receive a refund if they choose not to return to campus housing after Thanksgiving. Refund rates and amended meal plan prices are available on the Auxiliary Services website. 

Students canceling their housing contract
Students who cancel their housing contract may cancel their meal plan through the housing cancellation process. 

Resident upperclass students and commuters
Upperclass students and commuters may make changes to or cancel their meal plan until Oct. 9, 2020, at noon. Students must fill out the Fall 2020 Meal Plan Selection Form.  Students who cancel their meal plan by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25 will not be charged the $25 administrative fee.

Flu shot attestation 
On Wednesday, Oct. 14, all employees and students will receive an email with a flu shot attestation asking if they have received the flu shot or, if not, which exemption they are claiming (such as medical, personal or religious). This attestation is required to be completed by Nov. 16. Regular reminders will be sent. More information can be found online.

Welcome-back kits
Students living on campus will receive their kits at check-in. Other students may pick up their kits on campus starting Oct. 1 by East Deck and the quad outside of the College of Health and Human Services and the College of Education. A 49er ID card will be needed. Any student not picking up their kit will have it mailed to them. Faculty and staff kits have been delivered via interdepartment mail. 

Please check your contact information in Banner
Please make sure your mailing address, alternate email and cell phone number are updated in Banner so the University can mail your welcome-back kit or reach you if needed. 

Students and Families

HRL update 
Housing and Residence Life will offer multiple options to accommodate residential students impacted by the changes in class formats and the decision to move to all online/remote instruction following Thanksgiving break. 

Residents can choose to: 

  • Cancel their housing contract without penalty by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25

  • Continue to reside on campus following Thanksgiving break by requesting an exception to stay

  • Return their room key prior to leaving for Thanksgiving break to receive a prorated refund for the remainder of fall semester (their key will be returned when residence halls reopen for spring semester).

Information on all three options has been emailed directly to residential students from Housing and Residence Life.

Town hall available on demand
Did you miss today’s students and families town hall? You can watch it on the Niner Nation Cares website


Updated Employee Return to Campus Guide
The Employee Return to Campus Guide has been updated and posted to the Niner Nation Cares website. You will find updated information regarding health and safety practices, cleaning standards and other resources. 

How You Can Reach Us

If you have a question that isn’t addressed in our FAQ, please complete this inquiry form. We will use the inquiries to help inform additions to the FAQs and future campus updates. 

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Review all previous coronavirus (COVID-19) campus updates

This page was last updated on Friday, September 25, 2020.