NinerNotice

About NinerNotice
A NinerNotice provides information about incidents that do not pose a threat to the University community or its operations, but may be helpful for interested campus members to know about.

Please remember: A NinerNotice is for informational purposes only; no action is required from the University community. In the case of a threat to campus safety or operations, a NinerAlert will be issued. 

Additional Information
Students and employees are automatically enrolled to receive NinerNotices. Family members who wish to receive notifications should complete this sign-up form.

UNC Charlotte's Police and Public Safety Department publishes a daily police log each business day. The current month's log is available on the PPS website

Please note: Any details provided about incidents on this page are for informational purposes only and do not represent the University's position on a particular issue.


Latest NinerNotices

 
April 15: Tornado Watch

The Charlotte area is under a tornado watch until 7 p.m. Sunday, April 15.

A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for a tornado to form. It DOES NOT mean a tornado has formed or is on the ground.

You should remain vigilant about deteriorating weather conditions.  Monitor your local forecast, and review what to do in the event of a tornado by visiting the NinerReady website.

If a tornado warning is issued, you will receive a NinerAlert.  If you are on campus during a tornado warning, you will hear emergency sirens sound. Immediately seek shelter.

Unless conditions change, there will not be another NinerNotice today.


March 20: Follow-up on ideations of gun violence on campus

As the result of the ongoing investigation, this afternoon (March 20), a student was arrested by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department on a charge of falsely reporting mass violence on an educational property, a Class I felony. The arrest is for a warrant obtained by UNC Charlotte's Police Department and is related to his expression of ideations of gun violence on the University's campus.

The student remains prohibited from coming onto campus. The University will continue to work with local, state and federal law enforcement officials in the ongoing investigation.

We take this matter very seriously. There is nothing more important to UNC Charlotte than the safety and security of our students and employees. For more information on the University’s efforts related to campus safety, view our recent webcast on Inside UNC Charlotte.

Due to this investigation and federal privacy laws, the University is unable to share any additional information at this time.


March 12: law enforcement investigation

UNC Charlotte has been made aware of a student who recently expressed disturbing ideations, including committing gun violence on campus. Law enforcement quickly interceded, and the University is actively working with state and local authorities in the ongoing investigation.

This matter is being taken very seriously. There is no imminent threat to the University community. The student in question has been trespassed from campus, and we are following all internal policies and procedures to protect our community. There is nothing more important to UNC Charlotte than the safety and security of our students and employees.

The University community is reminded to always report suspicious or concerning behavior to Police and Public Safety through the LiveSafe app or by calling 704-687-2200.


March 12: University Monitoring Weather Conditions
UNC Charlotte is currently under a winter weather advisory, and University officials are monitoring the weather conditions on campus. 
 
The Charlotte area is likely to see short bursts of heavy snowfall this afternoon, with some light accumulation possible. The heaviest precipitation should be out of the area by 5 p.m.
 
At this time, no change in University operating conditions is expected
 
While the University is obligated to make decisions based on the conditions on campus, it is important to remember the weather in other areas may be more severe. Members of the University community should exercise good judgment about their ability to travel to and from campus safely.
 
  • Employees: If employees need to leave work early to address childcare or other needs, they should work directly with their supervisors to account for missed time. 
  • Students: If students cannot reach campus or need to leave campus early, they should contact their instructors directly to discuss accommodations. Faculty members are encouraged to offer flexibility for students traveling from more affected areas.
 
For more information on winter weather preparedness, visit emergency.uncc.edu/ninerready.
 
For the latest on weather conditions, visit weather.gov.
 
Unless conditions change, there will be no additional updates today.

March 5: University Police Arrest Non-Student Suspect

UNC Charlotte Police and Public Safety continue to investigate the details surrounding an incident between 2 and 3 o’clock this morning that resulted in the arrest of a non-student. Police say the suspect, Colton Floren, had allegedly masqueraded as a UNC Charlotte student with whom he is acquainted, invited two other non-students to campus, and then attempted to rob them while they sat in their personal vehicle.

During a series of events, Police say that Floren threw a gun out of a window in the residence hall after officers arrived. Police later recovered the weapon and determined that it was not loaded and had no magazine.

Floren remains in custody and is charged with armed robbery with a handgun.

The two individuals whom Police say Floren attempted to rob had no affiliation with UNC Charlotte.

Police and Public Safety stresses that, based on the facts and circumstances of this case, the incident was contained and officers made an arrest of Floren shortly after locating him in the room of the student whom he was impersonating.


March 3: Altercation on campus
On March 3, 2018, around 2:15 a.m., an individual with no affiliation to UNC Charlotte was involved in an automobile accident with another vehicle occupied by four individuals that had no affiliation with UNC Charlotte. 
 

The automobile accident occurred at the Waffle House located on North Tryon Street. The vehicle occupied by the four individuals failed to stop at the scene of the accident. The victim of the accident began following the vehicle occupied by the four individuals onto campus. One of the subjects in the vehicle occupied by the four individuals began shooting at the victim of the hit and run accident near Lot 27 on campus. The driver of the hit and run vehicle returned fire. No one exited their vehicles during the altercation, and again, none of the parties had any affiliation to UNC Charlotte. There were no injuries sustained during the altercation.

UNC Charlotte Police met with the victim of the hit and run accident at Lot 27 and within minutes learned that CMPD was out with the vehicle occupied by the four individuals.  The victim had been in contact with CMPD throughout the incident and relayed vehicle information about the alleged suspects following the initial accident at the Waffle House.

The suspects were arrested on J.W. Clay Blvd., off campus. CMPD is continuing the investigation at this time.

This entire incident was contained between the two vehicles near Lot 27 and there was no threat to the campus community.


Jan. 25: Power has been restored
The power issue with the buildings identified in the previous NinerNotice has been isolated. The affected areas have been rerouted to an alternate power source. Facilities Operations is working with the specialty contractor on permanent repairs.
 
No further power interruptions are expected.

Jan. 25: Power Outages on Campus

The buildings below are currently experiencing power outages. Facilities Operations is working to isolate the issue and estimate a restoration time.  Another update will be sent as soon as there is more information to share. 

  • Memorial Hall

  • Barnhardt Student Activity Center

  • College of Education

  • Woodward Hall

  • College of Health and Human Services

  • Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex

  • West Deck

  • Belk Gym

Please note: University phones in these buildings are also not working. Please use a cell phone to dial PPS in the event of an emergency: 704-687-2200.


Dec. 9: Exams to continue as scheduled

UNC Charlotte’s exam schedule for today, Saturday, Dec. 9, will continue as scheduled. Roadways, walkways and parking areas on campus are clear for foot and vehicle travel.

Any additional snowfall is not expected to affect campus operations. However, roads will be wet, so please drive carefully.

While the University is obligated to make decisions based on the conditions on campus, it is important to remember the weather in other areas may be more severe. Members of the University community should exercise good judgment about their ability to reach campus safely.

If students cannot reach campus, they should contact their instructors directly to discuss accommodations for different exam times. Faculty members are encouraged to offer flexibility for students traveling from more affected areas. 

For more information on winter weather safety, please visit emergency.uncc.edu/ninerready.


Oct. 30: Arrest for Arson

This notice is being sent as follow up to an item previously reported in the University’s daily police logs.

As you may have seen in the news, a UNC Charlotte student was arrested over the weekend for first degree felony arson. The arrest followed the investigation of a fire on Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the closet of a student’s room in Oak Hall.

The sprinkler system for the room was activated and extinguished the flames. While no injuries were reported, 14 students were temporarily relocated as a result of the fire and related water damage.

The student will be subject to disciplinary action under the Code of Student Responsibility.


Sept. 29: Update on racially offensive sign

Please see this message from Chancellor Philip L. Dubois.


Sept. 28: Update on racially offensive sign

The University has determined that the offensive sign described in a previous Niner Notice was photographed in a setting, near a water fountain, that matches one in Holshouser Hall. 

University staff members will meet this evening with residents of Holshouser in order to assess the situation and discuss moving forward as a community. 

Incidents such as this are counter to UNC Charlotte's values of respect, diversity and inclusion.

Police and Public Safety will continue to gather information about the photo, the original social media post, and any details related to this incident. Please contact Police and Public Safety, anonymously if you prefer, via the Live Safe app, or by calling  704-687-8300.

Please note: This NinerNotice has been updated from the original. 


Sept. 28: University looking into racially offensive sign placed on campus

A University investigation began Wednesday night into a racially offensive sign depicted in a photo posted on social media. While the image provides no clear indication of the sign's location, some comments have indicated that it had been placed on campus.  Housing and Residence Life staff members, the Dean of Students Office, and Police and Public Safety have been looking into this matter. 

At this time, all University buildings have been canvassed and security camera footage is being reviewed as well. It is believed that the image was initially posted on Snapchat. If you have any helpful information, please contact Police and Public Safety. You may use the LiveSafe app to do so, or by calling 704-687-8300.


Sept. 11: Hurricane Irma FAQ

While there have not been significant changes to the forecast, we have received some inquiries regarding classes and other schedules for this evening. We wanted to answer those questions and offer some additional safety tips for traveling in the expected weather.

What is the current forecast for the Charlotte area?
We expect to see heavy rain and gusty winds from the remnants of Hurricane Irma later today. The peak of weather activity will likely be from 8 p.m. tonight through 8 a.m. Tuesday. Maximum gusts are expected to be between 30 and 39 mph, and rainfall will be between 1.5 and 2 inches. 

What if a severe thunderstorm or isolated tornado warning occurs as a result of this weather?
The likelihood of this occurring is low; however, following our normal protocols, a NinerAlert would be issued in the event of severe thunderstorm or tornado warnings.

Are evening classes still being held as scheduled?
Yes, evening classes will be held as scheduled at both main campus and the Center City building.

If the weather in your area is more severe, please use your best judgment about your safety and the needs of your family this evening. If you cannot attend class, information on the steps you should take to notify your professors is available in the Operating Conditions FAQ.   

Will dining facilities be open on a normal schedule?
Yes, dining facilities will be open on a normal schedule.  

Will there be any change to the bus schedule tonight?
Based on current weather conditions, Niner Transit will operate as scheduled.

Why was the footbridge between North Village and the Student Union closed?
The footbridge was closed at approximately 2:30 p.m. out of an abundance of caution because of the stronger winds expected this evening and overnight. It is expected the bridge will reopen by 8 a.m. tomorrow.  We encourage you to use the bus system or to take the pathway past Witherspoon Hall and Elm, Maple and Pine to main campus during the closure.

Some safety tips for traveling in stronger winds and rain:

  • Use caution when walking outside and be alert to any debris that may be swept up by the wind.

  • Allow yourself extra time to travel to your destination, and drive at a slower speed.

  • Be aware that taller vehicles are more susceptible to higher wind gusts. Drive with two hands on the steering wheel and reduce your speed.

  • Wear sturdy shoes with good tread when walking outside.

  • Avoid driving through standing water -- most cars and light trucks will begin to float in as little as 12 inches of water.

  • If your windshield wipers are on, make sure your headlights are as well – even in daylight. This helps other drivers see you.

  • Avoid walking through flood-prone areas, especially creeks, streambeds, and drainage ditches where standing water is present and the exact depth of the water cannot be determined.  


Sept. 10: Hurricane Irma Update 7

The latest forecast indicates Hurricane Irma continues to move west and away from the Charlotte area.

We will still see some heavy rain and stronger winds beginning Monday afternoon and continuing into Tuesday. A tropical system always brings a chance of severe weather, but the effects in Charlotte are not expected to be extreme or widespread.

Because of the consistent forecast showing the hurricane moving away from our area, UNC Charlotte will continue to operate on a normal schedule this week.

You should still exercise caution when traveling during heavy rains and stronger winds. Some tips:

  • Allow yourself extra time to travel to your destination, and drive at a slower speed.
  • Avoid driving through standing water -- most cars and light trucks will begin to float in as little as 12 inches of water.
  • If your windshield wipers are on, make sure your headlights are as well – even in daylight. This helps other drivers see you.
  • Avoid walking through flood-prone areas, especially creeks, streambeds, and drainage ditches where standing water is present and the exact depth of the water cannot be determined. 

Remember: If a weather condition warrants your immediate attention or action, you will receive a NinerAlert.

Consider your personal safety and needs 
While the University must make decisions based on the conditions on campus, it is important to remember the weather in other areas may be more severe. 

Please use your best judgment about your safety and the needs of your family during this storm as you determine your ability to attend class or work on Monday.    

If you cannot make it to campus or need to leave to return home, information on the steps you should take to notify professors and/or supervisors is available in the Operating Conditions FAQ.    

Next update
While the University will continue to monitor the hurricane until its effects have left our area, this is the last NinerNotice that will be issued related to the storm unless there is an unexpected change in the forecast. 


Sept. 9 (6 p.m.): Hurricane Irma Update 6

There have been no significant changes for our area since our noon update (see below).

The University still expects to operate on a normal schedule Monday. Please continue to monitor your email for updates.

Next update
By noon Sunday, Sept. 10

 


Sept. 9 (noon): Hurricane Irma Update 5

Forecasts for Hurricane Irma continue to have the storm’s center moving farther west and away from Charlotte.

While there is always a chance for severe weather with a tropical system, the effects in our area are not expected to be extreme or widespread. It is likely we will see heavy rain and stronger winds beginning Monday afternoon and continuing into Tuesday.

With the strongest part of the storm moving away from us, UNC Charlotte anticipates being on a normal operating schedule Monday. However, the University will be closely monitoring the situation throughout the weekend. 

Please continue to check your email and weather forecasts. You will receive a NinerAlert if operating conditions change because of an alteration in the storm’s path.

Please remember to consider your personal safety and needs 
While the University must make decisions based on the conditions on campus, it is important to remember the weather in other areas may be more severe. 

Please use your best judgment about your safety and the needs of your family during this storm as you determine your ability to attend class or work on Monday.    

If you cannot make it to campus or need to leave to return home, information on the steps you should take to notify professors and/or supervisors is available in the Operating Conditions FAQ.    

What you should do 

  • Continue to monitor your email for updates.
  • Pay attention to any NinerAlert you receive and quickly follow the provided instructions.
  • Continue to monitor your local weather on news stations or on the National Weather Service website.    

Next Update
By 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 9 


Sept. 8 (6 p.m.): Hurricane Irma Update 4

The forecast for Hurricane Irma has not markedly changed since our noon update (see below).  

Projections for the center of the hurricane continue to have it moving farther away from the Charlotte area and toward the western part of the state and into Kentucky and Tennessee.   

At this time, UNC Charlotte still anticipates operating on a normal schedule throughout the weekend and Monday.  

Please continue to monitor your email and weather forecasts during the weekend. Slight changes in the storm path could result in greater impacts for our area.

You will receive a NinerAlert if operating conditions change because of an alteration in the storm’s path.   

Please remember to consider your personal safety and needs 
While the University must make decisions based on the conditions on campus, it is important to remember the weather in other areas may be more severe. 

Please use your best judgment about your safety and the needs of your family during this storm as you determine your ability to attend class or work on Monday.    

If you cannot make it to campus or need to leave to return home, information on the steps you should take to notify professors and/or supervisors is available in the Operating Conditions FAQ.    

What you should do 

  • Continue to monitor your email for updates.
  • Pay attention to any NinerAlert you receive and quickly follow the provided instructions.
  • Continue to monitor your local weather on news stations or on the National Weather Service website.    

Next Update
By noon, Saturday, Sept. 9 


Sept. 8 (noon): Hurricane Irma Update 3

UNC Charlotte continues to monitor Hurricane Irma.

Overnight, forecasters indicated the center of the hurricane is moving away from the Charlotte area and toward the western part of the state and into Kentucky and Tennessee. The direct impacts to Charlotte now appear less than initially anticipated -- possibly some winds, heavy rain and isolated thunderstorms.

Because of this change in the storm’s path, UNC Charlotte anticipates operating on a normal schedule throughout the weekend and Monday. However, you should continue to monitor your email and weather forecasts diligently.

Slight changes in the storm path could result in greater impacts for our area.

The University continues to monitor the hurricane closely and will keep the campus community updated. You will receive a NinerAlert if operating conditions change because of an alteration in the storm’s path.

Please remember to consider your personal safety and needs

While the University must make decisions based on the conditions on campus, it is important to remember the weather in other areas may be more severe. 

Please use your best judgment about your safety and the needs of your family during this storm as you determine your ability to attend class or work on Monday.

If you cannot make it to campus or need to leave to return home, information on the steps you should take to notify professors and/or supervisors is available in the Operating Conditions FAQ.  

What you should do

  • Continue to monitor your email for updates.
  • Pay attention to any NinerAlert you receive and quickly follow the provided instructions. 
  • Continue to monitor your local weather on news stations or on the National Weather Service website.  

Next update
By 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8


Sept. 7: Hurricane Irma Update 2

UNC Charlotte continues to monitor Hurricane Irma in close consultation with local and state agencies and the National Weather Service.  

While the exact path is still unclear, it is likely the Charlotte area will be affected by the storm in some way, especially on Monday and Tuesday. The severity of those impacts will become clearer as Irma gets closer to making landfall in the U.S., and we will share updates with you as officials become confident in the forecast’s accuracy.  

It is possible it will become necessary for the University to cancel classes or close campus. If that happens, you will be notified of an operating condition change through a NinerAlert.

Please take a few minutes to review this information on the three operating condition changes that are possible for the University and the associated FAQs:

Please remember to consider your personal safety and needs

While the University must make decisions based on the conditions on campus, it is important to remember the weather in other areas may be more severe. Please use your best judgment about your safety and the needs of your family during this storm as you determine your ability to travel or attend class or work.  

If you cannot make it to campus or need to leave to return home, information on the steps you should take to notify professors and/or supervisors is available in the FAQ.  

What you should do

Next update 
By noon tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 8


Sept. 6: Hurricane Irma Update

UNC Charlotte is monitoring Hurricane Irma closely. At this time, the storm’s path is still too uncertain to determine if the University’s main campus or Center City Building will be affected.

Gov. Roy Cooper has declared a state of emergency effective at 8 a.m. Thursday for all of North Carolina to help mobilize resources in advance of any effects the storm may have on the state. This does not mean that danger from the hurricane is imminent.

The University will operate on a normal schedule tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 7). Officials will continue to follow the forecast for Hurricane Irma and will keep you updated. 

Remember: If a weather condition warrants your immediate attention or action, you will receive a NinerAlert.

Visit emergency.uncc.edu/ninerready for more information on personal preparedness during a storm. 


Sept. 1: Faculty member death

On Friday, Sept. 1, faculty member Jeannine Skinner was found deceased near the 9300 block of Kings Parade Boulevard in southwest Charlotte (approx. 20 miles from campus).

At this time, her death is being investigated as a potential homicide by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD). CMPD stated that information gathered at the scene indicates this incident is possibly an act of domestic violence, and they are searching for her boyfriend in connection with the crime. There is no threat to campus. 

The University mourns the loss of Dr. Skinner, an assistant professor of gerontology and psychology in the Department of Psychological Science. Her colleagues and students who are in need of support during this difficult time are encouraged to contact the resources below:

Students 
Center for Counseling and Psychological Services 704‑687‑0311 (after hours, press 0 to be connected with a counselor)

Faculty and Staff
ComPsych (employee assistance program, available 24 hours a day) 877-603-8259

Related: A message from Chancellor Dubois


Aug. 31: Off-campus shooting

At around noon today, Aug. 31, 2017, a UNC Charlotte student was shot at an off-campus residence on Bonnie Lane. The suspects were seen fleeing the scene in a gray Nissan, heading east on Old Concord Road, away from campus. Police determined there was no threat to the University.

The injured student was transported to Carolinas Medical Center for treatment. 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) is investigating. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact them by calling 311 or 704-336-7600.

Questions
If you have questions about this page, please email Christy Jackson, director of communications for business affairs, at cjack113@uncc.edu.