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

March 25: Campus phone service restored
ITS has confirmed with Windstream that on-campus telephone service has been fully restored. This includes calls to campus police and all inbound and outbound calling. Duo and WebEx functionality is also fully restored. Additionally, the University now has Caller ID for external calls.
 
If you continue to experience any issues, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 704-687-5500 or by submitting a help ticket
 
There will be no additional NinerNotices about this issue. 

 

March 25: Phone service update
ITS has been informed by Windstream that outbound calling has been restored to University phones.
 
However, inbound calling remains affected. Some departments may start to receive inbound calls, but it will take time for inbound call service to be fully restored. ITS is working with Windstream to get this issue resolved as soon as possible.
 
Please review previous NinerNotices for additional information.
 
Next NinerNotice
Another NinerNotice will be sent when the issue is resolved or when Windstream provides additional information about the restoration of inbound calling.

 

March 24: Delay in restoration of phone services
Windstream, the telephone company providing service to UNC Charlotte, has informed the University they currently have no estimated restoration time for services.
 
This means no one with an on-campus phone number can receive calls from or make calls to off-campus numbers. However, phone traffic within UNC Charlotte is working; someone can call from a campus number to another campus number.
 
Business calls on Monday
External callers will be unable to reach University numbers on Monday and should instead be directed to use email or to visit the office from which they need assistance.
 
Emergency Calls
Campus blue light phones are working, but this problem affects emergency calls to campus police.
 
Campus phones
If you are using a campus phone, call Police and Public Safety directly:
  • Emergency: 704-687-2200
  • Non-Emergency: 704‑687‑8300
 
Cell phones
If you are using a cell phone from on-campus, call 911.
 
You will be directed to CMPD 911 who will notify UNC Charlotte Police and Public Safety dispatch of the issue.
 
LiveSafe
You may also use the LiveSafe app to contact UNC Charlotte Police and Public Safety.
 
Background
The outage is a result of equipment failure and is impacting the East Coast. The vendor, Windstream, does not know when this issue will be resolved, but is in contact with ITS.
 
Next NinerNotice
Another NinerNotice will be sent when the issue is resolved or when Windstream provides more information on the status of the outage.
 

 

March 23: Issues with on-campus telephone service
Windstream, the telephone company providing service to UNC Charlotte and other areas in the region, is experiencing prolonged service disruptions
 
As a result, the University is currently experiencing problems with the campus phone system. No one with an on-campus phone number can receive calls from or make calls to off-campus numbers. However, phone traffic within UNC Charlotte is working; someone can call from a campus number to another campus number.
 
Emergency Calls
Campus blue light phones are working, but this problem affects emergency calls to campus police.
 
Campus phones
If you are using a campus phone, call Police and Public Safety directly:
  • Emergency: 704-687-2200
  • Non-Emergency: 704‑687‑8300
 
Cell phones
If you are using a cell phone from on-campus, call 911.
 
You will be directed to CMPD 911 who will notify UNC Charlotte Police and Public Safety dispatch of the issue.
 
LiveSafe
You may also use the LiveSafe app to contact UNC Charlotte Police and Public Safety.
 
Background
The outage is a result of equipment failure and is impacting the East Coast. The vendor, Windstream, does not know when this issue will be resolved, but is in contact with ITS.
 
Next NinerNotice
Another NinerNotice will be sent when the issue is resolved.

Feb. 14: Reminder about light rail disruptions this weekend
As a reminder, CATS is making the following changes to light rail this weekend, Feb. 15-17, as a result of NBA All-Star 2019 events.
 
Prohibited items on light rail: Beginning at 5 p.m. each day, the following items will not be allowed on the train or at platforms:
 
  • Purses
  • Backpacks
  • Suitcases
  • Large tote bags
  • Other bulky items
Please note: You are allowed to carry personal belongings in a clear bag.
 
Train security sweeps: Beginning at 5 p.m. each day, light rail riders traveling from UNC Charlotte toward I-485 must exit the train at the 7th Street Station for a security sweep. For riders traveling from I-485 toward campus, the security sweep will occur at the 3rd Street Station. For more information, visit the CATS website.
 
Schedule changes: Four hours before each day’s first all-star event, the light rail will operate every 15 minutes. However, with increased security and anticipated crowds, delays are still possible. From 5 p.m. to the end of service each night, the train will not stop at the CTC/Arena Station. Buses will run on their normal schedules, but delays are still possible. It is highly recommended you monitor the CATS website and Twitter account for any updates on both train and bus schedules.
 
Transportation center relocation: During the event weekend, the Charlotte Transportation Center (CTC) will temporarily relocate to the 7th Street Station parking lot. This includes bus connections typically taking place at the CTC.  
 
Additional information

Feb. 8: Increased security, Delays for Light Rail Feb. 15-17

Charlotte will host NBA All-Star 2019 events Feb.15-17. An estimated 150,000 visitors are expected in the city during this time. As a result, the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will make the following changes that may affect members of the University community:

Prohibited items on light rail: On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 5 p.m. and continuing through the end of service each day, the following items will not be allowed on the train or at platforms:

  • Purses
  • Backpacks
  • Suitcases
  • Large tote bags
  • Other bulky items
  • Please note: You are allowed to carry personal belongings in a clear bag.

Train security sweeps: On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 5 p.m. and continuing through the end of service each day, light rail riders traveling from UNC Charlotte toward I-485 must exit the train at the 7th Street Station for a security sweep. For riders traveling from I-485 toward campus, the security sweep will occur at the 3rd Street Station. Riders may continue their travel through the CTC/Arena station after the sweep if their belongings are in clear bags or they are carrying no bags. For more information on the security sweeps, visit the CATS website.

Schedule changes: Four hours before each day’s first all-star event, the light rail will operate every 15 minutes. However, with increased security and anticipated crowds, delays are still possible. From 5 p.m. to the end of service each night, the train will not stop at the CTC/Arena Station. Buses will run on their normal schedules, but delays are still possible.

Transportation center relocation: During the event weekend, the Charlotte Transportation Center (CTC) will temporarily relocate to the 7th Street Station parking lot. This includes bus connections typically taking place at the CTC.

If you must travel to the uptown area during the event weekend, allow yourself plenty of extra time to reach your destination. It is highly recommended that you to check the CATS website for any last minute updates if you are planning on riding the light rail or a CATS bus.

Center City classes and events
Individuals with Friday and Saturday classes and events at UNC Charlotte Center City will receive additional information in their email.

Additional information
The City of Charlotte’s website

Schedule of events

CATS’
rider alert brochure (pdf)


Jan. 31: Follow-up to incident at UNC Charlotte Center City

Today at approximately 9:25 a.m., shots were fired outside of the Center City building. Two shots hit the building, and the building went on lockdown immediately.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and UNC Charlotte Police and Public Safety both responded to the scene.

It is believed the shots were fired from a moving vehicle that quickly left the vicinity. Police do not believe anyone involved with the incident is associated with the University.

No one inside the building was injured, and the lockdown was lifted at approximately 10:03 a.m. Main campus was not affected.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call CMPD at 704-334-1600.

There are no additional updates planned for this incident.


dec. 11: Incident Outside Rowe Arts Building
University officials were notified today of what appeared to be noosed figures hanging from a tree outside of the Rowe Arts Building.
 
After investigation by the Department of Police and Public Safety, it was determined to be an art project submitted by a student of color for an end-of-semester assignment. At this time, there is no evidence to suggest the project was motivated by racial bias. It was not a response to the Student Government Association’s Silent Sam letter, as has been reported in some media outlets.
 
The representation of a figure being lynched is hurtful, threatening, and offensive. The project was immediately removed.

Dec. 10: University evaluating Tuesday morning exams, operating condition
Because of expected lower temperatures overnight and into early morning hours, UNC Charlotte officials are evaluating Tuesday weather conditions and will provide an update on Tuesday morning’s exam schedule and operating condition by 4 p.m. today.
 
Please continue to monitor your email closely for additional information.

 

Dec. 10: Light rail service has resumed
CATS has announced light rail service has resumed for Monday, Dec. 10.
 
Trains will run every 10 minutes during peak service and every 15 minutes during non-peak service.
 
The CityLYNX streetcar service will not resume until Tuesday, but a bus bridge is in place.
 
For the latest LYNX train and CityLYNX streetcar schedule information, visit ridetransit.org,follow @CATSRideTransit on Twitter or call CATS Customer Service at 704-336-RIDE (7433).
 
There will be no additional NinerNotices about this incident.

 

Dec. 9: Light rail service shutting down
As a result of deteriorating weather conditions, ALL LIGHT RAIL service will cease at noon today, Sunday, Dec. 9. No bus bridges will be available.
 
Other CATS services may also be affected by the adverse weather.
 
Riders should check for alerts at ridetransit.org and CATS’ Twitter account, @CATSRideTransit, or call CATS Customer Service at 704-336-7433.

 

Dec. 6: On-campus student arrest
Today, Thursday, Dec. 6, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) notified the UNC Charlotte Police Department they had a warrant for the arrest of a UNC Charlotte student related to an ongoing off-campus homicide investigation.
 
The student was taken into custody without incident.
 
There was no threat to the University community, and there will be no additional updates on this matter.

 

Dec. 06: Winter weather update
The University continues to monitor the local weather forecast. Confidence is building that the Charlotte area will experience a significant amount of adverse winter precipitation Saturday night and into Monday.
 
It is, however, still possible for the weather forecast to change, so it is important to monitor your email and text messages closely for information from the University. You should also stay updated on your local weather conditions.
 
Please take a few minutes to review the information below in preparation for any effects the weather may have on the University’s operating condition.
 
  •  **Exams** -- University administrators are closely monitoring any effects the storm may have on exam schedules. A decision on any necessary changes to Saturday afternoon and evening exams will be made and communicated via NinerAlert by tomorrow afternoon, Friday, Dec. 7. A decision about other exams will be made and communicated as soon as possible, based on the developing weather forecast. Please continue to monitor your email and text messages closely for updates.  
 
 
  • Operating Conditions -- There are three operating conditions the University can declare in the event of adverse weather or another emergency. This related FAQ page will help you understand what to do in each condition.
 
  • NinerAlerts and NinerNotices -- The University has several methods to communicate with you about winter weather. Make sure you understand how you will receive information.
 
  • Tips and Resources --  Take a look at these winter weather safety tips and a few helpful resources.
 
Next Update
Unless changing conditions warrant an earlier message, another NinerNotice will be sent by 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7.

 

Dec. 05: University monitoring winter weather
The University is currently monitoring local weather forecasts that indicate adverse winter precipitation is possible for the Charlotte area Saturday night and into Monday.
 
Make sure you are ready for any resulting changes in the University's operating condition.
 
 
  • Operating Conditions -- There are three operating conditions the University can declare in the event of adverse weather or another emergency. This related FAQ page will help you understand what to do in each condition.
 
  • **Exams**  --  Final exams begin Friday, Dec. 7. University administrators are closely monitoring any effects the storm may have on Saturday and/or Monday exam schedules.  If adverse weather forces the University to change operating conditions, a NinerAlert will be sent. You should monitor your email and text messages closely throughout the week and into the weekend for additional information as the weather forecast becomes clearer.  
 
  • NinerAlerts and NinerNotices -- The University has several methods to communicate with you about winter weather. Make sure you understand how you will receive information.
 
  • Tips and Resources --  Take a look at these winter weather safety tips and a few helpful resources.

 

Next Update
Another NinerNotice will be sent by 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6.
 

 

Nov. 1: pOWER oUTAGES ON cAMPUS
The buildings below experienced power outages around 2:30 p.m. today. Facilities Operations isolated the issue and power is now restored.
 
  • Memorial Hall
  • Barnhardt Student Activity Center
  • College of Education
  • Woodward Hall
  • Regional Utility Plant (RUP 1)
  • Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex
  • West Deck
  • Belk Gym
 
If necessary, any questions and concerns regarding this issue should be sent to the Facilities Management Customer Service Line at 704-687-0562.
 
Please note: During a power outage, University phones in affected buildings may not work. Please use a cell phone to dial Police and Public Safety in the event of an emergency: 704-687-2200.

oct. 21: Full Light Rail Service Resumes Monday, Oct. 22
CATS has announced light rail service will be restored Monday, Oct. 22, for the first morning trip. Trains will operate on a normal schedule. Streetcar service will also resume Monday and operate on a normal schedule.  
 
For LYNX train and CityLYNX streetcar schedule information, visit ridetransit.org or call CATS Customer Service at 704-336-RIDE (7433).
 
There will be no additional NinerNotices about this incident.

oct. 12: Update on Light Rail Service (revised)
Update on Light Rail Service
CATS announced today, Monday, Oct. 15, the light rail will operate on modified service for at least one more week while repairs are made to the overhead catenary system (OCS). The OCS was damaged during Hurricane Michael last Thursday when a tree fell on it near 12th Street.
 
Trains will run between UNC Charlotte and 36th Street Station and from New Bern Station to I-485. There is a bus bridge is in place between Sugar Creek Station and Scaleybark Station, providing dedicated bus service for rail riders. Please allow extra travel time if your route will require you to use the bus bridge.
 
Please also note that CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar service is suspended while repairs are being made, but Gold Line stations are accessible via CATS local bus service on routes 9-Central Avenue, 15-Randolph Road and 27-Monroe Road.
 
For the latest information, follow @CATSRideTransit on Twitter, visit ridetransit.org or call the CATS Customer Service at 704-336-RIDE (7433).
 
Additional Resources
oct. 11: Light Rail service down
LYNX Blue Line light rail service has been suspended because of the overhead catenary system (OCS) being damaged in two places by downed trees. CATS is working to restore service as quickly as possible. Until repairs are done, a bus bridge is in place.
 
CATS is keeping the community informed through its Twitter account. The latest status is also posted on the Emergency Management website.

 

oct. 11: Hurricane michael update 4
UNC Charlotte is in Condition 1 (C1, reduced operations) with classes canceled until 11:59 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Oct. 11.
 
Initial moderate to heavy rain has begun to affect the Charlotte area, and stronger bands of rain and gusty winds are likely through this evening. It is possible there will be flash flood and severe thunderstorm warnings issued for campus during this time. There is also a small chance a tornado warning could be issued. A NinerAlert will be sent in these situations.
 
Campus Activities and Services
  • All campus services, including dining, transportation, Atkins Library and the Student Health Center, will remain open today. If there are any changes to hours, they will be posted online.
  • Campus activities may continue as planned at the discretion of the event’s organizer. Please contact the event’s organizer directly with any questions.
 
Traveling Today
You should exercise caution when traveling today. 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.
 
Loss of Power on Campus
The combination of gusty winds and heavy rain can cause trees to fall, taking power lines with them. Should the University lose electrical power during the storm, on-campus residents are advised to follow instructions and information from Housing and Residence Life staff. Employees on campus should monitor their cell phones for NinerAlerts with instructions.
 
Next Update
  • Unless there are unforeseen changes in weather conditions, this will be the last NinerNotice for this event.
  • Should flash flood, severe thunderstorm or other severe weather warnings be issued,NinerAlerts will be sent.
  • A final NinerAlert will be sent to advise when the University returns to normal operations.

oct. 10: University in Normal Operating Conditions Thursday
Based on the current weather forecast, UNC Charlotte will operate on a normal schedule tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 11.
 
University officials recognize that other areas, especially those counties to the south and east of Charlotte, may experience more adverse weather than campus. That is why all students and employees should exercise good judgment about their ability to reach campus safely.
 
If you cannot reach campus:
  • Faculty: Consult the Academic Procedure: Schedule Interruption Guidelines and contact your department head to discuss alternative arrangements. Additionally, you should update your students.
  • Students: Contact your professors.
  • Staff: Contact your supervisor.
 
The University is aware that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) and some surrounding school districts are closed tomorrow. However, it is important to remember that K-12 school districts are responsible for the transportation of their minor students on buses that are more susceptible to high winds, as well as the safety of students who walk to school, which must be considered in their decision making.
 
Remember: If a weather condition warrants your immediate attention or if there is a change in University operating conditions, you will receive a NinerAlert.
 
Resources
National Hurricane Center -- the latest on Hurricane Michael’s path
NinerReady -- information about personal preparedness during a storm  
 
Next Update
Unless there are unforeseen changes in weather conditions, the next update will be by 8 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11.

 

Oct. 10: Hurricane Michael Update 2
UNC Charlotte continues to monitor Hurricane Michael closely. Effects on University operations are still expected to be minimal.
 
The storm will make landfall today in the Florida Panhandle and then continue quickly north, arriving in the Carolinas as a tropical storm. Michael’s path is expected to stay slightly south and east of the Charlotte area.
 
We can expect to see moderate to heavy rain and some gusty winds. Isolated power outages and localized flash flooding are possible. It is likely the National Weather Service will issue flash flood or severe thunderstorm warnings for the area.
 
The University plans to operate on a normal schedule tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 11.
 
Officials will continue to follow the forecast and keep you updated.
 
Remember: If a weather condition warrants your immediate attention or action, you will receive a NinerAlert.
 
Resources
National Hurricane Center -- the latest on Hurricane Michael’s path
NinerReady -- information about personal preparedness during a storm  
 
Next Update
By 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11.

Oct. 9: Hurricane Michael Update
UNC Charlotte is monitoring Hurricane Michael closely. At this time, the storm’s effects on campus operations are expected to be minimal.
 
The Charlotte area is likely to see rain beginning Wednesday, with the heaviest precipitation starting early Thursday morning and continuing through the day. Gusty winds are likely, which could lead to isolated power outages. Limited flash flooding is also possible. The storm system is moving quickly and should be out of the area by Friday.  
 
The University will operate on a normal schedule tomorrow (Wednesday, Oct. 10). Officials will continue to follow the forecast and keep you updated.
 
Resources
National Hurricane Center -- the latest on Hurricane Michael’s path
NinerReady -- information about personal preparedness during a storm  
 
Next Update
By noon Wednesday, Oct. 10.
 
Remember: If a weather condition warrants your immediate attention or action, you will receive a NinerAlert.

September 27: Cell phone Scam Alert
Police and Public Safety (PPS) has received several reports of a scam on campus in which individuals are approached by strangers asking to use their cell phones. The stranger usually says their phone is dead and they need to call their doctor or parents.
 
Once they have possession of the phone, they try to access Venmo and other apps to steal funds.
 
Similar scams have been reported throughout Charlotte.
 
If you are approached by an unknown individual asking to use your cell phone, do not give them your phone. You could instead consider offering to dial the number yourself.
 
If you believe you have been approached by these suspects or have any additional information on these crimes, contact PPS at 704-687-2200 or through the LiveSafe app.
 

September 17: Final Update on Tropical Depression Florence
Here is the latest from UNC Charlotte.
 
Forecast
Tropical Depression Florence has moved out of the Charlotte area. UNC Charlotte fared much better than many other campuses with only some minor flooding and leaks, all of which are being addressed. There may be some pop-up thunderstorms this afternoon, but the impact of these storms is expected to be minimal.
 
Reminders about Campus Operations
Classes to resume as scheduled Tuesday, Sept. 18
Classes will resume as scheduled on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Students are expected to attend if they are able. If students cannot reach campus safely, they should consult the guidelines below.
 
University in Condition 1 (reduced operations) Tuesday, Sept. 18
UNC Charlotte will move to Condition 1 (reduced operations) effective on Tuesday from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for employees. Offices are expected to be open, with at least minimal operations, and employees are expected to report to work as assigned if they are able. If employees cannot make it to campus safely, they should consult the guidelines below.
 
Normal operations resume 12 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19
Unless there is an unexpected change in campus conditions, the University will resume normal operations at 12 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19.
 
Please remember safety comes first
While University officials are obligated to make decisions based on the conditions on campus, we recognize weather in other areas may be more severe.
 
Regardless of the University’s operating condition, members of the University community should exercise good judgment about their ability to reach campus safely. If you cannot reach campus safely, consult the guidelines below.
 
Faculty members are asked to use their discretion in determining appropriate academic accommodations for students who ask for consideration returning to campus late because of issues related to the hurricane. Flexibility is especially urged for those students who reside in areas more significantly affected by the storm.
 
Guidelines for what to do if you cannot reach campus
  • Students: Contact your professors directly. Monitor your email and class Canvas or Moodle website for messages from your instructors.
  • Faculty: Consult the Academic Procedure: Schedule Interruption Guidelines and contact your department head to discuss alternative arrangements. If needed, Saturday, Dec. 1, is designated as the date for making up classes canceled due to weather. Additionally, you should update your students about any attendance policies or modifications due to weather-related events.
  • Staff: Non-mandatory employees should contact their supervisors to discuss how they willaccount for missed time. Mandatory employees are expected to report to work as directed.
 
Reporting Building Leaks
A few buildings experienced some roof leaks during the storm. Facilities Management (FM)  is working quickly to address the problems. If you discover an issue upon your return to campus on Tuesday, please report it immediately to your building liaison or to the FM Customer Service Line at 704‑687‑0562.
 
Toby Creek Area and Greenway
The flooding issues around Toby Creek and the greenway have been resolved. However, you are encouraged to avoid the area as crews work to clean up any remaining debris.
 
Available On-Campus Services
The University continues to be in a Condition 2 status through 11:59 p.m. tonight, Monday, Sept. 17. Details on available on-campus services during this time can be found on the Emergency Management website.
 
Next Update
Unless something unexpected occurs, there will be no additional NinerNotices about this event.

 

September 16: Florence Update 7
Forecast
According to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. report and our local National Weather Service office, Florence is now a tropical depression.
 
Here is what is currently expected:
 
  • We are likely to see the greatest effects from the storm today. The most significant threat to Charlotte continues to be flash flooding and potential power outages.
  • Heavy downpours continue today. Sustained wind speed and wind gusts are expected to decrease; however, as the ground becomes more saturated from continued rainfall, downed trees and toppled power lines are possible.
  • There remains a slight chance for embedded thunderstorms and short-duration tornadoes in heavier bands of rain.
  • The storm has gained speed and will begin to move through the area more quickly, with conditions beginning to improve tomorrow.
  • NinerAlerts will be sent with instructions on actions you should take for your safety if severe weather warnings are issued for campus. Pay attention to your University email. In the event of a tornado warning for campus, text messages will be sent.
 
Campus Disruptions -- Avoid Toby Creek Area and Greenway
As heavier rains continue to fall today, areas around Toby Creek and the greenway should be avoided because of the possibility of flooding. Should the University need to close roads or other areas because of effects from the storm, you will find that information on the campus disruptions page on the Emergency Management website.
 
Heavy Rain/Flash Flooding Safety Reminders
  • Avoid going outside. If you must be outside, avoid walking through flood-prone areas, especially creeks, stream beds and drainage ditches where standing water is present and the exact depth of the water cannot be definitively determined.
  • Avoid driving through standing water. Most cars and light trucks will begin to float in as little as 12 inches of water. Turn around, don’t drown.
  • Read more tips at ReadyNC.org.
 
Available On-Campus Services 
The latest details on available on-campus services can be found on the Emergency Management website.
 
Monday Operations
The University continues to operate in Condition 2 (suspended operations) through 11:59 p.m. Monday. Classes and activities are canceled. Non-mandatory employees must not report to work. Missed time must be accounted for. Mandatory employees should report as directed by their supervisors.
 
Next Updates
  • Tuesday Operations: A decision on Tuesday operations will be made by 6 p.m. today, Sunday, Sept. 16, and announced via NinerAlerts, including text messages for employees and students who have updated cell phone information in Banner.
  • General UpdateAnother NinerNotice with general updates will be sent by 3 p.m. tomorrow, Monday, Sept. 17.

September 15: Tropical Storm Florence Update 6, University in C2 through Monday
Here is the latest from UNC Charlotte.
 
Monday Operations
The University will continue to operate in Condition 2 (suspended operations) through 11:59 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17. Classes and activities are canceled. Non-mandatory employees must not report to work. Missed time must be accounted for. Mandatory employees should report as directed by their supervisors.
 
Applications for December Graduation
The Monday, Sept. 17, deadline for December graduation has been extended to Monday, Sept. 24, for those students unable to submit by Sept. 17.
 
Forecast
According to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. report and our local National Weather Service office, Florence is now a tropical storm. Its track continues to remain relatively unchanged, bringing potentially significant rainfall amounts to our area.
 
Here is what is currently expected in Charlotte:
 
  • The most significant threat to the Charlotte area is expected to be flash flooding. Right now, it is possible we will see more than 10 inches of rain. Please note: This is a slight decrease from yesterday’s forecast, but the anticipated rain amounts still have the potential to be dangerous. Flash flood warnings are likely, and a tropical storm warning is possible.
  • Today, rain and wind speeds will continue to increase. Sustained wind speeds are expected to be upwards of 25 m.p.h., with higher gusts likely. High wind warnings are possible.
  • It is also possible trees will fall because of ground saturation, toppling power lines in the process.
  • As heavier bands of rain move through today into Sunday, thunderstorms are likely and there is a slight possibility of isolated tornadoes. Severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings are possible.
  • NinerAlerts will be sent with instructions on actions you should take for your safety if severe weather warnings are issued for campus. Pay attention to your University email throughout the weekend. In the event of a tornado warning, text messages will be sent.
It is important to remember that even a slight change in Hurricane Florence’s track could affect the forecast for Charlotte.
 
University officials are monitoring the situation closely and will continue to provide daily updates. You should also monitor local weather forecasts, such as those provided by the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center.
 
Monitoring Campus Disruptions
Should the University need to close roads or other areas because of effects from the storm, you can monitor that information on the campus disruptions page on the Emergency Management website.
 
Important Safety Reminders
 
Heavy Rain/Flash Flooding Safety
  • Avoid going outside. If you must be outside, avoid walking through flood-prone areas, especially creeks, stream beds and drainage ditches where standing water is present and the exact depth of the water cannot be definitively determined.
  • Avoid driving through standing water. Most cars and light trucks will begin to float in as little as 12 inches of water. Turn around, don’t drown.
  • Read more tips at ReadyNC.org.
Emergency Kits
Have an emergency kit prepared in case you cannot leave your home because of flooding or if you lose power. A checklist is available on the NinerReady website or on ReadyNC.org.
 
Tornado Preparation
The chance of an isolated tornado as a result of Hurricane Florence is low, but it is possible. To make sure you are prepared, please review the steps you should take if a seek-shelter order is issued. Information can be found on the NinerReady website and ReadyNC.org.
 
Remember: In the event of a tornado warning that includes campus, you will receive a NinerAlert 
 
Updating Cell Phone Numbers in Banner
An updated cell phone number in Banner helps ensure employees and students receive NinerAlert text messages. Please review this FAQ on how to update your information if needed.
 
FAQ Page
frequently asked questions (FAQ) page is available to address some of the most common inquiries the University has received related to Hurricane Florence.
 
Available On-Campus Services
The latest details on available on-campus services can be found on the Emergency Management website.
 
Safety and Security/Campus Staffing
Essential personnel will remain on campus to support safety, operations and communications during the storm. In the event of an emergency, call 911 from a campus phone or 704-687-2200 from a cell phone. You can also reach campus police through the LiveSafe app.
 
Tuesday Operations
A decision on Tuesday operations will be made by 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16.  
 
Looking for previous NinerNotices? They are available online.  
 
Don’t forget to follow Emergency Management on Facebook and @nineralerts on Twitter.  
 
Resources
ReadyNC -- Build an emergency kit
National Weather Service -- Monitor the local forecast
NinerReady -- Review additional safety tips
 
Next Update
Unless changing weather conditions warrant an earlier communication, the next update will be sent by 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16.

 

September 14: Special safety edition
UNC Charlotte is expected to receive significant rainfall through the weekend and into next week associated with Hurricane Florence. During this time, it may be necessary for the University to send NinerAlerts to our community.
 
Flash Flood Warnings
In a flash flood warning:  
  • Do not go outside unless it is absolutely necessary.
  • Turn around, don’t drown! Do not walk, swim or drive through flood waters.
  • Stay off of bridges over fast-moving water.
 
Remember:
  • Just six inches of moving water can knock you down.
  • One foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
 
For additional flood safety tips, visit Ready.gov.
 
Tornado Warnings
Tornadoes spawned by hurricanes are typically short-lived, but do not allow for much warning time. If you receive a NinerAlert for a tornado warning:
  • Seek shelter immediately.
  • Go to the most interior part on the lowest floor of the building you are in.
  • Avoid windows.
  • Do not leave your safe location until an all-clear message is issued.
 
For additional tornado safety tips, visit Ready.gov.
 
About NinerAlerts
It is important to remain aware of the weather throughout the weekend. Continually check your University email and @nineralerts on social media. If the University needs to issue a NinerAlert, here is what you could see and how you will be notified:
 
  • Tornado Warning = all available methods (text message, University email, @nineralerts and @unccharlotte social media, digital screen takeover and campus sirens)
  • Flash Flood Warning  = University email and @nineralerts and @unccharlotte social media
  • Tropical Storm Warning = University email and @nineralerts and @unccharlotte social media
  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning = University email and @nineralerts and @unccharlotte social media
  • High Wind Warning = University email and @nineralerts and @unccharlotte social media
  • University Operating Condition Change = text message, University email, @nineralerts and @unccharlotte social media and digital screen takeover
 
Important Notes
  • NinerAlerts are only issued for certain adverse weather events impacting campus and the immediate surrounding area. You are encouraged to monitor the weather for your specific location.
  • The University reserves the use of text messages for times when a threat is imminent or there is a change in University operating condition. If you receive a NinerAlert text message, be prepared to take immediate action.
 
Looking for previous NinerNotices? They are available online.  
 
Don’t forget to follow Emergency Management on Facebook and @nineralerts on Twitter.  
 
Resources
ReadyNC -- Build an emergency kit
National Weather Service -- Monitor the local forecast
NinerReady -- Review additional safety tips
 
Next Update
Unless changing weather conditions warrant an earlier communication, the next update will be sent by 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.
 

 

september 14: Hurricane Florence Update 5, Additional Rain Expected
Here is the latest information from UNC Charlotte.
 
Forecast
According to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. report and our local National Weather Service office, Hurricane Florence’s track has remained relatively stable over the past few forecast runs; however, potential rainfall amounts have continued to increase.
 
Here is what is currently expected in Charlotte:
 
  • The most significant change in the forecast is the amount of rain expected in the Charlotte area. Right now, it is possible we will see a total of 10-15 inches of rain. Flash flood warnings are likely, and tropical storm warnings are possible.
  • While sustained wind speed is forecasted to be in the mid 20 m.p.h. range, with significant amounts of rain, it is possible trees will fall because of ground saturation, toppling power lines in the process.
  • Today, wind speeds will continue to increase and light to moderate rain will begin to fall. Sustained wind speeds are likely to start increasing with some higher gusts possible. High wind warnings are also possible.
  • By mid-day Saturday, rain will begin to increase.
  • As heavier bands of rain move through Saturday into Sunday, thunderstorms are likely and there is a slight possibility of isolated tornadoes. Severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings are possible.
  • NinerAlerts will be sent with instructions on actions you should take for your safety if severe weather warnings are issued for campus.
 
It is important to remember that even a slight change in Hurricane Florence’s track could affect the forecast for Charlotte.  
 
University officials are monitoring the situation closely and will continue to provide daily updates. You should also monitor local weather forecasts, such as those provided by the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center.
 
 Heavy Rain/Flash Flooding Safety
  • Avoid going outside. If you must be outside, avoid walking through flood-prone areas, especially creeks, stream beds and drainage ditches where standing water is present and the exact depth of the water cannot be definitively determined.
  • Avoid driving through standing water. Most cars and light trucks will begin to float in as little as 12 inches of water. Turn around, don’t drown.
 
Emergency Kits
Have an emergency kit prepared in case you cannot leave your home because of flooding or if you lose power. A checklist is available on the NinerReady website or on ReadyNC.org.
 
Tornado Preparation
The chance of an isolated tornado as a result of Hurricane Florence is low, but it is possible. To make sure you are prepared, please review the steps you should take if a seek-shelter order is issued. Information can be found on the NinerReady website and ReadyNC.gov.
 
Remember: In the event of a tornado warning that includes campus, you will receive aNinerAlert.
 
Updating Cell Phone Numbers in Banner
An updated cell phone number in Banner helps ensure employees and students receive NinerAlert text messages. Please review this FAQ on how to update your information if needed.
 
Safety and Security/Campus Staffing
Essential personnel will remain on campus to support safety, operations and communications during the storm. In the event of an emergency, call 911 from a campus phone or 704-687-2200 from a cell phone. You can also reach campus police through the LiveSafe app 
 
FAQ Page
frequently asked questions (FAQ) page has been created to address some of the most common inquiries the University has received related to Hurricane Florence.
 
Available On-Campus Services
Details on available on-campus services can be found on the Emergency Management website.
 
Monday Operations
Every attempt will be made to announce a decision on Monday operations by 5 p.m. Saturday.
 
Looking for previous NinerNotices? They are available online.  
 
Don’t forget to follow Emergency Management on Facebook and @nineralerts on Twitter.  
 
Resources
ReadyNC -- Build an emergency kit
National Weather Service -- Monitor the local forecast
NinerReady -- Review additional safety tips
 
Next Update
Unless changing weather conditions warrant an earlier communication, the next update will be sent by 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.

 

September 13: hurricane florence update 4
Here is the latest information from UNC Charlotte.
 
Forecast
According to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. report, Hurricane Florence’s track has remained relatively stable over the past few forecast runs. However, it has grown in size, now spanning approximately 500 miles. Here is what is currently expected in Charlotte:
 
  • Wind speeds are likely to pick up slightly today.
  • Light to moderate rainfall may start in the early morning hours of Friday. Sustained wind speeds are likely to start increasing with some higher gusts.
  • By mid-day Saturday, rain will begin to pick up. There are likely to be sustained winds around 25 mph with higher wind gusts.  As heavier bands of rain move through, thunderstorms are likely and there is a slight possibility of isolated tornadoes.
  • Six to eight inches of rainfall are expected during the duration of the storm, which could lead to the flooding of streams and rivers and possible flash flooding.
  • NinerAlerts will be sent with instructions on actions you should take for your safety if severe weather warnings are issued for campus.
 
It is important to remember that even a slight change in Hurricane Florence’s track could affect the forecast for Charlotte.  
 
University officials are monitoring the situation closely and will continue to provide daily updates. You should also monitor local weather forecasts, such as those provided by the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center.
 
Tornado Preparation
The chance of an isolated tornado as a result of Hurricane Florence is low, but it is possible. To make sure you are prepared, please review the steps you should take if a seek-shelter order is issued. Information can be found on the NinerReady website and ReadyNC.gov.
 
Remember: In the event of a tornado warning that includes campus, you will receive aNinerAlert.
 
Updating Cell Phone Numbers in Banner
An updated cell phone number in Banner helps ensure employees and students receive NinerAlert text messages. Please review this FAQ on how to update your information if needed.
 
New FAQ Page
frequently asked questions (FAQ) page has been created to address some of the most common inquiries the University has received related to Hurricane Florence.
 
Available On-Campus Services
The latest details on available on-campus services can be found on the Emergency Management website.
 
Monday Operations
Every attempt will be made to announce a decision on Monday operations by 5 p.m. Saturday.
 
Looking for previous NinerNotices? They are available online.  
 
Don’t forget to follow Emergency Management on Facebook and @nineralerts on Twitter.  
 
Resources
ReadyNC -- Build an emergency kit
National Weather Service -- Monitor the local forecast
NinerReady -- Review additional safety tips
 
Next Update
Unless changing weather conditions warrant an earlier communication, the next update will be sent by 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14.

 

September 12: Hurricane Florence Update, C2 Extended to 5 p.m. Sunday
Please see below for the latest updates and reminders regarding the weather forecast and related effects on campus operations.
 
Condition 2 Extension
Update: The University will be in Condition  2 (suspended operations) through 5 p.m. Sunday, with all weekend classes canceled.  Non-mandatory employees must avoid campus. Missed time must be accounted for. Mandatory employees should report as directed by their supervisors.
 
Forecast
University officials continue to monitor the hurricane closely. From the National Hurricane Center:
  • Florence remains a major hurricane and is expected to remain an extremely dangerous hurricane as it approaches the coast of the southeastern United States through Friday.
  • There are many indications that Florence (or its remnants) will stall over a portion of the Southeastern United States.
  • For Charlotte, the primary threats will be heavy rain, with the chance for flooding in certain areas. There are chances for tropical storm-force winds that could damage trees and power lines.
Monitor the latest on the National Hurricane Center’s website.
 
Please take a few moments to review adverse weather safety tips on the NinerReady website, including a checklist for building an emergency kit.
 
Safety and Security
Police and Public Safety and other emergency offices are always open, even when the University is closed. For emergencies, call 911 from a campus phone or 704-687-2200 from a cell phone. You may also contact them via the LiveSafe App.
 
Football and Other Athletics
The Charlotte 49ers football game scheduled for Saturday has been moved to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13. More information is available on the Charlotte 49ers website and additional information on parking will be sent in a separate email.
 
Other games have been rescheduled or postponed.
 
UNC Charlotte Center City
The operational change to Condition 2 (suspended operations) also applies to UNC Charlotte Center City. Non-mandatory staff should not report.  All classes through the weekend are canceled.
 
Non-Mandatory Employees in Condition 2
If you are NOT a mandatory employee, as designated by your supervisor, you MUST NOT report to campus between 8 a.m. Thursday and 5 p.m. Sunday. Please note: Non-mandatory employees must account for missed time. More information is available online.
 
Family Weekend
Family Weekend has been rescheduled to Nov. 16-17. For more information, please visitnsfs.uncc.edu.
 
Available Services and Activities
The latest information on dining and other on-campus services is available online and will be updated throughout the week.
 
Operations Next Week
  • A decision for Monday operations and classes will be made by 5 p.m. Saturday.
 
Resources
ReadyNC -- Build an emergency kit
National Weather Service -- Monitor the local forecast
NinerReady -- Review additional safety tips
 
Next Update
Unless changing weather conditions warrant an earlier communication, the next update will be sent by 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13.

 

September 11:  Information about Dining and Other Campus Services
Information on dining and other on-campus services is now available online. This website will be updated throughout the week, so check back often.
 
Please remember to exercise good judgment and monitor local weather forecasts when determining travel plans for the rest of the week.
 
Should there be a change in weather conditions that requires your immediate attention, you will receive a NinerAlert.
 
Resources
ReadyNC -- Build an emergency kit
National Weather Service -- Monitor the local forecast
NinerReady -- Review additional safety tips
 
Next Update
Unless changing weather conditions warrant an earlier communication, the next update will be sent by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

September 11: Hurricane Florence Update 2
 
The University continues to monitor Hurricane Florence. According to the National Hurricane Center’s 5 a.m. report, the storm’s forecasted track has moved slightly to the north and east, which would reduce impacts to Charlotte. Expected effects from the storm continue to be moderate to heavy rain and some gusty winds.
 
There is still a great deal of uncertainty surrounding this storm. Small shifts in the forecasted track could change impacts to Charlotte dramatically. University officials expect to have a clearer picture of the storm’s path by this afternoon and will provide additional information about University operations at that time.
 
You should continue to monitor the local weather forecast closely and make preparations for an emergency kit of food and other supplies should one be needed. More information is available under Resources below.
 
Remember: If a weather condition warrants your immediate attention or action, you will receive a NinerAlert.
 
Resources
ReadyNC -- Build an emergency kit
National Weather Service -- Monitor the local forecast
NinerReady -- Review additional safety tips
 
Next Update
By 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11.
 
September 10: Hurricane Florence 

UNC Charlotte is monitoring Hurricane Florence closely. At this time, our area is not expecting significant effects from the storm beyond moderate to heavy rain and some gusty winds. However, it is important to note that even a slight change in the storm’s path could lead to greater effects in Charlotte.

Gov. Roy Cooper has declared a state of emergency for all of North Carolina to mobilize resources in advance of any effects the storm may have on the state, especially coastal communities. This does not mean danger from the hurricane is imminent in our area.

The University is operating on a normal schedule; however, officials will continue to follow the hurricane’s forecast and will keep you updated. You should also continue to monitor local weather forecasts.

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

Resources
ReadyNC -- Build an emergency kit
National Weather Service -- Monitor local forecasts
NinerReady -- Review additional safety tips

Next Update
Unless there are significant changes in weather conditions or available information, the next update will be provided by 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11.


July 23: Off-Campus Robbery
At approximately 10:30 a.m., the State Employees’ Credit Union located at 8605 University City Blvd. was robbed by a male suspect who passed a note to a teller demanding money. He did not indicate he had a weapon. He fled the credit union in an unknown direction of travel on foot, leaving behind his car.
 
CMPD believe they have identified the suspect, who is described as a white male, in his thirties, with a goatee and wearing blue-plaid shirt and shorts.
 
The suspect is also likely covered in red dye residue from a packet contained in the stolen money.
 
PPS is closely monitoring the situation, and there is no reason to believe there is a threat to campus.
 
If you have any information on this suspect, please call 704-687-2200 if on campus. If off campus, call 911.
 
 

Questions

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