A new semester has brought about a faster, more efficient way for students to access school related information at their fingertips. NinerGo is a mobile app that is just starting up, with some basic features that cater to students.

Screenshot captured from NinerGo app homepage.
Screenshot captured from NinerGo app homepage. Screenshot by Alex Sands.

Students are given the option to log in with their NinerNet credentials. After doing so, they’ll be able to view their course schedule and a record of their grades.

The app also features a campus map that pinpoints where the user is. Users can get directions for the building they’re looking for by typing in the name.

NinerGo also makes it fast and easy for students to pull up the academic calendar, that displays dates like student recesses and deadlines for dropping and registering for courses.

The app came with the administrative software Banner, that is used as the student information system on campus. Information Technology Services (ITS) worked with the app to transform it into what is now NinerGo.

“It was a matter of plugging it in, fine tuning it and making it look more ‘UNC Charlotte,’” said University Registrar Chris Knauer.

There are big plans for the app and a recent email sent out to students promised updates soon.

Future plans may include pop-up notifications, which Knauer thinks could be useful in notifying students about updates, from a spot opening up in a wait-listed class to finding out where you stand in line for graduation.

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Screenshot of the NinerGo app depicting a map of campus. Screenshot by Alex Sands.

Some other possibilities that have been brought up are being able to register for classes through NinerGo and the idea of a parking app.

“I would envision that a student might come to campus through the main entrance and plug in ‘parking availability,’ and it might pop up with two or three different locations and say ‘15 spots, 12 spots…’,” said Knauer.

Before going ahead with any changes, ITS and the Office of the Registrar are observing how students use the app and asking for feedback.

NinerGo is available for Apple and Android and offered for Apple Watch.

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Alexandria Sands is the Niner Times' community editor. She is a senior majoring in Communication Studies with a double minor in Journalism and English. Her work has been published in Charlotte magazine, The Charlotte Business Journal, Creative Loafing, The Gaston Gazette, The Shelby Star and The State Port Pilot. When she's not in the newsroom, you can catch her reading a book at her home in Oak Island. Reach her at community@ninertimes.com or @alexsands_.

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