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2018 Campus Construction Update

| September 25, 2018 | 0 Comments
2018 Campus Construction Update

UNC Charlotte is the fastest growing university in the UNC system, contributing to more than half of the system’s total growth since 2009. The University itself has almost doubled in enrollment in the past decade as well as added numerous on-campus facilities during that time. With the help of increased enrollment and a $90 million […]

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Clean Air Carolina and UNC Charlotte take on fuel emissions

| September 24, 2018 | 0 Comments
Clean Air Carolina and UNC Charlotte take on fuel emissions

Local and Federal Regulation As construction continues to grow around campus, including the University Recreation Center due to open next fall, UNC Charlotte has updated the regulations on construction vehicle emissions. This will set a new precedent for how the administration handles improving air and environmental quality. UNC Charlotte partnered with the Clean Carolina Initiative […]

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New conference center and hotel

| September 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
New conference center and hotel

A long standing dream of UNC Charlotte’s leaders will finally be realized with the construction of a Marriott Hotel and conference center. On August 28, the Charlotte City Council voted unanimously to invest $8 million of tourism taxes towards the project as well as approve rezoning. The building is intended for research symposia and academic […]

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Haven49 remains untenable

| September 4, 2018 | 0 Comments
Haven49 remains untenable

 Photos by Pooja Pasupula. Update Two: Haven49 emailed residents on the evening of September 18 to inform them that the move-in date will be postponed for a fourth time, now opening on September 29. The email explained that Hurricane Florence delayed the construction crew after several workers returned home to be with their families […]

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Campus construction update: New halls, more parking and other projects

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments
Campus construction update: New halls, more parking and other projects

 Photos by Alexandria Sands. Construction on several large, multi-million dollar projects ramped up over the summer at UNC Charlotte. Here are the new, ongoing and complete construction projects students can expect to see upon their return to campus this fall. Health and Wellness Center will stay under construction throughout the year A $66 million […]

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Baseball’s new practice facility roof collapses during construction

| June 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
Baseball’s new practice facility roof collapses during construction

The roof of the 49ers new indoor practice facility collapsed today, injuring one. The Charlotte 49ers have been making a lot of changes this year, including introducing projects for new indoor practice facilities for both baseball and softball. The construction of the baseball practice facility has been making a lot of headway this summer. It seemed a lot […]

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Year in review

| May 1, 2018
Year in review

Exam week is right around the corner and another year at UNC Charlotte is coming to a close. Take a break from studying to look back at the top stories of the 2017-18 year.   Light rail opens Five years after plans for the project were announced, the light rail took off from UNC Charlotte […]

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UNC Charlotte Foundation plans to open a UNC Charlotte-branded hotel

| April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte Foundation plans to open a UNC Charlotte-branded hotel

The UNC Charlotte Foundation has taken a significant step in the expansion of the university. A plan approved and funded by the UNC Charlotte Foundation has been released detailing a 226-room, full-service Marriott hotel with a three-meal full-service restaurant and a 15,000-square-foot conference center. A terraced pedestrian plaza links the light rail bridge on Tryon […]

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Upcoming construction brings change to east campus

| February 20, 2018 | 0 Comments
Upcoming construction brings change to east campus

Changes will be coming to campus next spring, as part the university’s master plan. The long-term plan, which was developed by facilities management, the Office of the Chancellor and other leaders on campus, highlights major multi-million dollar projects that will improve the campus over the next decade or so. Part of that master plan included […]

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A new Belk Plaza

| February 19, 2018
A new Belk Plaza

In the Belk Tower’s 45 years, it saw free speech in the form of protests, students breaking out into flash mobs and vigils for live’s lost. In December 2015, the Belk Tower’s legacy ended when it was dismantled due to structural damage and potential safety concerns. This month, construction fences went up where the tower […]

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Countdown to the light rail

| February 13, 2018
Countdown to the light rail

The whole university has been waiting for it. March 16 could mark a transformational day for UNC Charlotte. Next month, students will take the first of many rides on the light rail extension and begin experiencing a Charlotte full of opportunities such as sports, food, the Arts, cultural experiences and festivals. Unlimited rides to Uptown, […]

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Moore and Sanford scheduled for demolition

| February 5, 2018
Moore and Sanford scheduled for demolition

The towers which helped lay the foundation of South Village will be demolished in the years to come. Moore Hall, after exactly 49 years of towering over the Charlotte campus, will close for demolition at the conclusion of the fall 2018 semester. Sanford Hall will be open for the entire 2018-19 academic year, but demolished […]

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Campus Construction Update

| September 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
Campus Construction Update

One of the first things people notice about the university is all the construction. Our campus is in the middle of a major facelift, with many new facilities and renovations to be completed in the next few years. One of the biggest projects is the construction of a $63.5 million dollar Health and Wellness Center, […]

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Light rail almost ready to ride

| August 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Light rail almost ready to ride

Photos by Alexandria Sands. Students returning to campus this fall will be pleased to discover an ‘almost’ complete light rail station. Throughout the summer, construction has been ongoing across from Wallis Hall in preparation for the station’s opening this spring. The LYNX Blue Line extension was originally slated to begin operations this month, but “construction coordination challenges” postponed […]

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