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what is new student convocation?
New Student Convocation is an campus tradition dedicated to welcoming new students (first-year and transfer students) to Niner Nation.
During the event, you will learn about Charlotte’s traditions, mission and values that drive Niner Pride and define our campus community.
You will hear from Chancellor Sharon L. Gaber, our faculty keynote speaker, a 49er Alum and other University leadership.
After Convocation, we encourage you to stick around and explore the Student Organization Showcase and RecFest. Visit
for more event details!
where can i pick up my t-shirt?
T-shirt pick-up will take place 1 – 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 20 in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center Food Court.
If you miss the event, you can pick-up your t-shirt at the following events and/or locations during the first week of classes:
Aug. 21, 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
/ University Center for Academic Excellence, Colvard North 2200
Aug. 23, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
/ Plaza Party (Rain Location: SAC Food Court)
Aug. 24, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
/ Tips, Tricks & T-Shirts, Belk Plaza (Rain Location: Colvard)