Student Information

All new undergraduate students are required to attend New Student Convocation. This is an opportunity for incoming students to come together for your first official University event!

Where do I go?

  • Head to the Barnhardt Student Activity Center on Sunday, Aug. 20.
  • Doors open at 1 p.m. and the event will begin at 2 p.m.
  • After Convocation, stay on campus for the Student Organization Showcase and RecFest! Visit for event details.

What do I wear?

  • New students will pick up a t-shirt at the Barnhardt Student Activity Center on Sunday, Aug. 20, beginning at 1 p.m.
  • If you need to miss the event, t-shirts will be available for pick-up during the first week of classes. 
  • Wear a Charlotte shirt, dress casually and wear comfortable shoes.

Event Information

  • Just as graduation marks the completion of a course of study, New Student Convocation marks the beginning of the new students’ academic journey at Charlotte.
  • New Student Convocation is attended by faculty and students to officially welcome and induct new undergraduate students into Niner Nation.
  • During the event, you will learn about Charlotte’s history, mission and values, and hear from University leaders and alumni.

Transportation and Parking

  • If you live on campus, we encourage you to walk to the Student Activity Center with other new students in your hall!
  • You can also ride the Light Rail for free using your 49er ID Card.
  • If you’re planning to drive to campus, we recommend parking in West Deck or Union Deck.
  • To learn more about UNC Charlotte parking permits and visitor parking rates, visit

Disability Access Accommodation Requests

  • Students with disabilities who need accommodations to participate in the Day of Convocation should contact Katie Montie, ADA Project Coordinator, in the Office of Disability Services at or 704-687-0043.
  • Early requests are encouraged, two weeks will generally allow us time to provide seamless access.