All new undergraduate students are required to attend the Day of Convocation. This is an opportunity for incoming students to come together for their first official university event.

What do I wear?

  • Get your "Day One" T-shirt at 49er New Year on Sunday, August 20 from 4:30-6:30pm in the Student Activity Center (SAC).
  • If you can't make it to 49er New Year, you may pick up your t-shirt Monday morning at the UCAE office in Colvard 2300.
  • On Monday, wear your shirt, dress casually, and wear comfortable shoes. 

Where do I go?

Find your college below and check in at that morning meeting location at the time listed.

What do I do?

  • Wear your shirt and show up on time!


  • The New Student Convocation Ceremony is attended by faculty and students to officially welcome and induct new undergraduate students into the UNC Charlotte community of learners.
  • You will be escorted into the Dale Halton Arena by student volunteers.
  • Doors open at 10:30am and you will sit with your college classmates. The ceremony will be held from 11:00am-12:00pm.
  • During the ceremony, you will learn about UNC Charlotte’s history, mission, values, and academic expectations.
  • Just as graduation marks the completion of a course of study, Convocation marks the beginning of the new students’ academic journey at UNC Charlotte. 

After the Ceremony

  • After the ceremony, proceed to collegiate and departmental specific programming. 
  • Check times and locations on the detailed college schedules here. The schedule is also included in the Niner DestiNation app. 


  • Classes scheduled between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm will not meet on Monday, August 21. Classes meeting at 5:00 pm or later will be held as scheduled.

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 704-687-0040.
  • Early requests are encouraged, two weeks will generally allow us time to provide seamless access.