Student Information

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

What do I wear?

  • Get your "Day One" T-shirt at 49er New Year on Sunday, August 18 from 5:00pm - 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 after 8:00am at the UCAE office in Colvard 2300.
  • On Monday, wear your shirt, dress casually, and wear comfortable shoes. 

Where do I go?

Your program varies based on your college. Please click on your college below for a detailed schedule.

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 Halton Arena by student volunteers.
  • Doors open at 10:30 am and you will sit with your college classmates. The ceremony will be held from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm.
  • 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.  The schedules will also be included in the Niner DestiNation app.


  • Classes scheduled between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm will not meet on Monday, August 19. 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 704-687-0043.
  • Early requests are encouraged, two weeks will generally allow us time to provide seamless access.