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Gold Rush Returns to Begin Fall Semester

August is back once again, and with it comes UNC Charlotte’s welcome program: Gold Rush! This year’s Gold Rush begins Friday, Aug. 19 and runs through Monday, Aug. 29.
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New Option for Student Dental Insurance Launches Aug. 1

BrightSmile for Students, a new dental insurance plan offering coverage and convenience designed especially for college students, begins enrollment on Aug. 1 through Sept. 30 for UNC Charlotte students (and their spouses and dependents) who are seeking an option for affordable dental care. The plan, offered by BrightBenefits, provides coverage on the most common dental services and procedures while giving students the freedom to visit any dentist they like, with no network to search.
Tierra O'Garra smiling in front of plants

O’Garra Earns Above and Beyond Award in First Year with UNC Charlotte

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Alumna’s Student Affairs Roots Came from Charlotte Experience

When Dr. Re’Shanda Grace-Bridges came to UNC Charlotte, she was an out-of-state student from New Jersey interested in studying biology. Now, she looks back at her time with the University as a starting point for her lengthy student affairs career.
Headshot of Patty Cox, Student Niner Media advisor.

Cox Earns Trio of National Awards for Climate Change Videos

While Patty Cox has only been at UNC Charlotte as an assistant director for Student Niner Media since January, her efforts before arriving at the University have earned national recognition. Cox, who came to Charlotte after a decade working at the Weather Channel, earned awards for three stories she helped produce as editor in chief.
Members of AMWA with bags of menstrual products to hand out to students.

UNC Charlotte Students Work to Combat Period Poverty on Campus

UNC Charlotte’s American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) branch set out to fight period poverty, or the social, economical, political and cultural barriers to menstrual products that cause physical, mental and emotional challenges due to the shame and stigma surrounding menstruation.
Students sitting in Popp Martin Student Union 340 playing video games.

Niner Esports Brings Together Gamers for Casual and Competitive Fun

From starting out as a club of about 30 people in 2013 to a group of 2,300 in a Discord server, Niner Esports has grown into one of UNC Charlotte's largest clubs at the University.
Ashley McAlarney standing in front of the Student Legal Services office in the Popp Martin Student Union.

UNC Charlotte Student Legal Services, Inc. Now Open

UNC Charlotte Student Legal Services, Inc. (SLS) is a new program available to UNC Charlotte students. Located in Suite 126 of the Popp Martin Student Union, SLS provides enrolled students with confidential legal advice and limited legal representation at no additional charge. The staff is also available for presentations to student groups and academic courses on legal rights and responsibilities.
UNC Charlotte Club Swim at National Championship at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA.

UNC Charlotte Club Swim returns with awards from National Championships

Military Friendly School 2022-2023 Gold

UNC Charlotte moves to gold level designation on Military Friendly Schools list

UNC Charlotte earned a 2021-22 Military Friendly®​ ​School Gold Award for its commitment to military service members, veterans and their dependents. The University currently serves more than 1,200 military veteran students, faculty and staff.