A celebration 75 years in the making

A celebration 75 years in the making
Monday, September 13, 2021

Seventy-five years ago, a group of trailblazing leaders had a bold vision to transform an evening college center with just 278 students into a thriving research university of more than 30,000 students. 

As part of Niner Nation, you are invited to commemorate UNC Charlotte’s 75th anniversary on Thursday, Sept. 23, with a series of activities including a drop-in celebration, a community service event and a virtual conversation with Chancellor Sharon L. Gaber.

UNC Charlotte has enjoyed an outstanding trajectory during the past 75 years, made possible by incredible leaders, extraordinary students, stellar faculty and staff and dedicated alumni. 

75th Drop-in Celebration

Join Chancellor Gaber, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Kevin Bailey and the Student Government Association for a drop-in celebration in the Popp Martin Student Union between 1 and 2:30 p.m. Sign the giant anniversary cake (art installation) before grabbing a sweet treat and a special anniversary T-shirt. 

Founders Day Community Service Event

Faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to work together between 2 and 5 p.m. at the Hauser Alumni Pavilion to assemble and deliver care packages for four local community partners: Niner University Elementary, Care Ring, Crisis Assistance Ministry and Hope Vibes. 

Register for the Founders Day community service event

If you are unable to participate in the afternoon community service event, you are encouraged to support a cause important to you on Sept. 23, as long as it can be done safely. Staff have community service hours to aid in this effort.  

Looking Back to Shaping What's Next:A Conversation with Chancellor Sharon L. Gaber

Join Alumni Board President Frenchie Wilson Brown ‘91 as she hosts a virtual conversation with Chancellor Sharon L. Gaber, via Zoom, at 6 p.m. This is your chance to celebrate the University’s past and learn more about what’s shaping its next 75 years. 

Register for a Conversation with Chancellor Sharon L. Gaber