University Convocation 2021: Chancellor Gaber spotlights ways UNC Charlotte will ‘Shape What's Next’
To kick off the 2021-22 academic year — UNC Charlotte's 75th — Chancellor Sharon L. Gaber and other University leaders noted last year's achievements, shared anticipated highlights for the year ahead and recognized the outstanding accomplishments of faculty and staff.
Read Chancellor Gaber's message for the first day of classes.
UNC Charlotte has been conducting a national search for a Chief Diversity Officer, a new permanent position that will report directly to Chancellor Sharon L. Gaber. Three finalists have been selected, and faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in virtual on-campus forums to meet the candidates.
You're likely to experience heavy parking and traffic congestion during the first weeks of class. Use these parking and transportation tips to navigate campus and then familiarize yourself with the do's and don'ts of riding Niner Transit.
Ready to get vaccinated?
The University will hold a vaccine clinic for employees and students on Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Barnhardt Student Activity Center. The two-dose Pfizer vaccine will be offered at no cost. Register today!
Let the University know through the COVID-19 vaccine reporting form. Once approved, you will be exempt from completing the daily Niner Health Check and the requirement to participate in mitigation testing.
YOUR DAILY NEED TO KNOW: FACULTY & STAFF
- First day of class teaching guide: The beginning of the semester is a busy time, so it can be challenging to know how to prepare for a successful semester and help our students with a strong start! This guide provides some practical strategies you can use on the first day of class to set the stage for the rest of the semester!
- Do you need to get your Canvas site ready quickly? We have the perfect template for you! This webinar on Tuesday, Aug. 24, will show you where to find our templates and how to import and edit them for your needs.
YOUR DAILY NEED TO KNOW: STUDENTS
- Need IT help? Call the IT Service Desk at 704-687-5500 on weekdays beginning at 7:30 a.m. this semester. Walk-up assistance will be available Monday through Friday in Atkins Library, Room 140, beginning at 8 a.m. and in Woodward Hall, Room 313, starting at 9 a.m. See evening and weekend hours or submit a ticket online at help.uncc.edu.
- You can install Microsoft Word, Excel and other Office 365 apps on your personal computer using your NinerNET credentials at the Microsoft Portal.
OUR POINTS OF PRIDE
- Jingbin He, an Air Force veteran and Charlotte native, is the first recipient of the Philip L. and Lisa Lewis Dubois Legacy Scholarship.
- 8/23: Niners, join us in supporting the 2021 School Supply Drive to benefit Niner University Elementary School and local Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools! Learn which high-priority items are needed.
- 8/24: If you need some new school supplies to start your semester off, the Campus Activities Board has you covered. Join us for a fun and relaxing game of Bingo, where the prizes you can win are endless!
- 8/26: Explore methods of keeping organized with Google Drive, including how to sort, filter and search for files. Also, discover how to use and manage folders for better organization.
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