State budget news and special fall issue

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Editor’s Note: Fall is in the air! Enjoy this special edition of Niner Insider. Have any great fall memories you’d like to share? Email us at


The North Carolina General Assembly has approved the state’s two-year budget. Gov. Roy Cooper has indicated he will allow the budget to become law without his signature. Among the items included is the largest raise for state employees since 2007.

Your Favorite Fall Activities Revealed

Students enjoying fall activities

Fall means cool weather, cozy nights in and fun activities that only feel right in the fall. Did we mention pumpkin everything? Take a look at what the UNC Charlotte community thinks are some of the best fall activities.

international Festival

Flags on campus for International Festival

The International Festival is happening this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This free-admission festival is centered around booths arranged in colorful marketplace style representing the cultures of over 35 nations. Travel around the world in one day by learning archery, trying new foods and experiencing performances from a variety of individuals and groups. Join the fun as a spectator, or immerse yourself into new cultures through the day’s events.

NINER NATION WEEK – Homecoming 2023

Niner Nation Week Pep Rally

Niner Nation Week: Homecoming 2023 is right around the corner! Show your UNC Charlotte pride during a week of activities on campus and throughout the Charlotte region, culminating in the Homecoming Game against Navy on October 14 at Jerry Richardson Stadium.

FACULTY and stafF fall Need-to-KNOWS

  • Faculty and staff are invited to sign up for an upcoming Breakfast with the Chancellor session.
  • The Student Health Center is offering flu and COVID vaccines for students, faculty and staff.
  • The Novant Health Breast Center mobile unit will be on campus Thursday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center North Lot.
  • Open Enrollment for the 2024 plan year will be held from Monday, Oct. 9, 2023, through Friday, Oct. 27, 2023. To help you prepare, the Benefits Office has created a hub of information on the Human Resources website that highlights important information for open enrollment.

STUDENT fall need-to-knows

  • Stay healthy this fall! The Student Health offers flu and COVID vaccines for students, faculty and staff. Plus, take advantage of CIC Connections to improve your well-being and learn about resources that can help you thrive.
  • The Haunted Union is an annual celebration of Halloween on campus. On the last Thursday of October, the entire building is taken over for a haunted house, costume contest, spooky-themed crafts, tarot card readers and more!
  • Fall break is Oct. 23-24. Enjoy the time off!

What’s the Highest-Grossing September Movie?

Inside of a movie theater

September holds the first day of fall, but it is also a month where many of our favorite spooky, thrilling and action-packed movies are released. See if you can guess which movie was the highest grossing in the month of September. The answer will be revealed in Tuesday’s Niner insider.



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