In the 71 years since its founding, UNC Charlotte’s transformation into a research university has been exponential. Our establishment as the Charlotte Center, a night school serving World War II veterans, dates back to Sept. 23, 1946. Beginning with just 278 students, Charlotte Center was located in what was then Central High School and is now part of Central Piedmont Community College’s main campus. Charlotte Center would later morph into Charlotte College and ultimately, in 1965, become UNC Charlotte, the fourth campus of the consolidated UNC system. Today, UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university with a student enrollment of over 29,000.
Students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of UNC Charlotte are encouraged to participate in the events planned for the 2017 Founders Celebration. Join us for as we reflect upon our past successes and anticipate the many opportunities ahead.