Construction Zone

Aerial photo of campus

The sight of construction and renovations are commonplace on campus. In fact, Chancellor Philip L. Dubois even features orange construction cones as part of his commencement remarks. The campus has grown immensely during the past several decades and shows no signs of stopping. 

For the next five years, the campus will experience a heightened level of physical expansion in the campus’ center. The Facilities Management and Financial Services departments have been hard at work on the 5-Year Capital Construction Plan to renew academic core buildings and improve infrastructure for the growing campus. Don’t forget, current enrollment is at an all-time high of nearly 29,000 students and growth could reach 32,000 by 2020. 

In the plan, there are more than 40 projects including new construction, academic building renovation and road and utility improvements. You can check out the Capital Plan website for a complete list of projects and schedules; highlights include:

  • Belk Plaza Renovation beginning in May 2017

    Belk Plaza rendering

    (Belk Plaza Rendering)
  • Health and Wellness Center beginning in July 2017

    Health and Wellness Center rendering

    (Health and Wellness Center Rendering)
  • Admissions and Visitors Center beginning in December 2017

    Admissions and Visitors Center rendering

    (Admissions and Visitors Center Rendering)

“The work that will occur during the next five years will position the University for the next 25 years,” said Phil Jones, associate vice chancellor for facilities management. “To enable the University to continue to fulfill its mission as North Carolina’s urban research institution, UNC Charlotte is investing in building and infrastructure improvements that will better serve our students, faculty and staff and the scholarship and research in which they are engaged.”

In the meantime, check out progress on Levine Hall and the Blue Line Extension.

Levine Hall

(Levine Hall near the main entrance)

Light Rail on the north side of campus

(Light rail progress on the north side of campus)