We believe that your college experience does not end upon graduation; your connection to UNC Charlotte lasts a lifetime and you will always be part of Niner Nation. But we understand that life can get hectic and that you’re not always available to attend your 49er roots multiple times a semester.
We’ve packed a semester's worth of fun into a single weekend so that you don’t have to pick and choose when or how to reconnect with your alma mater. Open to all UNC Charlotte alumni and friends, this single weekend boasts a diverse lineup of events so that there is a little something for everybody. Here are some of the highlights:
1. Green Tie Gala: Havana Nights Friday, April 21 – 7 p.m. | Hilton Charlotte Center City
If you only have time for just one event, this is it! Break out your passport and those awesome salsa moves - passport nor salsa moves actually required - as we bring a little piece of Cuba to Charlotte to benefit student scholarships. The evening will feature a cocktail hour, three-course dinner, drink tickets, live entertainment and an auction.
2. Spring Game and Alumni Tailgate Village Saturday, April 22 – 3:30 p.m. | Hauser Alumni Pavilion
Are we really talking football in the spring? Why, yes indeed! Head to Alumni Tailgate Village to reconnect with your fellow alumni and friends for what has become a pre-game tradition. Stick around for the Green and White spring football game and a glimpse at the 2017 team.
3. Alumni Awards Celebration Friday, April 21 – 11:30 a.m.| Hilton Charlotte Center City
Each year the Alumni Association honors its best and brightest at the Alumni Awards Celebration. Join us as we commemorate the accomplishments and contributions of special UNC Charlotte alumni, faculty and friends.
4. Half-Century Society Induction Friday, April 21 – 5 p.m. | Hilton Charlotte Center City
Fifty years. It has been half a century since the class of 1967 graduated from UNC Charlotte. The Half-Century Society stands as a living legacy to the history of the University. We invite the class of 1967 or earlier to reconnect and reminisce as new members are honored during an induction ceremony complete with dinner.
5. Niner Day at Carowinds Sunday, April 23 – ALL DAY
Jump on Fury 325 for a thrilling high-speed coaster or treat your kids on one of the calmer rides. Either way, take advantage of our exclusive park discounts for a fun day at the park, open to all Alumniners, faculty, staff, students, friends and future 49ers.
6. Lunch with Chancellor Dubois Saturday, April 22 – 11:30 a.m. | Harris Alumni Center
A lot has changed over the years at UNC Charlotte, but the dynamic growth is not stopping anytime soon. Join us for lunch with your fellow Alumniners as Chancellor Philip L. Dubois gives an update on the University, new construction and more.
7.Wine and Craft Beer 101 Saturday, April 22 – 2 p.m. | Harris Alumni Center
Join Alumniners from the wine and craft beer industry as they discuss the various roles they play and how they got involved following graduation. Enjoy samples from the various local breweries while you learn.
Other weekend events include campus tours, Wellness Thru the Years and the Spring Music Festival.
Whether it has been five or 50 years since you have last set foot on campus, you won’t want to miss this fun-filled weekend. You can register for one or several events, or even an entire weekend package.