Behind the Scenes at Homecoming 2018


2018 Homecoming King Trey Bradshaw and Queen Victoria Bracken

Since football was introduced at UNC Charlotte six years ago, October has marked a time for 49ers to return to campus to relive their college memories and make new ones with a weekend full of events.

Here are some of the sights from Homecoming 2018:

Excellence in Leadership Award Recipients

Excellence in Leadership Award Recipients

Congratulations to the six recipients of the annual Excellence in Leadership Award, which is now in its eighth year, sponsored by the UNC Charlotte Black Alumni Chapter.  Learn more about how these exceptional alumni are contributing to the fields of entrepreneurship, financial services, healthcare, philanthropy, public service and STEM.

Block Party

Block Party

New this year – the Niner Nation Homecoming Block Party, which featured live entertainment, food trucks games and a performance by the UNC Charlotte Dance Team. What a great way for alumni and students to mingle and show off their Niner spirit!

10 Under Ten Award Recipients

10 Under Ten Award Recipients

The inaugural 10 Under Ten recipients show their 49er pride at the awards dinner, presented by the UNC Charlotte Young Alumni Chapter, held at the University Hilton. Check out the amazing things these young alumni are doing in their professions and communities.

Alumni at Moore Hall Open House

Alumni at Moore Hall Open House

Alumni took a trip down memory lane one last time in Moore Hall before it is demolished in spring 2019 to make way for a new five-story, 600-plus bed residence hall. Tell us about your favorite Moore Hall memories here.

Alumni Tailgate Village

Alumni Tailgate Village

The Alumni Association knows how to throw a Homecoming tailgate!  An Oktoberfest-themed menu, a live band, local breweries, fun pre-game activities, a visit by the Pride of Niner Nation Marching Band and the cheerleaders all led to a tailgate experience UNC Charlotte won’t soon forget.

Homecoming Football Game

Homecoming Football Game

That’s a record-setting win for the Charlotte 49ers as they beat the Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky 40-14. Charlotte set two school records: one for most points in a Conference USA game (40) and another for largest margin of victory in a Conference USA game (26).

Homecoming Kings and Queens from 2017 and 2018

Homecoming King and Queen

Congratulations to Homecoming King 2018 Trey Bradshaw and Homecoming Queen 2018 Victoria Bracken, seen here with 2017 Homecoming King Tyriq Evans and 2017 Homecoming Queen Ena Walker. Bradshaw is a senior majoring in business administration, and Bracken is a senior majoring in organizational communications and sociology.