Spotlights

2017

Light Rail Arrives!

The LYNX Light Rail Blue Line connected main campus with Uptown Charlotte in March 2018.

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2013

Kickoff! 49ers Football Roars to Life

The 49ers scored big, with a sold-out stadium cheering the team to a 45-point victory

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2011

Center City Building Opens

The first urban campus in the UNC system brings UNC Charlotte's educational resources to the heart of the city.

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2005

A New Era: Dubois becomes Chancellor

Philip L. Dubois was sworn in as UNC Charlotte's fourth Chancellor, beginning what has been a 12-year period of remarkable growth for the campus

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2000

Coming into its own: University gains doctoral/research-intensive status

UNC Board of Governors reclassifies UNC Charlotte as a doctoral/research-intensive university

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1993

Doctoral Programs Authorized

The UNC Board of Governors approved the University's first doctoral programs in 1993, launching another leap into the future.

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1969

Reaching Higher: First Master's Programs Established

The University's growing academic profile included master's programs beginning in 1969.

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1966

First Chancellor Dean Colvard Takes the Helm

New Chancellor Dean Colvard set about growing UNC Charlotte into a nationally accredited University with nearly 9,000 students.

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1965

"bell ringing, cheers, shouts and tears of happiness"

Championed by key supporters, including State Senator Ike Belk, Charlotte becomes the fourth UNC campus.

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1963

Full-Fledged: Charlotte College Expands to Four-Year Institution

The North Carolina Legislation recognizes the steadily growing Charlotte College as a four-year, state-supported institution.

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