"THERE'S NO PLACE TO PARK!" is a common complaint expressed, repeated, Tweeted and re-Tweeted. It is absolutely true that during peak class times, spaces closest to the academic core fill up early and sometimes completely, especially those on the East side of campus; that's where more classrooms — and therefore more people — are.
UNC Charlotte’s North Parking Deck received 2nd place honors in the Carolinas Parking Association Awards of Excellence competition in the “Parking Structure – New” category. The award was presented to UNC Charlotte at the Carolinas Parking Association annual fall conference in Charleston, SC on November 1, 2012.
Dreamworks' upcoming film, "Rise of the Guardians," will hit theaters later this month but you can get of "taste" of it Wednesday, November 7, from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Crown Commons. No, we won't be showing the movie, but when promoters asked Chef Roger if they could come and give away FREE PASSES to a sneak preview and offer some goodie bags up for prizes, the answer was, "Sure!" and the Crown Commons culinary team come up with a "red carpet" menu to serve, too. Here's what the menu will include:
Some UNC Charlotte students are not able to purchase textbooks by the first day of class; they must wait on a financial aid refund first. In response, representatives from Academic Affairs and Business Affairs evaluated the situation and recommended the implementation of a Bookstore Advance Program (BAP). This program was piloted the beginning of the Fall 2012 semester for eligible financial aid students, allowing them to use a portion of their anticipated financial aid refund to purchase textbooks and supplies from the campus bookstore.
The first phase of the new road is ready to be paved for use during the rest of the academic year. During Fall Break, the contractor will close Lot 8A and the Moore/Sanford U in order to complete the connections from those areas to the new road. If you park in these lots, please use Lot 8 from 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 4 until 12:00 pm Tuesday, October 9. Additional traffic pattern changes will also occur; please follow the direction of the onsite personnel.
Fall Break is Monday, October 8 and Tuesday, October 9, but campus will likely be very quiet by Friday! For those who remain, here are the service schedules for the bookstore, dining and campus shuttle:
Barnes and Noble at UNC Charlotte
Seats are still available for the upcoming Home Grown Dinner Event at Bistro 49, Wednesday September 19. Reservation times start at 5:30PM; call 704-687-77056. Price is only $16 per person and those over 21 may bring in their own wine to enjoy with dinner.
Home Grown Dinner events feature fresh, in-season locally sourced meats, cheeses and produce. Here's the menu:
Appetizer - prepared by Chef Kristy Schertzer, Executive Chef Crown Commons and Bistro 49
Eggplant Caponata on a Polenta Crisp with Heirloom Tomatoes and Goat Cheese
Nancy Smith, Field Operations Manager for Parking and Transportation Services reports that for the first two weeks of the semester (when parking is always in highest demand) has actually been a bit smoother than last year. “It seems that people have found their way around sooner, are arriving on campus earlier, and are taking the shuttle to get around campus instead of attempting to drive from one academic area to another, “ she said.
FINALLY - after two years of parking paucity, the new CRI deck will provide seven stories of badly needed spaces right after the Labor Day holiday.
CRI Deck is the largest deck on campus. Features include:
Friday August 31
Saturday September 1