Team jerseys (green for home games, white for away) were presented at the June 1 during the Great Gold Rush Auction and now, pre-ordering is available for the Charlotte 49er Nike replica football jerseys.
Want one? Ordering early guarantees you'll be among the first when the jerseys arrive in late July or early August. There will only be 400 initially available, so order yours today!
Read more about the Charlotte 49er football jerseys official debut on NinerOnline.
Team uniform photo courtesy of Wade Bruton.June 6, 2013
The 49er Card Office will upgrade the 49er Card System to Blackboard Transact (version 3.10), Sunday, May 12, 2013 through Friday, May 17, 2013. During the upgrade period, there will be intervals of unavailability for certain system functions. Planned outages are outlined below. There may also be unplanned outages as the upgrade progresses. Service group managers will be informed of any major departure from the schedule.
Affected services that accept 49er Account, Optional Dining Account (ODA), and declining balance
Services that accept 49er Account, Optional Dining Account (ODA), and declining balance
Other areas of impact
Services that accept 49er Account, Optional Dining Account (ODA), and declining balance
Other areas of potential impact
* Retail locations are anywhere that the 49er Account is accepted as payment.
For questions or additional information about the 49er Card System upgrade, please contact the 49er Card Office at 704-687-7337.May 6, 2013
Permit rates for 2013-2014 are set and have been approved by the UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees. First, the unpleasant news: permit prices will rise again this year, by about 8%
One bright spot for non-resident students with compressed Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday schedules: new Commuter permit options have been added in response to their requests. Class schedules have created enough of these students to justify offering Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday permits for purchase by the semester.
M/W and T/Th one semester permits
As mentioned above, these permits are an economical option for Commuters who are only required to be on campus for Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday classes. They are valid for one semester, only on the days specified. On all other weekdays, these Commuters must pay to park in Visitor Decks or at meters, even after 6:00 pm.
South Village Deck
Freshmen assigned to highrise residence halls will no longer have to park across campus in North Deck. The new South Village Deck will have over 1,200 spaces. While construction of the South Village Dining Hall will be ongoing for another year, insufficient parking will no longer be a problem.
South Village Deck highlights:
To register more than one vehicle to a hang tag, the cost is $15, unchanged from last year. You may register as many vehicles as you own to any one tag. (As defined in the campus parking ordinances “No faculty, staff member, or student may register a vehicle not owned by that individual, his/her spouse, a parent or guardian, or assigned to the individual by his/her employer.”)
Discount remote parking options in Lot 6A and Lot 27
Lower-priced permit options for Faculty/Staff and Commuters will continue to include:
Discount remote parking at Starlight Cinema (North Tryon Street) may not be offered for 2013-2014. However, Parking and Transportation Services is working with the Charlotte Area Transit System and management companies from surrounding apartment complexes in an effort to make this option possible. A final decision will be made and announced on the PaTS website before 2013-2014 permits become available for online purchase.
Carpools need to be arranged with Parking and Transportation Services so that multi-vehicle hang tag listing all the carpool vehicles and their owners may be registered.
Each carpool will be allowed up to 10 free daily temporary permits per academic year. That way, on days when you need to drive your own car and not be a part of the carpool, you may legally park. Daily temporary passes can be picked up at the PaTS office in advance of the day needed, or you may park in front of the PaTS Office for long enough to procure that day’s permit.
Why does it cost so much to park my car on campus?
Campus parking has to be self-supporting. This is because:
PaTS Director Gary Caton explains, “Replacing surface parking with parking decks increases cost of operation and debt service. The sale of parking permits and Visitor parking fees are the only source of revenue, because, contrary to popular belief, citation fines do not generate income for Parking and Transportation Services.”
Business Services (of which PaTS is a division) has endeavored to keep prices as low as the financial model will allow, while adding new decks and parking control technology that will benefit campus now and in the future. The principal factor that determines permit pricing is the cost of new deck construction and replacing surface lots with decks. It’s expensive to design, construct and maintain new parking decks needed to accommodate enrollment and demand. When surface lots must make way for new buildings and residence halls, those spaces must be replaced with decks.
What do Permit fees pay for?
Almost all of it goes toward design and construction new parking decks, maintenance and debt service (paying back construction bonds) of existing decks/lots, with a small percentage going toward traffic control staffing and support of the CATS Campus Shuttle.
What about fines collected from citations? Where does that money go?
There are State statutes governing this (GS 115C-457.1-3 - page 305) determining that civil fines (as well as penalties and forfeitures) less the cost of collection have to be remitted to the State; then the State allocates the money to local public schools.
The cost of collection is capped at 20%, regardless of what it may actually cost the agency or municipality to collect the fines. Enforcement and collection costs the University more than the amount we’re permitted to keep. Business Services remits the 80% of all fines collected to the Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) monthly.
PaTS and the University do not gain financial benefit from citation fines. In fact,
One last thought from the director of Parking and Transportation Services
“I fully understand the financial impact and feelings of concern that arise when parking rates increase," says Caton. "But here’s the math: As enrollment has risen, parking has had to grow from 10,499 spaces and six parking decks in 2006 to 14,694 spaces with ten parking decks by July 2013. That’s 40% more parking. The corollary is that permit rates have had to increase as well. During the same period the price rose from $265 to $450 which is 42%; almost the same amount.
“I know that this explanation does little to lessen the displeasure that is inevitably felt when we’re told permits will cost us even more, but I do hope it offers some understanding of ‘why’.”
For questions about permits and parking for 2013-2014, contact Parking and Transportation Services. Write email@example.com, call 704‑687‑0161, or start up a conversation on Twitter, @unccparking.
Look for additional parking updates that will be posted over the summer to Auxiliary Service's news page and linked on the Auxiliary Services at UNC Charlotte Facebook page.May 2, 2013
Here are the Dining Hours for Wednesday May 1 - Sunday May 12.
Bistro 49 will be open Commencement Saturday May 11, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. Reservations are recommended; call 704-687-7056.
Saturday May 11: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday May 12: Closed
Summer Hours Begin May 13: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Exception: Monday May 20 and Tuesday May 21: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open Memorial Day, Monday May 27: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Book buy-back: Remote buy back station will be set up in the Coca Cola trailer in front of East Deck, Thursday May 2, Friday May 3 and Monday May 6 - Thursday May 9, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. You may also sell your used textbooks back at the bookstore anytime during store hours.
Green Line Rt. 49
Red Line Rt. 50
Yellow Line Rt. 47
Relaxed Permit Enforcment begins Wednesday May 1. "Relaxed permit enforcement" means that vehicles not displaying a permit, or those with RP, L27 or 6A permits, may park in any Commuter-designated lot. This DOES NOT INCLUDE gated lots, Faculty/Staff lots or reserved lots/spaces. Citations will still be issued for all other parking violations as outlined in the Ordinance Governing Parking, Traffic and the Registration of Motor Vehicles for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Vehicles on the University Tow list may not park anywhere on campus, even during exam week.
Summer hours begin May 13: Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 5:00 pmApril 29, 2013
Student Affairs has programmed an event that looks to be a great one! In support of that, and to ensure that no sour notes are hit due to parking citations, Parking and Transportation Services reminds you that unless you have a special permit specific to Lots 8 (in front of Scott and Holshouser), 8A (between Moore and Scott), and Lot MSU (by Moore, Sanford and RDH), you cannot park there. Sorry, not even on weekends. Students who qualified for 8, 8A and MSU permits were promised parking, therefore that area is always enforced. So please, park elsewhere where your permit is allowed.
UPDATE: Weather forecast is calling for rain so Spring Fest will be held in the SACApril 24, 2013
In the early days of the Residence Dining Hall (RDH), students slid trays down a cafeteria line where food that had been cooked in the “back of the house” was plopped onto a Melamine plate from an ice cream scoop. Ketchup went a long way to rehydrate a square of meatloaf and Lance crackers from the vending machine were the only available alternative. There was no such thing as DB to spend at retail brands located elsewhere on campus. There were no retail brands. There was no elsewhere to go.
Sounds like one of those “Back-in-my-day-we-walked-a-mile-in-the-snow-uphill-both-ways-to-get-to-school-and-we-were-grateful-for-it” stories, doesn’t it? That’s because nowadays, college and university dining services feature within their model food cooked-to-order, eco-friendly options, International flavors and favorite national brands. Today, providing food for thousands of students daily is far less about filling stomachs and much more about recognizing individual tastes and preferences while providing optimal nutrition, variety and convenience.
A recent blog post on Houston Press notes the top five food trends that are changing the campus dining paradigm, all of which are notable at UNC Charlotte.
Trend #5: Variety of Cuisines
Students now want and expect multiple flavor profiles, minimally including those associated with Italian, Mexican and Asian foods. In addition to the ethnic-style venues in Cone Center, Student Union and Prospector, Crown Commons dining hall has an International station that features a daily entrées from those and other parts of the world such as India and the Mediterranean.
Trend #4: Trayless dining
Going trayless not only benefits the environment, it cuts down on uneaten food going into the garbage. Crown Commons and RDH are “all-you-care-to-eat” dining halls and students are free to go back for seconds or thirds. But keeping each trip down to what can be carried in two hands prevents the waste that inevitably happens when “the eyes are bigger than the stomach.”
Trend #3: Posting Calories
UNC Charlotte’s food service partner, Chartwells, posts nutrition facts for menu items online and at the dining halls. In addition, specific, healthy options are served in RDH and Crown Commons at every meal. Chartwells’ BalancedU program highlights offerings as ‘balanced’, ‘sustainable’, vegan, vegetarian and/or made-without-gluten items through the use of easily identifiable icons. In addition, Chartwells has added a dietetic intern to assist with educating students about the healthier food options available to them.
Trend #2: Chefs cooking food to order
First take note of the word, “Chef.” UNC Charlotte is proud to have 10 of them on staff, several award-winning, and all with culinary degrees. Chef Roger Lademann, Director of Operations says, “Creating a great culinary team for a college campus is important. No two students are the same, which means each has unique college dining expectations. Chartwells allows the chefs to create customized meals and work with great equipment in state-of-the-art facilities. Crown Commons has ‘action stations’ where diners can watch our culinary team prepare and cook their food directly in front of them.”
At Crown Commons, special-request pizzas slide off wooden paddles into an open, gas-fired oven; students specify every component for a sandwich, from bread to the condiments; nearby there’s an enormous salad bar with “fire and ice” stations where grilled chicken, steak or tofu can be added as a sizzling protein topper. The new South Village Dining Hall (scheduled to open Fall 2014) will have all this too, plus an in-full-view bake shop.
Trend #1: Food Trucks
The food trend that’s sweeping big cities is becoming hugely popular on college campuses. This year, UNC Charlotte got ‘a taste of what’s good off a truck’ thanks to The Herban Legend Mobile Café. This local gourmet food truck features American and International street food prepared by Chef Brian Seeley, whose website states, “We use all fresh ingredients which we source from local growers and purveyors whenever possible.”
Sticks and Cones Ice Cream trucks also comes to campus when the weather is nice. (OK, maybe their fare isn’t on the top 7/8 of the nutrition pyramid, but students do enjoy and usually deserve an occasional treat).
Other facts about UNC Charlotte Dining
Even good old RDH has seen many service enhancements since it opened over 40 years ago. But the facility’s set-up, with one large kitchen in the back, cannot possibly accommodate a contemporary university dining model. The new South Village dining hall however, will! Its multiple dining stations with food prepared right in front, bakery, diner, take out section, and expansive convenience store, promises to be a dining spot fit for our dynamic, modern campus. It will even have fireplaces!
We welcome your comments, questions and feedback. For operations questions about Chartwells Dining Services at UNC Charlotte, please contact Lindsay DePrey, Director of Marketing for UNC Charlotte Dining Services, at 704-687-0693; firstname.lastname@example.org. For other questions about campus dining services, contact Lyn Woodruff, Dining Services Contract Manager, UNC Charlotte Auxiliary Services, Phone: 704-687-5377; email@example.com.
April 23, 2013
The Green and White spring football game is Saturday April 20 at 1:00 pm, and the Game Day parking and traffic management plan will be in full effect beginning that morning. If you have a single game ticket or plan to buy one at the gate, you must either purchase a Game Day parking permit online (for Union Deck or West Deck) or you may pay $10.00 in cash to park in the Cash Lot at Cone Deck. (All parking for the spring game is $10). Regular UNC Charlotte parking permits are not valid for the April 20 spring game and future football game days.
Important Information for Faculty/Staff
Important Information for Resident Students
More Game Day parking information available here.
April 8, 2013
Calling all locavores and those who love fresh, delicious food! It's time to make plans to attend the upcoming annual Home Grown Dinner Event.
Anyone who has attended a past Home Grown Dinner event can tell you, the campus chefs prepare an unforgettable, multi-course meal using seasonal local meats, cheeses and produce. The menu won't be completely finalized until the chefs return from local markets a day or two before the event, but be assured, their selections will be at the peak of flavor. (Twitter - @unccdining will provide updates when the menu is finalized). The Home Grown Dinner will be an impressive date night or enjoyable meal shared with friends or coworkers. And for just $20, the value can't be beat.
Reservations required; email firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, April 22 to reserve your seats. This event is BYOW wine for those 21+ with proof of age.
"There is no love sincerer than the love of food." - George Bernard Shaw
"He who distinguishes the true savor of his food can never be a glutton; he who does not cannot be otherwise." - Henry David ThoreauApril 8, 2013
If the upcoming three-day weekend finds you on campus, here's what to expect (besides the quiet of a near-empty campus):
THURSDAY MARCH 28
FRIDAY MARCH 29
SATURDAY MARCH 30
SUNDAY MARCH 31
CAFETERIA ACTIVITIES BLDG
Hope your weekend is SWEET
March 26, 2013
REPROS introduces Ink Spot, a “print from anywhere” enhancement to UNC Charlotte’s pay-for-print service. Instead of only having to print from a computer in the library or lab, students can send documents to print remotely, through any Internet-connected PC, tablet or smart phone. Faculty and staff may also enjoy the convenience of making personal prints from many points on campus.
Sending documents from a PC or laptop is simple via Web upload; smart phones and tablets use the PrinterOn app, available for IOS, Android and Blackberry. The consumer then selects “UNC Charlotte” and specifies black and white or color printing. Uploaded documents reside in a print queue (for up to three days) until released at any Ink Spot print station.
There are currently 15 Ink Spot-enabled locations placed for convenience in Atkins Library, Fretwell, Student Union, EPIC, and Center City, identified by an Ink Spot logo sticker. Ink Spot device location list. Ink Spot printing only works with the 49er Account; no departmental copy cards, guest cards, or copy codes.
REPROS is the campus copy center located in Prospector. It is part of the Reprographics program managed by Auxiliary Services, which includes pay-for-print and convenience copiers on a campus. Technology partner is Ricoh Managed Services who made Ink Spot available to campus with technical assistance from UNC Charlotte ITS. Rick Torres, Auxiliary Services Program Manager for Vending, Reprographics and ATMs said, “We’re pleased to add Ink Spot remote printing to our services. It’s something students have needed and wanted for awhile.” He added that as use of the program grows, more Ink Spot-enabled devices will be added around campus.
For questions about remote printing via Ink Spot print stations, contact REPROS at 704-687-0809 or Rick Torres, 704-687-7341 March 22, 2013