Student Life

Large university, small college feel.

UNC Charlotte is the fastest growing university in North Carolina and was recently ranked one of the ten most innovative colleges in the country. Our large university with a small college feel, warm and sunny location, and outstanding academics are just a few reasons why students stake their claim at UNC Charlotte.

A Vibrant Community

Student Life Highlights

Campus Events are regularly updated in the calendar; so if you're looking for something to do on campus, check here first.

The Office of Student Activities is headquartered in the Student Union, and is the best place for you to get involved, make lasting friendships, and stake your claim at UNC Charlotte. Here you'll have access to more than 350 clubs, organizations and student government, our Multicultural Resource Center, NOW (Niners on the Weekend), Student Media, and more.

Clubs and Organizations give you the chance to enrich your university experience by getting involved in organizations ranging from academic, to performance, to service, to sports and more. You'll find a wide variety of extra-curricular activities that can help you build a strong foundation of knowledge and make friendships that will last a lifetime.

The Greek Community at UNC Charlotte is a thriving network and we hope you'll explore the many benefits our fraternities and sororities can offer you. Our Greek organizations focus on the core pillars of leadership, scholarship, community service and brotherhood/sisterhood, helping students to play an important role on campus and in the greater Charlotte community.

Athletic events are one of the best ways to dive into life at UNC Charlotte. We offer a wide range of highly competitive sports teams for men and women, so bring your best game and join a team or come out to the games and support our talented athletes.

University Recreation (UREC) offers a number of fitness centers, group fitness classes, personal training, intramural sports, sport clubs, and aquatics. The department offers structured programming, as well as open recreation opportunities to best meet the needs of our students. 

The Student Activity Center is open every day and includes facilities to host banquets, sporting events, concerts, sports training, and more. The center has an indoor track, game courts, climbing wall, weight room, and fitness studio.

We know it's important for you to have nutritious and balanced meal choices with plenty of variety. UNC Charlotte offers many options for dining and meal plan locations across campus. You can view more detailed dining information here, or follow us on twitter.

Parking Permits can be purchased online. This link also has information about car sharing, carpooling, biking, mopeds, scooters, the campus shuttle, maps and more.