Community Events: Niner Nation Week | Inside UNC Charlotte

The tradition continues.

UNC Charlotte is gearing up for the biggest party of the year: Niner Nations Week 2022! Join us as Niner Nation paints the town green, during a week filled with awards, celebrations, social gatherings, award ceremonies and more, culminating in University Homecoming events.

NINER-OWNED COMPANY TREASURE HUNT

Launch your game for a chance to win branded gear, Panthers and Hornets tickets, Blumenthal Broadway Lights seats or $500 gift certificates! As Charlotte’s hometown university, UNC Charlotte shines a light on alumni-owned businesses in the area for their contributions to the Queen City and beyond. Read all the details.

DOWNTOWN CELEBRATION

Where: Truist Center Plaza, 214 N. Tryon St.

When: 12 p.m.

Join Chancellor Gaber and special surprise guests on Tuesday, October 18 for a spirited downtown celebration. Attendees will be treated to lunch and snacks, free UNC Charlotte gear, and major giveaways including Panthers and Hornets tickets, signed Charlotte FC jerseys, 704 Shop gift certificates, and more! Free, but registration required.

SOCIAL GATHERINGS

Transport yourself 49er Pride throughout the week – and the region – and join other alumni for food, drinks and branded gear at some fan-favorite spots like Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, Cabarrus Brewing and Armored Cow. See all events and reserve your place.

10 LESS THAN 10 PRICE

UNC Charlotte proudly presents the 10 Under Ten Awards on Thursday, October 20, recognizing the achievements of alumni over the past decade. Join us for drinks and dinner as we recognize the Niners are shaping their communities. Check out the list and sign up.

BLACK ANCIENT CHAPTER EVENTS

The Black Alumni Chapter is celebrating Niner Nation Week with a series of incredible events, including its Leadership Excellence Award; the 2022 Welcome Reception; the Homecoming Sneaker Ballfeaturing Doug E. Fresh and DJ Kool — backed by Truist — and the Sunday jazz brunch. Check out all the events and get your pass here.

ZERO MEETING

Designed for recent alumni, Reunion Zero celebrates graduates of the past five years with an evening social at Resident Culture Brewing and a special section at 49er Tailgate Village and the Oktoberfest beer festival. Grab tickets today.

OKTOBERFEST AND HOME TAILGATE

The Alumni Association pulls out all the stops during Homecoming Tailgate and Oktoberfest. With several food and dessert stations, local beer and wine, shows and games for the whole family, it’s a tradition not to be missed. Claim your spot.

RETURNING FOOTBALL GAME

Grab your Niner gear and fill the stands for Homecoming 2022 as the Charlotte 49ers take on Florida International University on Saturday, October 22. Cheer on your 49ers and enjoy special halftime activities, including Golden Niner recognition. Get your tickets now.

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