2021 Fall Gold Rush Schedule

Resource Guide

Check out this quick reference guide to get your semester off to a great start! This document includes information on ways to get connected, stay safe, and succeed academically.

Niner DestiNation

For a dynamic electronic schedule of Gold Rush that you can carry with you, make sure to download the Niner DestiNation app! Niner DestiNation will include the most up-to-date version of the schedule where you can sort by event topic, add events to your schedule, and event share your photos from events.

Fall 2021 Schedule

 

Get to Know Air Force ROTC (11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) - Visit with Air Force ROTC to meet with current members and hear about our premiere internship opportunities.  This event will be held at the Popp Martin Student Union room 269.

Student Green Fund (11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) - Learn how to use your student green fund to obtain money to complete sustainable initiatives on campus. This event will be held at the Popp Martin Student Union Front Porch.

Eliminate the Need for your Car (1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.) - Learn how to get around campus with the light rail, electric scooters, electric bikes, and bus system. Participants of this event should meet at the UNC Charlotte Campus Light Rail Station.

 

Opening Worship with FREE Lunch (11:00 a.m. - 1: 30 p.m.) - Start your year off right by connecting yourself to God and with others who want to do the same in college. This event will be held in the College of Health Sciences (CHHS) room 155. 

Student Orgs Showcase (2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.) - Find student organizations to join, connect with student organization leaders, and ask questions about being involved in student organizations at UNC Charlotte. This event will be held campus wide at any of the following locations: BSAC Northeast Courtyard. Belk Plaza. CHHS & COED Plaza and surrounding areas. 

RecFest (2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.) - Join UREC for our annual RecFest event & learn more about how to get involved! This is a must to kick-off the new school year. This event will be held at UREC. 

New Student Convocation (6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.) - New Student Convocation is an event to officially commemorate your inclusion as a student of the new academic class at UNC Charlotte. We are looking forward to continuing our tradition of welcoming and introducing our new undergraduate students to the UNC Charlotte community. This event will be held at the Student Activity Center.

Group Fitness Sampler (7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.) - Come find your favorite fitness workout by checking out mini demos of the Group Fitness Classes offered on campus! Get sweaty, energized, and prizes! This event will be held within the University Recreation Studios.

Drop-In Advising (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) - Uncertain about your Fall 2021 schedule? Drop-in and meet with a CLAS freshman advisor if you have any last-minute questions or schedule changes to make. This event will be held in the front of Fretwell.

First Day of Class Photo Booth (11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) - Join us in celebrating the first day of class (FDOC) by having your picture taken by a representative from the New Student and Family Services Office to be sent to family members of Niner Nation! This event will be held at CHHS/COEd Plaza, Rain Site: Student Union first floor.

Impact of Using your Student Green Fund (1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.) - Discover the wide range of projects you could fund using your green fund. Participants of this event shoulf meet at the front entrance of the Popp Martin Student Union. 

Drop-In Advising (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) - Uncertain about your Fall 2021 schedule? Drop-in and meet with a CLAS freshman advisor if you have any last-minute questions or schedule changes to make. This event will be held in the front of Fretwell.

Be a Zero Waste Niner (1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.) - Discover several unique ways in which you can reduce the amount of waste you send to the landfill. Participants of this event should meet at the front entrance of Prospector. 

Cookout & Cornhole (6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) - Join Niner United for free food, cornhole, and other outdoor games! This event will be held at Front Field 14A.

Transfer T-Shirt Swap (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) - Don't miss your opportunity as a new Transfer students to receive a new UNC Charlotte T-shirt by swapping an old one. This event will be held at Belk Plaza.

Niner Career Challenge Kick-Off (11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.) - Register for the Niner Career Challenge for chances to win FREE Spring 2022 tuition (see challenge rules & guidelines) and monthly prizes! This event will be held at the University Career Center.

Campus Resource Fair (11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.) - Come out to meet representatives from various campus departments and meet other Niners! We will have many offices represented so that you can get your questions answered and learn more about the free resources to use as a student at UNC Charlotte. This event will be held at CHHS & COED Plaza. 

Green Thumb Niners (1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.) - Discover the various gardening projects, tree plantings, and invasive species control on campus and learn how to get involved. Participants of this event should meet at the front entrance of Robinson Hall. 

Get the CLUES: The Help Seeking Protocol is Not Meant to be a Mystery (1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) - Learn about the Help Seeking Protocol as you compile clues. Collect all the clues to be eligible to enter the gift card raffle. Join the Zoom event here.

Become A Campus Tour Guide! (5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.) - Visit Undergraduate Admissions to watch Niner Guides perform a mock campus tour and answer your questions about UNC Charlotte's campus tours program! This event will be held in the Gage Undergraduate Admissions Center Auditorium.

Worship & Ice Cream (7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.) - Join Niner United for worship with an all-you-can-eat ice cream and toppings. This event will be held at Advent Lutheran Church, 8840 University City Blvd (across the street from campus).

Counseling and Psychological Services Open House (11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) - CAPS invites you to our 5th annual Fall Festival for community, games, food, prizes and discovering cultural strengths that support resilience and improve mental health. This event will be held at the outside courtyard area between Price Center for Counseling and Psychological Services and Student Health Center; Rain location selected and to be held inside CAPS.

Niner Career Challenge Kick-Off (11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.) - Register for the Niner Career Challenge for chances to win FREE Spring 2022 tuition (see challenge rules & guidelines) and monthly prizes! This event will be held at the University Career Center.

History Major/Minor Meetup (12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.) - Come meet the faculty you have only seen on a screen! Eat pizza, find out about future events, and meet other majors and minors! This event will be held by the quad bordered by Garringer and Denny.

Free Lunch & Devotion (12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.) - Enjoy a free lunch a short devotion with Niner United every Thursday! This event will be held in the Popp Martin Student Union Room 200.

NormsQuest (1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.) - Come out to UNC Charlotte’s campus-wide scavenger hunt to explore our beautiful campus and also get the chance to win cool prizes. Check in for this event will be held in the Popp Martin Student Union Theatre.

Embrace the Adventure! Venture Outdoor Leadership Open House (4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.) - Come see what adventure trips and other events we are hosting this year, meet some of our student leaders, and practice some outdoor skills! This event will be held at CHHS/COED quad (rain site- Belk Gym, Court 4).

Down on the Boardwalk (5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) - We are taking our welcome back event to a whole new level. We are keeping the vacation vibes going by featuring foods you can find down by the shore. This event will be located on the SoVi Patio. The SoVi Patio is upstairs on the second floor near the SoVi Market. 

 

Gold Rush Day of Service (8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.) - Calling all first-year students! As you get acquainted with your new home at Niner Nation, join us for a half-day experience exploring community outreach opportunities in the city of Charlotte.

2021 NPHC Fall Yard Show (2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.) - The NPHC Yard Show is an annual welcome back to school event! At this event the Historically Black-American fraternities and sororities showcase their culture and pride for their organizations through stepping, strolling and dancing. Come out and see who really runs the yard; this is an event you WON'T want to miss! This event will be held at the Star Quad.