Gold Rush

New Student and Family Services has undergone the process to re-brand Week of Welcome (WOW).  We are excited to announce the new name of Week of Welcome as “Gold Rush.” A “gold rush” is defined by Merriam-Webster as “a rush to newly discovered goldfields in pursuit of riches.” This new brand will encompass UNC Charlotte history and creates a new tradition that is symbolic of students returning to campus to discover the riches and stake their claim.

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What is Gold Rush?

This year's Gold Rush will take place on Friday, August 17th through Sunday, August 26th, 2018Gold Rush is UNC Charlotte's welcome program that kicks off the Fall semester and welcomes new and returning students to the campus community. All Gold Rush events are free for students, and are hosted by UNC Charlotte campus departments and student organizations. Gold Rush aims to instill a sense of Niner Pride, teach campus traditions, and expose students to campus resources and opportunities for involvement. 


We cannot wait to see you all during gold rush 2018!

Gold Rush student staff photo

Connect With Us!

  • Check out our Facebook page for pictures from this year's events.
  • Follow us on Twitter for more updates and info throughout the year!
  • Follow us on Instagram.


Download Niner Destination!

The Niner Destination app is free for all students and members of the UNC Charlotte community!

Search "Niner Destination" in your Apple or Android application store to get access to the Gold Rush Mobile App for access to the most up to date schedule of events, campus maps and more!