Bookstore, Mail Services and 49er Card Office
Dining Services is implementing all of the necessary changes for social distancing and safety protocols. Here's what you can expect:
- Dine-in seating will be reduced in all facilities to allow for 50% occupancy and spaced appropriately to ensure you can dine at a safe distance. Supplemental seating is being added to nearby outdoor areas.
- Only single-use cutlery and serviceware will be provided.
- Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout each dining area.
- Plexiglass shields will be in place at all cashier, counter and food service areas.
- Safe dining practice signage and floor decals to indicate six feet of separation in lines will be posted throughout dining areas.
- Self-service food stations will be eliminated; dining staff will serve all food.
- Dining staff will wear masks and gloves at all times.
- You will be encouraged to wear a face covering when you aren’t eating.
- All operations will be cashless. You will be encouraged to use the Niner Diners Mobile Ordering app and newly installed kiosks to complete transactions.
- Sanitization frequency will be increased. Dining locations will be sanitized regularly throughout the day and receive a deep cleaning daily in between meal periods and when locations are closed.
- Campus dining staff will be screened daily for COVID-19 symptoms before starting work.
Detailed emails will be sent to the campus community to help them understand what they can expect when dining on campus.
Parking and Transportation Services
University Recreation plans to reopen for the fall semester, as soon as guidelines from the state allow for gyms to return to operations.
There will be additional policies and protocols in place once opened, which include:
- Reduced capacities within the facility — including the designation of zones within the building and required social distancing
- Reduced operational hours to allow for additional cleaning measures
- Increased sanitization of high-contact items and touchpoints
- Patrons will be encouraged to limit their workout sessions to 60 minutes to allow others the opportunity to utilize the facilities
- Masks will be required when not actively participating in physical activity. We highly recommended masks to be worn when actively engaging in exercise to the level of an individual's personal conditioning
- Select Intramural Sport, Sport Club, and Open Recreation offerings will be reduced or suspended in order to avoid physical contact
In the meantime, UREC is working to create virtual programming and alternative workout options for students as we know that it is a crucial part of the experience and is important to the overall health of our student population.
Student Organizations and Activities
When food and drinks are available at an activity, if a student is in close contact with any individual, students are expected to wear face coverings when they’re not eating or drinking. Dining Services will work with activity planners on the most appropriate approach to catering at various events and activities.
- We highly encourage you to get involved on campus through one of our 400+ organizations. These organizations are a great way to make friends, explore your interests and build your skills.
- You can find the list of organizations at studentorgs.uncc.edu. You can learn about these organizations and share your interest in joining through NinerEngage. Organizations will also send out information through social media about joining and attending their activities.
- Fraternities and sororities will continue recruitment activities and will adjust to accommodate physical distancing guidelines. Many activities, including recruitment activities, will be offered in a hybrid approach allowing some opportunities to be in person and others in a virtual format. Recruitment activities will be advertised on social media and through promotion on campus.
- Student organizations generally will use various approaches for meetings and activities including in-person, virtual and hybrid. Organizations use Campus Events, NinerEngage, social media and various on-campus promotions to share information about getting involved and attending activities.
Charges are based on program type (distance education or main campus) and not delivery method (face-to-face, hybrid, online, etc.). To be charged distance education rates and to avoid paying some fees associated with on-campus student services and activities, students must be enrolled in a distance education degree program that is offered exclusively online or remotely.
While some of our classes this fall have been moved to remote/online delivery to accommodate necessary physical distancing protocols, we expect most students to have a combination of in-person and remote/online classes. Tuition will not be reduced for remote/online classes as the most significant costs involved in delivering instruction are faculty salaries regardless of the mode of delivery; remote/online classes have additional costs related to technology support. We will also offer on-campus housing, services and activities as in the past.
There will be many additional safety protocols in place, including the use of technology to facilitate classes and activities, but we expect to offer a full on-campus experience for our students in the fall.