There are many ways for students to get involved in campus life beyond the classroom, whether through joining one of hundreds of student organizations, participating in intramurals or sport clubs, or by attending a cultural event or University-sponsored activity. Experiences outside of the classroom allow ELTI students a chance to immerse themselves in the English language, create unique memories, and build relationships with other University students.
Located right across the street from ELTI classes, the Student Union is the main hub on campus for student activities. With restaurants, coffee shops, stores, a movie theater, art gallery, and lounge areas, it is the perfect place for students to enjoy breaks from class and immerse themselves in University life.
The Campus Activities Board (CAB) works to enhance and unify the university community by planning social, cultural and educational events that compliment the university's academic mission. A majority of the events are free to all students and offer unique opportunities for ELTI students to engage with University students.
UNC Charlotte has plenty of opportunities for you to get active. We offer a variety of sport clubs, intramurals, fitness programs, and special events ranging from competitive to recreational. Our facilities include a fitness center, aerobics studio, indoor climbing wall, swimming pool, and recreational courts free of charge for students. Our Fitness Program provides services and fitness classes for all interests and skill levels year round.
The Charlotte 49ers athletics teams compete on the NCAA Division I level and are members of Conference USA. The department supports 17 sports teams, including baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, football, men’s and women’s cross country, golf, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball. Students may attend all sporting events free of charge.
UNC Charlotte offers a variety of dining options, including cafeteria-style dining in several residence halls, the Library Café and the Fretwell Café, and the Student Union, which houses Crown Commons dining hall, Union Square, Starbucks Coffee, and Bistro 49. The Student Union also hosts retailers including Barnes & Noble at UNC Charlotte, The Campus Salon, NinerTech Computer Store, and others.