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UNC Charlotte Traditions

Ryen Boleware crowned Golden Niner at Homecoming 2021

As we continue to grow and expand as a community and University, the student body has created their own traditions and developed an united identity as Niner Nation.  We invite you to explore these traditions, and check back as our Niner Pride grows and more traditions emerge on campus!

  • Participate in the 49er Ring Ceremony
  • Experience the Star Quad Echo
  • Attend Gold Rush Events
  • Show Niner Pride on Wear Green Wednesday
  • Attend Family Weekend
  • Stroll through the Botanical Gardens
  • Wear Green and White Robes to Graduation
  • Run through the CHHS Rings
  • See the View from the Top of Atkins Library
  • Take a Selfie with the Self-Made Man Statue
  • Put a Penny in Norm's Pan
  • Rub the Golden Nugget
  • Celebrate Niner Nation Week & Homecoming
  • 49ers Fight Song
  • Norm the Niner
  • Bonnie Cone
  • UNC Charlotte Bell
  • The 49er Nickname
  • Alma Mater


The Office of New Student and Family Services invites each Niner to complete the following list of 49 things to do before you graduate to fully experience what it means to be a Forty-Niner. Open this list, and challenge you and your friends to do as many as possible!