Media Advisories

Science Building Groundbreaking, May 31, 2019

WHAT: Groundbreaking for the Connect NC Bond Science Building

WHY: University officials will be delivering remarks for the official groundbreaking of UNC Charlotte's new science building, which is being funded through the $2 billion Connect NC Bond, which was passed in 2016.

The building will include classrooms and laboratories for physics, chemistry and biology departments. As UNC Charlotte approaches 30,000 students, the building is essential to the University's enrollment growth and will meet the demand by employers for graduates with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degrees. It is scheduled to open in 2021.

WHEN: 10 a.m., Friday, May 31, 2019

WHERE: UNC Charlotte, corner of Mary Alexander and Craver roads, across the street from the Botanical Gardens. 

WHO: The following representatives are scheduled to participate in the ceremony (subject to change):

  • Philip Dubois - UNC Charlotte Chancellor
  • UNC System Board of Governors representative
  • Mike Wilson - Vice Chair, UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees
  • Ron Reising - Duke Energy, Industry Perspective
  • Chandler Crean - President, Student Government Association

Notes for media: Parking is available for trucks and vehicles in Lot 16 (9305 Poplar Terrace Dr.). All vehicles must enter Poplar Terrace Dr. from Cameron Blvd. due to construction and road closures. Designated parking spaces for media will be marked. A parking map is attached.

Please RSVP to Jason Vaughan