“A Mother's Place”, located in the College of Health and Human Services 305, and “A Mother's Place, Too”, located in Atkins Library G38, are spaces that have been set aside specifically for nursing mothers to express breast milk. A Medela Symphony breast pump is available for use and collection kits are available for purchase through Human Resources. Students can sign up to use “A Mother's Place” (CHHS 305) by contacting Colette Townsend-Chambers at 704-687-7918 or Loraine Ford at 704-687-7919. Students can sign up to use “A Mother's Place, Too” (Atkins Library G38) by contacting Cindy Edwards at 704-687-0658 or at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Adeleen Ashley at 704-687-0650 or at email@example.com.
Atkins Library Family-Friendly Study Room
The ANSWER Scholarship Family-Friendly Library Room is a designated safe space for adult students and their children (0-12) to thrive educationally. The room features an early literacy learning station, two computers, printer, DVD player, and an assortment of children's books and toys. Students who have children and are interested in reserving this space for studying must register in advance by completing this form. Once registered, reservations for this room can be made on the Atkins Library website. The room is secured with swipe access to those registered during their reserved time.
Families seeking quality childcare can benefit from information provided by agencies and organizations focused on monitoring and improving child care in our community. Several such organizations exist locally and at the state level.
At the state level, the North Carolina Division of Child Development (part of the Department of Health and Human Services) offers resources for parents. These include tips on finding the right option for each child and data on regulated facilities in North Carolina. The division also offers a search function that allows families to find care facilities using a number of attributes that may be important to them.
In Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, Child Care Resources, Inc. also offers information about local care facilities. Child Care Resources Inc. is a private, non-profit child care resource and referral agency that works with families and communities.
Families also may seek information about summer options for their children. The Charlotte Observer and Charlotte Parent Magazine are two organizations that offer searchable online directories listing local summer camps. In addition, UNC Charlotte provides summer enrichment camps called Camps on Campus.
Please note: The existence of external links on this website does not imply (1) an endorsement or approval by UNC Charlotte of any agency or any specific child care or camp provider, its properties, facilities or services, or its business practices, or (2) a warranty or representation by UNC Charlotte as to the quality, safety, or other features of any child care or summer camp provider and/or its owners or management agent(s).
Sign up for orientation?
You can sign up for Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR) at soar.uncc.edu. SOAR is required for student beginning in the Fall, Spring, or Summer II. If you are starting during Summer I, contact your advisor to schedule an appointment. You can sign up for Adult Student Orientation (ASO) on our website. ASO is not mandatory, but covers information for adult students on transitioning into the university and preparing for the first day of school. It is free.
Register for classes?
You will register for classes at SOAR after meeting with your advisor. Your advisor will walk you through the process of what classes to take and how to add them.
Make an advising appointment?
You are welcome to make an advising appointment today by contacting our office (704-687-5104; firstname.lastname@example.org). However, as a new student you are required to attend SOAR before you can register for classes and you will meet with your advisor at SOAR. SOAR goes pretty quickly and advisors may not have a lot of time for questions on that day so if you have several it may be a good idea to schedule an appointment either before or after SOAR depending on what you are most comfortable with. Most students choose to attend SOAR first then schedule a follow-up appointment to get more information another day.
The National Center for Education Statistics defines nontraditional students as individuals who may: have delayed enrollment into post secondary education by a year or more; be employed full time while enrolled; attend the institution part-time; be financially independent from parents; have dependents other than a spouse; be a single parent; or do not hold a standard high school diploma.
UNC Charlotte defines adult students as those who are over the age of 24. OASES recognizes that all nontraditional students may not meet the age definition of an adult student on campus, therefore our office serves as a resource to both adult and nontraditional students for their various academic needs.
Here is a list of some common websites and technology tools you may need to acces as a student at UNC Charlotte. These tools create easier access to your course information, registration, contact with instructors and advisors, and other university resources.