Signature Events

RecFest
August 21, 2016

Every August, RecFest kicks off the school year in style. T-shirts are given to the first 1,500 students. Learn about various departments and clubs by visiting their tents and tables. Free food from many local vendors makes this event a small taste of university city. Add carnival style games like the mechanical bull and a dunking booth and you have one of the biggest events that take place all year. Bring your student ID for T-shirt & drawings.


49er Gold Rush 5K Run/Walk
February 4, 2017

The 49er Gold Rush 5K has become a February tradition. With a challenging hilly course that takes runners and walkers alike on a tour around the ever-changing UNC Charlotte campus, the event has been growing steadily in popularity. The 2016 race saw 674 participants take part in the 5K and helped raise over $10,000 for UNC Charlotte student development scholarships and $500 for Girls on the Run. Direct donations will be taken for Girls On the Run Charlotte


On the Green Golf Tournament
April 28, 2017

This year's event will be held at The Tradition Golf Club. The event has sold out the last five years, with 144 golfers and features numerous sponsorships and prizes. The 2016 event raised over $6,000 for the P.J. Briggs Scholarship.