In support of the University’s educational mission, Auxiliary Services provides goods and services to meet the needs of the campus community. These include:
- Multi-function 49er ID system
- Dining venues and meal plans
- On-campus bookstore
- Printers and copiers
- Parking and transportation services
- Mail and package services
- Passport services
- ATM stations and vending machines
- Laundry and Dry Cleaning locker pick-up and drop-off service
49er ID Card
Every student’s 49er Mobile ID displays a photo, name, and a unique student ID number (different from a Social Security number for privacy reasons). The 49er Mobile ID proves that the student is a member of the campus community and entitled to certain services.
A 49er ID card allows access to:
- Campus housing
- Campus activities and programs
- Athletic events and recreational facilities (i.e., Student Activity Center, Belk Gym, UREC)
- Computer labs
- Student Health Center
The 49er Mobile ID also provides:
- Meal plan access
- Library privileges
- Secondary credential for virtual parking privileges
- CATS All-Access Transit Pass
And holds funds for:
- 49er Account
- Optional Dining Account
To get a 49er Mobile ID, students need:
- A student ID number that begins with 800 or 801 (assigned at acceptance; appears on the acceptance letter)
- To be registered for classes
- To download the Transact eAccounts app
- Upload your ID photo in the Transact eAccounts app
Entering freshmen and transfer students will provision their 49er Mobile ID during New Student Orientation. Physical 49er Cards may be obtained at the 49er Card Office in the Popp Martin Student Union.
The 49er ID can only be used by the student to whom it is issued. Misuse of the identification card will result in disciplinary action. There is a $20 fee to replace lost/stolen identification cards. For additional details, visit aux.charlotte.edu/49er-card.
The 49er Account resides on the UNC Charlotte 49er ID. Students deposit funds to activate the account. The 49er Account may be used at over 100 locations including:
- All campus dining locations including athletic events and campus convenience stores
- All campus retail locations: Barnes & Noble Charlotte, NinerTech, Campus Salon, Union Station and REPROS Copy Center
- Atkins Library (fines)
- Parking and Transportation Services
- Mail & Package Services
- Campus vending machines and Smart Markets
- Self-service copiers and pay-for-print printers in the library and labs
The 49er Account spends like cash for products and services all over campus but can’t be used for cash advances or purchases off-campus. A 49er Account is safe, secure, can’t go into negative balance, and won’t incur fees like overdraft charges.
There are four ways to deposit funds onto the 49er account
- Online: charlotte-sp.transactcampus.com/UNCC/AnonymousHome.aspx
In person: Visit the 49er Card and Meal Plan Office in Popp Martin Student Union
By mail: Send check or money order to the 49er Card Office, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223. Be sure to include the student’s UNC Charlotte ID number and make checks payable to UNC Charlotte - 49er Account.
VTS machines: Located on the first and second floors of the Atkins Library and the first floor of the Popp Martin Student Union. VTS machines accept cash deposits only to the 49er Account and do not dispense change.
Located in the Student Union, Barnes & Noble Charlotte offers: new and used textbooks and textbook rental (with online ordering and pre-pack services); general interest and children’s books; school supplies; computer software; greeting cards and gifts; and the largest selection of UNC Charlotte apparel, gear and merchandise available. More information is available online at aux.charlotte.edu/bookstore and charlotte.bncollege.com.
REPROS Copy Center
UNC Charlotte has a pay-for-print system in most computer labs and in the Atkins Library. A 49er Account is required to pay for print jobs in these areas. The 49er Account may also be used at the REPROS Copy Center for other copying services such as binding, wide-format printing and presentation services. REPROS offers full-service and self-service reprographics, and is located on the lower level of the Prospector building. For details, visit aux.uncc.edu/copy.
Dining on Campus
UNC Charlotte offers a wide variety of dining options in different locations across campus. From buffet-style dining at Crown Commons and SoVi to retail dining at over 20 locations, students find something that suits their taste, budget, and food preferences. A number of flexible meal plans suitable for resident students and commuters are available. For additional details, visit aux.charlotte.edu/dining.
Mail & Package Services
Mail & Package Services is a fully-operational Postal Contract Station, capable of services equivalent to that of a U.S. Post Office. Packages are shipped and received through the United States Postal Service. Mail & Package Services handles and distributes mail for residential students and offers campus mailbox rentals. For additional details, visit aux.charlotte.edu/mail.
Union Station in Popp Martin Student Union provides shipping, U.S. Passport, and custom balloon services.
Services offered include:
- Package shipping service (USPS, DHL, FedEx)
- Stamps and shipping supplies
- Money orders
- Campus mailbox rental
- Kodak® photo kiosk
- Self-service copier
- Fax services
Union Station has also been certified as a Passport Acceptance Facility to process U.S. Passports and submit them for Department of State approval. Passport application requires proper documentation. For details, visit aux.charlotte.edu/mail-package/union-station. Passport photo service is also available.
Parking and Transportation Services
Parking and Transportation Services (PaTS) provides parking management and transportation services for UNC Charlotte students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
The PaTS office is located in the Facilities Operations/Parking and Transportation Services Building. All campus parking requires the purchase of a University virtual parking permit or payment in visitor areas. Virtual parking permits may be purchased online. Permits do not guarantee proximity parking, nor do they reserve a specific parking space in any lot or deck.
- Annual Full-time Commuter (C), on-campus Resident (R), and Faculty/Staff (FS)
- Night permits are valid only after 3 p.m.
A limited number of reduced permits are available for commuter students and staff who are willing to park in a remote lot. Discount Lot 27 is a “walking lot” with no bus service within 1/10 mile. Additionally, there are discounted North Deck Only permits or Lot 6A permits available to commuter students. Niner Transit services North Deck and Lot 6A.
Complete permit information including prices, permit types, and where each permit allows you to park; and parking rules and regulations are available online. For information on fees for motor vehicle registration and parking, see the section on Financial Information in this Catalog.
The Parking Availability tool allows commuters to see parking deck capacity in real time. Save time by using parkingavailability.charlotte.edu to create your parking plan prior to heading to campus.
Niner Transit Bus Service
Buses operate seven days a week, except on observed holidays and when the campus is closed: 6 a.m. - 2 a.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. - 2 a.m. weekends. Niner Transit operates fare-free bus routes that serve the main areas of campus and provide safe, reliable, and ADA-compliant transportation. For route maps and schedules, visit pats.charlotte.edu.
PassioGO! is a free smartphone app that provides real-time transportation tracking information for campus buses and ADA Paratransit vehicles. The app is compatible with Android and iOS operating systems, phones, or tablets, and is available online at passiogo.com.
Niner Paratransit Service
PaTS offers disability transportation service Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to midnight during the Fall and Spring semesters. Service is limited to those with temporary and permanent mobility impairments. Riders must register for the service through the Office of Disability Services at 704-687-4355. Forms are available on the PaTS website and at the Office of Disability Services or the PaTS office. For additional information, contact PaTS at 704-687-5636.
Bike and e-Scooter Rentals
Pedal-assist bikes and e-scooters are available for short-term rental at hub locations all over campus. Download the Leap App, available on iOS and Android, to find and rent available bikes and e-scooters. Additional information about the program is available online.
Bike lockers are available to current students, faculty, and staff. They are located in CRI, North, and South Village parking decks, and Lot 27. Lockers are supplied at no charge to students, faculty, and staff who have a valid full-year UNC Charlotte parking permit. Otherwise, lockers may be rented for $15 a semester or $40 for the year.
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)
The Miscellaneous Transportation Service Charge entitles students to ride on Charlotte Area Transit Systems LYNX light rail, CATS buses, CATS airport sprinter service and STS service (requires individuals to sign up for Special Transportation Service) without having to pay a fare.
To ride LYNX light rail, students simply show a 49er Mobile ID, if requested by a fare inspector. LYNX light rail services the Main Campus, Center City, Pineville, and many locations in between. Routes and schedules are online.
For CATS buses, students show their 49er Mobile ID upon entering a bus.