Niner Nation will never forget the tragic events of April 30, 2019, when an armed individual opened fire in a UNC Charlotte classroom, cutting short the lives of two students and injuring four others.

As we grieve, we celebrate their lives.

We are planning several events that will unite the University and Charlotte community together to honor and remember the lives lost and all those impacted on the one-year anniversary.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

  • 8 a.m. ⎼ Restorative Yoga ⎼ University Recreation Center

  • 9 ⎼ 10 a.m.  ⎼ Coffee and conversation for faculty and staff (with EAP support) Cone 112

  • 10:30 a.m. ⎼ 3 p.m. ⎼ Storytelling: Personal Reflections One Year Later ⎼ Kennedy 

  • 10 a.m. ⎼ 3 p.m. ⎼ EAP counselor available for faculty and staff King 221

  • 12:30 p.m. ⎼ Restorative Yoga ⎼ University Recreation Center

  • 1:30 ⎼ 3:30 p.m. ⎼ Individual & Group Listening Sessions (CAPS) ⎼ Popp Martin Student Union 266 & 267 

  • 1:30 ⎼ 3:30 p.m. ⎼ Furry Friends, Painting and Healing Stone Activity (CAPS) ⎼ CHHS Plaza 

  • 2 p.m. ⎼ Community Remembrance ⎼ Popp Martin Student Union Steps

  • 3:30 ⎼ 4:30 p.m.  ⎼ Coffee and conversation for faculty and staff (with EAP support) Cone 112

  • 5:40 p.m. ⎼ Candlelight vigil, moment of silence, ringing of the bell ⎼ Star Quad 

  • 6:30 p.m. ⎼ Restorative Yoga ⎼ University Recreation Center

  • 7:30 p.m. ⎼ Remembrance Concert at Belk Theater at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

UNC Charlotte United April 30 A Remembrance Concert

The intent of the Remembrance Concert is to honor Reed Parlier and Riley Howell, our four injured students, and all those affected by the events of that day. The concert will be hosted by CBS national correspondent Don Dahler, ’91, and will feature the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra led by Music Director Christopher Warren-Green. The concert will also include live musical, dance, theatre, and artistic performances from UNC Charlotte students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as an original composition written by one of our faculty members, John Allemeier. The composition will accompany an original video production that will both remember the victims but also the larger and united response of the greater Charlotte community.

Tickets are $25 for general admission, $10 for students, plus taxes and facility fees. Tickets may be purchased at BlumenthalArts.org.

In Remembrance