Commemorative Time Capsule to Bridge University’s Past and Future
September 21, 2016
When it is opened during the University’s centennial in 2046, a time capsule dedicated Tuesday, Sept. 20, will feature a number of artifacts that illustrate UNC Charlotte’s transformation from its founding in 1946.

Items selected for inclusion in the commemorative time capsule, dedicated during the University’s inaugural Founders Celebration, are current maps of the campus and the University City area; a football jersey; a ceremonial light rail spike; admissions, Homecoming, International Festival and marching band materials; building photos; a University T-shirt; and copies of student media and other publications.

While space in the capsule is limited, members of the campus community can offer suggestions of items to be included.

Eventually, the time capsule will be concealed within the Belk Plaza. Earlier this year, the University outlined the conceptual design for the plaza created by LandDesign, a Charlotte-based firm that worked with the Belk Plaza Design Committee, using feedback from public forums.

Peter Franz, University landscape architect and chair of the Belk Plaza Design Committee, said placing the time capsule within the plaza was appropriate as it would serve as a bridge between the history of the University and its future.

The UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees must approve the redesign plans for the plaza before the University can develop a timeline for its completion.

Click here to see more photos for the time capsule dedication.


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