Explore Charlotte

At Wildcat Weekend, you also get to kick back and have fun while visiting. Included in your weekend, you'll enjoy a casual night out at one of Charlotte's many attractions. At our Charlotte Campus, you'll also get to take a class with a professor from their specific college of interest during your stay.

Charlotte Campus students sitting in a circle

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Welcome to the Queen City

JWU's Charlotte campus is located right in the heart of the city – which offers a livable combination of urban living and Southern charm. This sprawling metropolitan city is comprised of 199 neighborhoods that radiate out from Uptown, including North Davidson (known as NoDa, Charlotte's emerging arts and entertainment district), Plaza Midwood (one of the regions most diverse neighborhoods) and the Historic South End (full of up-and-coming restaurants and breweries).

Financial Center of the South

Charlotte is a major financial center – Forbes ranks the city among the best places for business and Global Trade ranks Charlotte the #1 Most Entrepreneurial City. Home to 8 Fortune 500 companies, including Bank of America, Lowe's and Duke Energy, Charlotte is a base for the US motorsport industry, including NASCAR and Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Art, Music, Culture + Sports

The city's cultural organizations, neighborhood festival and arts education programs produce more than 65,000 performances and events annually, so you'll always have something to check out! Love the outdoors? Little Sugar Creek Greenway, The National Whitewater Center and hiking at Crowder's Mountain are all at your doorstep. Is sports more your scene? In addition to a number of internationally renowned golf courses, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, Charlotte Checkers and Charlotte Knights.