UNC Charlotte Campus, Somber And Quiet After Campus Re-Opens

CHARLOTTE, NC. — The UNC Charlotte campus is open, resuming regular operations for the first time since the deadly shooting.

Students say it’s surreal to be walking on campus. They told WCCB, while the campus looks the same, it feels different.

“You look around nobody is smiling. It’s obvious something bad happened, even if I didn’t know what happened,” says UNC Charlotte student Zachary Voight.

Students continued to pay their respects to the victims. Placing flowers at several memorials on campus.

“At a time like this, I’m looking to support one another, my friends. Even reach out to my professors and checking on them,” says student Justin Witherspoon.

The University announcing that final exams are optional. Giving relief to many students.

“I think it’s like giving everybody a little bit of a mourning period,” says senior Tara Miller.

Commencement has been rescheduled to Friday, May 10th at 5 pm.