NC Residents: Get U-M License Plates!

Submitted by profitgoblue on March 23rd, 2012 at 1:17 PM

The U of M Club of Charlotte and the Michigan Triangle Alumni Club have been working hard at getting specialized Michigan license plates.  We need to get 300 orders for plates before the state will start production and are almost there. 

Below is the official information and the link to the formal application.  If you are so inclined, please do not hesitate to order!  I think Michigan might be the only truly out-of-state plates to get issued here in NC - they have Clemson, South Carolina, etc. but nothing as far as Michigan to the best of my knowledge.  Pretty cool!


UM License Plates 

Interested in a University of Michigan license plate for the state of North Carolina? 

We are partnering with the Michigan Triangle Alumni Club (MTAC) to offer University of Michigan license plates for your vehicles in the state of North Carolina.  We are accepting applications and deposits for the plates.  A regular UM plate is $25 and a personalized UM plate is $55 (please note that personalized plates are available on a first come, first served basis).  The link to the application form is below.  The completed application and check* or money order may be sent to:

U-M Club of Charlotte
1932 Summerhill Drive
Charlotte, NC 28212-7140

*Make checks payable to U-M Club of Charlotte

All checks will be deposited into a club account and held strictly for license plates. When 300 paid applications are received, license plates can be created. DMV will then either issue the plate to you or will contact you directly with information.




March 23rd, 2012 at 1:39 PM ^

from the Triangle club. I would totally do it but I'm leaving the state this summer so I'm not sure its worth it. Either way, its super awesome that this is happening.


March 23rd, 2012 at 1:40 PM ^

That's awesome.  I will likely be getting a new plate within the next month or so, and will definitely order one.  I've wondered how this hadn't happened already, as I'm pretty sure I saw a Wisconsin plate sometime in the last year or so.

Go Blue!


March 23rd, 2012 at 4:11 PM ^

considering they don't seem to me to be that common in the Indianapolis area.

But apparently you weren't hallucinating: they're also available in Delaware (??), Pennsylvania, Maryland, Tennessee, and Texas.

What's interesting is that most Big Ten states, including Michigan, don't allow out-of-state plates (Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana prohibit them as well), so maybe that explains why they're elsewhere - schools can focus efforts on fewer states. If Purdue can round up enough interest in NC, certainly Michigan can as well.


March 23rd, 2012 at 1:53 PM ^

I signed up a few weeks ago and have been waiting for word that we've received the necessary 300 applications.  Thanks for helping spread the word to those that haven't "formally" signed up with one of the alumni association branches in NC.



March 23rd, 2012 at 4:31 PM ^

My sister who graduated from UNC-CH this December and waits tables had a group of OSU fans she was serving during The Game this year. She didn't say anything to them about the game the entire time they were there except when they were leaving she let out a big "Go Blue!" Smart move by her, they probably wouldn't have left a tip.

/cool story bro story.


March 23rd, 2012 at 4:09 PM ^

They went out of their way to exclude out-of-state schools:

  1. 1)  The group shall be based, headquartered or have a chapter in Indiana;

  2. 2)  The group has made broad and significant civic, community, and charitable contributions across and exclusively in Indiana, or are descendants of native or pioneer residents of Indiana under IC § 9-13-2-170;

Anyway, they've been trying to push a bill to kill off most specialty plates as it is ... while it would make sense to offer more (and thus collect more revenue), it's unlikely to happen, especially with no surrounding states allowing out-of-state school plates.


March 23rd, 2012 at 2:29 PM ^

I could swear I have seen a bloody O plate though.

On a separate note, any MTACers going to the Gerald Ford movie screening at Raleighwood next week? Here's the info:

Special Screening: Black and Blue – The Story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward and the 1934 Michigan-Georgia Tech Football Game
Join your fellow Triangle-area Wolverines on Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6) for this special screening of the upcoming documentary, “Black and Blue – The Story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward and the 1934 Michigan-Georgia Tech Football Game.” The film’s producer and director, Brian Kruger, will be our special guest for this invaluable story of teamwork, justice and the Michigan spirit.


March 23rd, 2012 at 3:38 PM ^

Great job U-M Club in Charlotte!!! Pretty cool that you got this going. I live in Michigan so it doesn't affect me, but I love seeing Michigan stuff wherever I travel.