Admitted Students

Welcome to UNC Asheville!

We’re so excited for you to take this next step in your life and become a Bulldog.

As you think about starting college, you might be feeling eager, unsure, or even a little overwhelmed by the future. Know that choosing UNC Asheville means you’ll be supported every step of the way, from your first EmBark Orientation session to after you graduate and join our alumni community. See the resources below to learn more about life at UNC Asheville and finalize your enrollment.

Join us for an Admitted Student Day to get started!

Admitted Student Days

From professors and students to Advising and Residence Life, Admitted Student Days give you the chance to experience campus and meet the people who will be instrumental in your college career. This year, we're offering smaller events throughout March and April to prioritize your safety during COVID-19. Learn More & Register

Q&A with UNCA

Join us for a series of in-depth conversations with offices across campus to get your questions answered prior to enrolling this fall, including Housing, Financial Aid, Dining, Student Life, and more. These virtual conversations begin in March. Learn More & Register

Complete Your Enrollment

Take the next steps to guarantee your spot at UNC Asheville and get ready for your first semester.

First-Year Students

Submit your enrollment deposit, sign up for orientation, and more. Learn More

Transfer Students

Submit your enrollment deposit, sign up for orientation, and more. Learn More

Student Life

You’ll begin your life as a Bulldog at EmBark Orientation, and students who want to get a head start can join us for Pre-Rendezblue, an optional pre-orientation program that offers outdoor adventures, excursions in downtown Asheville (just two miles from campus!), and more ways to explore your college home.

EmBark Orientation

Make new friends while you learn about academics, class registration, campus activities and resources, and much more. Learn More

Residential Life

Our 16 residence halls offer single, double, and suite-style rooms. Join a Living Learning Community and live on the same hall with others who share similar academic and personal interests! Learn More

COVID-19 Updates

See how we've modified our curriculum and campus to prioritize the health and safety of the UNC Asheville community. Learn More

Academics In Action

UNC Asheville’s liberal arts and sciences education is all about empowering students to reach their potential and make real progress towards a better world.

About 70 percent of our students conduct original research alongside faculty mentors and undertake creative projects through UNC Asheville’s nationally-ranked Undergraduate Research Program, while others design their own innovative majors, solve complex problems, or work to support social justice. What do you want to achieve at UNC Asheville and beyond?

Original Minds

From stories of Vietnamese expeditions to artificial intelligence, our Original Minds video series highlights how students pursue their passions in inspiring ways. Watch the Videos

Campus Stories

Meet some of the students and faculty who are connecting curiosity and critical thinking, imagination and impact, and opportunity and responsibility. Read More


We’re here to help! Please feel free to contact our Office of Admission & Financial Aid at 828.251.6481 or