First-Year Students

As a new Bulldog, you have a few steps to complete between now and your first day of classes. Follow the timeline below, and be sure to regularly check your UNC Asheville email account! This is how we’ll communicate important deadlines and next steps in the enrollment process.


graduation cap iconStep 1: Submit your enrollment deposit

You aren’t officially enrolled until you submit your enrollment deposit. Follow the instructions to submit your $300 enrollment deposit and guarantee your spot at UNC Asheville. The sooner you make your deposit, the sooner you can apply for housing.

house iconStep 2: Apply for housing

After you submit your enrollment deposit, you’ll be able to apply for housing through the student portal, OnePort. The priority deadline to submit your housing application is May 1. Find more details on applying for housing here.

pawprint iconStep 3: Sign up for EmBark Orientation (required)

EmBark Orientation is a fun, informative program for new students and is required for all first-year students. You’ll get to meet other students and learn about class registration, campus services, and more. Learn more and sign up for EmBark here.


Please contact the Office of Admission & Financial Aid at 800.531.9842 or with any questions.