Convocation & Rockypalooza

Friday, August 16, 2019

Move-In Day for freshmen!

Faculty, staff, team members, and other students will help you move into your residence hall.

Transition Student Welcome Ceremony (for transfer students only)

This session will provide transfer students with important information to assist in their transition into UNC Asheville – and we’ll take time to host our induction ceremony into the campus community for transfer students!


Join your fellow classmates, along with faculty and staff, as the university formally kicks off the 2018 semester. This traditional academic event officially welcomes you as a member of the Class of 2022. You’ll receive your class pin and take your first good-luck walk past Rocky the Bulldog, a ritual you will repeat upon graduation.

Campus Picnic and Rockypalooza

You’ll have a great appetite after a busy day of settling in, so sit down to a delicious campus picnic and meet members of the campus community. At Rockypalooza, you’ll find something for every taste, a fun-filled evening of activities, games, prizes, and give-aways, named in honor of our spirited mascot, Rocky.

Learn More

Visit the Transition & Parent Programs website for additional information about our orientation programs and resources for first-year, first generation, transfer, and Veteran students.