EmBark Registration

Submit Your Enrollment Deposit

You’ll need to submit your enrollment deposit before you can register for EmBark Orientation.

Once you submit your enrollment deposit, you will receive emails about the upcoming semester, including information about registering for EmBark Orientation, the Online Advising and Registration (OAR) course, course registration, and tips to help you prepare for the upcoming semester.

Once you receive information regarding registering for EmBark Orientation, complete your registration as soon as possible. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, we are unable to open sessions once they have been filled due to limited space.

Fall 2019 EmBark Orientation Sessions

UNC Asheville offers four EmBark Orientation Sessions in June for incoming first-year students.

  • June 17-18
  • June 20-21
  • June 24-25
  • June 27-28

Transfer Students

The EmBark Orientation for incoming transfer students is June 14.

Orientation Fees

EmBark Orientation operates on a self-sustained budget and must cover all expenses associated with providing an Orientation session.

A non-refundable $150 orientation fee is placed on the student account as part of tuition and fees once a student registers for classes. The orientation fee includes meals, EmBark orientation handbook, handouts, EmBark water bottle, staffing, facility usage, and programming throughout each orientation session. Students who do not attend EmBark Orientation, or those who attend but subsequently do not attend UNC Asheville, will still be billed for the orientation fee. The fee cannot be waived or refunded. Please do not send an orientation fee payment; the fee will appear on your student account.

Parent/Family Member Orientation Fees

  • Family/guests age 18+: $50/person
  • Family/guests ages 11-17: $25/person
  • Family/guests ages 10 and under: Free

The Parent/Family EmBark Orientation fee includes catering, an EmBark orientation handbook, handouts, staffing, and facility usage.

Register for the Parent/Family EmBark Orientation


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.