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.


Final 2018 embark Orientation Session

If you were unable to attend the embark Orientation sessions during June or the transfer Quick Start sessions in July, you’ll need to attend our make-up session to fulfill your orientation requirement:

Friday, August 17, 2018: 9 – 11 a.m. in Highsmith Union Grotto

Check-in will open at 8:30 a.m. in the Highsmith Union Grotto.

Since the final embark Orientation coincides with freshman move-in, be sure to arrive on campus early to ensure you have enough time to find parking.

The online registration form for the August 17, 2018 make-up embark Orientation session is open and accepting registrations. Parents, family members, and other guests do not need to complete a separate registration form. If you have any questions or concerns, please send us an email at orient@unca.edu or give us a call at 828.232.2417.

Students living on campus who are registered for August’s final embark Orientation session:

If you have registered to attend the embark Orientation session on Friday, August 17 and you have an on-campus housing assignment for the 2018-19 academic year, you will need to make plans to move into your residence hall on Thursday, August 16.

You will need to complete the early arrival agreement form ASAP in order to move into your residence hall on Thursday, August 16.

  • To do this, log into your OnePort account and select the Housing Portal.
  • Once there, go to menu item titled “Forms and Agreements” and select “early arrival.”
  • Completing this form alerts our Housing Office to your need to move-in on that day.

Please complete this form ASAP – our Housing Office needs as much lead time on your early arrival as possible.

Incoming Transfer Students for Fall 2018

The Quick Start Orientations for transfer students took place in July 2018. If you still need to register for orientation, pleasesign up for the make-up session on August 17.


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+: $40/person
  • Family/guests ages 11-17: $20/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.