How to Prepare

Review our Orientation Handbook to find out more about the EmBark experience.

Registering for Classes

After your enrollment deposit is processed, you will receive an email invite to complete an online form to begin the class registration process.

New First-Year Students

Once you complete the online form, your class schedule will be created for you by an academic advisor before your EmBark Orientation session in June. Check your Spring Semester Class Schedule in OnePort before your EmBark Orientation session.

Transfer Students

Once you complete the online form, you will receive a RAN (Registration Access Number) that allows you to register for classes.

Items to Bring to EmBark Orientation

Freshmen

  • XL twin bed sheets and blanket, towel, toiletries, toilet paper, pillow, change of clothes (for your overnight stay in the residence hall during EmBark)
  • A photo ID to obtain your OneCard
  • If your final transcripts have not yet been sent to UNC Asheville, you can bring a hard copy of them with you in a sealed envelope. It’s best to have your school send them directly to the Admissions Office.
  • Immunization paperwork
  • Pen and paper to take notes
  • Walking shoes for the campus tour

Transfer Students

  • A photo ID to obtain your OneCard
  • If your final transcripts have not yet been sent to UNC Asheville, you can bring a hard copy of them with you in a sealed envelope. *It’s best to have your school send them directly to the Admissions Office.
  • Immunization paperwork
  • Pen and paper to take notes
  • Walking shoes for the optional campus tour

Parents and Family Members

  • Pen and paper to take notes
  • Walking shoes for the optional campus tour

Tuition & Fee Payment

  1. Prepare for tuition and fee payment. The upcoming semester bill will be sent to your UNC Asheville email account, so check it regularly. Review the Student Accounts webpages to learn more about important dates and reminders associated with managing your student account.
  2. Submit your final transcripts from other institutions, as well as AP/IB scores as soon as possible. The address to send this information to is:UNC Asheville Office of Admissions
    Brown Hall – Lower Level, CPO #1320
    One University Heights
    Asheville, NC 28804

You can also bring an official copy of your transcripts with you to EmBark Orientation. However, make sure your transcripts are sealed in an official envelope from your previous institution in order for it to be considered official.

3. Freshmen are not allowed to park on campus. If you qualify to park on campus, review the guidelines and pre-register for your parking pass before classes begin. Other students need to visit the Transportation & Parking webpages to view available parking options.

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.