During the Spring and Fall semesters, UNC Asheville provides a truly customized visit experience for our guests between 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. every week day. (Summer tour information is posted below.) Visits include a pre-tour information session with an Admissions Counselor, followed by the tour of campus with a Student Ambassador at the top of the hour, and finally a post-tour session with the Admissions Counselor to wrap up and discuss next steps. We encourage you to arrive early to allow ample time to find parking. The final student-led tour departs at 3 p.m. each day.
Visitors to campus are encouraged to make reservations for their arrival, so the Office of Admissions & Financial Aid can connect guests with the other campus resources that are of interest, like specific academic programs (majors) or the Office of Academic Accessibility. Knowing guests are coming is the only way to realistically accommodate arrangements with our colleagues across campus, so we do ask that you give us at least two weeks notice to set up any visits with other departments. Of course, walk-in visitors are welcome, but the visit experience is enhanced by our planning for your arrival. Once you have made reservations for your tour, you can also request a meeting with a professor. Current high school seniors can also request the opportunity to attend a class.
For the Fall 2018 semester, tours will begin on Monday, August 20, and end on Monday, December 3.
Tours will not be held on the following dates:
- Monday, September 3 (Labor Day)
- Monday, October 8 – Tuesday, October 9 (Fall Break)
- Wednesday, November 21 – Friday, November 23 (Thanksgiving Break)
In the event that your schedule does not allow for a weekday visit, UNC Asheville’s Office of Admissions & Financial Aid provides campus visits on select Saturdays for your convenience. Saturday Campus Visits feature group visits that begin at either 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. and consist of an information session from one of our Admissions Counselors and a walking tour of campus. You are encouraged to register ahead of time. The total visit experience on Saturdays is two hours. Check-in for the Saturday Campus Visits occurs at the Office of Admissions & Financial Aid on the second floor of Brown Hall at 9 a.m. or 12 p.m., respectively. Saturday tours will be held on the following dates:
- October 13, 2018
- November 17, 2018
Inclement Weather Policy
Campus tours are advertised to occur rain or shine, hot or cold, and our tour guides are expected to be prepared to give tours in these conditions. However, there are instances when it’s unsafe for our tour groups to go out. The Campus Visit Coordinator may cancel or delay a tour in the event of snow, ice, lightning, thunderstorms, tornado (watch or warning), or hail.
If the university cancels classes due to inclement weather, campus tours will be canceled as well. We will post a message on every page of the UNC Asheville website, in addition to the Admissions Visit page. Please be sure to check the Asheville weather forecast, and dress accordingly.