Community Reparations Summit

Sherrill Center, Kimmel Arena

The Community Reparations Summit will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the UNC Asheville Sherrill Center and Kimmel Arena. 

Live at Lunch Music Performance

University Quad

UNC Asheville music students will treat audiences to free, weekly performances throughout the fall semester at noon on Thursdays on the Quad, outside of Lipinsky Auditorium. 

“Truth and Dignity” with Erick Cedeño, the “Bicycle Nomad”

Mullen & James Humanities Lecture Hall

Erick Cedeno, aka Bicycle Nomad, will share about his journey retracing the steps of the 1897 expedition of the Buffalo Soldiers’ 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps on October 12 at 6 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Mullen & James Humanities Hall.

ReVIEWING Black Mountain College International Conference

Reuter Center

UNC Asheville and the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center will co-host the 14th Annual ReVIEWING Black Mountain College International Conference from October 13-15 in UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. 

Fall Open House

Sherrill Center, Kimmel Arena

Come see where it all starts with an in-person visit to campus.

UNC Asheville Student Percussion Ensemble and Wind Ensemble Concert

Lipinsky Hall Auditorium

Students in the UNC Asheville Percussion Ensemble and Wind Ensemble will perform in a concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 15 in UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public, with donations accepted at the door. 

Turning of the Maples

University Quad

UNC Asheville will host Turning of the Maples, a favorite fall tradition, on Tuesday, October 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.on the Quad.

Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde

Carol Belk Theatre

TheatreUNCA and the Drama Department of UNC Asheville will be hosting the first play of the fall season: “Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde.” Showings are on October 19 through 21 at 7:30 p.m. and on October 22 at 2:00 p.m in the Carol Belk Theatre. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for […]

$5 – $15

Live at Lunch Music Performance

University Quad

UNC Asheville music students will treat audiences to free, weekly performances throughout the fall semester at noon on Thursdays on the Quad, outside of Lipinsky Auditorium. 

Live at Lunch Music Performance

University Quad

UNC Asheville music students will treat audiences to free, weekly performances throughout the fall semester at noon on Thursdays on the Quad, outside of Lipinsky Auditorium. 

Abortion in the Borderlands before Roe v. Wade by Lina-Maria Murillo

Zoom / Virtual

Lina-Maria Murillo will present a lecture, “Abortion in the Borderlands before Roe v. Wade,” at 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 26 via Zoom. Link to join is here. Journalists, activists, and the public at large have been transfixed by the idea that people are fleeing across the United States-Mexico border for greater access to abortion […]

Free

Joyce Yang Piano Concert

Lipinsky Hall Auditorium

UNC Asheville Department of Music welcomes Grammy-nominated pianist Joyce Yang to the Lipinsky Hall Auditorium on October 26 at 7 p.m.

Visiting Writers Series: An Evening with Poet Eric Tran

Highsmith Student Union, Blue Ridge Room (202/203)

Poet Eric Tran will present a reading at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 2 in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith Union, Blue Ridge Room.
Tran is a queer Vietnamese poet and the author of “Mouth, Sugar, and Smoke.”

Free

AAPI Mental Health: Why We Need Culturally-Informed Care

Sherrill Center, Ingles Mountain View Room

Featuring four mental health practitioners with Asian heritage – Tracy Hopkins, Eric Tran, An Truong, and Tai Kulenic – who will address the unique experiences of AAPI people who are still largely portrayed as a “model minority” and a monolithic group.

Free

Worldbuilding in Speculative Fiction with Lauren Yero

Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum

Author Lauren Yero will host a worldbuilding in speculative fiction class on November 4 at 10 a.m. in the Laurel Forum in Karpen Hall. Registration is $20 and open to the public.

$20

Fall Open House

Sherrill Center, Kimmel Arena

Come see where it all starts with an in-person visit to campus.

Exhibit: Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual

Ramsey Library, Blowers Gallery

"Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual," an exhibition showcasing varied examples of both traditional and modern styles of Cherokee art and historical photos, will be on view through December 8 in […]

Human Sacrifice in Greek Antiquity: Between Myth, Image, and Reality

Highsmtih Student Union, French Broad Room (125)

Michael Fowler, art historian and archaeologist, will look at the visual and anthropological evidence for human sacrifice in the ancient Greek world, focusing on topics related to material religion, iconography, gender, and violence (and their intersections).

Free

CLOSER, At The Intersection of God and Gay, A Public Storytelling Event

The Wedge Brewery at Foundation 5 Foundy St Ste 10, Asheville

On November 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wedge Brewing at Foundation, Blue Ridge Pride LGBTQIA+ Archive and UNC Asheville's Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies program invite those who knew CLOSER and those who want to learn more about local LGBTQ+ history to a public storytelling event.

Free

Craft Research Talks: Community, Tradition, and Culture

Lipinsky Hall Auditorium

Join us on Wednesday, November 15 at 11 a.m. for a special Craft Research Talks: Community, Tradition, and Culture. This is a UNC Asheville Humanities Common Lecture, it is free and open to the public. The lecture will be held in the Lipinsky Auditorium at UNC Asheville and will be live-streamed and recorded.

Free

Writers at Home: Great Smokies Writing Program Student Open Mic Night

Malaprops Bookstore and Cafe 55 Haywood St.,, Asheville

On November 19 at 5 p.m., Malaprop’s Bookstore in downtown Asheville will host an open-mic night featuring current and prior Great Smokies Writing Program students! This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required by Malaprop's: In-Person | Writers at Home | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

Free

Fall 2023 Symposium on Undergraduate Research, Creativity and Community Engagement

The Fall 2023 Symposium on Undergraduate Research, Creativity and Community Engagement will take place across campus on Tuesday, November 28, and will feature hundreds of undergraduate research and creative project presentations by UNC Asheville students and presentations about their service-learning experiences.

Fall 2023 Student Art & Ceramics Sale

Owen Hall, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery

A wide variety of functional and decorative pottery, prints and other artwork created by UNC Asheville students will be on sale in Owen Hall.

Writers at Home: Great Smokies Review Fall 2023 Celebration

Story Parlor 227 Haywood Rd, Asheville

The Great Smokies Writing Program presents “Writers at Home” celebrating the fall 2023 issue of “The Great Smokies Review” with live readings at the Story Parlor at 7:00 p.m. on December 10, 2023. The event is free and open to the public.

Free

The Reuter Center Singers Holiday Concert

Reuter Center

The Reuter Center Singers will perform a holiday concert at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 11 in the Reuter Center on UNC Asheville's campus.

Commencement December 2023

Sherrill Center, Kimmel Arena

Please join us for this community-wide tradition as we celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates. Commencement will take place on Friday, December 15. The ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. in Kimmel Arena. 

15th Annual International Drawing Discourse Exhibition

Owen Hall

UNC Asheville will host its annual juried international exhibition, Drawing Discourse, from January 19 through February 16 in the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Owen Hall. The exhibition features 49 works of contemporary drawing selected from 1358 submissions by 407 artists in 6 nations.

Endowed Cherokee Ceramicist Tara McCoy at UNC Asheville

Highsmith Student Union 1 University Heights, Asheville

On February 7, UNC Asheville will present an exhibition of work from Cherokee artist Tara McCoy and of UNC Asheville students who learned handbuilding and pit firing techniques from McCoy. 

Free

The River Arts District / UNC Asheville Artist Alumni Show

Ramsey Library, Blowers Gallery

On February 9, UNC Asheville will host the opening reception for “The River Arts District / UNC Asheville Artist Alumni Show” in Ramsey Library’s Blowers Gallery from 4-6 p.m. As part of Homecoming Week events, this exhibition, curated by Karen Keil Brown ’81, showcases the artistic careers of 12 talented alumni and celebrates the exceptional education and training they received at UNC Asheville.  

Free

“The Music of Physics” with Composer Roger Zare

Lipinsky Hall Auditorium

Roger Zare, an award winning composer and U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory’s 2023 guest composer,  will present “The Music of Physics” at 5 p.m. on Friday, February 9 in UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium. Zare’s intersectional work translates concepts of higher-energy physics into the language of music while still remaining accessible to the audience. 

Homecoming 2024

UNC Asheville welcomes students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members back to campus February 12-17 for Homecoming 2024!

Southern Appalachian Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum

The Department of Philosophy will host a two-day annual symposium, the Southern Appalachian Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, in the Laurel Forum at UNC Asheville.

2024 Parsons Lecture with Steven Clontz, Master Math Puzzle Maker

Highsmith Student Union, Blue Ridge Room (202/203)

On February 22, at 7 p.m. join Steven Clontz, mathematician, professor, and puzzle designer, for this year’s Parson’s Lecture in the Blue Ridge Room of the Highsmith Student Union at UNC Asheville.

Free

Owen Hall Day

Owen Hall

UNC Asheville Art & Art History and New Media Departments welcome students, families, and teachers from 8:45 a.m. to noon on Friday, February 24 for Owen Hall Day. Visit our Owen Hall facilities featuring art history, ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, and new media. Events include department tours, portfolio reviews, open studios, exhibitions, alumni panel discussions, and campus & STEAM tours. 

When Dreams Take Flight

Lipinsky Hall Auditorium

A series of performances from University Chorale and the Reuter Center Singers, directed by Chuck Taft; the UNC Asheville Wind Ensemble, directed by Emily Mariko Eng; and the UNC Asheville Percussion Ensemble, directed by Matthew Richmond. The concert will take place February 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Lipinsky Hall Auditorium on UNC Asheville’s campus.

Free

S Dexter Squibb Distinguished Lecture Series in Chemistry

Highsmith Student Union, Alumni Hall (114)

Theodore Goodson, professor of chemistry and macromolecular science and engineering from the University of Michigan, will be giving two public lectures in Alumni Hall of Highsmith Union, the first at 7:15 p.m. on February 26 and the second at 12 p.m. on February 27.

Free