Bio Brutalism – Nick Raynolds Art Exhibition

Ramsey Library, Blowers Gallery

Bio Brutalism is the latest collection of drawings and paintings by local Asheville artist and UNC Asheville faculty member Nick Raynolds.

WAC-WNC Speaker Series: Professor Mark Gibney – “Will a Group of Portuguese Children Shape the Future of Climate Change Litigation in the E.U.?”

Reuter Center, Manheimer Room (102)

Climate change is, arguably, the single greatest and gravest human rights issue facing the entire planet. Although greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) threaten human rights without respect for national borders, most laws, both domestic and international, are "territorial" in scope with a state's obligations ending at its own territorial borders.

Under Jerusalem: The Buried History of the World’s Most Contested City

Highsmith Student Union, Mountain Suites (225/226)

Award winning author and journalist Andrew Lawler will give a lecture on his most recent book Under Jerusalem: The Buried History of the World’s Most Contested City at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 8 in the Mountain View Suites in Highsmith Student Union.

African Dance and Drum Traditions

Lipinsky Hall Auditorium

LEAF musician and educator Adama Dembele will lead a performance team of students, showcasing the role and importance of drums and dance in the ancient and present day tradition of his home country of Cote d'Ivoire.

CACRAO College Fair for Buncombe County Schools

Sherrill Center, Kimmel Arena

NC Educational Opportunity Programs are designed with the goal of providing every prospective student in North Carolina the opportunity to attend an educational program. Open to the public but aimed at Buncombe County high school students.

Family Weekend 2022

UNC Asheville’s Family Weekend brings together Bulldogs of all ages for a weekend filled with fun and UNC Asheville spirit! Get a sense of what it is like to be a student with our renowned back-to-class sessions, participate in our annual Picnic on the Quad, and get to enjoy some of our campus activities!

Diapason Art Exhibit

Ramsey Library, Blowers Gallery

Works from the Studio Foundations faculty at Kennesaw State University's School of Art & Design near Atlanta, GA are displayed in Ramsey Library's Blowers Gallery. Diapason is a diverse exhibition […]

Common Word Community Read: Lauren Harr andCaroline Green Christopoulos: “Book Tours, the Publishing Landscape, and Author Promotion”

The Common Word Community Read, curated by New York Times Bestselling author and fellow UNC Asheville alumnus, Wiley Cash ’00, brings the UNC Asheville community together to engage in a collective educational experience. Each semester, one book will serve as the focus of numerous virtual and in-person lectures and discussions that will allow participants to delve deeper into the text. Over the course of the academic year, participants will read one book each semester, gaining insights and sharing ideas in a welcoming and respectful environment.

Fall 2022 Greenfest: Nurturing Connections

Greenfest is a semi-annual series held on the campus of UNC Asheville in September and March/April that celebrates sustainability, students, and community. This fall's theme is Nurturing Connections.

National Voter Registration Day

Voter registration stations will be available on the Quad, outside the library and outside Rhoades-Robinson, and in Highsmith. Anyone can stop by to register to vote, check their registration status, get help with absentee ballots, or to get their questions answered. Free food will also be provided. 

Music Faculty Showcase Concert

Lipinsky Hall Auditorium

The Faculty Showcase Concert will feature the diverse performative talent that our music department is comprised of. With a wide variety of musical genres, this concert is a great way to get to know us, but also to have a great time! 

Admission Open House

Chestnut Hall, Donna and David Bailey Welcome Center

UNC Asheville’s Open House gives students and families a chance to see what makes the UNC Asheville experience unique. Through distinctive academic and student life showcases, students can meet one-on-one with faculty, learn about life inside and outside the classroom, hear from current students, tour campus, and get to know Asheville, one of the coolest cities in the Southeast.

S. Dexter Squibb Lecture Series: DOE’s National Laboratories: Eight Decades of Serving the Nation Through Science

Highsmith Student Union, Alumni Hall (114)

Michelle Buchanan, the Deputy for Science and Technology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory will be this fall's 24th S. Dexter Squibb Distinguished Lecturer in Chemistry. Buchanan oversees one of the nation's most extensive portfolios of research and development, spanning physical and materials sciences, energy and engineering sciences, computing and computational sciences, biological and environmental sciences, neutron sciences, and global security, for the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors.

S. Dexter Squibb Lecture Series: Science For A Secure and Sustainable Energy Future

Highsmith Student Union, Alumni Hall (114)

Michelle Buchanan, the Deputy for Science and Technology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory will be this fall's 24th S. Dexter Squibb Distinguished Lecturer in Chemistry. In this lecture, Buchanan will address a growing urgency to produce and use energy more efficiently and cleanly from carbon-based resources in the near term and to move to non-carbon-based energy systems in the longer term.

Farm to Table Dinner on the Quad

University Quad

The Farm to Table Dinner, an annual UNC Asheville fall harvest ritual around food, started in 2015. The dinner celebrates the efforts of our student gardeners, faculty and staff partners, and community collaborators, while advancing our collaborative efforts for a sustainable, local food system. This year’s theme is Nourishing Connections.

$28

Indigenous Ways of Being

Lipinsky Hall Auditorium

Hosted by the UNCA Humanities Program, a panel conversation entitled Indigenous Ways of Being sheds light on how local artists and educators are creating space that embodies indigenous ways of being and addressing issues that affect indigenous communities today.

Turning of the Maples

University Quad

The Divisions of Advancement and Student Affairs are excited to announce a beloved UNC Asheville tradition, Turning of the Maples! Stop by the Quad between 11:00am - 1:00pm on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 to enjoy the beautiful fall colors!

Celebration on the Court

Sherrill Center, Kimmel Arena

Join Bulldog Athletics at Celebration on the Court: the Tip-off Event for UNC Asheville Bulldog Basketball. Cocktail hour starts at 6 p.m. and dinner and remarks from keynote speaker and Hall of Fame basketball coaching legend Bobby Cremins starts at 7 p.m. The event is emceed by Debbie Antonelli, Hall of Fame basketball analyst.

Admission Open House

Chestnut Hall, Donna and David Bailey Welcome Center

UNC Asheville’s Open House gives students and families a chance to see what makes the UNC Asheville experience unique. Through distinctive academic and student life showcases, students can meet one-on-one with faculty, learn about life inside and outside the classroom, hear from current students, tour campus, and get to know Asheville, one of the coolest cities in the Southeast.

DakhaBrakha in Concert

Lipinsky Hall Auditorium

Ukrainian quartet DakhaBrakha brings their unique brand of “Ethno-chaos” to UNC Asheville.

$15

Barbara Kingsolver presents Demon Copperhead

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

UNC Asheville's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) in partnership with Malaprop's is pleased to present an event with New York Times bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver in celebration of her latest book, "Demon Copperhead."

Free

Parson’s Lecture: Atari and the Multiverse of Doughnuts

Lipinsky Hall Auditorium

Autumn Kent, professor of mathematics at University of Wisconsin and UNC Asheville alumna, will present this year’s Parsons Lecture, “Atari and the Multiverse of Doughnuts,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 in Lipinsky Auditorium.

TheatreUNCA Presents Little Shop Of Horrors

Carol Belk Theatre

Embrace Halloween with the cast of UNC Asheville’s TheatreUNCA and their updated production of Little Shop Of Horrors.

Literary Reading with Doreen Baingana

Ramsey Library, Whitman Room

Join UNC Asheville’s English Department, in partnership with the Global Studies Center, for an evening with Ugandan author Doreen Baingana as she reads new works in the Whitman Room in Ramsey Library.

TheatreUNCA Presents: A Wrinkle in Time

Carol Belk Theatre

TheatreUNCA presents A Wrinkle In Time, adapted from the award-winning young adult novel first published in 1962, A Wrinkle in Time tells the story of Meg Murry, a teenager transported […]

UNC Asheville Student Art and Ceramics Sale

Owen Hall, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery

The fall UNC Asheville Student Art and Ceramics Sale will be held Friday, November 18, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and on Saturday, November 19, from 9:00 am to […]

UNC Asheville Wind Ensemble Concert

Lipinsky Hall

The UNC Asheville Wind Ensemble presents the Space Concert, directed by Dr. Emily Mariko, with live visuals by UNC Asheville student Benjamin Green.

Fall 2022 Commencement

Sherrill Center, Kimmel Arena

Join us in celebrating our Fall 2022 graduates on December 9, 2022 in Kimmel Arena. Guest seating will begin around 3 p.m., and tickets are not required.

Common Word Community Read: “How to Get Away with (Writing About) Murder” with Dr. Laura Meadows

Reuter Center, Manheimer Room (102)

Dr. Laura Meadows, assistant professor of Mass Communication at UNC Asheville, will present "How to Get Away with (Writing About) Murder," at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20 at UNC Asheville's Reuter Center, Manheimer Room. Meadows' lecture is part of the Common Word Community Read, curated by New York Times Bestselling author and UNC Asheville […]

“Southern Black Chefs in the White House” with Adrian Miller

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

Adrian Miller will give a lecture entitled "Southern Black Chefs in the White House" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Blue Ridge Room on February 22, 2023 as part of the Thomas Howerton Distinguished Professor Speaker Series, "Diverse Roots at the Common Table: Culinary Conversations in the American South." Adrian is a culinary historian […]

A Conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates

Sherrill Center, Kimmel Arena

UNC Asheville welcomes award-winning author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates in conversation in the Sherrill Center's Kimmel Arena on Tuesday, February 28. The event, which will include a reading and question-and-answer session, is free and open to all but requires advanced registration through Eventbrite. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Common Word Community Read: “Mental Health Behind Bars: The Role of Mental Health in the U.S. Legal System,” with Dr. Laura Jones

Reuter Center, Manheimer Room (102)

Laura Jones, associate professor of Health & Wellness and Athletics Mental Health Coordinator at UNC Asheville will present "Mental Health Behind Bars: The Role of Mental Health in the U.S. Legal System," at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15 at UNC Asheville's Reuter Center in the Manheimer Room. Jones' lecture is part of the Common […]

Common Word Community Read: “Being, Researching, Writing About, and Advocating for Dr. Gilmer” with Wiley Cash and Benjamin Gilmer

Reuter Center, Manheimer Room (102)

Join New York Times Bestselling author and UNC Asheville alumnus, Wiley Cash ’00 in conversation with author Benjamin Gilmer on Monday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at UNC Asheville's Reuter Center in the Manheimer Room. This event is part of the Common Word Community Read, curated by Cash. The program brings the UNC Asheville community […]