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 […]

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.


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."


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.

Double Take Art Exhibition

Ramsey Library, Blowers Gallery

During the 2020 lockdown, Jeremy Phillips, UNCA Alum and adjunct professor of Humanities, started painting interiors of his house in West Asheville.

Southern Appalachian Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum

Twelve students from schools across the country will present at the Southern Appalachian Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, Feb. 10-11 in the Laurel Forum, Karpen Hall. The symposium provides a professional style philosophical forum for aspiring undergraduates to present significant and original work.

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.

UNC Asheville Alumni Art Exhibition

Owen Hall, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery

UNC Asheville will host an exhibition featuring the works of alumni artists through March 10 in the Owen Hall S. Tucker Cooke Gallery. This exhibition includes the recent work of seven alumni from art history, ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. For more information about the exhibition and featured artists, visit the Department of […]

Owen Hall Day

Owen Hall

UNC Asheville welcomes students, families and teachers to Owen Hall Day, a drop-in open house on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. Attendees are invited to explore the new Owen Hall facilities, featuring art history, ceramics, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking and new media, and meet UNC Asheville faculty who foster excellence, individuality, and […]

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

Reuter Center, Manheimer Room (102)

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 […]

“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 […]

“Cutting Grooves” Lecture with Chris Mara

Lipinsky Hall Auditorium

Chris Mara, owner of Nashville’s Welcome to 1979 recording studio, will present a lecture, "Cutting Grooves,” at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23 in Lipinsky Auditorium. Mara, along with his wife Yoli, have run the Welcome to 1979 recording studio in Nashville, Tennessee since 2008, and have recorded artists such as Jason Isbell and Lake […]

Martin Bejerano’s Cuban American Trio

Lipinsky Hall Auditorium

Pianist Martin Bejerano and his Cuban American Trio will perform at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23 in Lipinsky Auditorium, as part of the UNC Asheville Loves Piano Series. Bejerano, a native of Miami, Florida, has been active as a professional musician since the age of 15. Over the course of his career he has […]

Junior Preview Day

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

Kick off your college search at Junior Preview Day, an open house experience designed just for high school juniors, on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 12:30 to 3:45 p.m.

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.

The Economic Future of News

Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum

The panelists will discuss the economic future of news generally, while also branching out into topics including the attention economy, politics as entertainment, and the role of investigative journalism.

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 […]

“Teaching History in Public School Today,” Lecture by John DeVille

Whitesides Hall, 016

John DeVille, a Macon County Schools educator, will present "Teaching History in the Public School Today" at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, in Whitesides Hall, room 016. DeVille's lecture will focus on how educators can navigate an increasingly polarized climate where they are under unprecedented scrutiny by school boards, parents and citizens, especially when it comes to teaching the United States' history of slavery, disenfranchisement, terrorism, and economic injustice.

2023 UNC Asheville Annual Pi(e) Run

University Quad

UNC Asheville & The Marvelous Math Club are hosting a fun-run on Sunday, 3/19. Proceeds benefit the Asheville Initiative for Math!

$10 – $20

“Tales of Now & Zen,” with Japanese Storyteller Motoko

Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum

Nationally-acclaimed storyteller Motoko will present “Tales of Now & Zen” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21 in Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum. A native of Osaka, Motoko blends ancient lore and oral memoirs from her childhood in Japan and her life as an immigrant in the U.S. Motoko is the recipient of the National Storytelling […]

“More Than Glitter: Ancient Jewelry in Greece and Italy,” Lecture by Alexis Castor

Highsmith Student Union, Mountain Suites (225/226)

Alexis Castor, associate professor of Classics at Franklin & Marshall College, will present a lecture, "More Than Glitter: Ancient Jewelry in Greece and Italy” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, in Highsmith Student Union, rooms 225-226. Castor will address the multiple uses of jewelry and personal ornament in the ancient world. While such prestige […]

Critical Perspectives Visiting Talk: Rita Felski, “On Resonance”

Zoom / Virtual

Rita Felski, the John Stewart Bryan Professor of English at the University of Virginia, will present a lecture, "On Resonance," at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, via Zoom. Could the idea of resonance offer another slant on what’s defended, though also derided, as a “love of literature,” while also clarifying how critical theory can […]

Nathan King, “Beyond Knowledge and Skills: Education for Intellectual Virtue”

Highsmith Student Union, Alumni Hall (114)

"Philosophy professor Nathan King will present ""Beyond Knowledge and Skills: Education for Intellectual Virtue,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 23 in Highsmith Union, Alumni Hall. King will discuss the importance of intellectual virtues, such as curiosity, carefulness, autonomy, humility, and open-mindedness. King’s lecture will explore why these virtues matter, and how students and professors can develop them.

Queer Studies Conference

Sherrill Center Concourse

UNC Asheville will host its biennial Queer Studies Conference from March 24-26 on campus, bringing together scholars, artists and activists for workshops and presentations focusing on the theme “Blooming: Metamorphoses and Seasons of Queerness.” This conference is open to the pubic and free for all attendees, with a suggested donation of $20-60. Registration is required and available here.


UNC Asheville

Greenfest is a semi-annual series held on the campus of UNC Asheville in September and March/April that celebrates sustainability, students, and community.

“Collect Calls to My Mother” and “Bushwacking,” UNC Asheville English Faculty Read from Newest Works

Sherrill Center, Ingles Mountain View Room

UNC Asheville English faculty Lori Horvitz and Jennifer McGaha will present readings from their newest respective works at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 27 in the Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room. Horvitz will read from “Collect Call to My Mother: Essays on Love, Grief, and Getting a Good Night’s Sleep,” a collection of short memoir […]

Panel on Indigenous Ways, with Byron Tenesaca and Shennelle Feather

Lipinsky Hall Auditorium

UNC Asheville will host a panel on Indigenous ways on Wednesday, March 26 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Lipinsky Auditorium. The conversation with panelists Byron Tenesaca, artist and educator, and Shennelle Feather, education program coordinator at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, will shed light on how local artists and educators are creating […]

RAIL Project Symposium

UNC Asheville

This spring, UNC Asheville will host the Rail and Incarcerated Laborer (RAIL) Project Symposium from March 30 to April 1. The three-day event consisting of panels, conversations, and field opportunities, will take place on the UNC Asheville campus and in areas surrounding the RAIL Memorial site in Old Fort, North Carolina. The event is free […]