“Flight from Ukraine,” a talk with Ben Betsalel

Highsmith Student Union, Blue Ridge Room South (203)

At 4 pm in the Highsmith Student Union, artist and UNC Asheville alum Ben Betsalel will give a talk, “Flight from Ukraine.” He will speak on his work and experiences in Ukraine, as well as the “Human Rights” art projects he has carried out in prisons and refugee camps around the world – and until about two weeks ago, in Ukraine. His talk will powerfully combine the political and the personal.

Hiking Western North Carolina – A Panel

Reuter Center, Manheimer Room (102)

This in-person panel will feature three well-known area hiking experts, Danny Bernstein (author of numerous books on hiking in the region), Bill Hart (author of 3000 Miles in the Smokies […]

YAM! Yay Art Mentors Closing Reception

Zageir Hall

The Department of Education invites you to join Asheville City and Buncombe County Area School art specialists for the closing reception to an exceptional exhibit celebrating community visual art mentors.

UNC Asheville String Trio Concert

Lipinsky Hall Lobby

Join the University String Trio for an afternoon of music. Joseph Falconer, director. For more information, visit music.unca.edu/engage/upcoming-events/   Community Expectations As members of this community, we care about everyone. […]

“A Conversation about Redux” with artist Virginia Derryberry (Professor Emerita)

UNC Asheville Professor Emerita of Art Virginia Derryberry will be in-person for “A Conversation about Redux” in the Blowers Gallery. Derryberry will be giving a talk and discussing her work of large-scale figure narrative paintings from her Private Domain series. The exhibit, which is on display all month, blends elements from mythology and alchemy, the […]

Greenfest – Fresh Future

UNC Asheville's Office of Sustainability celebrates its annual 2022 Spring Greenfest with nearly two weeks of events and activities.

T.A.B.L.E. (Together All Build Love & Equity) with BeLoved

University Quad

Build tables for the BeLoved microvillage, craft household objects for microvillage residents and learn more about BeLoved's relationship with UNC Asheville and work in Asheville and Buncombe County.

Greenfest Sustainability Fair

Reed Plaza 1 University Heights, Asheville

Live music, an electric vehicle car show, electric bikes to demo, a food truck, live chalk muraling, educational tables, and belly dancing converge on Reed Plaza in celebration of Greenfest.

Love And Theft – A Fundraising Concert for the Benefit of the Professional Firefighters and Paramedics of NC

Sherrill Center, Kimmel Arena

*This event is not sponsored by or otherwise endorsed by UNC Asheville Across the state of North Carolina, local organizations of the Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics of North Carolina and the International Associate of Fire Fighters host bi-annual concerts to raise funds for fire education in their communities. Your support helps professional fire fighters, […]

TheatreUNCA and Venture Shakespeare Present: William Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’

Carol Belk Theatre

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night is a romantic comedy with interwoven plots, mistaken identities, practical jokes, and unrequited love. In this love "square," twins Viola (Mack Moseley '23) and Sebastian (Nick Lock '22) are separated during a shipwreck. Viola, who is disguised as a boy, falls in love with Duke Orsino (David Gingold '22) who is […]

$5 – $10

Admitted Student Day

During Admitted Student Days, incoming students interact with people and offices to help them prepare for a smooth transition to UNC Asheville.

Bare feet, Bootstraps, and Liberation: Exploring the Complex Journey to Reconciliation in the U.S.A. – An Inter-institutional Panel Discussion

Zoom / Virtual

Western North Carolina scholars Tiece Ruffin (UNC Asheville), Rima Vesely-Flad (Warren Wilson College), David Walton (Western Carolina University), and Jonathan McCoy (Mars Hill University) to converse and discuss their work dismantling white supremacy, reparations, reconciliation, and addressing generational trauma in this inter-institutional Africana studies discussion.

Give UNC Asheville

Give UNC Asheville is UNC Asheville's community-wide 24-hour day of giving.

Spring UNC Asheville Student Art and Ceramics Sale

Owen Hall, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery

A wide variety of functional and decorative pottery and other artwork crafted by UNC Asheville students will be on sale during the Spring UNC Asheville Student Art and Ceramics Sale to be held Friday, April 22, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and on Saturday, April 23, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

“Drip, Drip Drop: A WATER Adventure”

Reynolds Green (Mini-Quad) 1 University Heights, Asheville

Conceived and written by UNC Asheville students in the Fall 2021 Theatre for the Very Young (TVY) course, “Drip, Drip Drop: A WATER Adventure” is an interactive and imaginative performance for pre-schoolers and their families. Directed by Lise Kloeppel.

$5 – $10

Common Word Community Read: Denise Kiernan, author of The Last Castle, in conversation with Wiley Cash

Curated by New York Times bestselling author and fellow UNC Asheville alumnus, Wiley Cash ’00, the Common Word Community Read brings the UNC Asheville community together to engage in a collective educational experience. For this closing of three events supporting the spring 2022 read selection, "The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home" by Denise Kiernan, join Cash in conversation with the author.

International Photo Exhibit

The exhibit features thought-provoking photos taken by students, faculty, and staff while traveling abroad.

A Fundraiser for STEAM Studio SkillSet

STEAM Studio 821 Riverside Dr., Asheville

Join STEAM Studio for an evening of craft, food, fun, and fundraising when UNC Asheville's STEAM Studio SkillSet celebrates its fourth anniversary!


Asheville Ideas Fest

The first-ever Asheville Ideas Fest (AIF) will bring together global thought leaders in Asheville to focus on the most consequential issues of our time.

Fareed Zakaria at Asheville Ideas Fest

Sherrill Center, Kimmel Arena

Zakaria's talk on Democracy Around the Globe: Myths and Reality, a highlight of the inaugural Asheville Ideas Fest, is open to the public as a free but ticketed event. Reserve your ticket now.


Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

Lipinsky Hall

Hundreds of musicians, dancers, and storytellers, who are preserving the traditions of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, will perform on stage at UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Hall.

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!

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.