Exhibition: STEAM Studio, Six Years in the Making

Owen Hall, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery

UNC Asheville’s STEAM studio will present an exhibition of works, “UNCA Steam Studio: 6 Years In The Making” at the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery in Owen Hall on UNC Asheville’s campus, with a public reception on Aug. 31 from 5-9 p.m. The gallery will continue to host the exhibition until Sept. 14.

John Vercher and Wiley Cash in Conversation

Malaprops Bookstore and Cafe 55 Haywood St.,, Asheville

John Vercher, inaugural Wilma Dykeman Writer-in-Residence at UNC Asheville, and Wiley Cash, New York Times bestselling author and Alumni Author-in-Residence at UNC Asheville, will host a conversation and booksigning at […]

Saturday North Asheville Tailgate Market

Parking Lot P28

The North Asheville Tailgate Market is held every Saturday on UNC Asheville's campus in lot P28. Voted #1 Farmers Market in WNC, the North Asheville Tailgate Market (NATM) features local produce direct from area farmers, local baked goods, handmade crafts, music and more with over 65 vendors weekly. 

“Externalities,” Lecture with Artist Nick Raynolds

Ramsey Library, Blowers Gallery

Local artist Nick Raynolds will discuss the work in his current exhibit, “Externalities,” at 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 14, in UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library, Blowers Gallery.

National Voter Registration Day.

UNC Asheville

Register to vote or update your registration on National Voter Registration Day, September 19. Student volunteers will be tabling from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of Ramsey Library, in Reed Plaza, at the Governor’s Hall shuttle stop and on the first floor of Highsmith to register voters, help voters update their registration status and answer any election-related questions. 

“What’s Ahead for NC Elections in 2023 and 2024,” with Executive Director of the NC State Board of Elections Karen Brinson Bell

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

Learn how changes in election law will affect your voting experience in 2023 and 2024. Executive Director of the North Carolina State Board of Elections and UNC Asheville alumna Karen Brinson Bell will be delivering a public talk on “What's Ahead for NC Elections in 2023 and 2024” on September 19 in the Blue Ridge South Room of Highsmith Student Union at 7 p.m.

Common Word Community Read: Student-Athlete Roundtable

Reuter Center, Manheimer Room (102)

Join Wiley Cash and several student-athletes for a robust discussion about the pressures and expectations of life as a student-athlete on Thursday, September 21 at 7 p.m. in UNC Asheville's Reuter Center Manheimer Room.

Family Weekend

Join us for a fun-filled weekend with your loved ones at UNC Asheville from September 22 to 24! Family members of students in any class – first-year, sophomore, junior, or senior – are strongly encouraged to attend. We have planned a wide range of activities and entertainment both on campus and in Asheville. Explore the […]

Free – $50

Fall Clothing Swap

Carol Belk Theatre

Participants are invited to bring two to 10 clean items of clothing in good condition to Belk Theatre, room 118 between Monday, Sept.18 and the event opening on Friday, Sept. 22 at noon. Late donations will also be accepted.

Fall 2023 Greenfest

UNC Asheville will celebrate its bi-annual 2023 Fall Greenfest from September 24-30. There will be daily events throughout the week-long festival hosted on UNC Asheville’s campus, many are free and open to the public.

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. 

Career and Internship Fair

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

A Career and Internship Fair will take place from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 28 in UNC Asheville's Highsmith Union, Blue Ridge Room. UNC Asheville students, alumni, and community members are invited to learn about opportunities with employers, service experiences, and internships, with organizations looking for talent. 

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.

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 UNC Asheville's Blowers Gallery. The Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual is the oldest Native American artists’ cooperative in the U.S. and was founded in 1946 […]

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