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UNC Asheville As the only dedicated liberal arts institution in the University of North Carolina system, UNC Asheville kindles learning by offering students an intellectually rigorous education that builds critical thinking and workforce skills to last a lifetime.

"The students led this, and it was one of the wonderful things about seeing how change can happen."Check out WLOS ABC 13...
06/25/2019
UNCA ditching fossil fuel investments

"The students led this, and it was one of the wonderful things about seeing how change can happen."

Check out WLOS ABC 13's story on our divestment from fossil fuels!

UNC Asheville is getting fossil fuels out of its investments. The Board of Trustees voted to move about 10% of the university's endowment fund away from oil, coal and gas. WLOS. The divestiture amounts to about $5 million being moved to a more socially conscious investment fund. The move comes at th...

Team UNCA was hard at work this weekend creating an entire film in just 2 days for the 48 Hour Film Project. We can't wa...
06/24/2019

Team UNCA was hard at work this weekend creating an entire film in just 2 days for the 48 Hour Film Project. We can't wait to see what awards they bring home to campus this year!

UPDATE: Monday, June 24, 9 a.m. – Tonight's Concert on the Quad featuring METAL! has been cancelled due to expected ba...
06/24/2019
Concerts on the Quad 2019 - METAL! - News And Events | UNC Asheville

UPDATE: Monday, June 24, 9 a.m. – Tonight's Concert on the Quad featuring METAL! has been cancelled due to expected bad weather.

The 2019 season of Concerts on the Quad – UNC Asheville’s free, outdoor Monday evening concert series – will feature concerts on June 24, July 8 and 15 beginning at 7 p.m. each night. Featuring music that spans many genres, Concerts on the Quad are family-friendly and informal, with lawn chair...

Student Shuyan Chen learns alongside Tate Addis at UNCA Music's Summer Piano Camp. A special thanks to the Walnut Cove M...
06/21/2019

Student Shuyan Chen learns alongside Tate Addis at UNCA Music's Summer Piano Camp. A special thanks to the Walnut Cove Members Association for the funding that made this camp possible! Cliffs at Walnut Cove

UNC Asheville Alumni Association
06/21/2019
UNC Asheville Alumni Association

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It 👏 is 👏 official 👏 Today the UNC Asheville Board of Trustees approved using Environmental, Social and Governance criteria for a portion of its endowment that will be divested from fossil fuels!

We asked our students what it's really like in a Living Learning Community. Here's what they told us:
06/18/2019
Students Find their Place in Living Learning Communities, Part 1 - News And Events | UNC Asheville

We asked our students what it's really like in a Living Learning Community. Here's what they told us:

Although moving to a different location can make students nervous, UNC Asheville helps make the adjustment to college life stress free with the living learning communities on campus. Living Learning Communities (LLC) are a great way for students to connect with like-minded students right outside the...

Happy National Pollinator Week! We're proud to announce we've once again been certified as a Bee Campus USA. 🐝
06/17/2019
2018 - Campus

Happy National Pollinator Week! We're proud to announce we've once again been certified as a Bee Campus USA. 🐝

Welcome to the Bee Campus USA annual report webpage for campuses certified before 2017! The Bee Campus USA program launched in 2015. When institutions of higher education become certified as Bee...

Welcome to all the new #AvlBound students and families here for UNC Asheville EmBark Orientation! It's a beautiful day t...
06/14/2019

Welcome to all the new #AvlBound students and families here for UNC Asheville EmBark Orientation! It's a beautiful day to get to know your home away from home ☀️🌳🌷

High schoolers - classes are over, and now's the time to get a head start on your college search! Come visit us Monday-F...
06/12/2019
Visit - UNC Asheville

High schoolers - classes are over, and now's the time to get a head start on your college search! Come visit us Monday-Friday for a campus tour.

Come for a tour, a campus event or a personal chat with an Admissions staff member or faculty.

Congrats, Dr. Boakye-Boaten! Raise your hand if you loved your class with Dr. B. ✋
06/11/2019
UNC Asheville Professor Agya Boakye-Boaten Receives Fulbright Award to Teach and Research in Ghana - News And Events | UNC Asheville

Congrats, Dr. Boakye-Boaten! Raise your hand if you loved your class with Dr. B. ✋

Agya Boakye-Boaten, chair and associate professor of Africana and interdisciplinary and international studies at UNC Asheville, has been awarded a 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to teach and conduct research in Ghana at the University of Cape Coast. The Fulbright Program, which aims to increas...

The Great Smokies Review from UNC Asheville is turning 10! Come celebrate with us this Sunday, June 9 with a free readin...
06/07/2019
"Writers at Home" Reading at Malaprop's Celebrates 10 Years of "The Great Smokies Review" - News And Events | UNC Asheville

The Great Smokies Review from UNC Asheville is turning 10! Come celebrate with us this Sunday, June 9 with a free reading at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe.

The Great Smokies Review, the online literary magazine published by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program, has just completed 20 issues and 10 years of publication and to celebrate, some of the magazine’s contributing writers will offer a reading of their works. The reading, part of the ...

Makennah Bristow just graduated this May--but not before helping NASA discover a brand new planet.
06/06/2019
Out of This World - News And Events | UNC Asheville

Makennah Bristow just graduated this May--but not before helping NASA discover a brand new planet.

We know the universe a little better now, thanks to citizen scientists like UNC Asheville physics student and NASA intern Makennah Bristow, who was part of the team that helped discover a brand-new planet. Bristow’s internship at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center exposed her to new worlds, incl...

UNC Asheville's cover photo
06/06/2019

UNC Asheville's cover photo

Go Bulldogs!
06/04/2019
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🚨 BIG NEWS 🚨

Legendary Head Coach Danny Williamson Takes Over Helm of UNC Asheville Track & Field/Cross Country

#KeepClimbing

ContinuuCon is here, with musicians and music tech innovators from around the world, and you can hear the music they mak...
05/30/2019
ContinuuCon Electronic Music Conference and June 1 Concert - News And Events | UNC Asheville

ContinuuCon is here, with musicians and music tech innovators from around the world, and you can hear the music they make at a free concert, 7:30 Saturday night at Lipinsky.

ContinuuCon 2019, the fourth annual international Haken Continuum conference, will place at UNC Asheville from May 30 through June 1. The participating electronic musicians will perform in a concert, free and open to everyone at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 in Lipinsky Auditorium on campus. Multi-i...

It's officially summer in Asheville when Concerts on the Quad returns!
05/24/2019
UNC Asheville Concerts on the Quad Return June 24, with Monday Evening Shows Featuring Che Apalache, Brody Hunt and The Handfulls, and METAL! - News And Events | UNC Asheville

It's officially summer in Asheville when Concerts on the Quad returns!

The 2019 season of Concerts on the Quad – UNC Asheville’s free, outdoor Monday evening concert series – will feature concerts on June 24, July 8 and 15 beginning at 7 p.m. each night. Featuring music that spans many genres, Concerts on the Quad are family-friendly and informal, with lawn chair...

One more round of applause for our graduates! 👏
05/23/2019
UNC Asheville Announces May 2019 Graduates - News And Events | UNC Asheville

One more round of applause for our graduates! 👏

The following students received degrees from UNC Asheville in May 2019. They are listed by nation, state and hometown.   Austria Krems An Der Donau Patrick McGrady – Bachelor of Arts in New Media; Minor in Drama; Distinction in New Media Jamaica St James Christin Deborah Louw – Bachelor of Scie...

Congratulations to Ameena Batada, associate professor of health and wellness at UNC Asheville! Raise your hand if you lo...
05/22/2019
Making the Connection with Ameena Batada, Winner of the Board of Governors’ 2019 Award for Excellence in Teaching for UNC Asheville - News And Events | UNC Asheville

Congratulations to Ameena Batada, associate professor of health and wellness at UNC Asheville!
Raise your hand if you loved being in Dr. Batada's class! ✋

For Ameena Batada, associate professor of health and wellness at UNC Asheville, teaching is about connections: connections between them and the material, between her and the students, among students, and between the university and communities in Asheville and beyond. It’s her dedication to creatin...

Take a look through a window into Asheville’s African American history.
05/22/2019
Vivid Portrayals of Asheville’s African American History – The Isaiah Rice Photo Collection – To Be First Exhibit at New Eagle Market Community Exhibition Space - News And Events | UNC Asheville

Take a look through a window into Asheville’s African American history.

The Isaiah Rice Photo Collection, which provides a window into Asheville’s African American history through vivid images of life in the city’s black community from the 1950s through the 1970s, will be on view May 24-Aug. 24 at the new Eagle Market Place Community Exhibition Space, 19 Eagle Stree...

Jazz Alert - William Bares and the student ECM Ensemble got a big standing O at their Mothlight show and now you can see...
05/21/2019
ECM Ensemble at White Horse Black Mountain - News And Events | UNC Asheville

Jazz Alert - William Bares and the student ECM Ensemble got a big standing O at their Mothlight show and now you can see them Wednesday night, 5/22 at White Horse Black Mountain.

UNC Asheville's student ECM Ensemble, led by Associate Professor William Bares on piano, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at the White Horse Black Mountain, 105c Montreat Rd., Black Mountain, N.C. Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door; $6 for students.

Congrats to all our Chancellor's List and Dean's List students! Know anyone who made the list this semester?
05/20/2019
UNC Asheville Announces Spring 2019 Chancellor’s List and Dean’s List Students - News And Events | UNC Asheville

Congrats to all our Chancellor's List and Dean's List students!

Know anyone who made the list this semester?

The Chancellor’s List is made up of full-time students who have achieved a 4.0 grade point average. The Dean’s List is made up of full-time students who have achieved between 3.5 and 3.99 grade point average.   Austria Krems An Der Donau Patrick McGrady — Dean’s List Stroheim Michael Puehri...

05/18/2019

Festive caps, heartfelt hugs, words of wisdom, and a new UNC Asheville tradition - watch our Spring 2019 Commencement highlights!

Congrats to all our award-winning professors this year! Did your favorite teacher make the list?
05/14/2019
Award Winning Professors, 2018-19 - News And Events | UNC Asheville

Congrats to all our award-winning professors this year! Did your favorite teacher make the list?

On Monday, May 6, 2019, UNC Asheville’s faculty members gathered to honor the service and accomplishments of the university’s dedicated professors throughout the academic year. UNC Asheville’s Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award was presented to Evelyn Chiang, associate professor of psycho...

Summer is cooler in Asheville! Want to fast-track your degree while enjoying all summer in Asheville has to offer? Regis...
05/12/2019
Summer is Cooler in Asheville! | OneStop

Summer is cooler in Asheville! Want to fast-track your degree while enjoying all summer in Asheville has to offer? Register online for one of our Maymester classes, with over a dozen classes offered there's sure to be something for you!

Sunshine and mountain breezes. Live music and fun festivals. Tubing on the French Broad River. Summertime in Asheville is something special. And so are summers at UNC Asheville. This year, you talked and we listened! Over the past few months, many students completed a survey that asked about the cla...

05/11/2019
Congratulations, Class of 2019!

"You will make your way in this world having learned that true achievement and hard work matters and that doing well by doing right adds value to your heart and your mind. You will make us proud. You already have." -Chancellor Cable to the Class of #UncAvl2019

Grads, tomorrow's your big day! Remember to share your favorite Commencement moments with us #UncAvl2019
05/10/2019

Grads, tomorrow's your big day! Remember to share your favorite Commencement moments with us #UncAvl2019

Kicking off Commencement at rehearsal breakfast! #UncAvl2019
05/10/2019

Kicking off Commencement at rehearsal breakfast! #UncAvl2019

So close you can almost feel it! There's only 1 more day until Commencement, so start getting those graduation gowns rea...
05/10/2019

So close you can almost feel it! There's only 1 more day until Commencement, so start getting those graduation gowns ready! We'll see you all out there tomorrow! #UncAvl #UncAvl2019

Congrats to our award-winning students, faculty and staff! See someone you know and love in this prestigious group? Tag ...
05/10/2019
UNC Asheville Honors Students and Faculty with Spring 2019 Leadership Awards - News And Events | UNC Asheville

Congrats to our award-winning students, faculty and staff! See someone you know and love in this prestigious group? Tag them!

UNC Asheville presented its annual student and faculty leadership awards at a special ceremony on campus on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.“This is an evening about honoring and celebrating, and to do that we are going to hold up those of our colleagues and friends and faculty and staff and students who ...

Once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog! Even though Commencement is in 2 days you'll always be a part of our community here at...
05/09/2019

Once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog! Even though Commencement is in 2 days you'll always be a part of our community here at UNC Asheville! #UncAvl #UncAvl2019

Due to the forecasted 100% chance of rain for Commencement on Saturday, May 11, the Commencement ceremony will be moved ...
05/08/2019
Commencement - News And Events | UNC Asheville

Due to the forecasted 100% chance of rain for Commencement on Saturday, May 11, the Commencement ceremony will be moved indoors to Kimmel Arena.

Graduating students will be allotted six guest tickets apiece, and the Commencement ceremony will be live-streamed to UNC Asheville's Reuter Center, UNC Asheville’s page, and the Commencement webpage.

For more details, please visit unca.edu/commencement.

May 2019 Commencement Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 9 a.m. Sherrill Center, Kimmel Arena Please join us as we celebrate the graduates, and share your experience on social media. Tag your posts and photos with #UncAvl2019 and follow the event online at twitter.com/UncAvl, facebook.com/UNCAsheville, and i...

You've studied hard during your time at UNC Asheville, trust us, you deserve a break! We can't wait to celebrate all you...
05/08/2019

You've studied hard during your time at UNC Asheville, trust us, you deserve a break! We can't wait to celebrate all your hard work at Commencement, and it's only 3 days away! #UncAvl #UncAvl2019

05/08/2019
iLLa wiLLa - "New Sense"

Take a little exam break and check out this new music video from William Peterson, a 2017 Jazz and Contemporary Music grad!

Music Video - Wallaby Media, Wilmington, NC Director and Screenwriter - Patrick Basquill Cinematographer - Alex Hoelscher Composer - iLLa wiLLa (William Pete...

Only four more days until Commencement! With the Blue Ridge Mountains right outside your door, you might already be drea...
05/07/2019

Only four more days until Commencement! With the Blue Ridge Mountains right outside your door, you might already be dreaming of taking a relaxing trip into the woods after graduation. What's your favorite hike, class of 2019?

“I’m less interested in the surface value of the place and more interested in the subtleties and contradictions that...
05/06/2019
A Son of the South’s Quiet Photos of a Complex Region

“I’m less interested in the surface value of the place and more interested in the subtleties and contradictions that imbue the place with meaning." -George Ethredge '16

During his travels across the South, the photographer George Etheredge documents the region, with scenes that invite lingering.

Can you believe we've almost made it? We'll miss seeing them hanging out around campus, but we're looking forward to hav...
05/06/2019

Can you believe we've almost made it? We'll miss seeing them hanging out around campus, but we're looking forward to having an entirely new class of UNC Asheville graduates! Only five more days until Commencement! #UncAvl2019

What’s the secret to acing all your finals? Waffles!! Happy Late Night Exam Breakfast, Bulldogs!
05/03/2019

What’s the secret to acing all your finals? Waffles!! Happy Late Night Exam Breakfast, Bulldogs!

Today, known in Israel as Yom HaShoah, we honor the lives lost in the Holocaust with the Reading of the Names, a reading...
05/02/2019
The Reading of the Names 2019 – Remembering the Holocaust - News And Events | UNC Asheville

Today, known in Israel as Yom HaShoah, we honor the lives lost in the Holocaust with the Reading of the Names, a reading on the Quad of the names of victims of the Holocaust by students, faculty, staff and volunteers. May we remember the lives lost in this tragedy and rededicate ourselves to human rights going forward.

The Reading of Names – commemorating victims of the Holocaust, will take place on the Quad on Thursday, May 2.

This Saturday on Campus - Building Bridges 25th Anniversary CelebrationWe welcome Dwight Mullen back to campus as one of...
05/01/2019
Building Bridges

This Saturday on Campus - Building Bridges 25th Anniversary Celebration

We welcome Dwight Mullen back to campus as one of the presenters for this important all-day event.

For over 25 years, Building Bridges has profoundly impacted people and institutions throughout Western North Carolina. To date, more than 1500 participants have attended the program. Building Bridges of Asheville continues to dismantle racism by fostering relationships that respect diversity, seek u...

Admitted students—today's the enrollment deposit deadline! Submit your deposit to secure your spot at UNC Asheville fo...
05/01/2019
Enrollment Deposits - UNC Asheville

Admitted students—today's the enrollment deposit deadline! Submit your deposit to secure your spot at UNC Asheville for the Fall 2019 semester. #AVLBound

Make your enrollment deposit to secure your spot at UNC Asheville.

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