Being here is the best way to get a feel for UNC Asheville. So we encourage you to visit our campus as many times as you can. Come for a formal tour, a campus-wide event or a personal chat with an Admissions staff member or faculty. The more you see us in action, the easier your decision will be. Let us know if we can be of any assistance in planning your campus visit.
Because space is limited, we ask that you please register for your tour ahead of time.
Please note that this is for individual students and their families. If you would like to bring a group, please see Group Tours.
Effective April 2017, UNC Asheville began an 18-month construction project to build our first apartment-style housing and dramatically expand our student union. The construction has temporarily reduced parking options on campus. All parking and sidewalk use on the south side of University Heights between Brown Hall and Mullen Park (near the crosswalk to Rhoades/Robinson) will be closed until further notice. This includes the usual reserved Admissions parking spaces outside of Brown Hall. Because of this, we have moved several of those reserved spaces to Lot P17, the visitors lot across from Governors Hall. You can view a campus map here. We recommend that you arrive early, as parking spaces will be limited.
During the Spring and Fall semesters, UNC Asheville provides a truly customized visit experience for our guests between 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. every week day. (Summer tour information is posted below.) Visits include a pre-tour information session with an Admissions Counselor, followed by the tour of campus with a Student Ambassador at the top of the hour, and finally a post-tour session with the Admissions Counselor to wrap up and discuss next steps. We encourage you to arrive early to allow ample time to find parking. The final student-led tour departs at 3:00 p.m. each day.
Visitors to campus are encouraged to make reservations for their arrival, so the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid can connect guests with the other campus resources that are of interest, like specific academic programs (majors) or the Office of Academic Accessibility. Knowing guests are coming is the only way to realistically accommodate arrangements with our colleagues across campus, so we do ask that you give us at least two weeks notice to set up any visits with other departments. Of course, walk-in visitors are welcome, but the visit experience is enhanced by our planning for your arrival. Once you have made reservations for your tour, you can also request a meeting with a professor. Current high school seniors can also request the opportunity to attend a class.
Due to the limited number of Student Ambassadors available in the summer, we are not able to hold tours every hour. Because of this, tour groups may be slightly larger and less personalized than they are in the spring or fall. During summer, our tours will be held Monday through Friday at 2:30 PM.
Summer 2018 tours will begin on May 14 and run through August 10.
Tours will not be held on the following dates:
- Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day)
- Wednesday, July 4 (Independence Day)
Please take a moment to review our inclement weather policies here.