Tours

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 an informal group 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.

Create your MyUNCAsheville account & register for your tour online

Please note: It is very important that the student register for this account and use the same email address he/she would use on the application, as this is the same account he/she will use to track the application status.

After you register for your tour, you will receive a confirmation email that will include directions to campus as well as your parking pass. It will also include the location to meet to begin your information session/tour. Please be sure to print this email for your records.

A few notes regarding tour cancellations:

Tours will only be canceled if the University cancels classes. In the event that happens, we will post a message on the main Admissions web page, as well as this page. Even if tours are not canceled, there are times when weather may be a factor. Please be sure to check the Asheville weather forecast, and dress accordingly.

Daily Tours

An opportunity to see the campus of UNC Asheville through the eyes of a current student. The tour route consists of academic buildings, Ramsey Library, Health and Fitness Center, Highsmith Student Union, Dining Hall and a residence hall and room. Your visit will consist of an information session, followed by a walking tour of campus and will last approximately two hours.

Summer 2016

Summer tours and information sessions will begin May 16 and will run Monday through Friday at 2:30 p.m.  The final day for summer tours will be Friday, August 12.  The tour and info session together last approximately two hours.  Check in will take place at the Admissions Office on the second floor of Brown Hall.  Please note that tours will leave at the designated time, so please allow yourself enough time to travel to campus.

We will not be holding tours on the following dates:

  • Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day)
  • Monday, July 4 (Independence Day)

Fall 2016

Beginning on Monday, August 22, campus tours and information sessions will take place at 10:30 AM on Mondays and Wednesdays and 2:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  On Fridays, both times will be offered.  The final day for fall tours will be Monday, December 5.  The tour and info session together last approximately two hours.  Check in will take place at the Admissions Office on the second floor of Brown Hall.  Please note that tours will leave at the designated time, so please allow yourself enough time to travel to campus.

We will not be holding tours on the following dates:

  • Monday, September 5 (Labor Day)
  • Monday, October 10 - Tuesday, October 11 (Fall Break)
  • Wednesday, November 23 - Friday, November 25 (Thanksgiving Holiday)

Please note that registration for Fall 2016 tours will open towards the end of the summer.

Saturday Tours

Understanding that it's often difficult to schedule a campus visit during the week, UNC Asheville's admissions office is open for tours and information sessions on select Saturdays of each month. Spend the weekend in Asheville and visit our lovely campus. Your visit will consist of an information session, followed by a walking tour of campus and will last approximately two hours.  Please note that tours will leave at the designated time, so please allow yourself enough time to travel to campus.

Summer 2016

We will not be offering any Saturday tours during the Summer Semester.  Monthly Saturday tours will begin again in the Fall Semester.

Group Tours

Group tours are held Monday through Friday, and they are based on the availability of our University Ambassadors.  They allow large groups of students of all ages (typically 10 or more) to see the beautiful UNC Asheville campus. Group tours are a great way to encourage students to seek out learning and higher level education.  Please plan on at least 2 hours for both the information session and the tour.

Please keep in mind that this is for large groups. If you are only bringing one student or one family, please see Daily Tours.

Middle school groups - For a more in depth experience, please consider taking part in UNC Asheville's Junior Bulldog Program, offered through the Office for School and Community Outreach Programs and Partnerships.  This popular program tends to fill up a year in advance, so please book early.

 

Spring 2016

Group Tours for Spring 2016 have ended.

Summer 2016

Summer group tours are limited, so please contact our Campus Visit Coordinator either via email or the number below to check if a time may be available for your group.

NOTE - Dates fill up fast, so please request your visit early.  Please allow at least 2 weeks notice to plan your group tour, and if you must make any changes, please notify us as soon as possible.  In addition, if you have a group larger than 75, the best days and times will be Tuesdays and Thursdays at Noon, as that is during the University's free period, so there will be the maximum number of Student Ambassadors available for the tour.

To request a group tour, please fill out the Group Tour Request Form, or contact Nate Corbitt, Campus Visit Coordinator, using one of the following contact methods:

Phone: 828.350.4553
E-mail: ncorbitt@unca.edu