Tours

Students walking on the quad in spring

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.

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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 a walking tour of campus followed by an information session, and will last approximately two hours.

Fall 2016

Fall 2016 tours have ended.

Spring 2017

Beginning on Tuesday, January 17, 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 spring tours will be Tuesday, May 2.  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.

In addition, special Transfer Student information sessions will be held in conjunction with the Friday afternoon tour time.  This is for Transfer Students to receive specialized information on Admissions that would be different than Freshmen Admissions.  They will be held on the following dates:

  • January 20
  • January 27
  • February 3
  • February 10
  • February 17
  • February 24
  • March 10

In order to register for one of those, please click here, and be sure to look for the Transfer Student session when searching for events.

We will not be holding tours on the following dates:

  • Friday, March 3 (On Campus Event)

  • Monday, March 13 - Friday, March 17 (Spring Break)

  • Friday, April 7 (Admitted Student Day)

  • Friday, April 14 (Admitted Student Day)

  • Wednesday, April 26 (Undergraduate Research Symposium Day)

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.

Spring 2017

Saturday Tours and Information Sessions will be held at 9:30 and 11:30 AM on the following dates:

  • January 28
  • February 18
  • March 4
  • April 22

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.

A few notes regarding group tours:

  • Group tours fill up quickly during the school year, so it is important that you schedule as early as possible. 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 50, 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.

  • Student to chaperone ratio should be no more than 15:1.

  • Groups traveling to campus should plan to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to their scheduled tour/presentation time. Current students guide our campus tours and are usually available only during the arranged tour time. A late arrival will make it difficult to participate in the tour and may result in the cancellation of the tour and/or other previously arranged activities.

  • If you are interested in having lunch on campus, you must contact Chartwell’s Dining Services prior to your visit for availability, prices and payment information at 828.251.6183.

  • 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.  Priority is given to federal GEAR UP grant partnership schools, as well as local schools. This popular program tends to fill up a year in advance, so please book early.   

Spring 2017

Due to major renovation/construction projects on campus, meeting space will be limited beginning in Spring 2017.  Because of this, group tours may be constrained to certain days and times until construction is completed.  We thank you for your patience.

Spring group tours will run Monday through Friday, with some exceptions, beginning Monday, January 23 and running through, Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

We will not be holding tours on the following dates:

  • Friday, March 3 - (On Campus Event)
  • Monday, March 13 - Friday, March 17 (Spring Break)
  • Friday, April 7 (Admitted Student Day)
  • Friday, April 14 (Admitted Student Day)
  • Wednesday, April 26 (Undergraduate Research Symposium Day)

 

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