embark Orientation at UNC Asheville is the first and most important step in becoming a Bulldog and is required for your success at UNC Asheville.
During embark, you will learn about academic advising, UNC Asheville's curriculum, course registration processes, campus resources, and much more. Each embark session is packed with fun activities and chances to meet other new students.
embark employs UNC Asheville students to assist with helping you meet other new students, learn about campus resources and social activities, navigate the curriculum requirements, and help you find your niche.
For more information, please contact us at email@example.com or 828.232.2417.
Check out our orientation handbook as it serves as a great resource for what will be addressed during embark orientation.
Review the information listed below to get more information about embark orientation!
A non-refundable orientation fee is placed on the student account as part of tuition and fees once a student registers for classes. As such, you do not have to pay for embark before registering to attend since it will automatically appear on your student bill.
The Orientation fee is $150 per student, which covers the cost of food, materials, and programming during embark . Students who attend embark orientation, but subsequently do not attend UNC Asheville, will still be billed for the orientation fee.
Once you submit your enrollment deposit, you will receive information about the upcoming semester, which will be sent exclusively to your UNC Asheville email account. The email will include information about registering for embark Orientation, the Online Advising and Registration (OAR) course, course registration, and tips to help you prepare for the upcoming semester. Completion of the OAR Course is required before you are able to register for embark.
embark Orientation Sessions
If you are enrolling at UNC Asheville as a freshman for the incoming Fall 2014 semester, you will need to attend one of the embark orientation sessions noted below. Choose your embark session in accordance with your summer travel plans. Parent sessions will be held in concurrence with student sessions, but a separate registration will be required (see the "Parent embark" section at the bottom of this page for parent registration). Check your calendar and then register for one of the following embark sessions:
Session 1: Thursday - Friday, June 19 - 20, 2014
Session 2: Monday - Tuesday, June 23 - 24, 2014
Session 3: Thursday - Friday, June 26 - 27, 2014
Incoming transfer and post-baccalaureate students will attend a full day embark orientation session on Monday, June 16, 2014. The Parent session will be held in concurrence with this session, but a separate registration will be required (see the "Parent embark" section at the bottom of this page for parent registration).
For transfers and post-baccalaureates that are unable to attend the full day session on Monday, June 16, 2014, Quick Start sessions will also be held throughout the remainder of the summer. Please see the "Quick Start" section below for more information.
Quick Start sessions are provided exclusively for transfer and post-baccalaureate students who are unable to attend the full session on Monday, June 16, 2014. This truncated Quick Start session requires participants to complete the Online Advising and Registration (OAR) Course before their respective Quick Start session.
Quick Start session 1: Wednesday, July 16 from 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Quick Start session 2: Wednesday, July 23 from 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Quick Start session 3: Thursday, July 31 from 6 - 8:30 p.m.
- Submit your Enrollment Deposit.
- Complete the Online Advising and Registration (OAR) Course. Information about this course was sent to your UNC Asheville email, but it can take up to two business days after you submit your Enrollment Deposit for it to arrive in your inbox.
- Schedule an advising appointment. After successfully completing the OAR Course, schedule an individual advising appointment with one of the OneStop Advisors for before or after you attend an embark Quick Start session.
Due to the abbreviated schedule followed during the embark Quick Start sessions, you will not be able to meet individually with academic advisors during Quick Start. Therefore, it is important for you to schedule an individual appointment with a OneStop Advisor if you have any questions regarding UNC Asheville's curriculum or course registration.
OneStop will have more information for you regarding individual appointments. Please contact the OneStop Office at 828.350.4500. OneStop advisors will also be facilitating parts of the embark session, during which you will be able to participate in a Q&A session.
- Register for embark Orientation. When you submit your embark RSVP, you will be asked to indicate the number of attendees in your party, so be sure to indicate your spouse, child, parent, or significant other's attendance with you. There is no additional guest registration fee for guests attending any Quick Start sessions, but it is important to indicate their attendance to ensure sufficient seating. If you need to adjust this number after you submit your embark RSVP, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.