Welcome to UNC Asheville!
We are glad you have chosen to continue your education at North Carolina's designated Liberal Arts institution! We appreciate the hard work and sacrifice all Student Veterans have made, and we deem it an honor to provide support, guidance, and information to assist you in being successful at UNC Asheville.
We make every possible effort to assist all Student Veterans in having a smooth transition from military to academic life. These efforts are offered by various departments and/or offices at UNC Asheville, as noted below.
Getting Started at UNC Asheville
- Benefits and Enrollment
- GI Bill
- Joint Services Transcripts (for all current and former members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard)
- Financial Aid Office
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- UNC SERVES
- UNC Asheville Health & Counseling Center
- UNC Asheville Disability Services
- United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Visit the Transition and Parent Programs calendar to find out about upcoming events.
Student Veterans have a very special place here at UNC Asheville, and we encourage you to look into the various opportunities available for you to connect with our campus community, as well as our community of Student Veterans. Some of these opportunities include (but are not limited to):
rendezblue is a series of social and educational activities that take place in August prior to the start of classes. These activities include social entertainment events and convocation. rendezblue is an opportunity for new students to meet new friends and get an initial taste of the social life on campus.
Transition Student Banquet
All new Veteran Students transitioning into UNC Asheville are invited to the Transition Student Welcome Banquet, which is scheduled during the first week of the fall and spring semesters. You will receive an invitation in your UNC Asheville email account about the banquet, and will need to submit an RSVP for this free, catered dinner. During the banquet, you will have the chance to meet other transition students and see what opportunities are available to you in the upcoming academic year.
Weeks of Welcome
The first two weeks of the fall semester are always packed with events and opportunities for you to get connected to the campus community through activities such as student organization fairs, socials, and activities you won't find anywhere else!
Check out the calendar for Weeks of Welcome on the Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership (SAIL) website.
Veterans Student Alliance
In spring 2013, we welcomed the University Veteran Alliance - UNC Asheville's own Veteran Student Organization! The University Veteran Alliance is a student organization open to all veteran and non-veteran students interested in veteran affairs at UNC Asheville.
The mission of the University Veterans Alliance is to bring student veterans at UNC Asheville together with each other and with other students to build camaraderie and to develop relationships with the university and the city of Asheville. This organization works to raise awareness of veterans on campus and the challenges they face along with the unique strengths that they bring to the university environment. Through service, this organization seeks to develop a culture of citizenship in the local community. Anyone interested is welcome to participate regardless of veteran status. Visit the Transition and Parent Programs calendar to find out about upcoming events with the Veteran Student Alliance.
Military Task Force Committee
A Military Task Force Committee is comprised of faculty and staff throughout the departments of UNC Asheville and meets twice every semester to discuss opportunities to support Veteran students on campus. These "UNC SERVES: Committee Meetings" are open to all faculty, staff and students. Dates for these meetings, along with all of our Veterans Programs and Services, are listed on the transition programs online calendar.
Fellow on-campus veterans
During Veteran's Day 2013, a group of on-campus veterans came together to talk about their post-service experiences.