Veterans' Programs and Services
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
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
UNC Asheville Health & Counseling Center
UNC Asheville Disability Services
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
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 for Wednesday, August 21st in Alumni Hall from 6-8 pm. RSVP now for this free, catered dinner where you can meet other transition students and see what opportunities are available to you in the upcoming academic year. Register now for the Transition Student Banquet!
Weeks of Welcome
The first two weeks of the fall 2013 semester will be jammed 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 together 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. Keep up-to-date on the organization's upcoming events on the "Calendar" menu item on the menu bar on the right of your screen.
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. The dates are listed on the 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. Check out our introductory presentation
for a list of folks who you can connect with and talk with about your experiences.
Programs are offered throughout each semester to provide networking and support to veteran students.
To see a calendar of upcoming events, click on the "Calendar" menu item on the menu bar on the right of your screen.
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The North Carolina General Assembly has made significant changes to the Sales and Use Tax Code during its 2013 General Session. One of the changes will have an impact on how much students pay for meals at universities in North Carolina. For more information about these changes, visit the Division of Student Affairs website.
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