Welcome to Transition and Parent Programs

The Office of Transition and Parent Programs coordinates programs and services that provide diverse opportunities and a set of shared experiences and common information for new students. Transition and Parent Programs facilitates meaningful connections that aid students in personal development, encourage student responsibility, achieve academic integration, and build community as students transition into university life.

Family Week 2020- September 21-25, 2020

Thank you to those of you who participated in our Family Week Events!  To check out a recording of our Town Hall featuring members of our Senior Staff you can click here to download and watch.

EmBark and RendezBlue Orientation Presentations

We hosted in-person orientation sessions for students once they returned to campus.  These sessions focused on Personal Safety, Bystander Intervention, Academic Policies and Expectations, and more.

We recorded these presentations for students to view in the future. Click here to download and watch these presentations.  

Parent/Family EmBark Orientation Presentations

We will not be hosting a formal synchronous virtual session for parents.  Instead, we will be hosting a variety of webinars and Q&A Sessions throughout the summer for our interested Parents and Family members. We recorded these presentations and they are available to view:

Parent EmBark Orientation Presentations!

If you are interested in receiving communication from the Office of Transition and Parent Programs regarding upcoming Parent/Family Orientation webinars and other events, like Family weekend Please complete this google form!


EmBark Orientation

EmBark Orientation is the first and most important step in becoming a Bulldog. Learn More

Pre-RendezBlue Programs

From the outdoors, to the arts, to community service opportunities, get to know Asheville before your first semester starts. Learn More

Parents & Families

We value the opportunity to establish relationships with our UNC Asheville family members. Learn More