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.


Apply to be a Blue Crew Orientation Mentor!

We are currently recruiting current students to apply to be a Blue Crew Orientation Mentor for our incoming First-Year and Transfer students over the summer.  Our Orientation Mentors play a critical role in introducing new students to UNC Asheville and sharing their experiences as successful UNC Asheville students. They participate in a semester-long course, a regional conference in the spring, and a leadership training week in June in order to learn everything there is to know about campus and all the great ways to help you get ready to become a Bulldog!

To learn more about our Mentor, visit our Blue Crew Orientation Mentors page.  To access the application, complete this google form!

Parent/Family EmBark Orientation Presentations

We did not host a formal synchronous Parent/Family EmBark Orientation.  .  Instead, we hosted a variety of webinars and Q&A Sessions 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