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.

We hope to host EmBark Orientation during June 12-June 26, 2020 for our incoming students.  However, we are aware that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an evolving situation that is rapidly changing.  Registration was supposed to open on April 1st, but we have decided to delay our registration until we are able to have more information to decide the best way to deliver EmBark.  We will closely monitor the situation and will provide frequent updates about EmBark Orientation.  Please continue to monitor your UNC Asheville email account and our website: transition.unca.edu for updated information.  To monitor the latest COVID-19 information visit: coronavirus.unca.edu

Summer 2020 EmBark Orientation Dates

  • Transfer EmBark Orientation: Friday, June 12, 2020
  • First-Year EmBark Orientation Sessions: June 15-16; June 18-19; June 22-23; June 25-26

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