Welcome to Student Transitions and Family Programs

The Office of Student Transitions and Family Programs coordinates programs and services that provide diverse opportunities and a set of shared experiences and common information for new students. Student Transitions and Family 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.

How to get to Highsmith Student Union: put 2700 University Heights, Asheville, NC 28804 into your GPS, this will bring you to the front of the Student Union. The majority of University Heights is a 1-way circle. Depending on what event you are coming to campus for and where you were told to park, you may need to park before driving all the way to the union in the visitors lot or continue past the union to park. Parking locations can be found on the campus map and details about visitor parking can be found here.

EmBark Orientation

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

Pre-Orientation Programs

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

Student Populations

We are here to support all student populations in their transition to UNCA and throughout the academic year. Learn More

Parents & Families

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