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 student orientation. 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.

EmBark Orientation will be held on Friday, January 12, 2024 for students beginning at UNC Asheville in Spring 2024.  Registration for EmBark will be found here. EmBark Orientation is required for all incoming first-year and transfer students to UNC Asheville.

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EmBark Orientation

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

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

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Parents & Families

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

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