About Us

Welcome to the beginning of your transition to UNC Asheville!

Students checking in for embark orientationWe are delighted to be a part of your journey, and your collegiate experience.  Whether this is your first college experience or you are joining the UNC Asheville community having already had some college experience, the Office of Transition and Parent Programs is here to partner with you and help you get started on the right track.

To learn more about who we are and what we do, and if questions arise, please contact us by email or call us at 828.232.2417.


UNC Asheville'sTransition and Parent Programs Office provides support for new students and their families to successfully transition into university life through programs and services that promote personal, social and academic engagement within the campus and local community.


To successfully assist all UNC Asheville students, as well as their families, in transitioning into the university community and providing experiences that promote a successful college experience.


Members of the University community are expected to engage in conduct that contributes to the culture of integrity and honor upon which the University of North Carolina at Asheville is grounded. Acts of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking jeopardize the health and welfare of our campus community and the larger community as a whole. Therefore, UNC Asheville stands strongly behind its prohibited conduct as related to sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. 

If you witness, hear about or experience any of the aforementioned acts, please report! UNC Asheville has a policy in place to address these acts; the policy is available in its entirety here