Convocation and Rockypalooza

Friday, August 17, 2018

Move-In Day for freshmen!

Faculty, staff, team members, and other students will help you move into your residence hall.

Transition Student Welcome Ceremony (for transfer students only)

This session will provide transfer students with important information to assist in their transition into UNC Asheville - and we'll take time to host our induction ceremony into the campus community for transfer students!

Family Welcome Ceremony

Calling all parents and famil members! Come in and relax after moving your student into their residence hall. Join us for some refreshments while you meet and mingle with other UNC Asheville family members before Convocation.


Join your fellow classmates, along with faculty and staff, as the university formally kicks off the 2018 semester. This traditional academic event officially welcomes you as a member of the Class of 2022. You'll take your first good-luck walk past Rocky the Bulldog, a ritual you will repeat upon graduation.

Campus Picnic and Rockypalooza

You'll have a great appetite after a busy day of settling in, so sit down to a delicious campus picnic and meet members of the campus community. At Rockypalooza, you'll find something for every taste, a fun-filled evening of activities, games, prizes, and give-aways, named in honor of our spirited mascot, Rocky.