Convocation and Rockypalooza

Friday, August 16, 2019

Move-In Day for freshmen!

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

Family Welcome Ceremony

Calling all parents and family 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.

Family Welcome Ceremony Information


Join your fellow classmates, along with faculty and staff, as the university formally kicks off the 2019 semester. This traditional academic event officially welcomes you as a member of the Class of 2023. You'll take your first good-luck walk past Rocky the Bulldog, a ritual you will repeat upon graduation.

Convocation Information

*For accessibility accommodations for Convocation, please contact Silvia Meyer at 828-251-6474

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.