Next Steps

UNC Asheville’s New Student Timeline

 

Other important reminders:

1. Prepare for tuition and fee payment. The upcoming semester bill will be sent to your UNC Asheville email account, so check it regularly. Review the Student Accounts website to learn more about important dates and reminders associated with managing your student account.

2. Submit your final transcripts from other institutions, as well as AP/IB scores as soon as possible. The address to send this information to is:

UNC Asheville Office of Admissions
Brown Hall – Lower Level, CPO #1320
One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804

3. Check the Frequently Asked Questions page to learn about what you need to bring to EmBark, what to expect, etc. This page will help you prepare for the day. The more you prepare for EmBark, the better your experience will be!

4. If you qualify to park on campus, review the guidelines and pre-register for your parking pass before classes begin.  Students need to visit the Transportation & Parking website to view available parking options.

Items to Bring With You to EmBark Orientation

Transfer Students

  • If your final transcripts have not yet been sent to UNC Asheville, you can bring a hard copy of them with you in a sealed envelope. *It’s best to have your school send them directly to the Admissions Office.
  • Wear comfortable shoes: you will be walking to various locations around campus throughout your time at EmBark so it’s important to keep comfort in mind when deciding what to pack for EmBark Orientation.
  • If rain is forecast, bring an umbrella. We will have ponchos available for you to use, but with the heavy rains experienced throughout Western North Carolina in the past month, an umbrella is a good choice.
  • If you have not yet had the opportunity to submit your immunization records or your final transcripts, please bring copies of them with you to EmBark Orientation

First-Year Students

  • Sheets (twin/XL twin) or sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Towel, washcloth, toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap/body wash)
  • Pajamas
  • Change of clothing for the next day
  • Wear comfortable shoes: you will be walking to various locations around campus throughout your time at EmBark, so it’s important to keep comfort in mind when deciding what to pack for embark Orientation.
  • If rain is forecast, bring an umbrella. We will have ponchos available for you to use, but with the heavy rains experienced throughout Western North Carolina in the past month, an umbrella is a good choice.
  • If you have not yet had the opportunity to submit your immunization records or your final transcripts, please bring copies of them with you to EmBark Orientation
  • A pen and something to take notes with throughout the day. You will receive a folder at check-in with all of the corresponding handouts for EmBark Orientation, but it’s best to be prepared to take additional notes as well.
  • You will be responsible for keeping up with your orientation packet, so if you prefer a tote bag to carry your folder, you’ll need to bring one with you.

Parents and Family Members

  • Pen and paper to take notes
  • Walking shoes forwalking around campus

Accessing OnePort and Your UNC Asheville Email

Log into your OnePort account and check your UNC Asheville email account regularly.

OnePort houses your UNC Asheville email account, as well as your educational and financial records, which include Financial Aid information, transcripts, and class registration. To log into OnePort, follow the steps listed below:

  1. Go to www.unca.edu and select the OnePort link in the top right corner.
  2. Click on “First Time Login” link (in the right corner under “OnePort Links” heading).
  3. Follow the corresponding prompts to establish your password for OnePort and your UNC Asheville email account.

You will need to enter your username and UNC Asheville ID number during this process. This information is listed at the bottom of your admission letter.

All official email communication from the university is sent exclusively to students’ UNC Asheville email accounts, so be sure to check your UNC Asheville email regularly.