Family Weekend

Family Weekend 2019 is scheduled for September 20-22!

Family members of students in any class – freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior – are strongly encouraged to attend!

UNC Asheville’s Family Weekend brings together Bulldogs of all ages for a weekend filled with fun and UNC Asheville spirit! Get a sense of what it is like to be a student with our renowned back-to-class sessions, our annual picnic on the Quad, men’s and women’s soccer games, and many more on and off campus opportunities!

Create new memories with your student and enjoy UNC Asheville’s gorgeous campus as summer officially gives way to fall!


Registration for Family Weekend is Live Now!

Visit our EventBrite website to register for Family Weekend and our special events that will be taking place during the weekend.

Cost of Tickets

Adults (age 18 and over) : $35.00

Children (ages 6-17): $25.00

Children (ages 5 and under): Free

UNC Asheville students do not need to purchase tickets to participate in Family Weekend. 

 Schedule for Family Weekend 2019


Check out the UNC Asheville website to get the Asheville Friends and Family rate for Family Weekend 2019!

Events and Schedule

Family Weekend Welcome Reception

Kick off this year’s Family Weekend by mingling with the dynamic people who shape the academic rigor and creative climate of UNC Asheville at this drop-in reception at Chancellor Cable’s House.   Stimulating conversation & delicious hor d’oeuvres are waiting for you at this event!

Back-to-Class sessions

These sessions will showcase our award-winning faculty and talented staff. You’ll get a glimpse into the engagement and dynamic teaching and learning experiences that take place on our campus every day!

Family Weekend Picnic

Bring your family to enjoy a casual picnic on the University Quad with the rest of our campus community. Enjoy music and lawn games – and don’t forget to bring your camera with you to capture the great memories you’ll make during this event!

Sibling Stay Over

Siblings of current UNC Asheville students are invited to stay in the residence halls! Be sure to bring bedding for the sibling and any other toiletries needed for the evening. Registration for the stay-over will take place during Family Weekend check in.

UNC Asheville Men’s Soccer vs. Wofford College, Saturday at 6:00pm with the Alumni Zone

The UNC Asheville Men’s Soccer team will be taking on the Wofford Terriers at home on Saturday, September 21st at 6:00pm.  Take advantage of discounted tickets for Family Weekend participants and cheer on our Bulldogs!

The Alumni Zone is a family-friendly, special access zone where all UNC Asheville alumni and friends can gather to enjoy food, drinks, and fun. Your ticket will get you an alumni discounted game ticket and access to the Alumni Zone, which includes 2 drink tickets (for guests 21+), food and activities for the whole family. Tickets are limited, so get yours today! The first 50 to register get a UNC Asheville Pint Glass. To get your tickets for the Alumni Zone please visit Athletics EventBrite site

Saturday Evening Entertainment: Casino Night

After enjoying some down time with your family on Saturday afternoon, come back to campus to get a taste of evening and weekend entertainment that is provided on campus by participating in a fun Casino Night.  Play games like Texas Hold ‘Em, Black Jack, Roulette, and More and put your winnings toward a variety of gifts donated by UNC Asheville Offices and local Asheville businesses!

Lazoom Comedy Tour

Enjoy discounted tickets on this popular Asheville attraction, the LaZoom City Comedy Tour!  The tour will take place at 10:30am on Sunday  Setpember 22nd.

From the LaZoom Comedy Tour Website: “Historical and hysterical, our City Tour features outrageously entertaining tour guides, outlandish comedy skits complete with special appearances and loads of Asheville information. You’ll get to see the best of downtown Asheville and the rarely seen but stunningly beautiful Montford neighborhood, not to mention the burgeoning River Arts District! You’ve never had a ride like this. It’s like a vaudeville show on wheels!”

For more information on the LaZoom Tour check out:

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