Family Weekend


Family Weekend Schedule


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

Welcome to Family Weekend 2023! Join us for a fun-filled weekend with your loved ones at UNCA. Get ready for an exciting event starting on Fri, Sep 22nd.

Family Weekend is the perfect opportunity to create lasting memories with your family. We have planned a wide range of activities and entertainment both on campus and in Asheville.

Explore the beautiful campus and take part in guided tours to discover the rich history and culture of Asheville. Don’t miss the chance to meet esteemed faculty members and learn about the exceptional academic programs offered at our university.

For the sports enthusiasts, we’ll have a men’s soccer game during the weekend. Cheer on our Bulldogs along side your student!

Mark your calendars and get ready for an unforgettable weekend full of laughter, joy, and cherished family time. We can’t wait to welcome you to Family Weekend 2023!


Things start Friday evening with check-in and a reception, but we’ll have late check-in on Saturday for those who can’t join on Friday. The weekend will include various activities to engage with campus and the community such as: mural tours, the North Asheville Tailgate Market, UNCA Soccer game, foraging tours, a Trolley Tour, time at a local board game cafe, and a chance to experience the classroom.


Registration and Ticket Prices

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, participate in our annual Picnic on the Quad, and get to enjoy some of our campus activities!

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

The following types of tickets are available for Family Weekend:

Adult ticket: $50 (*if you are an alum of UNC Asheville, please include your graduation year with your last name)

Ages 18 – 6 : $25

Ages 5 & under: free

*UNC Asheville students do not need to purchase a ticket in order to participate in Family Weekend.*


Places to Stay

UNCA Friends, Family and Fans Rate can be used a variety of Virtelle Hospitality locations in Asheville.  We have a variety of hotels that can accommodate every Budget depending on the date and season that someone is coming to Asheville.  Every stay equals a donation to the UNC Asheville student-athlete scholarship fund.

Holiday Inn- Biltmore West

435 Smokey Park Highway, Asheville, NC 28806

Comfort Suites-Outlet Center

890 Brevard Rd, Asheville NC, 28806

Quality Inn and Suites- Biltmore East

1430 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805

Holiday Inn Express and Suites- Asheville Outlet Center Area

12 Rocky Ridge Rd, Asheville, NC 28806


Element by Westin Downtown Asheville

62 College Place, Asheville, NC 28801

Keep in Touch with What’s Happening at UNC Asheville

Join the UNC Asheville Parents and Family Facebook page to become part of a community of parents, family members, and administrators.