Sample Asheville Expo

Students downtown

Get to UNC Asheville Students Before They Get to Campus!

Each summer, we welcome over 1000 students and their families to UNC Asheville during embark Orientation. Our students are excited to become members of the larger Asheville community and are looking forward to discovering the places in the area to grab a bite to eat, to hang out with friends, to shop, and to showcase to their families when they are visiting. We are so fortunate to live in a place that has such a unique culture with thriving local businesses!

Our students are excited to make the transition to the area, but are often unsure of where to start. UNC Asheville embark Orientation has created a series of Sample Asheville Expos to showcase all that the area has to offer and we would like to invite you to participate! It is a unique experience for area businesses to market and to connect with students and their families when they are the most excited to do so.

If you reserve a space at Sample Asheville, not only will you have a display space, but also the opportunity to personally market your business with students and their families as they participate in the Expo.  Each year, students and parents tell us they enjoy getting to know Asheville right at their fingertips!

2018 embark Orientation dates:

Transfer embark session:
Friday, June 15, 2018
Set-up begins at 9:40 am, Expo will be held from 10:10 - 11:30 am

Freshman embark sessions:  
Monday, June 18, 2018  
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Monday, June 25, 2018
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Set-up begins at 12:30 p.m., Expo will be held from 1 – 2:05 p.m.

Feel free to contact us with any questions at: or by telephone at 828.251.6584.  We look forward to you joining us for this year’s Sample Asheville Expo!

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