Alumni Benefits

As a UNC Asheville graduate, you are a lifetime member of the University community and an automatic member of the UNC Asheville Alumni Association. The Association extends a host of services that we hope will help you grow as you continue on your journey.

 Online Book Club

Just because you're out of school doesn't mean you're done reading! The UNC Asheville Alumni Association Online Book Club will utilize an online forum to allow alumni to engage in discussion with other alumni from anywhere in the world and participate when it's convenient for them. The club will read six books throughout the year and members will have the opportunity to vote for which books they'd like to read. 

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Biltmore Discounts

Alumni enjoy discounted admission to America’s largest home. The discount varies by season. Your estate admission includes a reserved time to visit the Biltmore House, plus all-day access to the gardens, the new Antler Hill Village—featuring the Winery, the Biltmore LegacyVillage Green, and Farm - plus shopping and dining, and free parking. View estate hours. To check current offers or reserve your date and time visit the Biltmore website, or call Biltmore Ticket Sales at 866.851.4661 and refer to promo code unca

 Accommodations

Several hotels offer a UNC Asheville Friends and Family Rate to alumni, guests, and visitors. Find more information on hotel discounts here.

Campus Recreation

As a UNC Asheville Alum, you along with your spouse or partner, can purchase a recreational pass to use the Student Recreation Center and Sherrill Center for $150/6 months or $300/year per person. With your pass, you have access to the Campus Recreation Fitness Room, indoor track, pool and group exercise classes.

To purchase a recreation pass, come by the Alumni Office at 118 W.T. Weaver Blvd between 8 am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday, to fill out the appropriate paperwork. After signing up, stop by the OneCard office to get your card made.

  • Alumni members can now also purchase up to three guest passes per semester. Guest passes can be picked up at the Sherill Center or Student Recreation Center Desks.
  • Parking permits are included in the cost of a recreation pass. Alumni & Facility User Parking Policy.
  • For information on amenities and hours of operation, visit Campus Recreation's website.

 Lifetime Career Services

UNC Asheville alumni have lifelong access to the Career Center. Services offered to alumni include career coaching and advising, graduate school and job search strategies, job and networking opportunity postings, and employer information sessions. To schedule an appointment, call 828.251.6515 or email career@unca.edu.

 Lifetime Email Address

Alumni receive access to a lifelong email account that they can take with them when they change jobs, schools or cancel their other email addresses. The email is hosted by Google and comes with many of the same features as a regular Gmail account. Six months after graduation, student email accounts are deactivated. To sign up email alumni@unca.edu with your name, class year and birthday (for verification). 

Alumni email accounts are alumni.unca.edu addresses and are different than student accounts. To transfer emails and contact information, follow these instructions from UNC Asheville ITS. 

Ramsey Library Card

Alumni may check out books from Ramsey Library at no cost. To obtain your library card, please fill out this form and bring it to the alumni office between 8AM-5PM, Monday-Friday. We also have forms available at our office. Once your alumni status has been confirmed, Ramsey Library can issue you a library card.

 Regional Alumni Events

Network with fellow alumns at regional events held in North Carolina and other parts of the country. To learn more about upcoming alumni events, visit our events page.

 Special Offer from Our State Magazine

Special Offer from Our State Magazine for UNC Asheville alumni. Subscribe today and receive $5 off the regular subscription rate. 1 year, 12 issues for $24.99. To subscribe, visit ourstate.com or call 800-948-1409 and mention offer DS UNA13.

 University e-Newsletter

The UNC Asheville Newsletter is sent out each month with news about what's happening at the university and information on upcoming alumni events. To sign up to receive the newsletter, click here