COVID-19 Update: For the health and well-being of our campus community, the Highsmith Student Union, Brown Dining Hall, certain residence halls where approved students with qualified exceptions reside, and the Health and Counseling Center will be the only facilities open on the UNC Asheville campus and access will be restricted to faculty, staff, and students. All other facilities including the Ramsey Library, the Student Recreation Center, and Justice Center are closed. Please visit coronavirus.unca.edu for more updates.
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.
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.
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 Legacy, Village 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.
Several hotels offer a UNC Asheville Friends and Family Rate to alumni, guests, and visitors. Find more information on hotel discounts here.
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.
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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.