Bonding With A Bulldog

Bonding With A Bulldog is a part of our monthly alumni networking series. Through these events, students are given the opportunity to engage in an open forum and lecture with an UNC Asheville alum from varying professional careers. The Student Alumni Association invites these prestigious alumni to come and share their college experience and real world career knowledge to help foster a road-map for the students of UNC Asheville.

Bulldog Connections

Bulldog Connections is our semi-annual alumni networking event. Similar to our Bonding With A Bulldog series, Bulldog Connections is a larger scale networking event where we invite back to campus many UNC Asheville alum working in various professional fields to share their knowledge and expertise with aspiring students. Students are invited to join us in networking, discovery of different opportunities, and in establishing real world connections with some of UNC Asheville's finest alumni.

Philanthropy Fridays

SAA hosts monthly Philanthropy Fridays the last Friday of every month. Each month has a theme in which your gift can be given to, or as always, you can designate what area of campus you would like your gift to help! You will recieve a small exclusive gift in return! 

First Day of Class Socials

The Student Alumni Association traditionally welcomes students back every semester for the first day of classes. Stop by and join us on The Quad for a cold scoop of alumni owned ice cream from The Hop on a sunny August afternoon on the first day of the fall semester or for hot chocolate, coffee, or cider on a frigid January morning for the first day of the spring semester. 

Nearly Naked Mile

The Nearly Naked Mile is our annual philanthropy event hosted every year to kick off Homecoming. This event brings students together to run a mile around the campus "nearly naked" after donating unwanted clothes, shoes, blankets, etc. to be given to shelters and/or disaster relief.

Student Engagement & Philanthropy Month

During the month of February, the Student Alumni Association strives to teach and emphasize the importance of philanthropy and what it means to give back. Through the various events hosted throughout the month, we hope UNC Asheville students will be motivated and educated enough to know how to give back to what is important to them.

Upcoming Events


  • February 7- Bonding With A Bulldog
    • Let's taco 'bout philanthropy
  • February 14- I Love UNCA Day


  • February 21- Nearly Naked Mile


  • February 28- Paws To Say Thank You


  • March 7- Bonding With A Bulldog



  • April 2- Cap and Gown Day


  • April 4- Bonding With A Bulldog


  • April 16- Bulldog Connections