Welcome to the UNC Asheville Alumni Association!
The UNC Asheville Association is the gateway to staying connected with your alma mater. From the moment you turn your tassel at commencement, your alumni association is there to provide life-long membership including career connections and professional networking, virtual and traditional events, and opportunities for leadership and volunteer engagement.
Whether you are just transitioning from a student to alumni, or are looking to reconnect with your alma mater, we’ve outlined the basics of the benefits and services that you’ve earned with your free, lifetime membership to the Alumni Association! Scroll down to learn more.
There’s no question you made an impact during your time at UNC Asheville – whether it be within the University, in your community, for a friend, or within yourself. We hope you cherish the memories of your time here and look back on your growth with pride. Know that your alma mater is always here to support you. We want to continue celebrating you throughout your life and career, so please be sure to share your news with us. Please reach out to me personally if I can be of assistance to you.
Elizabeth Saxman Underwood, Ph.D.
Class of 2001
Senior Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving
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As a UNC Asheville graduate, you are a lifetime member of the
UNC Asheville Alumni Association.
The Association extends a host of services that will help you grow as you continue on your journey. As a UNC Asheville graduate, you are a lifetime member of the University community and an automatic member of the UNC Asheville Alumni Association.
Take advantage of your benefits today!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com.
UNC Asheville Alumni 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 utilizes 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 reads six books throughout the year and members will have the opportunity to vote for which books they’d like to read.
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.
A new tradition was started by the Alumni Board of Directors in December 2017. Before commencement, every student will receive an alumni lapel pin to commemorate their transition from students to alumni. We hope that this pin will serve as a reminder of what it means to be alumni and the importance of staying connected. We invite you to complete this form or call our office at 828.251.6512 to request a pin, so you can keep your alma mater close to heart and represent UNC Asheville in your daily life.
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 timeslot, 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. For more information on hotel discounts, visit this website and scroll to the “Places to Stay” section.
Unfortunately, due to the novel coronavirus, campus recreation access is not currently available.
As a UNC Asheville Alum, you and your spouse/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 also purchase up to three guest passes per semester. Guest passes can be picked up at the Sherrill 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.
Ramsey Library Card
Unfortunately, due to the novel coronavirus, the Ramsey Library is not open to the public.
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 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. We also have forms available at the Alumni Association office. Once your alumni status has been confirmed, Ramsey Library can issue you a library card.
Regional Alumni Events
Network with fellow alumni 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.
Request a Transcript
The registrar at UNC Asheville supports all transcripts. If you wish to request a transcript, please visit this website to learn more.