Benefits

Welcome to the UNC Asheville Alumni Association

Benefits

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.

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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.

 

Unlimited Career Services

UNC Asheville alumni have unlimited access to the Career Center. Services offered to alumni include career coaching and advising, graduate school and job search strategies, and job and networking opportunities. Alumni are also invited to attend our NextFest Career Fairs. Alumni must have an active UNC Asheville alumni email address to access Career Center services. To find out more, email career@unca.edu or call 828.251.6515.

UNC Asheville Common Word Community Read

The Common Word Community Read, curated by Wiley Cash ’00, brings the UNC Asheville community together to engage in a collective educational experience. Each semester, one book will serve as the focus of numerous virtual and in-person lectures and discussions that will allow participants to delve deeper into the text. Over the course of the academic year, participants will read one book each semester, gaining insights and sharing ideas in a welcoming and respectful environment.

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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.

 

Alumni Pin

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.

 

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 timeslot, 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. For more information on hotel discounts, visit this website and scroll to the “Places to Stay” section.

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Campus Recreation

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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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Online

Make a gift through our simple and secure online giving form.

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Phone

Call 828.251.6525 to reach an Advancement team member.

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Mail

UNC Asheville Foundation, Inc.
CPO #3800
1 University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804-8507

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