Asheville Campus Entertainment (ACE)

Asheville Campus Entertainment (ACE) is UNC Asheville’s student-led, student-funded campus programming board, hosting a wide array of events for the student community.  ACE aspires to establish transformational experiences and a deep sense of belonging to all UNC Asheville students. Asheville Campus Entertainment educates and entertains the entire UNC Asheville campus community through diverse, enriching, and engaging programming and opportunities.  From live performance nights to Highsmith After Dark to movie nights on the Quad, there is something for everyone!

ACE Executive Board 2023-2024

  • President: Indigo Lesser
  • Vice President of Membership and Engagement: Alyssa Harrison
  • Community Connections Coordinator: Eden Simmons
  • Arts and Entertainment Coordinator: Ava Wolchesky
  • Spirit and Traditions Coordinator: Rachel Huneycutt
  • Special Events Coordinators: Ko Dowling, Ettie Lyles
  • Intercultural Initiatives Coordinator: Alex Lounsbury

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What annual programs does ACE plan?

From crafting tables and open mic nights to movie showings and grab-and-go snacks, ACE wants to meet you where you are and provide you fun, interactive, and engaging programs along the way! All ACE programs are open to and planned for the entire UNC Asheville student community!  Want to dance it out and celebrate Queer Pride?  Join us for one of our Drag Shows.  Ready to commemorate the end of the academic year? Check out ACE’s annual Lawn Party! Want to show off your hidden talent? Put it on display at one of our Fri-YAY Open Mic Nights!  Want to get creative?  Join us for Sip and Paint or Stuff a Plush.   ACE events widely vary from semester to semester, so follow us on Instagram for regular updates!

Does it cost to participate in or attend ACE programs?

Unless there is an additional fee advertised, then all ACE events are free to UNC Asheville students. Examples of events that have previously required an additional expense includes off-campus trips, such as movie premiers and regional gatherings or conferences.

Where is ACE located?

The ACE Office is located in Highsmith Student Union on the second floor of the building. The ACE Office (219) is open during regular Student Union hours!

How can I join ACE?

ACE is always welcoming new members! No previous experience with programming or event planning is necessary. All you need is a positive attitude, a good work ethic, and a sense of humor, and we’ll provide you with the rest! ACE General Body Meetings take place every other Monday evening from 7:35-8:35pm.  General Body Meetings are open to anybody and everybody, including those who are interested in being a part of ACE in the future! For more information, email ACE@unca.edu.

I am needing accommodations for an upcoming event. How can I do that?

ACE seeks to go above and beyond in providing the accommodations requested and necessary at each and every event. If you want to request accommodations for an event, program, or meeting, please contact at at ACE@unca.edu and we will get back in touch as soon as possible.

What events can I expect from ACE this spring?

 

JANUARY

  • Syllabi and Spaghetti
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Eems Live Musical Performance

FEBRUARY 

  • Valentine’s Day-Themed Speed Friending
  • Homecoming Comedy Night ft. Adam Grabowski
  • Lunar New Year Event
  • Adulting 101: Teach Me How to Budget

MARCH 

  • Mermaids in the pool
  • Adulting 101: Lets Get Positively Psyched!
  • Highsmith After Dark

APRIL

  • Nap Day
  • Adulting 101: Declassified Adult Survival Guide
  • Lawn Party (an annual tradition to celebrate classes ending!)

Have any questions, comments, or concerns? Looking to collaborate? Want to join ACE? Please contact a member of the ACE Executive Board at ACE@unca.edu or stop by our office on the second floor of Highsmith Student Union to chat! We would love to speak more with you and make sure that your experience with ACE is top-notch!