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 our annual Spring Drag Show to movie nights on the Quad, there is something for everyone!

ACE Executive Board 2022-2023

  • President: Indigo Lesser
  • Vice President: Ariel Akuneme
  • Director of Community: Ava Wolchesky
  • Director of Craftworks: Ziyanah Alexander
  • Director of UNCA Live: Rye Stahle-Smith

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 the Spring Drag Show.  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 a Coffeehouse or Open Mic Night! Looking to kick back and relax? Head out to any of our regular movie showings around campus!  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?

For the most part, no! 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 Student Life Porch 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 week.  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

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 and we will get back in touch as soon as possible.

What events can I expect from ACE this year



  • Drag Brunch 
  • Bulldogs at the Beach 
  • Coffeehouse 


  • Foam Party 
  • Latinx Heritage Month Panel
  • Live Performance Night


  • Halloween Double Feature Movie Night 
  • Halloween Bonfire 
  • DIY Scarecrows 
  • Highsmith After Dark


  • 90s Skate Party 
  • Deck the Halls:  Holiday Door Decorating in Highsmith 


  • Polar Express Pajama Party 


  • Welcome Back Winter Carnival 
  • Sip and Paint


  • Friend Frenzy/DIY Valentines 
  • Black History Month Movie Night 
  • Homecoming Hypnotist 
  • Homecoming After Dark


  • Women’s History Month Art Show 
  • Dodgeball Tournament 
  • Spring Drag Show 


  • Spring Concert 
  • Spring Flower Crown making and Easter Egg Painting 
  • Lawn Party 
  • Final Exam Rage Room 


  • Senior Sendoff Week

Have any questions, comments, or concerns? Looking to collaborate? Want to join ACE? Please contact a member of the ACE Executive Board at 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!