UNCA Now and NowPoints

Engage & UNCA Now

Engage is your centralized home for student events and programs at UNC Asheville. Whether you want to join a club or find a fun event to attend, Engage is the one place to get involved and connected outside of the classroom. This platform will go launch in August 2022, so check back soon for more details!


NowPoints is a program and incentive exclusively for UNC Asheville students to win prizes for attending campus-sponsored events! Spearheaded by Highsmith Student Union, this program is inclusive of all campus-wide events and is centrally channeled through the UNCA Now mobile app. Free and open to all current UNCA students, NowPoints incentivize your level of engagement!

How to Play

  1. Open the UNCA Now app to check the latest student events on campus.
  2. Go to the event and have your OneCard scanned to earn NowPoints.
  3. Go to the NowPoints Auction and bid on the prizes you want! The more events you attend throughout the semester, the more NowPoints you’ll have to cash in on big prizes!

Where to Find NowPoints Events

  1. On the UNCA Now App, click an event you’re interested in to find the point value.
  2. Follow @HighsmithUnion on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest on upcoming events and point promotions!

NowPoints Rules and Regulations

  1. Eligibility Requirements: You must be a currently enrolled student to earn NowPoints and participate in the NowPoints Live Auction and Silent Auction every Fall and Spring semester.
  2. Qualifying events must be free and open to all UNC Asheville students.
  3. Members of the sponsoring organization(s) are not eligible to receive NowPoints for their event.
  4. Points values are determined based on event type. Double or triple NowPoints promotions are available for limited times only.
  5. If an event is cancelled, no points will be earned.