Welcome Weeks

Highsmith Student Union serves as the coordinator for Weeks of Welcome every Fall semester and Welcome Back Week every Spring semester. In bringing all of the university’s major events together to welcome students back to campus, our Welcome Week activities are centered around the idea that every student belongs here, presenting a plethora of opportunities for students to get engaged in co-curricular learning along the away.

Welcome Back Week 2020 (August 10 – August 22)

  • Monday, August 10:

    • Non-Residential Student Mask Pickup
    • 9 AM – 5 PM; Reed Plaza
    • After 5 PM Guest Services Desk in Highsmith Student Union
    • Virtual Health & Counseling Q&A Session
    • 12:30 PM – 1 PM; HIG 225/226
    • bit.ly/hcsessions
    • Health & Counseling
    • Stuff-A-Plush (limited quantity)
    • 11 AM – 12PM; Reed Plaza
    • Asheville Campus Entertainment (ACE)
    • Highsmith Student Union
    • Who Wore It Best Mask Contest
    • althetics@unca.edu
    • UNCA Athletics
  • Tuesday, August 11:

    • Non-Residential Student Mask Pickup
    • 9 AM – 5 PM; Reed Plaza
    • After 5 PM Guest Services Desk in Highsmith Student Union
    • Custom Street Signs
    • 11 AM – 2 PM; Mills Plaza
    • Asheville Campus Entertainment (ACE)
    • Virtual Health & Counseling Q&A Session
    • 12:30 PM – 1 PM; HIG 225/226
    • bit.ly/hcsessiontues
    • Health & Counseling
    • Wander to Ponder: Virtual Reality
    • 12 PM – 1 PM
    • Transition & Parent Programs
    • Outdoor Leadership Training: Program Info Session
    • 11 AM – 12 PM
    • recreation@unca.edu
    • Campus Recreation
  • Wednesday, August 12:

    • Non-Residential Student Mask Pickup
    • 9 AM – 5 PM; Reed Plaza
    • After 5 PM Guest Services Desk in Highsmith Student Union
    • Virtual Health & Counseling Q&A Session
    • 3 PM – 4 PM; HIG 225/226
    • bit.ly/hcsessionswed
    • Health & Counseling
    • Virtual Coffeehouse Concert w/The Voice Winner Javier Colon
    • 7:30 PM
    • bit.ly/concertunca
    • Highsmith Student Union
  • Thursday, August 13:

    • Non-Residential Student Mask Pickup
    • 9 AM – 5 PM; Reed Plaza
    • After 5 PM Guest Services Desk in Highsmith Student Union
    • Wander to Ponder Q & A
    • 12 PM – 1 PM; Reed Plaza
    • Transition & Parent Programs
    • Virtual Health & Counseling Q&A Session
    • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM; HIG 225/226
    • bit.ly/hcsessionsthurs
    • Health & Counseling
    • Co-curricular Transcript Workshop
    • 2 PM – 3 PM
    • bit.ly/uncacct
    • Highsmith Student Union
    • Outdoor Leadership Training Program: Info Session
    • 5:15 PM – 7:15 PM
    • recreation@unca.edu
    • Campus Recreation
    • GLOWGA
    • 9 PM; Intramural Field
    • Campus Recreation and Health & Counseling
  • Friday, August 14:

    • Non-Residential Student Mask Pickup
    • 9 AM – 5 PM; Reed Plaza
    • After 5 PM Guest Services Desk in Highsmith Student Union
    • Virtual Health & Counseling Q&A Session
    • 1 PM – 2 PM; HIG 225/226
    • bit.ly/hcsessionsfri
    • Health & Counseling
    • Virtual Drag Bingo w/Trinity K. Bonet (Rupaul’s Drag Race)
    • Featuring Cliché & Nova Jyna
    • 7:30 PM
    • bit.ly/dragbingo20
    • Highsmith Student Union
    • Virtual Poetry Slam w/Poet Joan “Lyric” Leslie
    • 7:30 PM
    • bit.ly/uncapoetry
    • Highsmith Student Union
  • Tuesday, August 18:

    • Unlearning Racism Interest Meeting
    • 7 PM
    • keyctr@unca.edu
    • Key Center
  • Wednesday, August 19:

  • Thursday, August 20:

    • Virtual Health & Counseling Q & A Session
    • 12 PM – 1 PM; HIG 225/226
    • bit.ly/hcsessions
    • Health & Counseling
  • Friday, August 21: