Building Policies

All patrons of the Highsmith Student Union must abide by the UNC Asheville Expectations of Mutual Respect & Care for All, including the requirement, regardless of vaccination status, to properly wear a CDC-approved face covering when inside the building. If you need a face covering upon entering Highsmith, please visit the Guest Services Desk for a complementary cloth mask. Please visit for more information about this policy.

Additionally, the following policies are current for Highsmith:

  • No smoking, including e-cigarettes/vapes
  • No drugs or alcohol
  • No weapons or firearms
  • Use of bicycles, skates, and skateboards are not permitted in the building
  • No running in the building
  • Footwear is required in all areas of Highsmith Student Union.
  • Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) are not permitted in Highsmith Student Union, unless prior approval has been granted. Pets and/or other animals are not allowed.