UNC Asheville Campus Life
You might be surprised at the variety of experiences students can find on the UNC Asheville campus. During the fall semester, a band took over the normally quiet library to “Rock the Stacks.” The multipurpose courts in the Student Recreation Center lived up to their name by becoming a roller-skating rink. Highsmith University Union turned into the place to take a chance with friends at Casino Night. And the Quad transformed for Rockypalooza, complete with black-light mini-golf, extreme air trampoline and a rock-climbing wall.
These activities start the week before classes with Rendezblue and continue throughout the semester. Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership (SAIL) sponsors Underdog Productions, UNC Asheville's student programming board, and hosts a number of events, including open mics, trivia nights and free movies. Students can also find a variety of Multicultural Student Programs, from heritage awareness months to leadership development activities. Plus, living on campus puts students right in the middle of the Bulldog community.
UNC Asheville has more than 60 student organizations at work throughout the year, with new ones forming each semester based on student interest. From Active Students for a Healthy Environment (ASHE) to Ultimate Frisbee, there are many ways to become involved and experience the UNC Asheville campus outside of the classroom.
The fun even continues through finals, with Reading Day stress relief programs, an ice skating rink and late-night exam breakfast. The Bulldogs also bring in reinforcements through therapy dogs to make sure students enjoy their time on campus from the first day through the last exam.