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Overview

UNC Asheville's Events & Conferences Office is the starting point for all events and conferences taking place at the University for both internal departments and external individuals and organizations. Whether your function is an event or a conference, the Events & Conferences Office is here to support you and your function.

Below you will find intake forms divided into four categories of General Inquiries, Events, Conferences & Camps, and Student Organizations. The Events & Conferences Office will review your request and review the availability of University resources such as facility schedule, parking, public safety resources, equipment, and operations staff to ensure the appropriate resources are available to successfully implement your function.

Lead times for events and conferences are important to the successful coordination of each function, and the Events & Conferences Office appreciates as much notice as possible on your function.

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General Inquiries

Individuals and organizations curious about UNC Asheville and what we offer for events and conferences or simply needing more information on the University in respect to events and conferences, should complete our General Inquiry Form.

Events

Events are generally single-day, single-location functions and often include catering and a speaking program. Examples of events include dedications, lectures, performances, concerts, lunches, receptions, and ribbon cuttings. The Events & Conferences Office recommends a lead time of ten weeks for catered functions, dedications and ribbon cuttings and a lead time of at least six months for lectures, performances, and concerts.

Submit an Event Request (Our apologies for the inconvenience, this link is currently unavailable. Please use our General Inquiry Form in the meantime.)

Conferences & Camps

Conferences are generally multi-day, multi-location functions and often include keynote addresses, plenary and breakout sessions, and catered meals. Conferences may be academic or non-academic in focus. The Events & Conferences Office recommends a lead time of at least one year for conferences of less than 250 participants, a lead time of two years for conferences of between 250 and 1,000 individuals, and a lead time of three years for conferences hosting more than 1,000 individuals. Summer residential and non-residential camps are also scheduled through the Events & Conferences Office, which recommends a planning lead time of one year to six months.

Submit a Conference or Camp Request (Our apologies for the inconvenience, this link is currently unavailable. Please use our General Inquiry Form in the meantime.)

Student Organizations

UNC Asheville Student Organizations will work directly with the Division of Student Affairs on their function request. Student Organizations should complete the Student Organization Program Proposal form found on the Highsmith Student Union webpage. Additional resources for student organizations can also be found on Highsmith Student Union webpage.