Weeks of Welcome at UNC Asheville

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UNC Asheville's Weeks of Welcome celebrates the start of a new academic year.
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Welcome, Bulldogs!

We’re glad that you’re here—and one day of events just isn’t enough to celebrate. In fact, one week of events isn’t enough. Check out these great activities, performances, games and more during UNC Asheville’s Weeks of Welcome:

Wednesday, August 20

S’mores and Music: Enjoy a lovely summer evening with your friends, a few tunes and everyone’s and favorite campfire snack. 7-9 p.m. in Mullen Park.

Thursday, August 21

Hip-Hop Violinist, SVET: You may remember SVET from his performance on “America’s Got Talent.” Hear this innovative musician—who has shared stages with Kanye West, Ceelo Green, The Black Keys and others—recreate your favorite hip-hop music on the violin. 7-9 p.m. in Highsmith University Union, Grotto.

Friday, August 22

Comedian Michael Yo: You don’t have to leave campus for a great Friday night show. Just head to Highsmith University Union to see actor, TV host and stand-up comedian Michael Yo, best known for his work on E!’s “Chelsea Lately.” 8-10 p.m. in the Grotto.

Saturday, August 23

Multicultural Fair: Learn about the various student groups and offices hosted by Multicultural Student Programs on campus. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the main quad.

Sunday, August 24

Volunteer Trip: Venture off campus and spend your Sunday giving back to your Asheville community by volunteering with Asheville Greenworks in the River Arts District. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., meet under the Highsmith University Union bridge at 10 a.m.

Monday, August 25

Montford Climbing Wall: Bring your sneakers—and your courage—and join Campus Recreation for a field trip to the Montford Gym to challenge yourself on the climbing wall. 5 – 8 p.m., meet at the Rocky statue at 5 p.m.

Tuesday, August 26

Get REC’d: Run down to the Sherrill Center (you’re going to need a good warm-up) for an evening of team challenges like Hunger Games dodgeball and pool battleship. 7 – 9 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center.

Wednesday, August 27

Non-Violent Sexuality Talk with Bob Hall: Founder of Learning To Live With Conflict Inc., Bob Hall will give an interactive presentation on “making peace with passion…what everyone needs to know about sex, conflict alcohol and intimacy.” 8 p.m. in Highsmith University Union, Grotto.

Thursday, August 28

Roller Rink: Skate with your friends and fun music to really get your semester rolling! 8 – 10 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center.

Friday, August 29

Fraternity & Sorority Recruitment: Thinking about joining in on UNC Asheville’s Greek life? The UNC Asheville Fraternity & Sorority Community has a number of programs during Weeks of Welcome to help you decide how to get involved—including a Panhellenic orientation for potential sorority members. Noon in Highsmith University Union, room 104.

Saturday, August 30

Blacklight Party: Blacklight mini-golf, games and ice cream—it’s the makings of a great Saturday night. 9 p.m. in Overlook Hall, multipurpose room.

Sunday, August 31

Soccer Games: Come support the Bulldogs in soccer games against Mars Hill and Brevard. The women’s soccer game against Mars Hill begins at 1 p.m. on the soccer field; the men’s game against Brevard follows at 3 p.m.

This is just a small sampling of the events open to UNC Asheville students—view the full Weeks of the Welcome calendar on the Student Activities, Involvement and leadership website.