FAQ: Events

Updated on March 20, 2020

Are campus events canceled?

Campus events for more than 50 attendees are canceled. Organizers of these events must postpone, cancel or explore virtual options for any University-affiliated events with more than 50 people both on- and off-campus until further notice, unless prior written authorization is given by the chancellor or the provost.

What about athletics events?

As of 3/12/2020, all Big South athletic events have been suspended through at least March 30th. Please visit www.uncabulldogs.com for the most current information.

UNC Asheville Athletics will immediately suspend athletic-related activities including all competition, and formal and organized practice until further notice in accordance with the Big South Conference’s decision.

For questions about UNC Asheville’s Division I Athletic Program, please contact: Athletic Director Janet Cone: jcone@unca.edu or 828.251.6922 or Terri Brne, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations: tbrne@unca.edu or 828.251.6930.

Has Commencement been cancelled?

UNC System President Dr. Bill Roper has announced that spring commencements across the System have been postponed. UNC Asheville is committed to holding commencement for our spring graduates at some point, though the timing of the event is unclear given required efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We understand the incredible importance of this milestone and event. We will work hard to develop a way to celebrate either virtually or in person, if at all possible, at a later date. We will share additional information as soon as it is available; we understand the need for a confirmed decision, in terms of planning, travel, accommodations, etc.

We deeply regret the impact this situation is having on our students and their families, and on our employees and their families. We share in your distress, and we will offer whatever support we can as we continue to navigate the circumstances. Thank you for your understanding as we formulate a plan regarding dates and other related issues.