Blue Ridge Experience Outdoor Pre-Orientation

Stay tuned for more information and the opening of registration in June 2021!

Blue Ridge Experience is an optional Outdoor Pre-Orientation program that takes place every fall prior to the required emBARK Orientation and the beginning of the semester. Travel to some of the best scenic areas the Blue Ridge Mountains have to offer. Take in the views, challenge yourself to a hike, and try a new adventure sport like mountain biking and canoeing while you get to know your classmates. By night, you will stay at base camp, and sleep in a rustic cabin. Relax around the campfire, gaze at the stars, and get ready for your next adventure at UNC Asheville. No outdoor experience is necessary; all required equipment is provided.

Visit Transition and Parent Programs for historical information about our pre-orientation programs.