University of North Carolina Asheville

University of North Carolina Asheville

Event Types Welcomed

  • Expo/Competitions
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Youth Retreat/Camps


At a location conveniently near both downtown Asheville and Southern Appalachian attractions, visitors to UNC Asheville will enjoy a pleasant experience in the natural surroundings of our campus. We offer state-of-the-art classrooms, multi-purpose spaces, lecture halls, performance venues, residence halls, dining, outdoor venues, and recreation options all within easy proximity for most visitors. Our campus is a perfect setting for small and medium-sized groups of 500 to 1,000 participants. We offer one-stop conference services through our Conferences and Camps Office.

UNC Asheville has spaces to suit many conference and camp needs. Our office will help you select the perfect combination for your event.

  • Classrooms – Over 100 technology-enhanced classrooms and labs. (Capacity = 25-35)
  • Lecture Halls – Auditorium-style classrooms with smart technology. (Capacity = 75-170)
  • Mullen & James Humanities Hall – A 310-seat lecture hall with audio-visual.
  • Lipinsky Auditorium – A 580-seat auditorium/performance venue with audio-visual and theatrical lighting.
  • Highsmith University Union – Board rooms, small meeting rooms, and large multipurpose rooms customizable for a variety of set-up options. (Capacity = up to 500)
  • Wilma Sherrill Center – Conference rooms, classrooms, dance studios, and other flexible space customizable for a variety of set-up options. (Capacity = 50-250).
  • Kimmel Arena – Basketball arena and concourse customizable for large events and banquets.
  • (Capacity = up to 3,800)
  • Outdoor Spaces – University Quad, Reynolds Green, Mullen Park, ball fields, and more that are suitable for a wide variety of events.
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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 1000 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 100
  • Largest Theatre Style: 580 in Lipinsky Auditorium, 3800 in Kimmel Arena
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 580
  • Largest Arena Seating: 3700
  • Largest Seated Reception: 1000
  • Largest Standing Reception: 1500


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 1000

Featured Amenities

  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Car Charging Station Car Charging Station
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Fitness Center Fitness Center
  • Handicap Accessible
  • In-House Catering
  • Laundry
  • Linens
  • Near Public Transit
  • Outdoor Space
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Paid Parking
  • Running Trails
  • Sports Facilities
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating

Venue Location + Transportation


CPO #9000 | One University Heights,
Governers Hall CPO 9000,
Asheville, North Carolina 28804


  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • TaxiTaxi
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Asheville Regional (AVL) - 25 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Greenville-Spartanburg (GSP) - 75 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes
  • Car Charging Stations: Yes

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • External Catering Allowed: No
  • Can Bring in Own Food: no
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes
  • Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes


All event spaces and classrooms are smart-equipped with LCD projection and computer. Sound support is available in our largest spaces. Lipinsky Auditorium offers performance level lighting and sound. Campus-wide complimentary wifi. Computer labs for groups of up to 20. Printing and computing access in Ramsey Library.

  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: yes
  • Cannabis Industry-Friendly: No
  • Cannabis Consumption: No
  • Eco Friendly: Yes
  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: No