Rentals & Reservations

The Reservations Team is here to assist all UNC Asheville community members with finding and requesting the ideal space for your event(s). From one-time meetings and banquets, to weekly meetings, to semesterly seminars our team is here to help. If you have any questions, please contact us at reservat@unca.edu or 828.251.6600. We look forward to hosting your event!

Meeting Spaces

French Broad River Room  – HIG 125

This room is set as a seminar room for 30 or more, with tables in a large rectangle, with chairs. The furniture remains in the room. Any changes to the set up must be returned to the conference rectangle. This room is smart, with a built-in projector, screen and laptop, as well as DVD and cable TV-viewing capability. Smart materials must be requested.

Swannanoa Room – HIG 127

This conference room seats 10 people. The furniture remains in the room. This room is smart, with a built-in projector, screen and laptop, as well as DVD and cable TV-viewing capability. Smart materials must be requested.

Nantahala Room – HIG 128

This conference room seats 14 people. The furniture remains in the room. This room is smart, with a built-in projector, screen and laptop, as well as DVD and cable TV-viewing capability. Smart materials must be requested.

1927 Room – HIG 223

This conference room is set in a rectangle for 18. The furniture remains in the room. Any changes to the set up must be returned to the conference rectangle. This room is smart, with a built-in LCD screen and video conferencing capabilities. Smart materials must be requested.

to ki ya sdi – HIG 238

This conference room is set in a rectangle for 14. The furniture remains in the room, unless specially requested. This room is smart, with a built-in LCD screen and phone conferencing capabilities. Smart materials must be requested.

Town Mountain – HIG 239

This conference room is set in a circle for 5. The furniture remains in the room, unless specially requested.

Special Event Spaces

The Grotto – HIG 108

First-floor space with a coffee-house atmosphere for 80+ people. Divider wall can be put down to split space. Includes built in 23′ x 16′ wood stage, audio inputs on front of stage, and limited stage lighting. Green-room available for use, while the space cannot be changed or altered, except by special request. Smart materials available by request, with input for a laptop and built-in projector and screen. DVD and cable-TV viewing capabilities also available.

Alumni Hall – HIG 114

Highly customizable first-floor space with seating for 200+ people. Perfect for banquets, large meetings, and large presentations, with audio-visual equipment available upon request. Smart materials available by request, with a built in projector and screen.

Blue Ridge Room – HIG 202/203

Highly customizable second-floor space with seating for 400+ people. Space can be split into two smaller rooms with divider wall. Perfect for banquets, large meetings, and large presentations, with audio-visual equipment available upon request. Smart materials available upon request, with two built in projectors and screens.

Mountain Suites – HIG 225/226/228/229

Second-floor space with seating of up to 50 people per room, although rooms can be combined in various combinations. Perfect for banquets, small-to-medium meetings, and small-to-medium presentations. Audio-visual equipment available upon request.

Spaces Outside of Highsmith Student Union

In addition to Highsmith Student Union, the Highsmith Reservations Team also reserves Brown Hall, academic classrooms spaces, and outdoor spaces.

  • Lipinsky Auditorium
  • Mullen James Humanities Hall
  • Brown Hall Meeting Rooms:
    • BRO 217
    • BRO 218/219
  • Outside spaces include:
    • Mills Plaza
    • Reed Plaza
    • Mullen James Park
    • AC Reynolds Green
    • The Main Quad
    • The Mini Quad

Display Tables

Student groups and departments can reserve tables to use for promoting and displaying their group/event. (Outside groups are charged a fee.) There are 3 spaces available. Tables are set out the day of reservation.