Inside Highsmith

The Highsmith Student Union is an extraordinary gathering place for the UNC Asheville community with more than 74,000 square feet. Highsmith offers a spacious student organization lounge and suite, great meeting rooms, performance venues, game room, computer lounge, an art gallery, the Intercultural Center, and as casual lounge spaces throughout the building. Services include the Food Court, the Copy Center, the University Bookstore, OneCard, the Bike Shop, vending macines, Student Mail Center, and the FreeStore. In addition, there are administrative offices for Highsmith Student Union, the Career Center, Multicultural Student Programs, the Center for Diversity Education, Transition and Parent Programs, Title IX, the Key Center, and the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

First Floor

Meeting/Conference Rooms:

  • Nantahala River Room - smart Room (HIG 102) *
  • French Broad River Room (HIG 103) *
  • Swannanoa River Room - smart Room (HIG 104) *
  • Alumni Hall (HIG 159), 4,000-square foot multipurpose room for exhibitions, lectures, performances, and banquets*

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First Floor Floorplan

Highsmith University Union First Floor

Second Floor

  • Student Organizations Lounge (HIG 236)
  • Highsmith Student Union Administrative Office suite (HIG 215)
  • Campus Information and Ticket sales (HIG Guest Services Desk)
  • Center for Diversity Education (HIG 212)
  • Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Office (HIG 237)
  • Computer Lounge (HIG 255)
  • Career Center Suite (HIG 259)
  • Key Center for Community Citizenship and Service Learning (HIG 248)
  • Student Government Association Office (HIG 249)
  • Underdog Productions, Campus Program Board (HIG 251)

Meeting/Conference Rooms:

  • Blue Ridge Boardroom- smart (HIG235)*
  • HIG 245 - student org. conference room
  • Mountain Suites (HIG 221-224) *

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Second Floor Floorplan

Highsmith University Union 2nd floor

Third Floor

  • The Pinnacle - lounge with tv, lockers, kitchen area, and microwave

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Third Floor Floorplan

Highsmith University Union 3rd floor