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, the Intercultural Center, and as casual lounge spaces throughout the building. Services include the Food Court, the University Bookstore, OneCard, the Bike Shop, vending machines, Guest Services Desk, and the FreeStore. In addition, there are administrative offices for Highsmith Student Union, the Career Center, Multicultural Affairs, the Center for Diversity Education, Transition and Parent Programs, Title IX, and the Key Center.

First Floor

  • Intercultural Center (HIG 114)
  • Veterans' Center for Excellence
  • The Grotto (performance space with built-in stage and lighting) [Make a reservation]
  • Bookstore
  • Highsmith Game Room
  • OneCard Office
  • ATM State Employees Credit Union 
  • Guest Services Desk
  • Title IX (HIG 103)
  • International Student Services (HIG 103)
  • Leadership, Greek Life, and Off-Campus Student Programs (HIG 102)
  • Evening and Weekend Programs (HIG 102) 
  • Student Mail Center (serves both Campus Mail and US Mail)
  • Food Court
  • Bike Shop (accessible from the outside of the building)
  • Vending Area (credit cards accepted)

Student Organization Suite (HIG 159):

Meeting/Conference Rooms:

Second Floor

  • Highsmith Student Union Administrative Office suite (HIG 221-222)
  • Center for Diversity Education (HIG 223)
  • Key Center for Community Citizenship and Service Learning (HIG 223)
  • Transition and Parent Programs (HIG 224) 
  • Career Center Suite (HIG 259)