Before Your First Day


Completing Part 1 of Form I-9 process. You will receive am email from from Human Resources inviting you to complete Section #1 of the Form I-9.

Getting ready to complete Part 2 of Form I-9 process.

Connect with supervisor or department HR liaison. Communicate with your supervisor or an department HR liaison. Questions you may want to ask are prior to your start date may be:

  • Start time, when to arrive or what your schedule will be,
  • Where to report when you first arrive or if required, how remote work should take place
  • How to get set-up with technology, if applicable
  • Dress-code expectations, if applicable
  • What to bring on your first day, if applicable
  • Your supervisor’s phone number or who to contact for additonal questions.Your First Week

Your First Week


Finish I-9 (Part 2)
Location: 217 Phillips Hall, CPO 1450, One University Heights (2nd floor)
Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday (by appointment only)
What to Bring: The employee should provide acceptable documents to complete the I-9.

Make Your I-9 Appointment

Turn in employment documents

Verify and Update Personal Information

  1. Mailing Addresses: Correct home addresses help determine state taxes and up-to-date mailing addresses ensure important documents, such as your W-2 and benefits card, quickly get to you by mail.
  2. Contact Details: Make sure you can be reached: Add or update your phone numbers and email addresses.
  3. Emergency Contacts: In the event of an emergency, make sure your contacts can be reached by adding or updating their information.
  4. Preferred Name: If you have a preferred first name, other than your legal first name you can update.
  5. Bulldog Alert Preferences: Email, text messages, and voice messages will be sent to users who are registered at Follow the instructions in the message and seek more information about the emergency through the BulldogAlert webpage.

Complete Required Onboarding Training

Understand Your Leave Benefits

Visit the leave and holiday page to find what kind of leave you are eligible for and accrual information based on your position type.



First 30 Days: Enroll/Waive Benefits


Employee Eligibility

  • Permanent full-time SHRA and EHRA employees working 30 or more hours per week are eligible for all benefits.
  • Permanent part-time SHRA and EHRA employees working 20 to 29 hours per week are eligible to participate in supplemental benefits such as NCFlex, supplemental retirement (403b, 457), pro-rated leave and contributory health insurance.

Click here for additional information regarding Benefits Enrollment.


Your username and password will be the same information you use to access your UNC Asheville computer/email or OnePort login.

For additonal information contact:
Melanie Johnson –
Karla Piccirillo –


Your First Year


Build Campus Networks

  • Look for campus events that have the opportunity to connect with others across campus.
  • Volunteer to be a part of a committee or task force. Let your supervisor know of your interested if the opportunity comes up.

Take Advantage of Campus Communications

Become familiar with Diversity & Inclusion Programs and Resources

  • Office of Institutional Equity
    The Office of Institutional Equity supports UNC Asheville’s mission to promote human and intellectual diversity by providing equal access and opportunity through fostering an inclusive environment for all members of the University community.
  • Office of Multicultural Affairs
    The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) serves as a leader in advancing UNC Asheville’s core value of diversity and inclusion.
  • Center for Diversity Education
    Each year the Center for Diversity Education, through exhibits, road shows, a lending library, and staff development opportunities, provides direct and in-direct programming to over 20,000 students, teachers, and citizens throughout WNC.
  • Disability Cultural Center
    The Disability Cultural Center at UNC Asheville specifically focuses on disability as diversity, and serves primarily as a space for community connection and shared culture between students with disabilities. The center welcomes all students, faculty, staff, and community members who share the common goal of advocating for greater inclusiveness in both campus and community settings.

Get Involved with Campus Governance

  • Staff Counsel
    • Staff Council exists to support the continuous improvement of the University’s organizational capacity by supporting an engaged and thriving community where staff have a voice and impact on the University’s mission and models innovative collaboration in higher education.
  • Faculty Senate
    • The Faculty Senate shall be responsible for maintaining communications between the faculty and the administration, the student body, and the staff. It shall establish rules and procedures for standing committees and shall be responsible for overseeing the election of Faculty Senate members.

Participate in Campus Events


Meet regularly with your supervisor.

  • To ensure that you understand performance expectations, meet with your supervisor often and/or when possible.

Understand the mission, vision, and initiatives of your department.

  • Look for opportunities within your division or department to understand the mission, vision, and initiatives of UNCA.

Review UNCA Strategic Plan and Core Values

Review UNCA Equal Opportunity Plan