Before classes begin Monday, take a moment to explore campus, meet up with friends and enjoy App State’s welcome events and activities, which continue through the beginning of the semester. These include live music at Legends, free sweet treats, club sign-ups, games on Sanford Mall and more!
Our faculty engage in research critical to understanding environmental changes and their impacts, locally and across the globe. One example — installing Mount Everest weather stations to provide data on mountain conditions and monitor the upper reaches of the atmosphere.
Sustainability and resilience are guiding principles at App State and institutionally interwoven into our strategic plan, academic mission, engagement locally and globally and day-to-day best practices. We are recognized as a national leader for our endeavors.
We’re enhancing the Appalachian Experience — with a stronger physical infrastructure and five-year goals that further empower human potential. Get the full picture through a new, special website detailing our growth and change.
App State ranks among the nation’s “Best” and “Top” colleges for 2021 and 2022, according to U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and Forbes magazine. The national publications recently recognized App State for its academics, innovation, benefits for student veterans, programs to enhance the first-year experience and other aspects.
App State’s full-time, on-campus Master of Business Administration (MBA) has been named a Tier One program by CEO Magazine — part of the publication’s “2022 Global MBA Rankings.” App State has held the Tier One distinction for six consecutive years, and its online MBA was ranked alongside 98 internationally recognized programs.
The Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies invites the public to view and ponder “Shoah: How Was it Humanly Possible?” — the first exhibit from Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, in Jerusalem to reach the App State campus. The exhibition examines major historical aspects of the Holocaust, beginning with Jewish life in pre-Holocaust Europe and ending with the liberation of Nazi concentration and extermination camps across the continent and the remarkable return to life of the survivors.
Welcome to App is an extension of summer orientation and is geared toward helping new students learn their way around campus, making friends and learning more about the university before classes start. The schedule includes programs that will help students feel comfortable and confident about life in and out of the classroom. Many of the events are just about making friends and having fun!
Join UREC to learn about hiking opportunities right here on our main campus by taking a hike in the App State Nature Preserve. Hike is easy to moderate in intensity. Please wear closed toe/closed heel shoes such as tennis shoes. Registration is free, but advanced registration is requested.
Come by the Career Development Center on the second floor of the Student Union to jumpstart your career journey at App State. Participate in Wheel of Possibilities to learn more about the Career Development Center and win a prize! We will also provide resources to assist you in finding part-time jobs, choosing a major, finding internships, developing your resume and more.
Come meet the staff in the Office of Title IX Compliance! We will have giant Jenga blocks with various questions to talk about all things Title IX. Be lucky enough to pick a block that does not have a question, and there will be some fun in store for you. We will have our prize wheel ready to deliver some awesome swag.
Join the Case Management team for a crawl through campus. Speak directly with members of the Appalachian community and collect free App swag along the way. From personal health to academic success, we've got you covered. There will be periodic trivia breaks with awesome prizes. We hope that you will join us for an afternoon of exploration.
“Stand for Myself” — the anthemic new album from Yola — is a timeless masterpiece marking an idiosyncratic sonic shift, which will defy all expectation. A sophisticated and diverse sonic mix of symphonic soul and classic pop, tracing an expansive musical thread to Yola’s most eclectic musical inspirations. Yola’s inimitable vocals share nuanced stories of allyship, black feminine strength through vulnerability, collective awakening, and loving connection from the sexual to the social.
Savannah Sipple is the author of “WWJD & Other Poems” (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2019), which was included on the American Library Association's Over the Rainbow Recommended LGBTQ Reading List. It explores what it is to be a queer woman in Appalachia and is rooted in its culture and in her body. A writer from east Kentucky, her writing has been published in Still, Salon, Go Magazine, Southern Cultures, Split This Rock and elsewhere.
Open House is your opportunity to learn more about App State. Meet faculty and current students, tour campus, and learn more about financial aid, scholarships, the admissions process, and what student life at App State is really like.