App State is returning to pre-pandemic operations for the Fall 2021 semester, with safety precautions in place. All students, faculty and staff should get vaccinated against COVID-19. Face coverings are required in all indoor campus locations for students, faculty, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. The CDC recommends vaccinated individuals wear face coverings in areas with “substantial” or “high” rates of transmission. Watauga County is currently an area of “substantial” transmission. Read the latest updates.
Experience App State's campus for yourself – with a guide or on your own. You can speak with an admissions counselor, visit our student union, take a break on Sanford Mall or browse the stacks in Belk Library for a taste of campus life.
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.
At Appalachian, we continually develop ways for our students to work alongside their professors to research and innovate in areas of sustainability, and have maintained a long-standing position as a national leader in sustainable curriculum development.
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.
U.S. News & World Report has released its 2021 “Best Online Programs” rankings, recognizing App State’s online bachelor’s and graduate education degree programs among the best in the nation. App State was named a top-20 school for “Best Business Programs.” Learn more about the rankings and App State Online programs.
Three of App State’s signature scholarships — the Chancellor’s Scholarship, the Dr. Willie C. Fleming Scholarship and the Diversity Scholars Program — provide full in-state tuition and fees, plus additional benefits to provide a lifetime of value.
This fall, national publications U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review and personal finance magazine Money.com recognized Appalachian as one of the nation’s top-performing schools for its academics, value, innovation and student veteran services, among other aspects.
We are so excited you are part of the Appalachian Community and can’t wait for you to join us for Welcome to APP! This extension of your summer orientation gives you the opportunity to get more comfortable on campus, make new friends, have fun and start weaving yourself into the fabric of student life at App State.
Come to the Stadium to learn all the Appalachian traditions, including getting your Block-A pin and learning football cheers and fights songs. We will take a group photo on the football field and everyone will get a free Appstate t-shirt!
Prehistoric Party in the Union! Head over to the Plemmons Student Union to be transported back to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. While you're there take pics in the photo booth, grab some swag, enter giveaways, play games, and enjoy free food & music.
The Appalachian Spiritual Life Fair is an opportunity for new Appalachian Students to seek out places and spaces in our community to grow in their faith and to continue or begin their spiritual journey. This event is open to all spiritually-based organizations in our community.
Welcome to Appalachian State University! Whether you are a first-year student, a second-year student who has only experienced college virtually, or a grad student looking for engagement opportunities, Club Expo is the perfect way to get involved!
The Cub, a.k.a. “Valle Crucis 7-Miler,” showcases the beautiful mountain community and countryside of Valle Crucis, N.C. The High Country Triple Crown is a well-established mountain running race series developed for the purpose of raising funds for organizations serving kids in Northwest North Carolina.
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.