App State has returned to pre-pandemic operations for the Fall 2021 semester, with safety precautions in place. There are no current plans to move in-person classes online. 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. Read the latest updates
National publications affirm what Mountaineers know to be true — App State ranks among “Best” colleges in the U.S. Discover why we were named No. 1 in Most Innovative Schools, No. 2 for Best Undergraduate Teaching and No. 2 in Best Schools for Veterans.
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.
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 announces a record-breaking enrollment of 20,641 students in fall 2021 — the largest enrollment to date — which includes historic numbers of first-year and underrepresented students. The 3.1% increase in overall enrollment supports the university’s continued slow and steady growth since 2014.
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.
Homecoming returns at Appalachian State University. Whether you join us in person for our annual events and spirited atmosphere that can't be found anywhere else, or you show your Mountaineer pride from wherever you call home, it's a chance to celebrate and reconnect with App State.
The Sustainable Energy Speaker Series was created to deepen campus and community understanding of contemporary energy issues and spur conversation around energy topics. The series is a joint effort of the Appalachian Energy Center and the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment.
Join us in kicking off Appalachian State’s Homecoming! This event is brought to you by Campus Activities, Club Council, Appalachian Ambassadors, and APPS. This event is sure to be spirited and start the week off with a bang.
“Trust Me” is a feature-length documentary exploring human nature, information technology, and the need for media literacy to help people trust one another, bring them together and create a more resilient population. The panel discussion will include Appalachian’s Dr. Theresa Redmond, associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Mark Coltrain, associate professor in the library and alumna Jimmeka Anderson ’17.
“River’s End” reveals California’s complex struggle over who gets fresh water, and how moneyed interests game the system. Constant battling over uncertain water supplies heralds an impending crisis—not just in California, but around the world.
Bread & Puppet, one of the oldest non-profit political theater companies in the U.S., begins its short-time residence at Appalachian with its famed Cantastoria Workshop for the university and broader public. “Cantastoria” is a street theater form championed by Bread & Puppet that involves the narration of pictures using song, movement, text and puppetry. The company will perform a B&P Cantastoria and then teach workshop participants how to make new Cantastorias in small groups.
As the highlight of its short-time residence at Appalachian, Bread & Puppet, one of the oldest non-profit political theater companies in the U.S., stages a brand-new production in the tradition of the iconic B&P Circuses that began at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont in 1970. Traditional circus tropes are recast, with the help of Bread and Puppet's distinctive folk iconography, to draw attention to the urgent issues of the day.
Inspired by a true story and featuring the Tony®-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway’s “Bright Star” tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in North Carolina of the 1920s and ‘40s. With beautiful melodies and powerfully moving characters, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion.
The Reich College of Education’s (RCOE) Doctoral Program in Education Leadership will host the 2021 Doctoral Symposium, which will feature concurrent sessions and professional development from RCOE faculty, doctoral program alumni, and current doctoral candidates. The 2021 Alice Phobe Naylor Dissertation Award will be presented on Friday.
Yonder Mountain String Band has redefined bluegrass music, expanding the traditional acoustic genre beyond its previously established boundaries by steadily pushing the envelope into the realms of rock n’ roll and improvisation. The Del McCoury Band, fronted by the legendary McCoury, is the most awarded band in bluegrass history.
International Education Week (IEW) at Appalachian State University is a celebration of transformational global experiences at home and abroad. Everyone is encouraged to participate. IEW on the national level is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education and part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.
The Appalachian Global Symposium is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to share their global work on a professional platform while simultaneously contributing to global learning at Appalachian. Symposium presenters will discuss a variety of topics including science, technology, business, education, music and politics.