Live like a Mountaineer
Live like a Mountaineer
Clubs and organizations are an important part of the App State Experience. Explore your passions, develop valuable leadership skills and create lifelong bonds and friendships.
Get inspired and get involved in campus activities – clubs and organizations, fraternity and sorority life, student programming and more.
Educational and entertaining concerts, comedy, movies and other campus events picked by students for students.
We value diversity as the expression of human similarities and differences, as well as the importance of a living and learning environment conducive to knowledge, respect, acceptance, understanding and global awareness.
App State is committed to achieving and sustaining inclusive excellence for its campus community. Learn more about Diversity and Inclusion at App State.
The stories of the App State Community are intriguing and multifaceted, and each individual contributes to the rich fabric of excellence here. So, who will you find at App State? Meet the community.
50+ multicultural and international clubs and organizations
18.3% students from racially and ethnically underrepresented populations
108% growth in underrepresented students (since 2014)
A sometimes fun, sometimes serious podcast of impromptu conversations with students and Appalachian State University’s own Dave Blanks.
App State's faculty, staff and students have a strong service ethic and are actively involved in the communities surrounding Boone and throughout the world. Service sets us apart from other institutions and leads us all to value how our lives, no matter our professions, can become more meaningful by serving others.
Serve, lead and learn. The Office of Community-Engaged Leadership engages App State students in academic, experiential and community-oriented programs within our local and global communities.
Whether a domestic program on the Gulf Coast or an international program south of the equator, Alternative Service Experiences create deeper connections between your classroom work and the communities of the world.
100+ local nonprofit organizations served each year
Nearly 2 million volunteer hours contributed to our community
App State has the resources and support you need to stay focused and on track — academically, financially and personally.
The Student Learning Center offers resources and support to help students learn more effectively – whether you're struggling with a class or just need a little extra help.
Tutoring & Support Services are open to all students, not just those who are struggling. Get support in a variety of settings – peer coaching, small group tutoring, one-on-one consultations, learning labs, support for students with executive function challenges and more.
Early intervention is key for students who are struggling academically, socially or personally. The Office of Student Success works with colleges and departments across campus to provide outreach that helps students make the most of their time as Mountaineers.
The University Writing Center is a free resource available to all students. Experienced writers and attentive readers serve as consultants who will work with students one-on-one.
Career Development Center assists you in finding internship and part-time job opportunities, resumé review, interview preparation, career coaching and more.
Academic Advising is key to timely graduation and fundamental to student success. Your assigned academic advisor will help you learn the requirements needed to achieve your goals.
IT Support Services can answer all of your technology-related questions (even the ones you didn’t know you had). Whether you're bringing a computer from home, buying a new computer or checking out a laptop from Belk Library, we'll have you up and running in no time.
TRIO Student Support Services serves first-generation and/or low-income students via academic development, advising, and social programs and activities.
At App State, students choose a community in which to live and learn. Whether you live on-campus, off-campus, with roommates or on your own, there's lots to consider and discover.
On-campus housing puts you within walking distance of campus resources, including classes, faculty offices, dining, recreation facilities and the library.
What will your room look like? Check out photos of real rooms and view residence hall features and amenities.
Residential Learning Communities provide the unique opportunity to live and learn with others who have similar interests – choose from service, sustainability, language and culture, outdoor activities, education, health and more.
Over 2/3 of App State students live off campus in Boone and the surrounding area. Off-Campus Student Services in partnership with the Student Legal Clinic, provides connections to housing resources, including a database of rental companies and an online bulletin for finding roommates and sublease postings.
20 residence halls
16 residential learning communities
Free laundry in on-campus residence halls
Do you eat two meals or five meals a day? Love to graze in between classes? Need a place to study and grab a late-night snack? You’ll find plenty of choices among our meal plan options to best fit your lifestyle, budget and schedule.
Dine in our 10 dining facilities, study or meet up in on-campus coffee shops, snack from our grab-and-go options and grocery shop at our on-campus markets.
Your meal plan can be used to purchase any food item on campus. From local food options to the popular BFD (breakfast for dinner) and plant-forward plates, to "worry free" ways to meet dietary restrictions, you’ll have an abundance of options.
27% of food (equivalent to $1+ million) served comes from local sources
100+ tons of organic material composted yearly
40% of university waste diverted from landfills through reduction, recycling and composting
A safe and healthy environment is key to your ability to focus on your education. App State brings a holistic approach to wellness and offers dedicated resources on our campus to help you navigate your years at App State safely and successfully.
Wellness and Prevention Services serves all students through the promotion of healthy behaviors, risk behavior modification services, and advocacy for campuswide health policies.
The Counseling and Psychological Services Center provides mental health support to students. Services focus on education, prevention, remediation and crisis management.
Whether you're a student-athlete, a Mountaineer fan, an outdoor enthusiast, looking to play for fun, wanting to get or keep fit or any or all of the above, App State has plenty to offer.
What's your sport? University Recreation has something for everyone – Aquatics, Club Sports, Outdoor Programs, Fitness and Intramural Sports.
Cheer on the 400+ student-athletes who compete in the 17 NCAA Division I varsity sports.
Explore forests, paddle rivers, climb rocks and discover the outdoors. Outdoor Programs provides guided expeditions, a state-of-the-art indoor climbing center, rental gear for your own adventure and more.
80+ intramural sports
21 club sports
11 recreational and athletic facilities
Free tickets to all athletics events
Vibrant arts and humanities programs enrich the cultural and intellectual climate of the campus and region and offer innovative ways to learn about the world. Join us for an event, performance, exhibition or workshop — you can find one almost every day of the year, for nearly every age level and interest.
14 exhibition and performance venues on campus
600+ arts and humanities events annually
Free or reduced cost tickets to concerts and events
Here you'll learn about App State traditions, find live webcams to check out campus in real time, catch Dave by the Bell podcasts and grab some digital swag. Go ahead, explore!