App State coronavirus information


Appalachian State is closely monitoring the developing COVID-19 situation, which continues to evolve rapidly.

While all units remain operational, modifications and precautions are being taken to support social distancing. Access to many campus buildings remains limited.

The university has transitioned to a system of alternative course delivery through Summer Session II. Summer Orientation will be held online.

Fall Semester will begin Aug. 17. The two-day Fall Break will be eliminated in order to hold our last day of classes on Nov. 24. The final exam period will remain unchanged. All final exams for Fall 2020 will be held online, with the exception of courses that require clinical or lab-based assessments. December Commencement will be held on schedule – at this time we are still planning for an in-person ceremony.

We are preparing for a return to campus in August with safety as our top priority. For many weeks, planning for Fall Semester and beyond has been underway. Find out more about this work and share input and questions here.

This website is updated regularly. Please continue to visit for the most updated information.

Active case count as of August 11 (currently in isolation)
Employees Students Subcontractors
10 22 0

Cumulative positive confirmed cases as of August 11
Employees Students Subcontractors
17 70 41

These data come from AppHealthCare district health department and reflect the cumulative positive confirmed cases at Appalachian State University. The “Employees” category includes both faculty and staff. The “Subcontractors” category indicates individuals working on campus construction projects who are employed by private construction companies, rather than the university. Detailed information on regional cases is available on the AppHealthCare website.

View the latest information updates from University Housing.

View the process for COVID-19-related dining and on-campus housing refunds, Spring 2020.

Information on study abroad and international travel programs and recommendations for domestic travel.

Information on upcoming commencement ceremonies.

Remote Learning, Teaching and Working

technical resources

Resources to provide you with the best possible support to continue your academic endeavors.

Resources to assist in making the shift to inclusive online teaching.
Center for Academic Excellence: Staff

Resources and instructional material to allow you to work remotely from home (telework).

Guidelines and FAQs regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) for Appalachian State University employees.

Online facilitated activities, tips for working at home with children and more.

Health and Wellness

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Social distancing instructions, Everyday prevention measures and more.

A primary care ambulatory campus health clinic helping meet the needs of Appalachian State University students.

Services promoting health awareness and active lifestyles while taking a holistic approach to wellness.

Updates regarding University Recreation operations and programs.

Support and resources to help navigate the many paths on your journey as a Mountaineer.

Confidential support, resources and information for personal and work-life issues for faculty, staff and dependents.

Source for wellness, health and safety information, resources and support for the campus community.