2017 House Calls

Published October 4, 2017

House Calls is our annual outreach event to off-campus students and is a fun, easy way to get involved, meet new colleagues, and interact with students on their “home turf”.


On September 6, 2017, approximately 70 faculty and staff, from departments across campus, devoted their evening to welcoming off-campus students to the University and the Boone community. This annual event, which first took place in 2006, is designed to extend Appalachian’s culture of care to students living off-campus.  In 2017, House Calls volunteers knocked on over 2,000 student apartment doors, greeting students, checking in, and providing each apartment with a refrigerator magnet printed with safety resources related to suicide prevention, high-risk drug and alcohol use, and interpersonal violence/ sexual assault.  Based on an estimated number of students living in the apartments visited, safety information reached well over 5,000 students – or close to half of the total off-campus student population.   Through this initiative and many others that occur throughout the year, Appalachian State University demonstrates its commitment to wellness and prevention and sends a strong and consistent message of care and concern to students.  

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