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.