Fall 2021 Move In

Fall 2021 Move-in is planned for Monday, August 9 through Thursday, August 12 for new first-year and transfer students. Continuing students should plan to arrive to campus August 13 through August 15.

New first-year and transfer students, who have completed their housing application and Residence Hall License Contract, may sign up for their Fall 2021 Move-In time in the University Housing Portal. Two-hour timeslots start at 8 AM and end at 4 PM on each day. Students may arrive any time during their timeslot.

We anticipate about 1,000 new first-year and transfer students will move in each day during the four-day move-in process. Therefore, faculty, staff, and students will be on hand to assist students and their families during move-in and to navigate traffic and unloading zones. Unloading zones will be available for 20-minute drop off of belongings. Once a vehicle has been emptied, drivers will be directed to satellite parking to remove the car from the main campus. Busses will be on hand to bring individuals back to campus.

Continuing students will not be signing up for move-in times and can plan to arrive anytime between Friday, August 13 through Sunday, August 15.

When families arrive for move-in, there will be a multitude of highly visible yellow/black signs posted along the roadways. The signs come in two varieties, one being for WEST CAMPUS and the other for EAST CAMPUS.

  • Appalachian Heights, LLC, and Mountaineer Halls will check in directly at their hall.
  • Halls in the Stadium area of campus (Belk, Bowie, Eggers, Frank, Laurel Creek, Newland, Raven Rocks, and Thunder Hill) will check in at the Peacock Parking Lot
  • Cannon, Cone, Dogwood, Doughton, Elkstone, Mountain Laurel, Summit, and White on East Campus will also check in directly at their residence hall.

University Housing will continue to follow guidelines for COVID-19 mitigation as updated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, public health, and the UNC System. The University's coronavirus information can be found on the AppState Coronavirus Information page.

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Upcoming Events

  • Queer and Trans Staff and Faculty Summer Social: June 23rd at 6:00 p.m. (Greenway-Clawson-Burnley park).  More information regarding this event can be found HERE
  • Last Day of Classes-First Summer Session: Friday, June 25th
  • SA June Gathering: Friday, June 25th, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (State Farm Intramural Fields, 289 Intramural Field Drive, Boone). You and your family are invited.  Refreshments and games (such as kickball, volleyball and cornhole, etc.) will be available.  Please RSVP HERE.  
  • An Appalachian Summer Festival: July 2nd-31st.  More info HERE.
  • 1st Day of Classes-Second Summer Session: Wednesday, July 1st
  • Monday, July 5th: University is closed in observance of the 4th of July.
  • Student Affairs Fall Kick-Off: Monday, August 2nd, 12:00pm, Blue Ridge Ball Room, PSU.  Please RSVP HERE.
  • Last Day of Classes-Second Summer Session: Wednesday, August 4th
  • First Day of Classes-Fall 2021: Monday, August 16th

If you have any upcoming events in your area, please let Traci Royster know.

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Congratulations Student Affairs Colleagues

We have some amazing colleagues within our Division that have been recognized by University departments, professional organizations and within the community, state and region. Thank you for your tireless efforts to improve the services and care we offer students, faculty, staff and so many others!  We ae so very proud to call you colleagues!  Congratulations to ALL.

Join me in congratulating these individuals below: 

Michelle Brown (Assistant Director, Career Exploration), recipient of The Harvey R. Durham Outstanding Freshman Advocate Award "honors one full-time Appalachian State University employee each year who has contributed significantly to improving the freshman experience on our campus. This award recognizes that the freshman year may be the most important in a college student's academic career. In these two semesters, important decisions will be made, attitudes shaped, and personal connections established that define a student's direction and future. 

Chad Goral (Graduate Assistant in Student Conduct), was selected for induction into Appalachian's Cratis D. Williams Society of Outstanding Graduates of the Graduate School. Only one graduate per program is selected by nomination, and they must have a 4.0 GPA. Chad received a medallion and can count himself among the top 2% of the graduating class.

Sarah Hoffert (Case Manager-Interpersonal Violence Specialist) recently received the 2020-2021 Glenda Wheeler Award from University Housing.  This award is designed to recognize an individual outside of University Housing - a "true friend of UH" - who has contributed significantly to our department, staff, and/or the students we serve. This person exceeds the average expectation of someone in their position.

Alex Howard, (Assistant Vice Chancellor) was awarded one of the 4 Under 40 Emerging Leader Awards out of nearly 50 nominations submitted by local community members. 16 finalists were recognized during the event. Nominees were sought in 4 different areas in which Dr. Howard won in the education professional category.

Geralyn Mitchell (Assistant Director, Career Development Center) received the 2021 NCACE (North Carolina Association of Colleges and Employers) Outstanding Professional Award.  NCACE recognizes significant contributions to the postsecondary career services and employment field by a current member of the Association and is based on organization involvement and commitment, eligibility demonstrated by one or more of the following attributes:

  • Demonstrated exemplary leadership in the post-secondary career services and employment field; Significant research, publication(s), and/or professional presentation(s) that have impacted the profession; Development of a model, creative program, or applied professional concept that impacts the post-secondary career services and related fields

The Peel Literature and Arts Review received Best in Show from the NC College Media Association for the category of Literary Magazine for the 2020 publication! The Peel features prose, visual art, poetry and sound. The Peel received over 900 submissions this school year!

Congratulations to all of our shining stars. 

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Trailhead

For Fall 2021, we are excited to return to our planned format for the Trailhead extended orientation program. The Trailhead Experience is a three-day program that prepares incoming first-year and transfer students for life at Appalachian State. Hosted by the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) office, Trailhead helps students create connections, build community, and develop their capacity to lead at Appalachian State and beyond.

Trailhead 2021 will take place on campus from August 8th-10th and engage 200 incoming students in a mix of activities, workshops, discussion, and simulations to help students learn about themselves and App State through the lens of leadership. Participants will be placed in a small group of other new students led by two experienced student leaders, who we call Trailhead Guides.

Past participants have consistently highlighted the value of the experience and recommended it to others. Here's what a few of them had to say:

  • “Trailhead completely blew me away. I was expecting it to be fun, but the amount of interaction with everyone involved was incredible. Every person at Trailhead was absolutely outstanding, welcoming, and compassionate. I couldn’t have wished for more except for more time to spend with these amazing people.”
  • “I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy the weekend, but I can seriously say that going to trailhead was one of the best decisions I've ever made.”
  • “Trailhead allowed me to discover more about what it means to be a Mountaineer. Going in at the beginning, I was hoping to leave my experience with lots of information and lots of connections and I did.”

While the initial program capacity of 200 incoming students has already been filled, we highly encourage any interested student to add their name to the waitlist. We'll notify those on the waitlist if a space becomes available over the summer.

To learn more about the Trailhead Experience, including a schedule and FAQs, visit trailhead.appstate.edu. If you have any questions about Trailhead, feel free to reach out to trailhead@appstate.edu or to Courtney Holder at holdercm1@appstate.edu.  

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