The Appalachian State University campus is currently operating under SPECIAL conditions.

Coronavirus information

The university remains open, with emergency management protocols activated and operational modifications and precautions in place to support social distancing. In-person instruction has transitioned to a system of alternative course delivery. View the latest information on the App State Coronavirus Information website. Read the latest update posted 3/27/2020 at 5:59 p.m.

Read the Student Affairs Covid-19 Response.

Posted 12:17pm, March 19, 2020. Updated 3:12pm on March 24, 2020.

Student Affairs Covid-19 Response

General Student Organization Events and Meetings

  • Any in-person student organization meetings or events are canceled until further notice.
  • Student group travel is suspended until further notice.
  • Online and virtual meetings of student organizations are permitted and encouraged.

Career Development careers.appstate.edu

  • The office will be open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with limited staff. Individuals are encouraged to call 828-262-2180 or email careercenter@appstate.edu for assistance. More information on changes in services are available on the Career Development website.
  • Career coaching appointments can be scheduled via Handshake and will be conducted via Zoom.
  • Starting March 23, Career Studio will be conducted through Zoom during regular Career Studio hours, Monday through Thursday between 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Students can join one of two Zoom meetings, one for each Career Guide, to get career assistance.
  • Processing paperwork for new student employees is currently on hold. Monitor the Career Development website for updates.

Child Development Center childdevelopment.appstate.edu

  • The Center will close temporarily beginning on Monday, March 23, and will continue to be closed until further notice.
  • Teachers will be in contact with each family to discuss virtual meetings with their child's class and available community and online resources.

Counseling Center counseling.appstate.edu

  • The office will be open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with limited staff on site.
  • We are scheduling phone consultations to help students interested in continuing or getting started with services, or who would like assistance with referrals or other resources. Please call us at 828-262-3180 to schedule a phone consultation to discuss options.
  • The Counseling Center is working on details for teletherapy. Please call the Counseling Center at 828-262-3180 to schedule a consultation to speak with a counselor about options for services that will match your needs. We will communicate additional details about teletherapy as soon as this is in place. Please look for updates on our website.
  • Emergency assistance can be provided by phone at (828) 262-3180.

Information on Mental Health Emergencies:

Note: Most emergency services below are for those living locally in the Boone area. Good options if you are living outside of the Boone area include the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK) or your local crisis / mobile crisis number.

Emergencies During the Day

If you in the Boone area and are experiencing an emergency during Counseling Center hours of operation (generally Mon-Fri 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.) call the Counseling Center (828-262-3180) and let the receptionist know that this is an emergency and we will have you speak with a counselor as soon as possible. Examples of emergencies are recent suicidal thoughts, recent sexual assault, homicidal thoughts, the death of a friend or loved one, having unusual experiences such as hearing voices or seeing things other people do not, and other similar events.

Emergencies After Hours and Weekends

If you are in the Boone area the Counseling Center offers after-hours emergency coverage should you have an urgent mental health issue. Call the Counseling Center at 828-262-3180 and select the option to speak with the counselor on call.

Other Emergency Options

  • Local (Boone) Mental Health Emergencies: (828) 264-HELP (264-4357). Daymark Recovery Services is available for emergency calls and mobile crisis. Call the above number and ask to speak to a mental health counselor. An emergency clinician from Daymark will respond.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK
  • OASIS (sexual assault helpline): 828-264-1532
  • Initial consultations, as well as emergency assistance, can be provided by phone at (828) 262-3180
  • The Counseling Center is working on details for teletherapy. Please call the Counseling Center at 828-262-3180 to schedule a consultation to speak with a counselor about options for services that will match your needs. We will communicate additional details about teletherapy as soon as this is in place. Please look for updates on our website.

Office of the Dean of Students deanofstudents.appstate.edu

(including Case Management, Student Conduct, Parent & Family Services, Off-Campus & Student Legal Services, and Student Veteran Services)

  • Office will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Appointments with staff can be scheduled by calling 828-262-8284 or emailing dos@appstate.edu and will be conducted via Zoom or telephone.
  • The Office of Student Conduct can be reached by emailing studentconduct@appstate.edu or calling 828-262-2704. Appointments will be conducted via Zoom or telephone.
  • Student Veteran Services will also be available by phone 828-262-2722. Appointments can be made by emailing studentveteranservices@appstate.edu and will be conducted via Zoom or telephone. The Student Veteran Center will not be open, but in person questions will be received in the Office of the Dean of Students.

Intercultural Student Affairs intercultural.appstate.edu

  • Staff are available via phone, email, or zoom between 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday through Friday.
  • Appointments with staff can be scheduled by emailing Barbara Armstrong at armstrongb4@appstate.edu, by phone at 828-262-6164 or by contacting a specific staff member directly via email. Staff will respond with meeting time options and format.

Student Engagement & Leadership engageandlead.appstate.edu

  • Offices within Student Engagement & Leadership will be open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Appointments with staff can be scheduled by emailing Skyler Kulesa at kulesasj@appstate.edu, by phone at 828-262-3032 or by emailing the staff member directly. Staff will respond with meeting time options and format.

Plemmons Student Union studentunion.appstate.edu

  • The student union will remain open with reduced hours, operating Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • All student reservations in the Student Union, Legends, and outdoor spaces managed by the student union have been canceled until further notice.
  • Spaces within PSU will be set up with appropriate distancing.
  • At this time, the union is intended to serve as a student study space. Students are encouraged to spread out appropriately and take advantage of strong wifi. Various rooms will also be open for this purpose.
  • Hawksbill Gameroom is available between 9:00am and 4:00pm.
  • Mt. Mitchell fitness facility is closed until further notice.
  • Questions regarding the student union may be directed to Skyler Kulesa at kulesasj@appstate.edu or 828-262-3032

Student Health Services healthservices.appstate.edu

  • If you have respiratory symptoms, please call (828) 262-3100 before coming to Student Health such that we can expedite your care.
  • Student Health Services is open on a regular schedule with weekend hours from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. There is a nurse on call after hours who can be reached by calling (828) 262-3100.
  • If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please contact us at (828) 262-6577. Also, you may cancel your appointments online by using Medportal at http://medportal.appstate.edu.
  • If you need to transfer your prescription to your local pharmacy, please have your local pharmacy call our pharmacy at (828) 262-3101 or have them fax the request to (828) 262-7592.
  • NC Public Health CoVid-19 hotline - 866-462-3821 is open 24/7.

University Housing housing.appstate.edu

  • Card access will remain active for students to retrieve belongings at any time prior to March 23. Students are not required to completely move all belongings out at this time.
  • Beginning March 23, only students who have special circumstances and approved by University Housing will be allowed to remain in on-campus housing.
  • Students with special circumstances must complete the Special Circumstance Request Form. To complete this form, please log into the housing portal, choose “Forms” and select “Special Circumstance Request Form” from the dropdown menu.
  • Students currently staying on campus and not approved are required to leave the residence halls by Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 5:00 PM.
  • Students who need access to residence halls to retrieve additional belongings after March 23, 2020 should email housing@appstate.edu to make arrangements before coming to campus.
  • University Housing’s office in John E. Thomas Hall will be open as scheduled Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

University Recreation urec.appstate.edu

  • The Student Recreation Center and the Quinn Recreation Center are Closed until further notice.
  • Mt. Mitchell fitness facility is closed until further notice. 
  • This decision was made in efforts to limit exposure to, and spread of, illness associated with COVID-19.  If there are questions or concerns please direct your inquiries to Dr. Alex F. Howard, howardaf@appstate.edu
  • Currently, all programs are postponed.
  • This is an evolving situation, and we will provide updates specifically about University Recreation operations and programs as soon as we can. Please continue to check our website for all updates for University Recreation operations.

Wellness & Prevention Services wellness.appstate.edu

  • The office will be open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Appointments with staff can be scheduled by calling (828) 262-3148 and will be conducted via Zoom or telephone.