The university remains open, with emergency management protocols activated and operational modifications and precautions in place. Read the latest updates.
Student Affairs Covid-19 Response
General Student Organization Events and Meetings
- Clubs must follow all state, federal, and university policies including CDC guidelines!
- At this time, Club travel outside of the immediate area is not permitted.
- Due to a lack of meeting space and limited occupancy, we strongly encourage your clubs to meet virtually. If you do meet in person, you should also have a way for other members to join virtually. Additional questions and answers can be found HERE.
- You MUST create Engage events and track attendance at all meetings and events.
- We have the Engage Event Check-in App for contactless attendance tracking at in-person events!
- Contact tables may be reserved, with a few revised policies.
- For Spring 2021, the App State Career Development Center has planned a series of career programming and recruitment events organized by industry clusters -- Career. Connect.
- Starting with Internship Week on January, 25, each week of Career.Connect. provides students a variety of career meet-ups, panel discussions with employers, and job search workshops specific to an industry cluster that culminate in a career fair. Career clusters include STEM, education, healthcare, business, arts, media, government, non-profits, and construction management.
- All programming will be offered via Handshake and Zoom.
- The Career Development Center’s staff are available via email, phone, or Zoom.
- Career Coaches will offer Zoom appointments.
- Career fairs for Spring 2021 will be delivered on a virtual platform
- Career Guides offer resume and cover letter reviews via email and have Zoom hours Monday through Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00.
- Students who need to meet with Student Employment must schedule an appointment in Handshake. Once the appointment is approved, they will meet in person in JET with our staff to complete their onboarding paperwork.
- Open limited hours (8am-4pm).
- Scheduling Initial Consultations by phone. See the "Getting Started" page on the Counseling Center website for additional information.
- We are offering Individual Counseling and Referral Coordination through TeleMental Health.
- We have many Groups offered through Telemental Health, Understanding Self and Others, Students of Color Support Group, Food Mood, LGBTQ++, and Trauma Recovery Group, as well as our Quick Assess/Short-term Groups (Anxiety Toolbox, Kind Mind, and DBT Skills).
- For emergencies such as current suicidal thoughts, recent sexual assault, death of a loved one, unusual experiences such as seeing or hearing things others do not, students can call the Counseling Center during the daytime and after hours.
- The emergency services page of the Counseling Center website has updated information on emergency services, including a link for students living in other counties of NC to access crisis services in their county.
- We are offering “Let's Talk / Let's Teletalk” through Zoom for informal consultations with a counselor to help students address specific problems and to familiarize them with the process of talking to a counselor. Let's TeleTalk consultants can share helpful resources, offer their perspective on a student's concerns, assist in learning how to help a friend, and help students determine whether formal counseling would be helpful. See Let's Talk for more info and how to connect.
- We are offering virtual workshops for a variety of mental health topics for student groups and classes. We are happy to zoom into a class or meeting! To request a program from our staff or student Mental Health Ambassadors, see Prevention & Outreach Services to submit an outreach request form or learn more about possible programs.
- There are updated Self-Help resources on the Counseling Center website for student concerns, as well as free, anonymous mental health screenings available on our website.
Including Case Management, Office of Student Conduct, Parent & Family Services, Off-Campus Student Services, Student Legal Services, and Student Veteran Services.
The Office of the Dean of Students (ODOS) is currently maintaining a limited number of in-person staff during the work week.
- Each respective unit in the Office of the DOS is available for appointments and questions, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. via email, phone, or Zoom. Appointments can be made by contacting 828-262-8284 or 828-262-2704 or each unit individually. In-person operations will be based on Student Union hours.
- DOS On Call phone remains active.
- An office in the suite is identified for walk-in students or students without technology, or who may need privacy, to use for a Zoom appointment or to set-up a future appointment.
- Case management regarding COVID 19 resources can be found at https://casemanagement.appstate.edu/
- The Office of Student Conduct can be reached at 828-262-2704 or email@example.com from 8am-5pm Monday through Friday. All meetings are being held virtually.
- Space and equipment are being provided to students who are local and/or may need privacy for their virtual meetings with the Office of Student Conduct.
- Academic Integrity reports can be made by faculty at https://academicintegrity.appstate.edu/
- The Office of Off-Campus Student Services continues to assist students by offering an off-campus housing database and other resources for off-campus students. The Director is available to speak with students and others remotely regarding off campus housing and to assist with off campus issues. Off-Campus Housing presentations are being provided via Zoom.
- The Office of Parent & Family Services sends ongoing communications to parents and families. The Chancellor also sends weekly updates to current parents and family members. Parent and Family Orientation will be held in January remotely. Information about Parent Orientation can be found at parents.appstate.edu
- The Student Legal Clinic offers free legal advice, information and referrals provided by a licensed attorney. Individual consultations are being scheduled via Zoom or telephone during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday).
- Student Veteran Services and the Student Veteran Resource Center (SVRC) continue to have limited capacity and access. Appointments with the Program Director may be scheduled remotely by calling the SVRC or the ODOS or emailing Jennifer Coffey directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Available staff can answer questions regarding military benefits and the certification process. New Student Veterans are required to attend January Orientation.
- The Intercultural Student Affairs (ISA) Office will be open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
- Intercultural Student Affairs staff is available by phone and email.
- The Centers: Multicultural Center, Women's Center, and Henderson Springs LGBT Center are closed until further notice.
- Contact information for The Centers (also check social media for opening information):
Including ACT, Leadership Education and Development (LEAD), Plemmons Student Union, and Campus Activities
- Offices within Student Engagement & Leadership are available Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by phone.
- The ACT Office will assist students in Finding Volunteer Opportunities in Boone or Online.
- COVID Testing
- There is rapid, onsite COVID-19 testing available.
- COVID testing may be scheduled on-line. If on-line appointments are not available, call 828-262-3100 and ask to speak with a nurse.
- Pre-visit COVID screenings are required for all students and they are reviewed by a provider.
- We have an additional Sophia 2 machine, which has increased our capacity for on-site testing.
- Student Health Services remains open on a regular schedule with weekend hours from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. There is also a nurse on call after hours who can be reached by calling the main office.
- Telehealth and in-person appointments are available.
- Pharmacy and Injury Clinic services continue to be available.
- There is an ongoing collaboration with AppHealthCare (Appalachian District Health Department) regarding quarantine and isolation protocols for students.
- Please call Student Health Service directly at 828.262.3100 to make an appointment and/or speak with a clinician. Due to the pandemic, we are increasing virtual screening to reduce transmission.
- Students have moved into their Residence Halls for spring semester.
- Residence Halls will be cleaned and sanitized 7 days per week by Housekeeping Staff.
- University Housing is available Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by phone via 828-262-2160 or email to email@example.com.
- Hall staff is on duty at all times throughout the spring semester. Students may reach the on-duty staff member by calling the phone number posted in the residence hall's front desk in the evenings.
- The Service Desk for the East and West Sides of campus are open for regular hours.
- To check-in and receive a room key, students have to have a COVID-19 Test that comes back Negative and is entered into the Student Health Portal.
University Recreation (UREC) facilitates an inclusive environment where recreation and wellness opportunities transform, engage, and care for the App State community to enhance student learning and development.
- UREC facilities are open.
- Hours and activities can be found on the UREC website.
- Appointments with staff can be scheduled by phone and will be conducted via Zoom or telephone.
- Wellness & Prevention COVID-19 webpage