Welcome New Mountaineers!

Welcome, New Mountaineers!
We are so excited you are part of the Appalachian Community and can’t wait for you to join us for Welcome to APP! This extension of your summer orientation gives you the opportunity to get more comfortable on campus, make new friends, have fun and start weaving yourself into the fabric of student life at App State. 

Welcome to APP events begin August 9 and continue through early fall semester.
See a sampling of events below and make sure to CHECK OUT THE FULL CALENDAR.

Appalachian is committed to providing an inclusive experience for individuals with disabilities. If accommodations are needed in order to fully participate on the basis of a disability contact the Office of Disability Resources (odr.appstate.edu or 828.262.3056).

Wellness Wednesday

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM @ Sanford Mall

Come to Sanford Mall and meet Wellness & Prevention Services, as well as Intercultural Student Affairs while playing games on the greens and having fun!

Sponsored by Wellness & Prevention Services

App to Z

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM @ Sanford Mall

Come out and play on inflatables, make some tye-dye art, and cool off with a sweet treat while you meet students on Sanford Mall!

Sponsored by Campus Activities

Black & Gold Traditions

8:00 PM to 9:00 PM @ Kidd Brewer Stadium

Come to the Stadium to learn all the Appalachian traditions, including getting your Block-A pin and learning football cheers and fights songs. Everyone will get a free Appstate t-shirt! 

Face-coverings are required at this event!

Sponsored by Campus Activities


9:00 PM to 12:00 AM @ Sanford Mall

The fun doesn't stop at Black & Gold Traditions or Late-Night Pancake Breakfast! Check out Varsity Gym and Sanford Mall for Dropping Plates performing live, inflatables, free food, and more.

Sponsored by Campus Activities

Late-Night Pancake Breakfast

9:00 PM to 11:00 PM @ Roess Dining Hall

After Black & Gold Traditions make your way to Roess dining hall for FREE pancake breakfast! Keep an eye out for APPspectacular right next door in Varsity Gym and on Sanford.

Sponsored by Campus Activities

Party in the Union

8:00 PM to 11:00 PM @ Plemmons Student Union

Prehistoric Party in the Union! Head over to the Plemmons Student Union to be transported back to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. While you're there take pics in the photo booth, grab some swag, enter giveaways, play games, and enjoy free food & music.  

Face-coverings are required at this event!

Sponsored by Campus Activities

Appalachian Spiritual Life Fair

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM @ First floor, Plemmons Student Union

The Appalachian Spiritual Life Fair is an opportunity for new Appalachian Students to seek out places and spaces in our community to grow in their faith and to continue or begin their spiritual journey. This event is open to all spiritually-based organizations in our community.  

Face-coverings are required at this event!

Sponsored by App Spiritual Life Association

Club Expo - Fall 2021

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM @ Holmes Convocation Center

Welcome to Appalachian State University! Whether you are a first-year student, a second-year student who has only experienced college virtually, or a grad student looking for engagement opportunities, Club Expo is the perfect way to get involved!  

Face-coverings are required at this event!

Sponsored by Campus Activities

Contact Us

Rm. 244, Plemmons Student Union
263 Locust Street
Boone, NC 28608
Fax: (828) 262-6502


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