Friday, August 17th

Residence Hall


Residence Hall Floor Meeting

Individual Residence Halls


Meet your floor! See your RA for location (will also be posted on floors).

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Off-Campus Transfer Student Social

***Transfer Student Event***

Whitewater Lounge, Plemmons Student Union


Come get to know other transfer students who are living off-campus and meet your Appol Corps leader! FREE coffee and FREE cookies from Insomnia Cookies!!!


Billiards and Games

Hawksbill Game Room, Plemmons Student Union


Chill out with a FREE game of billiards or darts!

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APP Spectacular

Sanford Mall and Varsity Gym


Now it’s time to party! A live band on Sanford Mall, a DJ dance party in Varsity Gym, a 120ft obstacle course, bouncy houses, laser tag, Big Chair pictures, personalized street signs, F35 & F18 JET Flight
Simulators, Appalachia Cookie Company, and more! There will also be LOTS of giveaways including opportunities to win a FREE semester parking pass, 5 App State home tailgating spots, FREE coffee for a semester, and much more. This event is open to all students with an App Card.

You must have your App Card to enter for drawing.


Midnight Pancake Breakfast

Roess Dining Hall


Need a break from all the fun at the APP Spectacular? Stop by the dining hall and grab some FREE pancakes and bacon!!! ***Gluten free options***

Saturday, August 18th


The Big Sale



Good stuff, great deals! Gently used items (carpets, furniture, electronics, and more!) for your room or apartment. Proceeds benefit local non-profits and scholarships.

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The Appetizer

***Transfer Student Event***

Grandfather Mountain Ballroom, Plemmons Student Union


Get a FREE taste of what local restaurants in Boone have to offer, learn how to get involved, and meet other transfer students.

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Appol Corps Time!

Individual Residence Halls


Find out why life is so great at Appalachian State!

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Faculty Exchange & Common Reading Book Discussion

Individually Assigned Rooms


Discuss the Laramie Project and have your academic questions answered by App State faculty and staff.

I am App

I Am Appalachian

Holmes Convocation Center


A program for Appalachian students by Appalachian students on what it really means to be a Mountaineer.

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Fraternity & Sorority Life Food Truck Festival

Duck Pond Field


Join the Fraternity and Sorority Life community for the first ever Food Truck Festival! Come learn about how to get involved with Greek Life and meet all 32 campus affiliated organizations. Come hangout, play corn hole, listen to some music and snag some FREE food!

Party in the Union

Party in the Union

Plemmons Student Union


Come meet new friends and celebrate the start of the school year at this FREE event featuring a DJ dance party, comedy magician, ice cream social, a classic film, indoor laser tag, Contra dancing, and LOTS of FREE prizes and giveaways! There’s something for everyone so don’t miss out!

Sunday, August 19th


Spiritual Life Fair

1st floor, Plemmons Student Union


Learn about religious and spiritual groups on campus and the community!

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Hanging with Appol Corps and Campus Walk

Individual Residence Halls (Transfer students meet at the Yosef statue at Duck Pond!)

1:00-2:00pm (11:30am-12:30pm for transfer students)

Get ready for another awesome day!

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T-Shirt Swap & Lunch with OTS

***Transfer Student Event***

Front lawn of John E. Thomas Hall


Bring an old t-shirt from your last college and swap it out for a new Appalachian t-shirt (for the first 150 students)! Get to know the staff of the Office of Transfer Services, a valuable resource for transfer students in a relaxed, fun atmosphere with free food, cornhole, and music. FREE lunch from Jimmy John’s! Yosef will be here to officially welcome you to App - update your profile pic with you and Yosef!

CLub Expo 2018

Club Expo

Holmes Convocation Center


Check out over 400 clubs, App State offices, and local businesses and learn more about all the exciting ways to get involved.

Monday, August 20th

Black and Gold ceremony

Black and Gold Convocation

Holmes Convocation Center


Official Welcome to Appalachian! A welcome from Chancellor Everts, the SGA President, as well as an address by Judy Shepard, President of the Matthew Shepard Foundation. In addition, all new students will receive their official Appalachian “A” lapel pin and take part in the traditional pinning and Aspire Oath.



Mountaineer March

Holmes Convocation Center to Kidd Brewer Stadium

Immediately following Black & Gold Convocation

A ceremonial march of all new Mountaineers from the Holmes Convocation Center to Kidd Brewer Stadium.



Student Recreation Center


FREE food, prizes, giveaways, fun, games, and inflatables! Come out to the Student Recreation Center and meet our incredible staff to explore our programs and student employment opportunities! Prizes include t-shirts, water bottles, Outdoor Programs day trips, personal training sessions, and more!

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Movie on the Mall: Black Panther

Sanford Mall (Rain location: I.G. Greer)


Bring blankets and chairs to Sanford Mall to enjoy this outdoor movie.

Residence Hall

Residence Hall Floor Meeting

Individual Residence Halls

*** See your Appol Corps leaders for specific location and time. ***

Tuesday, August 21st
First day of classes!!!

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"First Day of School" Photos

Sanford Mall


Join the Parents Fund on Sanford Mall for a "First Day of School" photo event! Stop by and get your photo taken before you head to your first class of the 2018-2019 school year. All photos will be uploaded online and can be sent to your parents & loved ones to make them smile!

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Tie Dye on the Mall

Sanford Mall


Join Residence Hall Association for our annual Tie-Dye on the Mall! Grab a FREE shirt or pillowcase to tie dye. There will also be snow cones, popcorn, and cotton candy for all to enjoy!!!

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Players Club Steppers

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts


Come out to the Schaefer Center to see the Players Club Steppers for FREE after the first day of classes! The Players Club Steppers show their audience a whole new side of stepping that goes further than most would think. They aren't only performing for entertainment's sake, but also to educate.

Sunday, August 26th

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National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Carnival

Sanford Mall


This event is the beginning of NPHC’s series of events for the fall semester. There will be a plethora of food, fun, and games!

Wednesday, August 29th

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Library Carnival

Belk Library


Come one, come all! Stop by the Library Carnival to learn about all the library has to offer and enjoy some FREE popcorn and ice cream!

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Boone at the Beach

Sanford Mall


A welcome back social that will give the chance for clubs and organizations to advertise and promote what they have to offer to Appalachian. There will also be FREE Hawaiian Ice and mini golf to cool down from the first few days of classes!

Thursday, August 30th

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Welcome Back Comedy Show feat. Adam DeVine

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00pm)

Adam DeVine is one of the most sought-after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. Adam is best known as a co-creator, writer, and star of the hit Comedy Central show, Workaholics. Don’t miss this incredible show sure to make you laugh all night!

Friday, August 31st 


Barefoot Contra Dance

Duck Pond Field


Looking to make new friends and get your groove on? Come enjoy local Appalachia music and dance the night away at this outdoor contra dance.

Tuesday, September 4th

Walk for Awareness

29th Annual Walk for Awareness

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

8:00pm (Why Walk program)

We walk to commemorate lives lost to violence in our community, to support victims and survivors of violence and to affirm our commitment and responsibility to speak out against violence in all its forms. The event begins at the Schaefer Center with a brief history of the event followed by a silent walk to Sanford Mall for brief remarks and music.

Wednesday, September 5th

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Founders Day Celebration

Durham Park and Founders Plaza


You are invited to join Chancellor Sheri Everts for an afternoon of music, food, and fellowship celebrating Founders Day. Founders Day recognizes and commemorates the history of our institution.

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Part Time On-Campus Jobs Fair

Grandfather Mountain Ballroom, Plemmons Student Union


Need a job on-campus? Need a job off-campus? Are you eligible for Federal Work Study? If so, click here and attend the Part Time Jobs Fair!

Health Wellness Safety

Health, Wellness, and Safety Festival

Sanford Mall


A fun way to learn more about our personal and collective responsibilities as a community invested in the safety of our campus environment.

Monday, September 10th

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A Taste of Dialogue: Faith and Sexuality

Table Rock Room, Plemmons Student Union


Join these small dialogue circles to deeply engage in difficult conversations ranging from race, gender identity and religion to politics and various global challenges. Food will be provided. To register and learn more, log into AppSync.

Friday, September 14th

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App's Got Talent



Join Club Council in Legends for the FREE Clubs and Organizations talent show which may include song, dance, poetry, juggling, comedy, and more.

Saturday, September 15th

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1st Home Football Game: App State vs. Southern Miss

Kidd Brewer Stadium



Wednesday, September 19th

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Internship and Job Fair

Holmes Convocation Center


The Internship and Job Fair is Appalachian State’s largest and most comprehensive career event. Over 100 employers attend representing business, non-profits, healthcare and government agencies. This is a wonderful event to just begin the networking process with employers. For more information, click here.

Saturday, September 22nd

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App State vs. Gardner-Webb

Kidd Brewer Stadium

Time TBA

Monday, September 24th to Saturday, September 29th

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Homecoming Week

Homecoming 2018 will be filled with a week full of festivities to celebrate our beloved Mountaineers. This year’s theme is “Cirque du Appalachian” and will incorporate circus and carnival ideas. Events include a parade down King Street, LipSync Competition, Pep Rally, Street Festival, NPHC Step Show, Homecoming tailgate, and the football game. For more information, click here.

Tuesday, September 25th

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12th Annual Homecoming Blood Drive

Holmes Convocation Center


Make an impact... Give blood!!! To register, click here.

Saturday, September 29th

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Homecoming Game: App State vs. South Alabama

Kidd Brewer Stadium

Time TBA

Tuesday, October 16th

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Spoken Traditions (part of Appalachian Heritage Week)

HOW Space, 182 Howard Street


Appalachia has a strong tradition of spoken performance. AppSpeaks and APPS invite students, faculty, and staff to express what it means to be a part of the Appalachia Region, sharing experiences and traditions through spoken performance.

Friday, October 19th to Sunday, October 21st


Family Weekend

Join us for the time-honored tradition of Family Weekend! Click here for more information.


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263 Locust Street
Boone, NC 28608
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