The university remains open and is actively engaged in maintaining the safest possible learning and work environment.
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For details about Student Affairs operations, see the Student Affairs Covid-19 Response. Updated June 10, 2020 at 8:20 a.m.

SUMMER 2020 WELCOME TO APP EVENT SCHEDULE

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Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

All
All day - register with Outdoor Programs
Outdoor Scavenger Hunt - Participate with roommates or on your own, this event will help you explore the outdoors of Boone, NC. Person that submits their scavenger book first (with highest score) wins an Outdoor Program's sticker! Program will take place throughout welcome week, participants can submit their scavenger book virtually at their own pace.

Scavenger books must be submitted by 5pm, Friday 8/14 to riddleru@appstate.edu

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Rosen Sculpture Walk

All
All day - Begin the Rosen Sculpture Walk at the sculpture nearest to Walker Hall and Rivers Street.
You may have noticed some interesting sculptures on the West side of campus-- some of these are part of the annual Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition. Using our detailed map and video of Juror Rachel Stevens sharing an inside look at her picks for this year's competition, take yourself on a tour of the Rosen Sculpture Exhibition!

Wellness and Prevention Services

Take 10

All
All day - you may view this show at any time
Take Ten is a presentation that provides education regarding meditation techniques, mindfulness skills, and Koru Mindfulness classes. Sponsored by the Department of Wellness and Prevention Services and facilitated by members of WE CAN, students will have the opportunity to practice meditation in order to help them understand how meditation can be used as a stress management tool.

y(OUR) story

y(OUR) Story

All
All day - you may view this show at any time
Students can view the entire y(OUR) Story virtual show, including the artwork provided, and can submit their own story for the Spring 2020 show.

Dear First Year Mountaineer

Podcast: Dear First Year Mountaineer

All
All day - pre-recorded virtual session
Listen in for oh-so-sage advice and other items regarding your first year and all the stuff. Maybe not all the stuff, but all the stuff we can fit in a 20 minute-ish podcast.

Podcast: Dear First Year Mountaineer (Community Edition)

All
All day - pre-recorded virtual session
Surprise: You live in Boone! (not just on a campus, right?) Though nowhere near comprehensive (how could it be?), it's worth your time. And as a community member now, some say it's your duty to listen.

Best Darn Walking Tour

The Best D@#& Walking Tour

All
All day - pre-recorded virtual session
Walk the loop of campus (or just sit in your room) and take in all the facts (and opinions, non-facts, comments and questions). You dont have to wonder whats in that building anymore. Knowledge is power.

Historic Boone Walking Tour

All
All day - pre-recorded virtual session
Download the free app and take some time to walk around Boone and discover Boones rich history. Written and assembled by the Town of Boone Department of Cultural Resources. Jump on it now, or remember this resource on a free weekend in the near future when you feel like roaming around off-campus.

Online Suicide Prevention Training

Suicide Prevention Training (Flyer)

All
All day - virtual session
Students can learn how to recognize when someone is experiencing emotional distress, what to say to that person, and how they can get more help for that person. Virtual training available any time.

Career Development tent on Sanford Mall

All
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. @ Sanford Mall
Stop by Sanford Mall for an informal meet and greet with the Career Development Center.

Welcome to App Goose Chase Challenge

All
All day @ around campus
Complete over 200 missions and compete against your fellow Mountaineers for prizes! To join the game, download the free Goose Chase app on your cell phone and search "Welcome to App Week" or use game code VJZRB1. Complete as many missions as you can before Sunday, August 16th to claim your spot on the Leaderboard and win App State gear or merchandise from local businesses.

Billiards and Games

All
Friday, August 14, 11am-9pm; Saturday, August 15, 12-8pm; Sunday, August 16, 2-8pm @ Hawksbill Game Room, Plemmons Student Union
Chill out with a FREE game of billiards or darts! Limited capacity.

Trailhead

1st Year Monday move-in
Location varies based on your group. Check your AppState email.
Create connections, build community, and develop your capacity to succeed and lead at App.

Developing Your Leadership Identity

All
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. @ pre-recorded online virtual
This program will help provide insight and guidance on how to use your identity to define effective leadership and creating equitable opportunities for those who serve with or under you.
Attend Zoom by clicking here.

Residence Hall Floor Meeting

All
8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. @ the residence halls via Zoom
Your RA will share the link with you to join the meeting online.

Netflix Watch Party

All
8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. @ live virtual online
Join the APPS Films Council for a Facebook Watch Party of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Bitten by a radioactive spider in the subway, Brooklyn teenager Miles Morales suddenly develops mysterious powers that transform him into the one and only Spider-Man. When he meets Peter Parker, he soon realizes that there are many others who share his special, high-flying talents.

Click HERE to join the show! You will be asked to enter your App State email ID and password to access Engage. Use the Zoom link and password to enter the show.

Alexis Michelle Welcome Week

Drag Bingo with Alexis Michelle

All
10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. @ live virtual online
Alexis Michelle is an actor and drag queen who gained international exposure appearing on the 9th season of RUPAULS DRAG RACE. Upon a top 5 finish in the competition, Alexis began touring the world performing in nightclubs, as well as residencies at Broadways living room, Feinsteins/54 Below, and downtown hot spot Club Cumming. A native New Yorker, Alexis caught the theatre bug at a young age and attended LaGuardia High School for the performing arts and Interlochen Center for the Arts. After college she performed in musicals off broadway and regionally as well as on tour. Alexis holds a BFA from the University of Michigans musical theatre department. Most recently on TV Alexis has been providing self love and acceptance in the form of makeup and body image transformations on TLCs DRAGNIFICENT! alongside her co stars JujuBee, Thorgy and Bebe. You also may have caught her singing in Manhattan Mini Storage commercials and on the 2019 TLC special Drag Me Down The Aisle.

Click HERE to join the show! You will be asked to enter your App State email ID and password to access Engage. Use the Zoom link and password to enter the show.

Trailhead

1st Year Tuesday move-in
Location varies based on your group. Check your AppState email.
Create connections, build community, and develop your capacity to succeed and lead at App.

Pattie Gonia with Ron Griswell

All
9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. @ online virtual

Pattie Gonia

Pattie Gonia (she/her) is an advocate for the environment, for inclusivity and diversity in the outdoors, and for the LGBTQ+ community. The Pattie Gonia community exists to uplift LGBTQ people and allies in the outdoors and to exist as a platform to give other voices and organizations all the shine in the world. Out of heels, Wyn Wiley (he/him) is a 27 year old born and raised Nebraskan, a professional photographer, speaker, educator, and creative director for major brands as well as a number of non-profits around the world. Wyn has a life-long history of working with LGBTQ+ youth and social justice focused non-profits.

Ron Griswell

Ron Griswell (he/him) is a 29 year old essayist, outdoor program and events specialist, and digital content creator with a handful of major brands. Born and raised in North Carolina Rons excitement for the outdoors was molded by the overlooks of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the beaches of the Outer Banks. Rons culminated experiences include, but are not limited to, guiding people with cognitive and physical disabilities in the backcountry, time as a whitewater raft and canoe guide, as well as working as an outdoor educator operating within inner-city communities and youth across the country. Rons continued mission is to build, inspire, and promote outdoor recreation in underserved communities and more specifically, Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Click HERE to join the show!
You will be asked to enter your App State email ID and password to access Engage. Use the Zoom link and password to enter the show.

Art Project Supply Pick-up

All
2:00 p.m. @ front entrance of the Turchin Center!
Come by the Turchin Center to pick up a free adult-coloring poster for your dorm and a package of art materials to create collages, zentangles, or start your own visual journal!

Soccer Shoot contest, Football Throw Contest, and Soccer Tennis

All
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. @ State Farm Fields
Intramural Sports will host a Soccer Shoot Contest and Football Throw Contest at State Farm Fields. For the Soccer Shoot, Contest participants will be able to kick a soccer ball at various targets to score points. For the Football Throw Contest participants will be able to throw a football at various targets to score points. Participants may be able to win an Intramural Championship shirt if they score enough points. There will also be Soccer Tennis courts set up for students to play on their own and have fun.

Sign up here!

Residence Hall Floor Meeting

1st Year
8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. @ the residence halls via Zoom
Meet your RA and the other folks on your floor!

Trailhead

1st Year Wednesday move-in
Location varies based on your group. Check your AppState email.
Create connections, build community, and develop your capacity to succeed and lead at App.

Residence Hall Floor Meeting

1st Year
8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. @ the residence halls via Zoom
Your RA will share the link with you to join the meeting online.

Art Project Supply Pick-up

1st Year
9:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. @ front entrance of the Turchin Center!
Come by the Turchin Center to pick up a free adult-coloring poster for your dorm and a package of art materials to create collages, zentangles, or start your own visual journal!

International Fishbowl - Aug. 12, 11am to 12pm

International Fishbowl

1st Year
11:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. @ live online virtual
Join us on Zoom for a three-round game combining Catchphrase, charades, and memory. We will use a pre-written set of people, places, and things from all over the world.

Transfer Connect

Transfer Connect

Transfer
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. @ virtual online
Drop in this Zoom room space to speak with the Transfer Student Mentors. They are available to answer your questions about adjusting to your new campus, exploring Boone, and transfer events planned for you.

Outdoor Recreation Resources at App State

1st Year
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. @ Durham Park
Are you interested in learning more about the amazing outdoor recreation resources available for App State students? If so, then drop by this informal session to talk to some representatives from Student Affairs and University Recreation. Information covered will include sharing some of the best places in the area to fly fish, hike, mountain bike, paddle, and climb. We will also discuss ways to get involved with outdoor recreation and education opportunities here on campus.

Volunteering & Community Engagement: Creating Positive Change in Your Community

All
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. @ live online virtual
Join the ACT staff to learn more about your new community. We will talk about volunteering and social issues, especially as they relate to students' personal interests. We will then discuss a model for making effective change in your community. Students will leave the session having made a personal commitment or pledge related to community involvement.

Finding Part Time Work On and Off Campus

1st Year
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m @ live virtual session
Join the Career Development Center for a presentation and discussion on how to use Handshake to find part time work!

Identity and Privilege - Aug 12, 3pm to 4pm

Identity & Privilege

All space limited to 12
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. @ live online virtual
During this activity, participants will map out their identity using an identity map that the activity leaders will share. It will allow participants to reflect on aspects that make them who they are. We will then use this identity map to discuss the many facets of privilege.

Exploring Majors

1st Year
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m @ live / pre-recorded virtual session
Join the Career Development Center for a conversation revolving around finding a major and opportunities to explore majors further.

Virtual Trivia Night on Zoom

Trivia

1st Year Trailhead Participants
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m @ virtual session
Students can participate in 4 rounds of trivia, one being a wellness-based round, and the rest being rounds like Geography, Find the Common Bond and music. Participants will be put into randomly assigned teams. Different rounds each day!

Bodyweight Blast on the Mall

All
5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m @ Sanford Mall
Join UREC Fitness on Sanford mall to make moves toward greater health in mind, body, and spirit. Body Weight Blast is a 30 minute workout dedication to appreciating your body is today and all that it's capable of. No equipment necessary.

All Recovery Meeting

All
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m @ virtual session
The support meeting is for students seeking recovery or recovery curious support related to substance use, eating concerns, addictive behavior patterns, and mental health. The meeting will use a SMART Recovery format and students will be able to discuss what struggles or issues are present for them as well as gain support from peers/ the space facilitator. College campuses can be difficult for folks in recovery to navigate and to find individuals who are allies to their journey so this space is proposed to help you connect early on. (Reoccurs Every Wednesday of the Fall Semester). Zoom session

Soccer Shoot contest, Football Throw Contest, and Soccer Tennis

All
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. @ State Farm Fields
Intramural Sports will host a Soccer Shoot Contest and Football Throw Contest at State Farm Fields. For the Soccer Shoot, Contest participants will be able to kick a soccer ball at various targets to score points. For the Football Throw Contest participants will be able to throw a football at various targets to score points. Participants may be able to win an Intramural Championship shirt if they score enough points. There will also be Soccer Tennis courts set up for students to play on their own and have fun.

Sign up here!

Ken Nwadike: Free Hugs Guy

All
9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m @ live online virtual

Ken Nwadike Welcome Week

Ken E. Nwadike, Jr., is a peace activist, motivational speaker, and video journalist known as the Free Hugs Guy. In 2014, Nwadike launched the Free Hugs Project to spread love in response to the bombing of the Boston Marathon. Nwadike has made major news headlines for his peace-keeping efforts and de-escalating violence during protests, riots, and political rallies. Today, Kens courageous work as a peace activist is helping to heal and narrow the social, political and racial divide that currently exists throughout our country. His energy, spirit, passion and love are changing individual behaviors and group interactions for the better. Ken will be engaging us in conversations of understanding, and compassion amidst the rising tide of hatred and racism, creating unity and building community, reminding us that we are all humans in need of love.

Click HERE to join the show! You will be asked to enter your App State email ID and password to access Engage. Use the Zoom link and password to enter the show.

Trailhead

Location varies based on your group. Check your AppState email.
Create connections, build community, and develop your capacity to succeed and lead at App.

Art Project Supply Pick-up

1st Year
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. @ front entrance of the Turchin Center!
Come by the Turchin Center to pick up a free adult-coloring poster for your dorm and a package of art materials to create collages, zentangles, or start your own visual journal!

Cook Along - Aug 13, 11am to 12pm

Cook Along! Red Thai Curry

All
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m @ live virtual sessions
Let's make a delicious international dish together, in real time. No time lapsing; no switching out bowls of pre-chopped veggies. Instead, we will wash the produce, chop it together, and enjoy the process. This recipe will be dorm-friendly (aka will only use a microwave for cooking). Don't want to cook? Join us anyway and chat as we make lunch together. See the Engage event for the list of materials and ingredients needed.

Transfer Connect

Transfer Connect

Transfer
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. @ virtual online
Drop in this Zoom room space to speak with the Transfer Student Mentors. They are available to answer your questions about adjusting to your new campus, exploring Boone, and transfer events planned for you.

Outdoor Recreation Resources at App State

1st Year
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. @ Durham Park
Are you interested in learning more about the amazing outdoor recreation resources available for App State students? If so, then drop by this informal session to talk to some representatives from Student Affairs and University Recreation. Information covered will include sharing some of the best places in the area to fly fish, hike, mountain bike, paddle, and climb. We will also discuss ways to get involved with outdoor recreation and education opportunities here on campus.

Trailhead POC Connection

POC Connection

1st Year
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m @ live virtual sessions
Virtual space for students who identify within a racially marginalized community to connect over everyday experiences, the impact of current events on their lives, and the commonality of attending a predominantly white institution. This space will be facilitated by staff from Counseling and Psychological Services and the Department of Wellness and Prevention Services. The space will meet virtually on Aug 13th 2-3 PM.

Finding Part Time Work On and Off Campus

1st Year
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m @ live / pre-recorded virtual sessions
Join the Career Development Center for a presentation and discussion on how to use Handshake to find part time work!

Origami - Aug 13, 3pm to 4pm

Origami

All
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m @ live virtual session
Let's fold paper. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Come see what you can make during this step-by-step guided event. Bring your own paper. (You can use printer paper, notebook paper, whatever; we'll be flexible!)

Exploring Majors

1st Year
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m @ live / pre-recorded virtual session
Join the Career Development Center for a conversation revolving around finding a major and opportunities to explore majors further.

All Recovery Meeting - peer support regarding substance abuse, mental health, eating concerns, etc.

All Recovery Meeting

All
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m @ live virtual session
The Recovery meeting will be for students seeking recovery or recovery curious support related to substance use, eating concerns, addictive behavior patterns, and mental health. The meeting will use a SMART Recovery format and students will be able to discuss what struggles or issues are present for them as well as gain support from peers/ the space facilitator. College campuses can be difficult for folks in recovery to navigate and to find individuals who are allies to their journey so this space is proposed to help students connect early on.

Virtual Trivia Night on Zoom

Trivia

All Trailhead Participants
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m @ live virtual session
"Students can participate in 4 rounds of trivia, one being a wellness-based round, and the rest being rounds like Geography, Find the Common Bond and music. Participants will be put into randomly assigned teams. Different rounds each day!

Yoga on the Mall

All
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m @ Sanford Mall
Bring your own mat for a chance to stretch and strengthen your body and mind. Yoga is a practice of showing up for ourselves and others through connecting with and through our body, mind, and spirit.

Volunteering & Community Engagement: Creating Positive Change in Your Community

All
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. @ live online virtual
Join the ACT staff to learn more about your new community. We will talk about volunteering and social issues, especially as they relate to students' personal interests. We will then discuss a model for making effective change in your community. Students will leave the session having made a personal commitment or pledge related to community involvement.

Soccer Shoot contest, Football Throw Contest, and Soccer Tennis

All
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. @ State Farm Fields
Intramural Sports will host a Soccer Shoot Contest and Football Throw Contest at State Farm Fields. For the Soccer Shoot, Contest participants will be able to kick a soccer ball at various targets to score points. For the Football Throw Contest participants will be able to throw a football at various targets to score points. Participants may be able to win an Intramural Championship shirt if they score enough points. There will also be Soccer Tennis courts set up for students to play on their own and have fun.

Sign up here!

NPHC and MGC Meet the Greeks

All
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. @ live virtual online
App States National Pan-Hellenic Council and Multicultural Greek Council will be holding a panel consisting of the nine presidents in the councils, and one of the Fraternity & Sorority Life advisors, where interested students can discreetly ask questions about these organizations. The moderator will be from an NPHC organization and ask some basic questions along with ones from the audience. After the panel, each chapter will go into individual breakout rooms, where interested students can go in and visit with the chapter they want to join. Appalachian State University is home to seven of the divine nine and two LatinX Greek organizations. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Inc., and Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Inc.

Residence Hall Floor Meeting

All
8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. @ the residence halls via Zoom
Meet your RA and the other folks on your floor!

APPS presents: Poetry Night

All
9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Kyla headshot Welcome Week

Kyla Jenée Lacey's spoken word has garnered tens of millions of views, and has been showcased on Afropunk, George Takei, Write About Now, All Def Digital, and Occupy Democrats, and Golden Mic TV. She has performed spoken word at over 200 colleges in over 40 states. Kyla has been a finalist in the largest regional poetry slam in the country, no less than 4 times, and was nominated as Campus Activities Magazine Female Performer of the Year. Her work has been acknowledged by several Grammy winning artists.

She has written for large publications such as the Huffington Post, BET.com, and the Root Magazine and is the author of "Hickory Dickory Dock, I Do Not Want Your C*ck!!!," a book of tongue-in-cheek poems, about patriarchy....for manchildren.

Jae Nichelle Welcome Week

With over 40 million views on Facebook and 1 million on YouTube, Jae Nichelle is a viral spoken word artist from Louisiana. Her guilty pleasures include crop tops, taco bell, and starting projects that she'll never finish. Jae Nichelle is best known for her poem on anxiety, "Friends With Benefits." A member of the 2017 Team Slam New Orleans, her spoken word has been on platforms such as Write About Now and Da Poetry Lounge. Her written poetry has been featured in or is forthcoming from Vinyl Poetry and Prose, Muzzle Magazine, EFNIKS magazine, Freezeray Poetry, The Tulane Review, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Washington Square Review, and elsewhere. Her chapbook The Porch (As Sanctuary) is available from YesYes Books.

Propaganda Welcome Week

... a poet, political activist, husband, father, academic & emcee. With LA flowing through his veins & armed with a bold message, PROPAGANDA has assembled a body of work that challenges and guides. His ideas stem from where he sits at the intersection. He sees how cultures cross and inspire one another, and can see the oneness of us all. Propaganda will cause you to nod your head, but more importantly he will stretch your mind & heart.

Click HERE to join the show! You will be asked to enter your App State email ID and password to access Engage. Use the Zoom link and password to enter the show.

Volunteering & Community Engagement: Creating Positive Change in Your Community

All
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. @ live online virtual
Join the ACT staff to learn more about your new community. We will talk about volunteering and social issues, especially as they relate to students' personal interests. We will then discuss a model for making effective change in your community. Students will leave the session having made a personal commitment or pledge related to community involvement.

Landmark Recreation - Aug 14, 11am to 12pm

Landmark Recreation Scavenger Hunt

All
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m @ live online virtual
We will use the everyday items found in our rooms to recreate landmarks from around the world. Who will be fastest? Which one will look the most like the real one? What will be the thing we remember? Materials needed: all the things in your room.

Transfer Connect

Transfer Connect

Transfer
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m @ live online virtual
Drop in this Zoom room space to speak with the Transfer Student Mentors. They are available to answer your questions about adjusting to your new campus, exploring Boone, and transfer events planned for you.

Bike App Trailer at Rocky Knob

All
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m @ Rocky Knob Mountain Bike Park, Mountain Bike Way, Boone NC 28607.
Bike App supports the Appalachian State community through education, provision of mechanical repairs, and advocacy for a more sustainable, bike-friendly campus and town. Bike App will be at the local mountain biking trails to provide free tune-ups to bicycles. Come check out Bike App and ride the local trails.

Finding Part Time Work On and Off Campus

1st Year
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m @ live / pre-recorded virtual session
Join the Career Development Center for a presentation and discussion on how to use Handshake to find part time work!

Welcome to Teacher Education

1st Year
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m @ live virtual session
This is a special topic session required for all new education majors including: Career & Technical Education, Child Development, Elementary Education, Middle Grades Education, Special Education, and Secondary Education (9-12).

HPA Info Sessions

Health Professions Advising

1st Year
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m @ live virtual session
This is a special topic session required for all new health professions majors. Session 1 will be for students planning to work in these fields: Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, or Chiropractic Medicine. Session 2 will be for students planning to work in these fields: Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training, or other.

Exploring Majors

1st Year
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m @ live / pre-recorded virtual session
Join the Career Development Center for a conversation revolving around finding a major and opportunities to explore majors further.

International Trivia - August 14, 3 to 4pm

International Trivia

All
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m @ live virtual session
What is paella? Where is the Great Wall of China? Join us for an afternoon of multiple-choice fun! No studying required.
Materials needed: Smartphone. 50 person limit.

Academic Department Meetings

1st Year
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m @ live virtual session
Many academic departments are facilitating a Departmental Open House for new students. Please review this list to determine if your department is hosting an event and if it is in-person or virtual. During these meetings you will meet other students in your department and talk with a faculty member about planning for your major.

Virtual Trivia Night on Zoom

Trivia

1st Year Trailhead Participants
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m @ virtual session
Students can participate in 4 rounds of trivia, one being a wellness-based round, and the rest being rounds like Geography, Find the Common Bond and music. Participants will be put into randomly assigned teams. Different rounds each day!

Soccer Shoot contest, Football Throw Contest, and Soccer Tennis

All
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. @ State Farm Fields
Intramural Sports will host a Soccer Shoot Contest and Football Throw Contest at State Farm Fields. For the Soccer Shoot, Contest participants will be able to kick a soccer ball at various targets to score points. For the Football Throw Contest participants will be able to throw a football at various targets to score points. Participants may be able to win an Intramural Championship shirt if they score enough points. There will also be Soccer Tennis courts set up for students to play on their own and have fun.

Sign up here!

 

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Mingle on the Mall

Transfer
5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m @ Sanford Mall
Come to Sanford Mall on Friday evening for some FREE socially-distanced fun! You will have the opportunity to get some things to decorate your room, enjoy some music, and meet some of the club leaders!

Off Campus Social

Off-Campus Transfer Social

Transfer
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m @ live online virtual
Log in to our Zoom room and get to know other transfer students who are also living off-campus. Well have a general lobby for all off-campus students plus breakout rooms based around the larger apartment complexes. A great way to make connections!

Pancakes

Late Night Pancake Breakfast

All
11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m @ Roess Dining Hall and Legends
Stop by Roess Dining Hall or Legends to get FREE pancakes, provided by University Housing, Campus Dining, and Campus Activities! This will be grab-and-go.

Saturday, August 15


Appol Corps 2015 Group Picture

AppOL Corps Time (Rotation 1 or 2)

All
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. or 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. @ a location designated in your email
This is an in-person session. During this session you will meet your AppOL Corps leaders and find out why life is so great at App State!!!! Unlike Trailhead, AppOL CorpsTime is all about getting to know the other students living on your floor in your residence hall. You'll also have time to ask questions during APP 101 and learn more about the other exciting activites that are happening during Welcome to App 2020. There are two AppOLCorps rotations: 10:30-11:30am and 12:45-1:45pm. Be sure to check your email for an invitation from Orientation for your assigned meeting time and room location.

Rising - book cover

Student/Faculty Exchange & Common Reading Book Discussion

1st Year
2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. @ virtual online (Appol Corps leader will send Zoom link)
Your academic experience actually begins before your first day of class! Each year, the Common Reading Program selects a book that promotes and guides intellectual, interdisciplinary interactions and discussions between you and your incoming classmates. In this virtual session, you will discuss the Common Reading Book, Rising, and have your academic questions answered by App State faculty and staff. All First Year Seminar (FYS) faculty are required to integrate the Common Reading book into their classes. Elizabeth Rush's Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, was a 2019 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in General Nonfiction.
Check out this video for more.

T Shirt Swap

Transfer T-Shirt Swap

Transfer
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. & John Thomas Hall front lawn
Grab and go! Stop by and swap an old t-shirt from your previous college for a new App State t-shirt! T-shirts, lunch, and your official Appalachian A lapel pin will be provided to the first 150 transfer students. Students must wear face coverings and adhere to all social distancing guidelines. Students may enjoy their lunch in Durham Park!

Class Walk

Transfer Class Walk

Transfer
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. @ John Thomas Hall front lawn
Need help walking your class schedule or just getting around campus? The Transfer Student Mentors will help you walk your class schedule and learn the high spots on campus.

Denzel Curry

All
9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. @ live online virtual
Miami-area rapper Denzel Curry balances rhymes packed with intense and introspective content and an evolving production palette that can draw upon hazy cloud rap and classic hip-hop songcraft. After issuing a series of well-received mixtapes in the early 2010s, he made his official studio debut with 2013's underground favorite Nostalgic 64, later entering the charts for the first time with his 2018 major-label debut TA13OO.

Born in Carol City, Florida to Bahamian and Native American parents, Curry started writing poetry as an elementary school student, later battle rapping at his local Boys & Girls Club. Influenced as much by 2Pac as Buju Banton, his lyrical gift and packed bars were combined with his rabid energy on early mixtapes.

Following a viral 2019 cover of Rage Against the Machine's "Bulls on Parade" for Australian Triple J radio, Curry returned in May of that year with the single "Ricky." Named after his father, it was the first taste of his fourth album, Zuu, a summer-friendly set influenced by everything that made him, including his hometown, Miami bass music, local Florida rap icons such as Trick Daddy, Plies, and Trina, and his parents. The set debuted just outside the Top 30 and featured guests Rick Ross, Kiddo Marv, Ice Billion Berg, and more. ~ Neil Z. Yeung, Rovi

Click HERE to join the show! You will be asked to enter your App State email ID and password to access Engage. Use the Zoom link and password to enter the show.

Appalachian Spiritual Life Fair

Appalachian Spiritual Life Fair

Transfer
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. @ live online virtual
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.

Appol Corps 2015 Group Picture

AppOL Corps Time (Rotation 1 or 2)

All
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. or 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. @ a location designated in your email
Get ready for another awesome day with your AppOL Corps leaders!!! Today you will find out more information about how to get involved in the 400+ clubs and organizations at App State and how to attend today's Virtual Club Expo. You'll be meeting with your leaders at the same time and location you did yesterday, so be sure to check your email from Orientation for your assigned meeting time and room location.

Non Traditional

Non-Traditional Student Social

Transfer
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. @ live online virtual
Specifically for our non-traditional students (over 25 years old, married/partnered, have dependents, and/or Veterans), log in to our Zoom room to connect with other non-traditional students, develop a supportive community, and network with dedicated staff from the Non-Traditional Student Working Group.

Virtual Club Expo

All
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. @ live online virtual
Check out 400+ clubs and learn more about ALL the exciting ways to get involved and gain leadership experiences

Residence Hall Returning Student Floor Meeting

All returning
Time to be announced
RAs will meet virtually with their residents to remind them of residence hall policies, discuss expectations, and set standards for their community.

"First Day of School" Photos

First year students outside

All
10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. @ 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 2020-2021 school year. All photos will be uploaded online and can be sent to your parents & loved ones to make them smile!

Transfer Welcome Tent

Transfer Welcome Tent

Transfer
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. @ Sanford Mall
Need help? Lost? Looking for a friendly face? The Transfer Student Mentors, Faculty Transfer Mentors, and staff from Online and Transfer Services will be available to answer all your questions. Stop by, say hello, and enjoy free giveaways! Students must wear face coverings and adhere to all social distancing guidelines.

Transfer Welcome Tent

Transfer Welcome Tent

Transfer
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. @ Sanford Mall
Need help? Lost? Looking for a friendly face? The Transfer Student Mentors, Faculty Transfer Mentors, and staff from Online and Transfer Services will be available to answer all your questions. Stop by, say hello, and enjoy free giveaways! Students must wear face coverings and adhere to all social distancing guidelines.

Events forthcoming...

Pizza Party

Transfer Welcome Pizza Party

Transfer
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. @ Sanford Mall
Grab, Learn & Go! For new & returning transfer students with FREE pizza. Learn how to get involved & resources to manage your first semester! Pizza available while supplies last. Students must wear face coverings and adhere to all social distancing guidelines.

Events forthcoming...

Events forthcoming...


Contact Us

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

Engage

Engage is your one-stop connection to engagement and leadership opportunities at Appalachian State. Every member of our campus has access to Engage, and as a user, you can explore over 600 clubs, organizations, departments, and programs on campus. Engage resembles a social media atmosphere with organizations, events, and a campus calendar.