Welcome Events - August 13

Friday, August 13

Cooking with Culture Aug 13

Cooking with Culture

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM @ Room 134, Reich College of Education

We will watch an international food show together and chat about various aspects of our cultures.

Sponsored by Office of International Education and Development

HPA Info Session - Aug 13

Health Professions Advising Information Session

11:30 AM to 12:15 PM @ I.G. Greer Auditorium

Appalachian's Health Professions Advising office supports students interested in graduate health professions programs. Join us for this HPA Information Session to figure out your next steps in your health professions journey!

Sponsored by Orientation

Red flag

Red Flag Campaign Tier 2: Be an Active Bystander

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM @ Thunder Hill Hall class room

This presentation is a part of the post-trailhead experience. During this training, students will learn how to be an active bystander in regards to interpersonal violence and develop a deeper understanding of how to intervene safely.

Sponsored by Wellness & Prevention Services

International Trivia

International Trivia

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM @ Room 134, Reich College of Education

We have complied our favorite trivia games on international topics ranging from history to geography to culture and beyond! Drop in for any portion of this event.

Sponsored by Office of International Education and Development

Students celebration

Appol Corps Time! (MANDATORY EVENT)

1:00 PM to 3:30 PM @ The main lounge of your residence hall floor.

Welcome to App starts with Appol Corps Time. At 1:00pm the day after you move in, your Appol Corps Orientation leaders will meet with your assigned group in the main lounge of your residence hall floor. Appol Corps Time is an extension of your summer orientation and is geared toward helping you learn your way around campus, making friends, and learning more about the university before classes start. The schedule includes programs that will help you feel comfortable and confident about life in and out of the classroom. Many of the events are just about making friends and having fun!

Sponsored by Orientation

* Students are only required to attend Appol Corps Time the day after they move in. 

Campus crawl

Campus Crawl

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM @ Starts at Suite 324, Plemmons Student Union

Join the Case Management team for a crawl through campus! Speak directly with members of the Appalachian community and collect free App swag along the way. From personal health to academic success, we've got you covered! There will be periodic trivia breaks with awesome prizes. We hope that you will join us for an afternoon of exploration!

Sponsored by Office of the Dean of Students

Overlooking Durham Park

Campus Tours with Orientation Leaders

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM @ Sanford Mall

Are you a new or continuing student who has not had a chance to navigate campus yet? Appalachian orientation leaders will be available to guide you in small groups around campus. Come learn the ins and outs of getting around campus!

Sponsored by Orientation

UREC Connect

Log Rolling

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM @ Student Recreation Center Pool

Come check out the indoor pool & try out the log roll! We looking forward to meeting you!

Sponsored by UREC

Professor talking to students

Academic Departmental Open Houses

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM @ Various

During these meetings you will meet other students in your academic department and talk with a faculty member about planning for your major.

Sponsored by Orientation

Ice Cream Social

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM @ Roess Dining Hall

What better way to end a day than enjoying a FREE ice cream bar with your leaders and the other students in your Appol Corps Group!

Sponsored by Orientation

UREC Connect

Log Rolling

3:30 PM to 4:00 PM @ Student Recreation Center Pool

Come check out the indoor pool & try out the log roll! We looking forward to meeting you!

Sponsored by UREC

Off Campus Transfer Social

Off Campus Transfer Social

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM @ Howard's Knob Patio, Plemmons Student Union

Come join us during Welcome to App Weekend to meet other transfer students who live at the various apartment complexes/houses around town. You may just meet your neighbor two-doors down! We will have free cookies from Insomnia, bottled waters and a chance to win ice scrapers and backpack covers. Bring your superstitions along for this Friday the 13th night!

Afterwards students will walk over to Kidd Brewer Stadium (The Rock) for the Black and Gold Traditions event!

Sponsored by Campus Activities

Black and Gold Traditions

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. We will take a group photo on the football field and everyone will get a free Appstate t-shirt! Your RAs will walk with you to the Stadium.

Sponsored by Campus Activities

Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life

FSL Recruitment/Tabling

9:00 PM to 10:00 PM @ Sanford Mall

Meet our 32 fraternities and sororities while you get some late night pancakes & check out Appspectacular!

Sponsored by Campus Activities

AppSpectacular   Aug 13


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

Contact Us

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


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