What to Expect

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What is Welcome to App?

Welcome to App 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!

When does Welcome to App start and how do I know which Appol Corps group I am in?

Appol Corps Time starts each day after move in at 1:00pm. Please check your email for your assigned Appol Corps orientation group meeting day and time. Appol Corps Orientation Leaders will meet with your assigned group in the main lounge of your residence hall floor. Didn’t get the email? Please email us at welcome.appstate.edu.

What is an Appol Corp Orientation Leader?

Appol Corp Orientation Leaders are current students who work for Orientation and serve as Welcome to App guides. Appol Corps Leaders are an invaluable resource to new students as they transition to App State.

Is Welcome to App mandatory?

Attending Welcome to App is a great way to start your journey at Appalachian State. There are some mandatory events that are noted on the Welcome to App schedule and on the website. Events that aren’t mandatory are geared towards having fun and meeting new people, so if you choose not to come you’ll miss out on valuable opportunities. LOTS OF FREE FOOD, PRIZES, AND MUSIC THROUGHOUT THE WEEK!!!


Contact Us

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


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