Open House

Fall Open House

There is no better way to learn about Appalachian and our Mountains of Opportunity than to visit us. Open House is a great way for high school students and prospective transfer students to meet faculty, tour campus, and learn more about financial aid, scholarships, admissions, and what student life at Appalachian is really like.

  • Fall Open House is Saturday, September 20, 2014 - Register today!
  • Already registered? Please print and bring your confirmation email to the event for the quick check-in.


  • 8:00-9:00 a.m. - Pre-Event Entertainment (Live student performing groups, selected videos)
  • 9:00-9:30 a.m. - Opening Remarks/Family Assembly
  • 9:30-12:00 p.m. -  Information Fair (Academic Departments & Student Support)
  • 10:00-1:30 p.m. - Campus Tours (Campus Map)
  • 10:00-1:00 p.m. - Student Clubs & Organizations
  • 10:00-12:00 p.m. Mini Sessions Descriptions (Admissions/Scholarships, Diversity, Faculty Panel,Financial Aid, Leadership Opportunities, Honors, First Year Seminar, General Education,Student Panel, Study Abroad, Residential Learning Communities, Transfer Track)
  • 10:00-1:00 p.m. - Interdepartmental Open Houses (Departments & Residence Halls Tours)
  • 12:00-1:00-Special Session for Transfer Students Only


Handicap/Disability Parking

Parking will be provided next to the Holmes Convocation Center in the adjacent Holmes Center and John E. Thomas Hall parking lots. Entrance for wheelchair or handicap will be the NW ground level. Student Ambassadors will help direct these guests to appropriate entrances as well. Seating will be provided for the wheelchairs on the arena floor for easy access. 

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Lodging Suggestions

Ask for Group Block under "Appalachian Open House"

  • LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 828-262-1234
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 888-854-5959
  • Baymont Inn, 828-264-0077
  • Courtyard Marriott, 828-265-7676  

Can't wait until the next open house to visit campus?

We offer campus tours Monday - Friday, during the academic year and throughout the summer. Schedule a campus visit today

Need special accommodations?

Individuals requesting reasonable accommodations due to a disability for events should contact the Office of Disability Services at 828-262-3056. For interpreter requests, please review the university interpreter services policy.