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.

  • Spring Open House is Saturday, April 16, 2016 - Register Here
  • After registering, you will receive your official ticket via email closer to the event. Your ticket will admit all guests in your party.  They do not need individual tickets.


Spring Open House Program

  • 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 (Freshmen Admissions/Scholarships, Diversity at Appalachian, Education Abroad,  Financial Aid, Honors College, First Year Seminar/General Education, Meet Your Admissions Counselor, Residential Learning Communities, Transfer Track for Transfer Students, Watauga Residential College)
  • 10:00-1:00 p.m. - Departmental Open Houses (Departments & Residence Halls Tours)
  • 10:00, 11:00 12:00. - Special Sessions 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. 

Weather Forecast



We have special rates at some area hotels.  Please be sure to tell them you are visiting for Appalachian's Fall Open House.

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.