Virtual Fall Open House 2020

We enjoyed bringing the Appalachian Experience to future Mountaineers during our Virtual Fall Open House! Recordings of our online information sessions from the day are available for you to view below. 

Keep exploring App State by connecting with us through one of our many virtual experiences


First Look Fair

Explore academic programs and campus resources!


Explore the Beaver College of Health Sciences 

Appalachian's Beaver College of Health Sciences opened in 2010 as the result of a strategic university commitment to significantly enhance the health and quality of life for individuals, families and communities in North Carolina and beyond. In 2015, the college was named for an Appalachian alumnus and pioneer in the health care industry — Donald C. Beaver ’62 ’64 of Conover. The college offers nine undergraduate degree programs and seven graduate degree programs, which are organized into six departments: Communication Sciences and Disorders; Health and Exercise Science; Nursing; Nutrition and Health Care Management; Recreation Management and Physical Education; and Social Work.

Explore the College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences is home to 16 academic departments, one stand-alone academic program, two centers and one residential college. These units span the humanities and the social, mathematical and natural sciences.

Explore the College of Fine and Applied Arts

Appalachian State University’s College of Fine and Applied Arts is a dynamic and innovative group of seven academic departments, bringing together a variety of perspectives, experiences and real-world education to provide unique opportunities for student success. The college has more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate majors. Its departments are Applied Design, Art, Communication, Military Science and Leadership, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment, and Theatre and Dance.  

Explore the Hayes School of Music 

The Hayes School of Music prepares young musicians for professional lives as performers, composers, music educators, music therapists, conductors and music industry professionals, ensuring the next generation of musical leadership for the state, region and nation. Noted for quality instruction by national and internationally recognized faculty musicians, the school offers four undergraduate degree programs and three graduate-level programs.  

Explore the Reich College of Education

Appalachian offers one of the largest undergraduate teacher preparation programs in North Carolina, graduating about 500 teachers a year and enrolling approximately 2,400 students in its bachelor's, master's, education specialist and doctoral degree programs. With so many teacher education graduates working in the state, there is at least one App graduate teaching in every county in North Carolina. 

Signature Scholarships and Select Programs

Explore The Honors College

The Honors College offers an enhanced intellectual experience for the most academically motivated students on campus. The Honors curriculum includes topically focused, interdisciplinary, and discussion-based seminars. It extends to a required international experience, and culminates in an Honors thesis as original research or a creative endeavor.  From the Honors experience, students emerge as lifelong learners well prepared for post-graduate training—leaders of the future.


Explore the Walker College of Business

The Walker College of Business delivers transformational educational experiences that prepare and inspire students to be ethical, innovative and engaged business leaders who positively impact our community, both locally and globally. The college places emphasis on international experiences, sustainable business practices, entrepreneurial programs and real-world applications with industry. Enrolling approximately 3,000 undergraduates in 10 majors and 175 graduate students in three master's programs, the Walker College is accredited by AACSB International – the premier global accrediting body for schools of business.

Explore Watauga Residential College

Watauga Residential College is a student and faculty community that fosters creativity, thoughtfulness, and civic engagement through experiential, inquiry-based learning both in and out of the classroom. Watauga students live, share meals, and take classes together in a unique hillside residence hall on campus. Our curriculum and our community create an atmosphere of discovery, fostering awareness and understanding of local issues and of the connections between these and significant global issues. 

Social Takeover and Giveaway

Social Takeover and Giveaway

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Our Appalachian Student Ambassadors will be taking over the App State Admissions Instagram today! Follow along to hear from our current students.

Where are you attending Open House? Participate in our social media giveaway today to win App gear!

Guidelines below:

  • Post your photo(s) of where you are attending Open House (on IG, IG stories, Facebook or Twitter
  • Tag us at @appstateadmissions
  • Post must be public 
  • Follow @appstateadmissions
  • Each photo submission will count as an entry the giveaway 
  • Winners will be contacted by Monday, October 19.
Dark Sky Observatory Night

Dark Sky Observatory Night

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Check out the Dark Sky Observatory online tonight! Dark Sky Observatory is the research facility used by faculty and their students to conduct research in astrophysics. 

This Zoom session will allow us to show you objects in the sky via the telescope's cameras. 

  • Drop-in between 7:00 p.m and 10:00 p.m. 
  • Early visitors will get to see Saturn and Jupiter before they get too low. 
  • All visitors will get to see Mars, Uranus, and Neptune throughout the evening. 
  • Other targets include double-stars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. 
We will be using the DSO 32-inch telescope, and demonstrate not only images taken live of the targets, but show the operation of the telescope and dome.