The best way to learn about Appalachian and what it’s like to live and learn like a Mountaineer is to visit us. Our events give you the opportunity to meet our faculty, tour campus, and learn more about majors and programs, scholarships, financial aid, the admissions process and what it’s like to be a member of the Appalachian community. All events are free for all participants unless otherwise stated.

Visiting campus?

1492711712_technology_mix_-_final-09.pngDownload the Visit Appalachian app! Access the campus map, directions and parking information right from your phone, check what's going on in Boone and on campus, see nearby restaurants and attractions and more. The app has it all!


Year-round visits

First-year students: learn what it’s like to be an Appalachian student – both in and outside of the classroom! The two-hour campus visit includes information about the admissions process and a walking tour of campus.

Register for a campus visit!

Bring as many guests as you'd like! Due to space limitations, we may not be able to accommodate all guests for our 15-minute information session. All guests are welcome on the walking tour.

This two-hour visit includes a presentation with representatives from the offices of Admissions and Transfer Services, and a walking tour of the campus led by a student ambassador and transfer mentor. Learn what it's like to be an Appalachian transfer student – both in and outside of the classroom.

Register for a transfer track visit!

We are pleased to host your group on campus. Please schedule your tour by submitting the group visit request form at least one month in advance so we can prepare for your visit. Group tours are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

*During the winter months, scheduled group tours are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. 

To schedule a tour in Spanish, please contact Aneisy Cardo at or 828-262-3107 at least two weeks prior to your visit.

Para programar una visita guiada en español a Appalachian, favor de contactar a Aneisy Cardo vía email: o llamando al teléfono 828-262-3107 con por lo menos dos semanas de anticipación.

Spring 2018 visits

Students from Caldwell, Wilkes, and Central Piedmont Community College are invited to meet an admission counselor and an advisor, and apply for admission on-site. Attend and apply to receive your admission decision in just three business days!

Quick tip: Order all official college transcripts weeks in advance to hand deliver on App Day. Students with less than 30 hours will also need official high school transcripts and standardized test scores.

View dates and register!

First Thursday is a specialized campus visit for students interested in majoring in education. After a campus tour, you will visit the Reich College of Education to meet with current students and attend a mock lesson. View dates and register below!

February 1
March 1
April 5

Join us for an informative day designed just for high school students and prospective transfer students. Meet our faculty, tour campus, and learn more about majors and programs, scholarships, financial aid, the admissions process and what it’s like to be a member of the Appalachian community. Register now!

Special parking note:
The following lots are available for parking during Open House:

App Near You

Your admission counselor may be traveling to an area near you! Find your counselor and view the travel schedule, then register! This is a great opportunity to meet your counselor, learn about Appalachian and explore opportunities.


  • Assistive listening devices are available upon request.

  • The Office of Admissions has accessible seating options but is not able to provide wheelchairs for personal use. It is recommended that guests with limited mobility work with a medical supply store or pharmacy for short term wheelchair or mobility device options/rentals.

  • Individuals requesting interpreter services should submit their requests at least two weeks prior to their visit to the Office of Disability Services at 828-262-3056 or

  • Individuals requesting any other reasonable accommodations due to a disability should contact the Office of Disability Services at 828-262-3056 or


Parking information for your event will be emailed to you in the reminder email you will receive a few days before your visit. Campus parking is complimentary for all Admissions visit programs. Directions to the Office of Admissions can be accessed via Google Maps. The physical address for the Office of Admissions is 287 Rivers Street, John E. Thomas Hall, Boone, NC 28608. 

Connect with your admission counselor

Your admission counselor will help guide you through the process of becoming a Mountaineer! Your counselor will be visiting areas near you and will be your point of contact as you navigate through the admission process. Find your counselor!

Campus map

Download and print our campus map.
You can also view specific locations and directions.

Can’t make it to campus? Take the virtual tour!