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.

Year-round visits

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 now!

The entire family is invited to participate in the walking tour, but due to limited seating, we ask that only the student and one parent attend the Admissions presentation portion. 

This 90-minute 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 now!

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 2017 visits

Admitted Student Tours are specifically for first-year students admitted to Appalachian. This two-hour visit includes a presentation, a discussion of enrollment steps for admitted students, a walking campus tour led by a student ambassador and opportunities to meet with university representatives. Register now!

Want to transfer to Appalachian? Join us at one of three local community college campuses to attend a financial aid session, 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.

Wednesday, March 1
Wilkes Community College (main campus)

Thursday, March 2
Central Piedmont Community College (Levine campus)

Interested in majoring in education? The College of Education is hosting Freshman Preview Day, an exclusive event is designed to highlight the opportunities available to students interested in pursuing a degree in education. Appalachian was founded as a teacher's college and continues a rich history of developing future educators. Register now!

This is a one-day event for diverse transfer students who want a first-hand look at Appalachian.  Participants will experience our beautiful location, learn about our strong academic programs, engage with faculty, meet current students, discover financial aid and scholarship options, and explore leadership opportunities for diverse students. Appalachian values diversity and inclusion -- explore the different ways Appalachian can support you to achieve your academic and career goals. Register now!

Bus pick-up locations

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:

The Transfer Pre-Orientation Program (T-POP) is a day of activities designed to help newly admitted Appalachian transfer students find the answers to all of their questions and prepare for their upcoming Orientation session. A typical day involves sessions on financial aid, transfer of credit, advising and involvement in campus life. We also have a Q&A session with the transfer student mentors, and a tour of the campus. Cost: $10 for lunch. Register now!

App Near You

Your admission counselor may be traveling to an area near you! See our full travel schedule or  find your counselor and view their profile to see their 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 campus tour is a walking tour, but if you would like to request access to a wheelchair, please let our office know by calling 828-262-2120.
  • 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.


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!