All undergraduate students at Appalachian State University begin their education in University College. University College is committed to the idea that higher education should connect what goes on inside and outside the classroom. The General Education Program is designed to help students achieve the essential learning outcomes of a liberal education, emphasizing reflective, life-long learning and the transferable skills necessary for navigating today's ever-changing world. Throughout their time at Appalachian, students benefit from the college's support services and co-curricular programming.

University College Organizational Structure

University College is led by the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and includes these programs:

Co-Curricular Programs

ASU student reading in hammock

University College offers co-curricular programming and support through the Office of Student Research, Common Reading Program, and University Forum Lecture Series.

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Student & Faculty Support

ASU Orientation

University College offers student and faculty support services through academic advising, Aportfolio, the Student Learning Center, Academic Services for Student-Athletes, Office of Student Success, Testing Services, orientation, University Documentary Film Services, the Writing Center, and the Writing Across the Curriculum program. 

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General Education Program

ASU Student studying

The basis of an Appalachian education is the General Education Program.

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University College News

2021 University College General Education Award Announcement

University College and General Education2021 Awards Announcement Appalachian's campus community nominated 39 individuals for University College/G...

Finding Expression in Contested Public Spaces

APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY FORUM LECTURE SERIES:Finding Expression in Contested Public Spaces A discussion with Dr. Spoma Jovanovic Wed, A...

Meet University College

University College and Your StudentAppalachian State University has a unique area on campus that houses 18 departments and programs. This division’s...

US Department of Education continues funding for App State’s Student Support Services

Edited by Lauren Hempen BOONE, N.C. — For nearly 50 years, Appalachian State University’s Student Support Services (SSS) program ...

The first woman to hike the Appalachian Trail

University Lecture Series Presents:“Trail Magic: The Grandma Gatewood Story,” The first woman to hike the Appalachian TrailA documentary film foll...

UC Celebrates Allison Farrell"s Publishing of Her Honors Thesis

Allison Farrell, and Honors College alumna who recently published her Honors thesis, Parental Impact on Child Physical Activity and Sedentary Tim...