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  • Exams for Wed. Dec. 12 delayed OR online; Condition 1 extended until 10am for non-faculty employees

    On Wednesday, Dec. 12, 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. exams are on a 2-hour delay OR online. Beginning at 5 p.m., exams on Wednesday will be held as scheduled OR online. The Adverse Weather Policy is extended through 10 a.m. Wed., Dec. 12. for non-faculty employees under Condition 1 (Reduced Operations). Use caution during inclement weather. Full message and link to revised exam schedule

    Posted at 4:52pm on December 11, 2018.

  • Winter Storm Warning

    A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Watauga County from 7 pm Saturday, December 8 until 11 am Monday, December 10. This includes Appalachian State University. Heavy snow possible. Travel may become difficult or impossible at times. Power outages may also occur. Be prepared to remain at home and indoors for extended periods. Evaluate the latest weather forecast prior to traveling and consider adjusting travel plans as needed. Have a plan in place in the event power is lost. Visit emergency.appstate.edu for preparedness tips. Continue to closely monitor the National Weather Service or local media for the latest weather updates.

    Posted at 8:17am on December 7, 2018 via Blackboard Connect.

Welcome to University College, your portal to academic success! University College is the home of programs that meet a broad range of needs for 21st-century students as they prepare to live and work in a complex network of local, regional and global communities. The college crosses many of the boundaries that separate traditional colleges and departments, and is committed to the idea that a college education should connect what goes on inside and outside the classroom.

All undergraduate students at Appalachian State University begin their education in University College. 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

  • Civic Engagement
  • Forum Lecture Series
  • Student Research
  • Common Reading

Student & Faculty Support

  • Academic Advising
  • Documentary Film Services
  • Learning Assistance Program
  • Orientation
  • Testing Services
  • Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)
  • Writing Center

General Education Program

  • Interdisciplinary
  • Thematic
  • Vertical
  • Writing-Intensive
  • Emphasizes Transferable Skills
  • First Year Seminar