Co-Curricular Programs


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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 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.

Civic Engagement

Think Globally, Act LocallyService-learning is a progressive teaching method used by faculty in many disciplines. It links the educational goals of a course to relevant community service activities, and includes structured reflection within the classroom. This increases students' understanding of both course content as well as its impact on real communities. With social justice at its philosophical root, service-learning naturally combines the life of the mind with habits of the heart.

Office of Student Research

Office of Student Research - ASU StudentAppalachian values undergraduate research, because students who understand how discoveries are made in their chosen field are well-prepared to address unsolved problems in the future. The Office of Student Research supports research opportunities with a variety of resources, including financial assistance. The quality of research at Appalachian is high, with students frequently presenting their findings at professional meetings across the country.

Common Reading Program

ASU student summer reading programSince 1997, Appalachian's first-year students have read a common book as part of their orientation to university life. By participating in the Common Reading Program, you will share a common experience with other new students that contributes to a sense of community in your new environment and introduces you to Appalachian's academic life.

University Forum Lecture Series

University Forum Lecture SeriesThe University Forum Lecture series brings distinguished speakers to campus to promote the exchange of ideas. Sometimes challenging, sometimes controversial, the speakers enliven campus dialogue. They bring awareness to issues of concern in society and help students think critically about those issues.