The Appalachian State University campus is currently operating under SPECIAL conditions.

Coronavirus information

The university remains open, with emergency management protocols activated and operational modifications and precautions in place to support social distancing. In-person instruction has transitioned to a system of alternative course delivery. View the latest information on the App State Coronavirus Information website. Read the latest update posted 4/6/2020 at 5:20 p.m.

Read the Student Affairs Covid-19 Response. Updated March 31, 2020 at 9:20 a.m.

Mentor Program


Now Recruiting Staff & Faculty Mentors!

If you are Faculty or Staff at Appalachian State University, consider becoming a Professional Mentor for our ASCEND Supplemental Orientation Program! As a Professional Mentor, you will meet with a small group of students on a monthly basis to discuss issues and challenges they have been facing. The ASCEND Leadership Team in MSD has prepared a facilitator guide, and will meet with you to help you lead effective, meaningful discussions. The students served by ASCEND are from marginalized and historically underrepresented backgrounds, including:

  • Students of Color
  • Students with Disabilities/Diverse Abilities
  • LGBTQIA+ Students
  • First Generation Students
  • Students from Low Income Backgrounds

Email J. Spenser Darden for more information!