Health, Wellness and Safety Festival

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

The festival is an opportunity for new students and returners to connect with campus and off campus resources regarding their health, wellness and safety. Offices, departments, clubs and organizations from the campus and Boone community are gathered in one space to provide helpful information.

29th Annual Walk for Awareness

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 9:00pm

Begins at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

The Walk for Awareness is a silent walk through campus to commemorate lives lost to violence in our community, to support victims and survivors of violence and to affirm our commitment and responsibility to speak out against violence in all its forms.

After remarks from J.J. Brown, vice chancellor of student affairs, and other campus leadership, participants will leave the Schaefer Center and walk silently to Sanford Mall. At Sanford Mall there will be music, a presentation by speaker Dr. Martha McCaughey and closing remarks by Dr. April Baer to send participants out with the charge that they all actively engage in creating a violence-free community.

The history of the Walk for Awareness has similar threads to this year's common read, “The Laramie Project.” Both were small college communities that experienced loss through acts of violence and had to overcome adversity.

Dr. Damon A. Williams on Inclusive Excellence

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 7:00pm to Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 3:30pm

Williams — one of the nation’s recognized experts in strategic diversity leadership, youth development, corporate responsibility and organizational change — is visiting Appalachian's campus as part of his 2018 Inclusive Excellence Tour, which includes a public, one-hour, TED Talk-style presentation and working group sessions with senior university leadership, deans, department chairs, faculty, staff and students.

An Appalachian Summer Festival

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 8:00pm to Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 8:00pm

Summer 2018

Presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts & Cultural Programs, this annual celebration of the performing and visual arts is held every July in venues across the university campus, and features a diverse mix of music, dance, theatre, visual arts and film programming.

ROSE: The unveiling of Appalachian’s new solar vehicle

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Holmes Convocation Center

Be among the first to see Appalachian State University’s new Cruiser Class solar vehicle as Chancellor Sheri Everts, Team Sunergy and the Office of Sustainability host the unveiling of ROSE, the new solar vehicle. The event is free and open to the public.

Friend or Foe? The Vietnam War

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Belk Library 421

Discussion Session 4 — Friend or Foe? The Vietnam War

Discuss “The Sympathizer.” Things to think about: What types of borders does the protagonist navigate and how does that impact his relationships with friends, his homeland, and his political orientation? How does Nguyen’s novel differ from representations of the Vietnam War in “Apocalypse Now?”

Lord Michael Hastings to give 60th Boyles Lecture at Appalachian

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 3:00pm

Holmes Convocation Center

The 60th event in the Boyles Distinguished Lecture Series is scheduled for Friday, March 23 at 3:00 p.m., and will feature Lord Michael Hastings, Global Head of Citizenship for KPMG International in the Holmes Convocation Center on Appalachian's campus. A reception will follow the lecture, and both activities are free and open to the public.  

Listening Session: Former Watauga High School property

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:30am

417 Plemmons Student Union (Beacon Heights)

In order to gather feedback regarding Appalachian State University’s recently acquired 74-acre property on the site of the former Watauga High School — located at 400 High School Drive, just off Highway 105 South in Boone — a listening session will be held.

Please plan to attend and give feedback to university leadership to help inform decisions regarding future development opportunities for this property. The session will be interactive; all in attendance are encouraged to participate in the discussion. Additionally, note takers will be present on-site during the session.

Proposed options for development of the new acquisition have included student residence halls, a day care facility and student recreation fields. The property’s current parking configuration accommodates 500 spaces, which could offer a short-term alleviation for limited parking available on the university’s main campus.

Appalachian welcomes feedback from all members of the community.

Creative Democracy: The Legacy of Black Mountain College

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 6:00pm to Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 10:00pm

Main Gallery - Turchin Center

Jan 12 - Jun 2, 2018

As part of the campus-wide celebration of the historical legacy of Black Mountain College (BMC) at Appalachian State University during the Spring 2018 semester, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts will feature a selection of art and artifacts from Black Mountain College artists and writers.


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December 2017 Commencement

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 10:00am

Holmes Convocation Center

Fall 2017 commencement ceremonies will be held at Appalachian State University. Live streaming will be available.