• Campus emergency siren test to be conducted March 3
    Appalachian State University will test its campus siren warning system at 11:55 a.m., Wednesday, March 3. Examples of the tones that are used in an emergency or during tests can be heard online by visiting the Siren Warning System webpage on App State’s Emergency Preparedness website. More information about this test
  • The university remains open, with emergency management protocols activated and operational modifications and precautions in place. Read the latest updates

Important message

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Dear Members of the Appalachian Community,

I am deeply saddened to share that the Boone Police Department has confirmed that a body was discovered mid-morning (Sept. 13) at an off-campus location in Boone.

The Town of Boone and State Bureau of Investigation are in charge of the investigation. While the media is reporting that it might be the body of missing freshman Anna M. Smith, the investigating agencies have not made an identification.

As more developments take place, we will send you further updates. I ask that you keep in mind this is an incredibly difficult time for Anna’s family, and keep their well-being foremost in your thoughts.

Thank you,

Sheri N. Everts, Chancellor