Health, Wellness and Safety Week

Sept. 4 - 6, 2018

The primary purpose of Health, Wellness and Safety Week is to highlight campus resources available to Appalachian State University students. Two signature events are key components to the week’s programming:

  • the university’s annual Walk for Awareness
  • the annual Health, Wellness and Safety Festival

Emphasis is placed on appropriate decision-making, as well as how students can be aware of their needs and responsive to the needs of others. Events are designed in recognition that the first six weeks of the semester represent a high-risk season for first-year students in particular. Three areas of emphasis are interpersonal violence and sexual violence, alcohol use and suicide prevention.

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2018 Schedule of Events

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018

  • 8 p.m.

    Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

    The history as to why Appalachian began the Walk for Awareness will be shared this year by Barbara Daye, Dean of Students Emeritus who began the Walk 29 years ago.

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  • 9 p.m.

    Begins at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

    This is a silent walk through campus that commemorates lives lost to violence in our community, supports victims and survivors of all acts of violence, and affirms our commitment and responsibility as community members to speak out against violence in all forms.

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Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018

  • Health, Wellness and Safety Festival

    10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Sanford Mall

    The festival is an opportunity for students to connect with resources on and off campus regarding their health, wellness and safety.

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Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018

  • 5 - 8 p.m.

    Off-campus locations

    University community members will visit off campus apartments to welcome students back and provide safety information.

    Learn more

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