• App State is returning to pre-pandemic operations for the Fall 2021 semester, with safety precautions in place. All students, faculty and staff should get vaccinated against COVID-19. Face coverings are required in all indoor campus locations for students, faculty, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. The CDC recommends vaccinated individuals wear face coverings in areas with “substantial” or “high” rates of transmission. Watauga County is currently an area of “substantial” transmission. Read the latest updates.

Safety Tips

If you need help for yourself or a friend

  • Appalachian Police Department: 8000 (from a campus phone)
  • 828-262-8000 (from any other phone)
  • All other emergencies: 911(9-911 from a campus phone)
  • Counseling & Psychological Services: 828-262-3180
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673)

Believe someone who discloses a sexual assault, abusive relationship, or experience with stalking or cyberstalking. Additional resources and information may be found at these websites: