New Student Orientation helps new Mountaineers explore Appalachian’s academic and social opportunities to help ensure a smooth transition to life on campus. Orientation services for students are provided in the forms of an online pre-orientation course called Early Registration Advising (ERA), an on-campus orientation program, and a Welcome Weekend program prior to the start of each semester. A Parent & Family Orientation program runs concurrently with the new student on-campus orientation program.

Spring 2023 New Student Orientation
  • Establish and log in with your AppState username/password. You can get this information from your MyMountaineer Portal
  • Students who have completed an Appalachian Acceptance Agreement and paid their $200 deposit for the spring 2023 semester can register for their Orientation session.
  • New Student Orientation will take place on Thursday, January 12, 2023, for all main campus students.  If you are an online student, you have the option to register for our Self-Paced Orientation Course via AsULearn. 
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New Students

Orientation emphasizes academic information, placement testing, advice on course scheduling, University policies and procedures, and registration for classes. The program is required for all new undergraduate students and takes place throughout the summer, at the beginning of each semester, and at the beginning of each summer session term. Orientation should be completed before the first day of classes but MUST be completed no later than the end of the specified drop/add period. New students may not confirm their class schedule without attending Orientation.

Early Registration Advising

The Early Registration Advising (ERA) online modules will teach you how to use our online course registration system and what classes you should take in your first-semester based on your unique intended major, transfer credits, test scores and more. You must complete these modules before your required advising appointment. The ERA Course will open for New Students on November 21, 2022

Office of Disability Resources

Contact the Office of Disability Resources, if you need accommodations due to a disability for placement tests or during Orientation. 

Request fo accomodations should be made at least two weeks prior to testing or Orientation.

Parent & Family Services

The Office of Parent and Family Services is here to keep you informed, engaged, and supported throughout your student's time at Appalachian.

In addition to student orientation, we offer a corresponding one-day Parent & Family Orientation session. If parents and family members wish to participate, they MUST register to attend. Please note, it can take up to 1 hour after your student registers for their information to be uploaded to the Parent and Family Orientation system.