First-year Students

Our August 2020 Orientation session will be held online.  Students will still have an opportunity to get to know campus, understand our community expectations and connect with other students in small group sessions.  Here’s some important information you need to know:

  • Students will need internet access & a computer or mobile device on their Orientation date.
  • Students will receive an itinerary with appropriate links via your email the day prior to their scheduled Orientation date.

If you have questions or any concerns about your ability to join us virtually, please contact us at We are here to help.  We look forward to meeting you soon!

New student Orientation is a time when you will be given information about Appalachian's academic requirements, general education courses, and many useful resources to help you become a knowledgeable and successful student. You will have time to learn more about your major or begin the process of exploring majors.  Orientation is a required program for new undergraduate students.  

Parents and/or family must register separately if they plan to attend.  

Remaining first-year Student Orientation Session(s):

  • August 13

Additional First-year Student Programming (optional)

  • Register for ASCEND.  ASCEND is high-impact supplemental orientation program targeting first time Appalachian State University students from marginalized and historically underrepresented backgrounds.