Dates & Schedules

We are so excited to meet you at Orientation!

Orientation is a full day of required events to help you with your transition to App State. Check out the schedule for your session below: 

Parent and Family Orientation is available for in-person Orientation sessions and happens concurrently with New Student Orientation. 

 

View "Step 4: Attending Orientation Day" for more information about how to prepare for Orientation.

*Subject to change. A finalized schedule will be provided at Orientation check-in

Summer and Fall Orientation Dates:

First-Year New Student Orientation

These full-day sessions will take place on the Boone campus. More information to prepare for the day can be found on the Orientation Steps page. 

Student-Athletes, Watauga Residential College Students, and Honors College Students are encouraged to attend one of the specific dates noted below. 

  • Student-Athletes:  6/3, 6/11, 6/14, 6/17, 6/21, 6/27, and 8/12
  • Watauga Residential College Students: 6/14, 6/17, 6/20, 6/21, 6/24-25 (2-day Overnight Orientation), and 6/27
  • Honors College Students: 6/11, 6/13, 6/14, 6/17, 6/18, 6/20, 6/21, and 6/24-6/25 (2-day Overnight Orientation)
  • Students beginning classes in Summer Session 1 - must attend the May 31st, 2024, Orientation Session.

In addition to our 1-day sessions, we offer 2-Day Overnight Orientation Sessions to provide an on-campus overnight experience. This opportunity allows students to explore App State, connect with other Mountaineers, and the opportunity to familiarize Yosef with all our campus has to offer! This program has an additional cost ($275.00 compared to the traditional on-day orientation cost of $225.00). 

Session dates open to all incoming First Year students:

 Dates not indicated as 2-day overnight sessions are 1-day sessions. 

June 3Monday (Full)
June 4Tuesday 
June 10Monday 
June 11Tuesday
June 13Thursday 
June 14Friday (Full) 
June 17Monday
June 18Tuesday
June 20Thursday
June 21Friday (Full)
June 24-252-Day Overnight Orientation Session - (Orientation Program will take place on Tuesday, June 25th)
June 27Thursday (Full)
July 11-122-Day Overnight Orientation Session - (Orientation Program will take place on Friday, July 12th)
July 15-162-Day Overnight Orientation Session - (Orientation Program will take place on Tuesday, July 16th)
August 12Monday (Reserved for late admits and out-of-state students who can not make any other option work.  Please email orientation@appstate.edu to register for this session.)

Hickory Campus New Student Orientation

These sessions will take place at the Hickory campus.

  • The August 22nd Orientation Session is reserved for late admits or for students who cannot make any other date work. Please email orientation@appstate.edu to register for this session. 
Session Dates
August 9Friday
August 14Wednesday
August 22Thursday (reserved for late admits or for students who cannot make any other date work)

Transfer New Student Orientation

These full-day sessions will take place on the Boone campus.  More information to prepare for the day can be found on the Orientation Steps page. 

  • Student-Athletes must attend one of the following dates: 5/31 and 8/12 (please reach out to orientation@appstate.edu if these dates do not work for you)
  • Students beginning classes in Summer Session 1 must attend the May 31, 2024, Orientation Session or Complete the Self-Paced Orientation Course before beginning Summer Session 1 classes. 
  • Honors College Transfer Students: May 31, 2024

In addition to our 1-day sessions, we offer 2-Day Overnight Orientation Sessions to provide an on-campus overnight experience. This opportunity allows students to explore App State, connect with other Mountaineers, and the opportunity to familiarize Yosef with all our campus has to offer! This program has an additional cost ($275.00 compared to the traditional on-day orientation cost of $225.00).

  • Bridge to Appalachian Students should register for the July 11-12 Extended Orientation Session. 
Session dates open to all incoming Transfer students:
Dates not indicated as 2-day overnight sessions are 1-day sessions. 
May 31Friday (Full)
June 7 Friday
June 28 Friday 
June 24-252-Day Overnight Orientation Session - (Orientation Program will take place on Tuesday, June 25th) 
July 11-122-Day Overnight Orientation Session - (Orientation Program will take place on Friday, July 12th)
July 15-162-Day Overnight Orientation Session - (Orientation Program will take place on Tuesday, July 16th)
August 12 Monday (Reserved for late admits and out-of-state students who can not make any other option work.  Please email orientation@appstate.edu to register for this session.)

Online Student Orientation

App State online students are encouraged to participate in our Online Self-Paced Orientation -OR- Zoom Orientation Session on Thursday, June 6, 2024.

  • If you registered for the Online Self-Paced Orientation, the course will be sent to registered students on May 15, 2024 and must be completed by August 1, 2024.

  • If you registered for our "Late August Self-Paced Orientation Session," it must be completed by August 8, 2024.

  • Summer 1 & 2 Students are required to complete Orientation before starting classes.

Second-Degree Seeking Students

Second-degree seeking students who attended App State previously,  do not have Orientation on their Enrollment Checklist and do not have to complete orientation.

Second-degree seeking students who have NOT attended App State previously,  should register for the Online Self-Paced Orientation. Please reach out by email to orientation@appstate.edu if this is not an option when you try to register.  

Second Degree Seeking Students do NOT have to complete PREP.  Students should reach out to the college advising team that houses the major for more information about class registration. Assigned admissions counselors can assist students in finding this contact information. 


Online Self-Paced Orientation

The self-paced orientation is available to select populations of new incoming students. 

  • The course will be sent to registered students on May 15, 2024 and must be completed by August 1, 2024.
  • If you registered for our "Late August Self-Paced Orientation Session," it must be completed by August 8, 2024. 

If you do not complete the course by the appropriate date, you must attend the on-campus orientation on August 12, 2024.