University Housing

University Housing

Hall Closing Reminder

Residence halls will close for the semester on Friday, May 12, 2017 at noon. Students are required to move out of the halls 24 hours after their final exams but no later than noon on Friday, May 12th. Graduating seniors and students participating in commencement ceremonies may get approval from Coordinators in residence life to stay in the halls until Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 12pm.

Housing is not provided for students between spring and summer semesters.

“Don’t Throw it Away” reduces landfill waste

Is your student overwhelmed by the amount of belongings they have collected this year? Doubt you will fit it all into your vehicle to move home? Donate unwanted belongings to Appalachian’s Don’t Throw it Away program. This program collects students’ unwanted items to sell at the Big Sale in the fall to raise money for local non-profit agencies. Not only does this support our local community, it also reduces the amount of waste taken to landfills each year.

Every residence hall has a Don’t Throw it Away collection station in the main lobby. Simply place unwanted items in the taped area and a campus volunteer will come collect the items. Please do not leave trash or items that cannot be reused. Dumpsters are located outside each residence hall for those items.

Summer School Move-In

Summer housing for students enrolled in summer classes will be in White Hall. Check-in for Summer I is Sunday, May 28th and Summer II is Sunday, July 2nd. For more information, please visit

Fall Move-In

Fall will be here before we know it! Returning students can begin moving into their Fall 2017 residence hall beginning Saturday, August 19 at 9:00am. Students can check in by going to the front desk of their residence hall to receive their keys. Summer school students will not be permitted to move into their fall room assignment until their assigned fall move-in date as noted on their assignment notification email sent in mid-July

All residents must be checked into their residence halls by the first day of class, Monday, August 21, at 6:00pm. Students who plan to arrive later than this date must call University Housing at 828-262-2160 to hold their space in the residence halls. Otherwise, residents are considered a “no-show,” and their rooms are reassigned as needed. See you in the fall!

Housing Contract Cancellations

Is your student considering cancelling their Housing Contract for the fall? Any student who wishes to be released from their Residence Hall License Contract must submit a request from their Appalachian email account to University Housing at Requests should include the student’s full name and banner ID. Students who cancel their Housing Contracts by June 30 will be charged $250. All students who cancel their contracts on or after July 1 will be responsible for the housing fees for the entire Fall semester. Please make sure your student is aware of the penalties before making their decision. For questions about this or any other topics covered, please call 828-262-2160.