University Housing Update

University Housing

Fall Move-In

Nearly 1,000 volunteers are looking forward to moving our new students into the halls on Friday, August 18. Residents should plan to arrive to campus during the move-in time that was indicated on their housing assignments. Your student’s boxes should be labeled with their name and room number so we can efficiently get their belongings to the room. Returning students can move in Saturday, August 19 through Monday, August 21. Students who need to move in early due to involvement in a campus activity or group should have received a separate email with specific move-in instructions. We look forward to having you all back!

No fridge in your student’s room? Rent one!

For our residence halls that do not provide a refrigerator in the room, we have partnered with a rental service through Standards for Living where students can rent their fridge for the year. The MicroFridge® will be delivered to their room prior to August 18th move-in (if the order is placed before August 9th) and will be picked up by the company after the student moves out in May. The cost of renting a MicroFridge® for the academic year is $170.79 which includes sales tax. Only ONE MicroFridge® is allowed per room, so your student will need to communicate with their roommate before ordering.

Residence halls that do not provide refrigerators include: Mountaineer Hall, Living Learning Center, Belk Hall, Frank Hall, Summit Hall, Lovill Hall, Doughton Hall, Cone Hall, Cannon Hall, and Hoey Hall. These halls are eligible for MicroFridge® rentals.

Room Change Process

Students can request room changes beginning three weeks after the start of classes (subject to change based on availability of space). To request a room change, students log onto http://hms.appstate.edu and select the room change link in their list of options. If they need help identifying a new room, they can meet with their hall supervisors who have access to the vacancy list. Once the room change is submitted, University Housing will attempt to accommodate the request based on availability. Students will receive an email when the request is processed. This email gives instructions on how to proceed with the room change.

Please note: Due to the overwhelming demand for on-campus housing, it may not be possible for your student to make a room change, especially during the first few weeks of the semester when priority for new room assignments goes to students living in overflow housing.

Packages

Where’s My Package?

Students receive packages at the Appalachian State University Post Office and the East and West Service Desks. The University Post Office is located in the Miles Annas Student Services Building. Any ASU student with an ASU mailbox can receive United States Postal Service packages here.

East and West Service Desks serve students living on-campus. East Service Desk is located in Appalachian Hall and accepts packages for residents living in APH, Cannon, Cone, Doughton, East, Hoey, Lovill, Summit and White Halls. The West Service Desk, located in Coltrane Hall, accepts packages for App Heights, Belk, Bowie, Coltrane, Eggers, Frank, Gardner, Justice, LLC, Mountaineer, and Newland.

Students must have a photo/ASU ID to pick up packages at all locations. Service Desks do not accept perishable items (i.e., fruit, flowers, etc.).

Types of Packages

The University Post Office receives packages that meet the following criteria:

  • All packages shipped through the United States Postal Service (USPS) including Express and Priority mail

  • UPS packages shipped using UPS INNOVATION

  • FedEx packages shipped using GROUND SMART POST SERVICE

East and West Service Desks receive packages that meet the following criteria:

  • All UPS packages EXCEPT those shipped using UPS INNOVATION

  • All FedEx packages EXCEPT those shipped using GROUND SMART POST SERVICE

  • DHL packages

NOTE: UPS Innovation and FedEx Ground Smart Post Service are shipping options that are chosen during check-out when ordering online or when shipping from a UPS/FedEx store.

Addresses

Packages shipped to the University Post Office use the following address:

Student Name
ASU Box #
Boone, NC 28608

Packages shipped to the East Service Desk use the following address:

Student's Name & ASU Email Address
Student's Telephone #
c/o: East Service Desk
214 Locust Street
Boone, NC  28608

Packages shipped to the West Service Desk use the following address:

Student's Name & ASU Email Address
Student's Telephone #
c/o: West Service Desk
193 Stadium Drive
Boone, NC 28608

Hours

University Post Office:
9:00am – 4:00pm Monday – Friday

Service Desks:

7:00am – 11:30pm Monday – Friday
10:00am – 11:30pm Saturday – Sunday

Package Notification

The University Post Office places post cards in ASU mailboxes notifying students they have received a package.

Service Desks send email notifications to students at their ASU email address when packages arrive.

Shipments

Service Desks cannot ship packages. There is a UPS collection box at the University Post Office for prepaid UPS parcel shipment.