The Appalachian State University campus is currently operating under SPECIAL conditions.
The university remains open, with emergency management protocols activated and operational modifications and precautions in place to support social distancing. In-person instruction has transitioned to a system of alternative course delivery. View the latest information on the App State Coronavirus Information website. Read the latest update posted 4/3/2020 at 2:20 p.m.
Read the Student Affairs Covid-19 Response. Updated March 31, 2020 at 9:20 a.m.
Visiting the High Country
Appalachian State University is nestled in a valley of the Appalachian Mountains, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. With this beautiful location comes endless possibilities for activities. Here are a few resources to help you plan your visit!
Things to Do Around Boone
Best of Boone
Each year The Appalachian, the University’s bi-weekly student newspaper, polls current students and complies a list of the highest recommended restaurants, shopping, services, housing, and much more in their "Best of Boone" issue. This guide is a great place to start!
Area Chambers of Commerce
Arts and Cultural Events
- The Mountain Times
- The Watauga Democrat
- The Appalachian - student newspaper
- High Country News
- The Blowing Rocket
Please note: This is not a comprehensive listing and Appalachian does not endorse any particular attraction.
Weather in Boone
Ray’s Weather Center
Weather in the high country can be unpredictable at best. If you’re planning a trip to campus, Boone or any of the surrounding areas, be sure to check out Ray’s Weather Center for up-to-date information about the current forecast by clicking here.