University Resources

Academic Resources

Your advisor is your primary academic resource.

Understanding the new lecture/lab layout in DegreeWorks.

Students who have not yet declared a major will use these resources:

University College Academic Advising Center:  101 D. D. Dougherty Hall, 828-262-2167

Academic Services for Student Athletes, College ACCESS Program, and Student Support Services:  2nd floor D.D. Dougherty Hall, 828-262-2291


Students with a major declared will use these resources:

Beaver College of Health Sciences Office of Advising and Academic Support:  102 Edwin

Duncan Hall, 828.262.8590

College of Arts & Sciences College Advising and Support Services Hub:  100 I.G. Greer

Hall, 828-262-3076

College of Fine and Applied Arts Dean’s Office:  220 Edwin Duncan Hall, 828-262-7129

College of Education Dean’s Office:  404F College of Education Building, 828-262-2232

Walker College of Business Advising Center:  2126 Peacock Hall, 828-262-2702

Academic Consultations:  Meet with a study skills specialist to discuss strategies and study plans on an individual basis.

Major/Minor/Catalog Year Change: Request for change of Major/Minor/Catalog Year

As-U-R: Consider this weekly support service to aid students with executive function challenges (EFCs), such as organization, planning and setting priorities, getting started and completing tasks, monitoring progress on tasks, and decision-making. An application is required because limited spaces are available.

Career Development Center: Develop a career plan with a career counselor, revise and share your resume with employers, sign up for practice interviews, and receive alerts about real interviews.

Career Exploration Office: Meet with students, graduate students and/or a professional career counselor to explore options for majors and to identify strengths and interests.

Library Research Assistance: Sign up for a Research Advisory Program appointment to gain extensive support on research projects.

Office of the Dean of Students: The Dean of Students oversees Student Conduct, the Student Legal Clinic, Off-Campus Community Relations, and Parent and Family Services. The Dean of Students is available to all students and families.

Office of Access and Equity: Disability Resources: Students with documented disabilities may qualify for accommodations such as extended time on tests or distraction-reduced testing environments.

Office of Student Success :  OSS is committed to improving the undergraduate experience for the students of ASU by connecting students to resources, providing Academic Success Workshops, academic coaching, and more.

Peer Academic Coaching: Sign up for regular weekly appointments with a trained peer tutor to develop study plans and manage deadlines. Best to sign up in person at 208 D.D. Dougherty.

Tutoring Services: Sign up in person for weekly appointments with a tutor to discuss specific course content. Best to sign up early in the semester.

Writing Center: Drop in or arrange an appointment to discuss a writing project with a consultant. These conversations may be helpful at any point in the writing process.


Wellness Resources

Counseling and Psychological Services offers an array of services and resources to help students more toward their life goals as well as information and consultation.

Wellness and Prevention Services:

Alcohol and Other Drug Counseling (AOD):  AOD counseling provides students with information and help processing their experiences and feelings. This can be a single session, short term (2 to 6 sessions), or longer depending on the goals.

BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students):  The BASICS program offers students an opportunity to examine and explore their alcohol and

other substance use. The program serves students individually, providing a personalized BASICS

feedback report and a confidential session with a trained counselor.

Nutrition and Weight Management: The Department of Wellness and Prevention Services employs a registered dietician that serves as the nutritionist and dietary expert within the department. Students may set up individual appointments with the nutritionist as well as engage in group sessions. In addition, students are invited to attend grocery store tours and learn how to interpret food labels and ways to better navigate grocery venues and make healthy food purchases within a limited college budget.

Sexual Health Education: Students have access to a number of sexual health related services within the Department of Wellness and Prevention Services. Group programs, such as Condom Bingo and Birth Control Pictionary, can be requested by student groups. In addition, students can submit requests for a variety of sexual health resources via the Condom Fairy’s portal on AppSync: Condom Fairy Request Form. Students may also request an appointment with the Student Wellness Coordinator to discuss healthy relationships, intimacy, and making informed decisions regarding sexual activity.

Mental Well-being Training: Transitioning to the university environment and thriving within that setting can take a heavy toll on the mental well-being of students. For that reason, the department offers a variety of stress management services. Students can enroll in ongoing Koru Mindfulness classes at the AppSync events page. This four-week class will teach students a variety of mindfulness and meditation techniques. In addition, guided meditations are offered weekly to students as well as faculty/staff. These may also be found on the AppSync events page. Additionally, students have access to several suicide prevention resources and trainings, many of which are facilitated by the Coordinator for Student Mental Well-being within the Department of Wellness and Prevention Services.

Sexual Assault Prevention: Students, faculty, and staff at Appalachian State University have committed themselves to ongoing sexual assault prevention efforts. The Red Flag Educators are one particular student group that serves the Appalachian community through the Department of Wellness and Prevention Services and seeks to educate and empower peers on “Red Flags” of sexual, interpersonal, and dating violence. The Red Flag Educators are available to present to peer groups, organizations, and classes on topics of interpersonal violence, active bystander intervention, and rape culture.


Counseling Center:

Individual Counseling: Brief counseling (a limited number of sessions per semester) is available. If weekly support for the entire semester is needed, a referral to a private therapist or community service will be made as early as possible.

Group Counseling: The Counseling Center offers both short-term and long-term group programs on a regular basis.

Couples/Family Counseling: Problems that are centered on an ongoing relationship may need to be addressed in couple or family counseling. Services are offered to couples regardless of marital status and/or sexual orientation, as long as at least one of the partners is a current student.

Eating Concerns Program: The Eating Concerns Treatment Team (ECTT) offers specialized services for individuals with eating and body image issues.


M.S. Shook Student Health Services:

In addition to clinical services related to preventive care (e.g., influenza vaccination and physical exams) and illness (e.g., common cold), Student Health Services also houses an injury clinic, pharmacy, and a travel health clinic.


Financial Resources

Office of Student Financial Aid:  Apply to qualify for loans and scholarships on campus. Be sure to check out your major department’s website for major-specific scholarship opportunities. Once a student applies for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress) will be checked and if the student is meeting the SAP standards, financial aid processing will continue as normal, no matter the probationary status of the student.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

  • Must successfully complete 67% of all hours enrolled in after the 5th day of classes.
  • Must not exceed total hours beyond 150% needed for degree. If an undergraduate student attempts 183 hours, they are no longer meeting SAP because they have attempted more than 150% of the length of the degree program.

Remember that only courses required for your degree are eligible for financial aid. Financial aid eligibility is based on enrollment in required coursework only.

Student Employment:  Find out more about on-campus and part-time off-campus jobs for students.

Office of Sustainability Food Pantry:  Any students or Boone community members who have food or goods needs are invited to visit Appalachian’s food pantry and free store. The Food Pantry offers non-perishable staples as well as seasonal, local fruits and vegetables as available. The Free Store offers school supplies, home goods, clothing, and more.

F.A.R.M. Cafe:  Located at 617 W. King Street. This is a non-profit, pay-what-you-can community kitchen that builds a healthy and inclusive community. Visit or call 828-386-1000 for more information.


Spiritual Resources

Rich Mountain Meditation Room:  Rich Mountain Room, located on the third floor of the Plemmons Student Union has been designated as a meditation room for use by students. This walk-in space can be used as a quiet reprieve from their busy lives and for prayer and meditation or small group spiritual gatherings.

Appalachian Spiritual Life Association (ASLA):  ASLA promotes a spiritual climate in which all members of the University community have the freedom and opportunity to practice their respective faiths, to worship in accordance with their individual beliefs, to inquire about religious problems and interests, and to work together on common concerns.


Other Resources

Henderson Springs LGBT Center:  The LGBT Center provides resources, support, information, and a welcoming atmosphere for LGBT individuals and their allies.

Multicultural Center:  Staffed by students, the Multicultural Center promotes diversity and inclusion through educational and social programming that is open to all students.

Office of Access and Equity: Equal Opportunity:  Appalachian State University values fostering a campus community that is safe and promotes the well-being of all individuals. Gender discrimination, sexual violence, and relationship violence are counter to our values institutionally.

Ombuds Office:  Provides an independent, confidential environment for faculty, staff and students of the Appalachian community to discuss campus-related concerns or problems.

Appalcart: Boone’s public transportation.  Updates, live transit maps, and more.

Food Services: On campus dining halls and catering.

Off-Campus Housing: All things off-campus living.

UREC:  University Recreation services spans all of our fitness facilities on and off campus.

University Housing:  All things on-campus living.