The university remains open, with emergency management protocols activated and operational modifications and precautions in place. Instruction has transitioned online for summer sessions. Read the latest update posted 5/21/2020 at 1:20 p.m.
Read the Student Affairs Covid-19 Response. Updated March 31, 2020 at 9:20 a.m.
Welcome to University Housing!
Key Return by Mail:
You may mail your room keys back to University Housing at the address below. Make sure to contain the key(s) securely in the package. University Housing is not responsible for lost or damaged keys returned in the mail. Keys must be returned by May 18, 2020 to avoid being charged for missing keys for your checkout. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We advise that keys are wrapped and secured in a padded envelope, or secured with padding such as bubble wrap or several layers of paper/ tissue/ paper towel, etc if possible. This is to reduce the risk that a key cuts through a paper envelope and is lost on its way to University Housing.
If you have not yet retrieved your belongings from the residence halls, you must contact your Coordinator as soon as possible.
Return your key to the following address:Appalachian State University
c/o Dr. Will Sheppard
287 Rivers St. Rm. 321
Boone, NC 28608
Please download and complete the Express Checkout Form and return it with your key.
Here you will find answers to all your questions related to on-campus housing. Below you will find links to our housing application, information about where to request maintenance for your room, where and how to receive packages, and more. We hope this site is useful to you, and that it will help you navigate through all of your housing needs.
New Student Move-In
New students typically move into the residence halls during a two-day move-in process. Students are emailed their assigned move-in day when they receive their room assignment in mid-July.
Auto-Release & Room Change Requests
September - November
The auto-release request form is available for students who meet the criteria to be released from their Residence Hall License Contract the following semester. The room change request form is available for students who want to change their on-campus room assignment for any reason during the semester. Both forms can be found in the University Housing portal.
Pre-Spring Room Change Request
The pre-Spring room change request form is available for students who want to change their Spring on-campus housing assignment for any reason. The form can be found in the University Housing portal. Students who are approved to change rooms must move their belongings out of their current assignment prior to Winter Break. When they return to campus for Spring Semester, they will move their belongings into their new assignment. No belongings can be stored on campus over Winter Break.
December 1 - January 31
Reapplication (ReApp) is an application available for continuing students who currently live on campus and want to apply to live on campus the following year. This application can be found in the University Housing portal.
Residence Halls Close for Break
December - January
The residence halls are closed during winter break. Students must leave the residence halls within 24 hours of their last final exam OR by 12 noon on the day after final exam week ends, whichever comes first. They are not required to completely move out.
New & Continuing Student Housing Applications
New incoming students can apply for Fall housing beginning February 1. The priority deadline for new incoming student applications closes on May 31 at 11:59pm. Continuing students who want Summer housing can apply beginning February 1 and must be registered for at least one course for the Summer Session for which they apply.
Reapplication Selection Process
Continuing students who reapplied to live on campus during the reapplication period will receive an invitation via email to select on-campus housing. Students who are not selected will receive a notice indicating they were not selected. Students who are selected can choose a space and sign a Residence Hall License Contract or decline at that time. Students who are not selected may appeal if they have significant need to be housed on campus and off-campus housing cannot accommodate those needs.
The residence halls are closed between Spring and Summer sessions. Students must leave the residence halls within 24 hours of their last final exam OR by 12 noon on the day after final exam week ends, whichever comes first. They are required to completely move out.
Priority Deadline to Apply for Fall Housing
The priority deadline for applications to live on campus (required for incoming freshmen who graduate high school less than 12 months prior to beginning classes at Appalachian, regardless of credit hours) will close at 11:59 PM on May 31.
Fall Housing Assignments Emailed
Fall housing assignments are emailed to each student's Appalachian email address in mid-July. This email will contain the student's residence hall, room number, roommate information, and assigned move-in day and time. Please note that your room cannot be assigned unless you (and your parent/guardian if you are under 18 years of age at the time of your application) have signed and completed your Residence Hall License Contract.