Learn & Lead

Residential Learning Communities (RLCs)

If you are looking for a unique opportunity, learn more about our Residential Learning Communities and how you can live with other students who have similar interests. There are several options for residents to choose from. Some RLCs are based upon academic major, while others are focused on general interests.


For residents of Cone Hall, Hoey Hall, and the Living Learning Center (LLC), did you know that a faculty member lives in each building? Learn more about our three Faculty-In-Residence (FIR) and their involvement in their respective halls. The purpose of the program is for students to interact with faculty in an informal setting outside of the classroom.

Residence Hall Leadership

Are you interested in a leadership position? Look no further than your own residence hall. Each building has a Hall Council which is governed by the Residence Hall Association. There are many ways to be as involved as you want to be, either in your own hall or across campus.

Residential Learning Plan

University Housing began the implementation of a residential learning plan during the 2016-2017 academic year. This plan formalizes learning within the residence halls and is dedicated to developing successful students by creating a socially just community through the cultivation of three main goals:

  • Personal Development
  • Student Engagement
  • Responsible Citizenship

The residential learning plan offers a unique residential environment, one we are excited to offer to you! As you are getting settled and starting to meet other people in your hall, we will provide assistance in building those relationships with the people around you.  

Overall, our goal is to help you develop the skills to be successful during your time here at Appalachian State University and wherever you may go after you graduate. Living with us on campus this year is the first step of your journey, one we hope that you will make the most of. You will continue to hear and learn more about Peak as you get settled in your residence hall. Welcome to your new community and to the start of an exciting college experience.