Fall 2018 Orientation

Welcome Parents and Families of New Incoming Students!

Parent Orientation:

Your student will take part in an orientation session, learn more about life at Appalachian, and meet with an advisor to map out his or her academic program for the fall semester and beyond. At the same time, you're invited to join your student on campus for a separate Parent Orientation program. You’ll have the opportunity to meet faculty members and administrators, explore Appalachian, and attend sessions covering topics from residence halls to academics to campus life.

When registering, your student must register for Student Orientation first and then parents are able to register for Parent Orientation. Your Parent Orientation registration will automatically populate with the same session dates as your student's Orientation session.

Fall 2018 Orientation Date options for First-year Students
  • May 31-June 1, 2018
  • June 4-5, 2018
  • June 11-12, 2018
  • June 14-15, 2018
  • June 18-19, 2018
  • June 21-22, 2018
  • June 25-26, 2018
  • June 28-29, 2018
  • *August 16-17, 2018
Early College Student Date options (admitted for **summer or fall 2018):
  • May 25, 2018
  • May 29, 2018
  • June 8, 2018
  • July 2, 2018
  • *August 15, 2018
Transfer Student Date Options (admitted for **summer or fall 2018):
  • May 25, 2018
  • May 29, 2018
  • June 8, 2018
  • July 2, 2018
  • *August 15, 2018

*Students should make every effort to attend an earlier Orientation and reserve the August session for others with exceptional circumstances.

  • The charge for parent orientation includes all orientation materials, parking, and one meal. You do not need to purchase an additional meal unless you have a guest that will be joining you for the meal only (and not any sessions). *Orientation fees are non-refundable*
    • 2-Day Orientation Session fee:
      • $60 for the first family member and $40 for the 2nd and each guest after.
      • Included meal: BBQ dinner on the evening of Day 1
    • 1-Day Orientation Sessions fee:
      • $45 for the first family member and $40 for the 2nd and each guest after.
      • Included meal: Lunch
    *We offer vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options in all of our dining facilities and at our BBQ dinner. If you have any dietary concerns, please let our staff know in advance so we can accommodate your request*
  • For more information on what to expect during our 2-day first-year orientation, download our free mobile app, AppState Guides which has detailed schedules, interactive campus maps, and other helpful information
  • Planning for your Parent session (Schedules, what to bring, parking, etc.)

Student Orientation will help your student explore Appalachian's academic and social life and assist your child with their transition to our campus. Advisors will help them plan a program of study specific to their needs, skills and interests. In addition, students can meet with professors in their area of interest and, of course, other new students. All new students, freshmen and transfer students, are required to attend Orientation.

Additional Transfer Student Programming (optional)
First-year Parent Orientation
  • Day 1 will run from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Day 2 will run from 8:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Transfer & Early College Orientation
  • One-day orientation schedule, running from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

*Detailed schedules coming soon!*

Register for Parent Orientation