Fall 2017 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.

First-year Orientation Date Options:
  • May 25-26
  • June 5-6
  • June 12-13
  • June 15-16
  • June 19-20
  • June 22-23
  • June 26-27
  • June 29-30
  • *August 17-18
    • *Students should make every effort to attend an earlier Orientation and reserve the August date for others with exceptional circumstances.
       
Early College Orientation Date Options:
  • May 29
  • June 2
  • June 9
  • July 3
  • *August 16
    *Students should make every effort to attend an earlier Orientation and reserve the August date for others with exceptional circumstances.
  • If your student is a freshman from a North Carolina Early College high school, they will be prompted to register for one of our Transfer & Early College Orientation 1-Day sessions.  They will be directed to specifically planned Early College sessions related to their freshman needs, while getting the same level of class registration support that we provide for our new transfer students.  If you or your student prefer to join us for a traditional 2-day First Year Student session, please email orientation@appstate.edu with your 2-Day date preference.
Transfer Orientation Date Options:
  • May 29
  • June 2
  • June 9
  • July 3
  • *August 16
    * Students should make every effort to attend an earlier Orientation and reserve the August date for others with exceptional circumstances.

After your student has registered for his/her Orientation session, you can register to attend an optional Parent Orientation program on the same day(s). ***Orientation fees are not refundable***

  • Cost: 
    • For two-day orientation sessions, a $60.00 registration fee per parent/family member will be charged for the Parent and Family Orientation program. Additional guests are charged $40.00 per person.
    • For one-day orientations, a $45.00 registration fee per parent/family member will be charged for the Parent and Family Orientation program. Additional guests are charged $40.00 per person.
    • The registration does include one meal so 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.
       
  • 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.

Need help finding your student’s Banner ID number? Your student should be able to provide it to you by logging into their MyApp Portal. If you need additional assistance, please contact the Office of Admissions at 828-262-2120.

Register for Parent Orientation