Smiling mother and daughter embrace during move-in day

Family Engagement is here to keep you informed, engaged and supported throughout your student's time at Appalachian State University. Staying connected to your student's college experience is vital to their success and to the strength of the Mountaineer family.

Transition & Support

Resources for Student Success

Learn about student life on campus and discover resources to support your student throughout their academic journey, including resources for financial aid, housing, and wellness.

Mountaineer Family Experience Portal

The Mountaineer Family Experience Portal is your one-stop shop for important campus news and deadlines, recommendations and tips for supporting your student, and subscribing to a customizable newsletter.

Programs & Events for Families

Parent & Family Orientation

Parent & Family Orientation

Parent and Family Orientation occurs alongside orientation for new first-year and transfer students. Attend sessions to learn about how to support your student's success during their time at App State. Lodging discounts are available.

App State Family Weekend

App State Family Weekend

Save the date! Fall Family Weekend is September 27 - 29, 2024!
Family Weekend promotes the engagement of Mountaineer families through unique programming opportunities in the High Country.

Stay Connected & Informed


Campus and High Country Visits

Explore resources for events happening on campus, information about the Boone area, and parking and transportation options on and around campus.

Interactive Campus Maps

Find detailed information about locations and buildings on campus, locate available parking areas and explore guided tours that can be done virtually or in-person.