Family Engagement is a component of New Mountaineer & Family Engagement at Appalachian State University. Family Engagement is committed to keeping the families of App State students informed, engaged and supported throughout their students’ educational experience. From Family Orientation to Family Weekend programming, to monthly newsletters and important updates on campus issues, Family Engagement serves as a liaison between the university and the parents and families of students.

New Mountaineer & Family Engagement also helps prepare students for their transition to life at App State through a series of precursory experiences, including new student orientation, Welcome Weekend and the Trailhead Experience.

Mission Statement

Family Engagement strives to inform, engage and support the families of our Appalachian State University students. We seek to encourage a partnership between families and students to promote success and to help families develop a sense of belonging and connection to the Appalachian State community.

About the Division of Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs at Appalachian State University is committed to the development of lifelong learners and leaders by engaging and challenging students within a culture of care and inclusion. The division consists of multiple units that offer activities and services to help students develop more fully by becoming global learners, fostering healthy relationships, appreciating diversity and different perspectives, understanding community responsibility, enhancing self-awareness, developing autonomy and living ethically. Learn more at https://studentaffairs.appstate.edu.