Schedule of Events

Friday September 17

Founders Day

Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Join us for our Founders Day events beginning at 1:00 pm as Appalachian celebrates 122 years.

Appalfest

Starts at 4:00 p.m.
Appalfest will take place on Sanford Mall with live music. An opportunity for students and families to celebrate our history and to gather and celebrate campus life.

Family Weekend Legacy Reception

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The Appalachian Alumni Association and the Office of Parent and Family Services would like to invite you and your family to participate in our 2021 Appalachian Legacy Reception on Friday, September 17, 2021. This drop-in reception honors legacy families and celebrates the significance of Appalachian in your family. Go here to register and find out more.

Raya and the Last Dragon

7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
APPS will be showing Raya and the Last Dragon, a family-friendly movie for everyone in IG Greer.

Saturday September 18

Conversation and Coffee at the Plemmons Student Union

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Come and have a conversation with our student-centered departments and student organizations that are located in the Student Union.  Be sure to stop by our new Career Development Center.

Drop-in / Grab and Go Picnic

12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Join us for our Drop-in / Grab and Go Picnic lunch. Bring a chair and join other Appalachian parents, students, and family members for a picnic lunch in the open space between the Belk Library and Valborg Theater. A rain location will be announced. This event requires creating an account and ordering your picnic lunch. Registration is available by clicking here.

App State vs. Elon Football

3:30 p.m.
Appalachian plays Elon University at 3:30 pm at the Rock. Family Weekend tickets are sold out but you may go to Appstatesports.com to purchase a single game ticket beginning on August 24th. If you want your student to sit with you, you will need to purchase them a ticket, otherwise, their Student ID will get them into the game and the student section.

Raya and the Last Dragon

7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
APPS will be showing Raya and the Last Dragon, a family-friendly movie for everyone in IG Greer.

Other Activities

Any time
Boone downtown can be a fun place to shop, visit, and browse if you are not in the mood for football. There are lots of places to go and hike and enjoy the outdoors while you are visiting as well.

Sunday September 19

App Builds a Home

Some Families may want to volunteer together and help with App Builds a Home which is a partnership with our local Habitat for Humanity. If you are interested, we will be registering families at the end of August.

Other Activities

Sunday morning is a great time for your student to show you their favorite places. Hiking and visiting downtown Boone or Blowing Rock are great ways to end your weekend.