Summer residents are beginning to leave to head back home as students are returning from a much-too-short summer vacation to their second home here in the mountains.
With the Fall Semester beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 22, this next week will be full of students and their families traipsing around Boone as they try to get everything moved in and settled in for the long haul.
On August 18, freshmen and transfer students will officially be able to move in while the rest of the student population living on campus will be able to move in on August 19 at the earliest. Students living on campus can check into their dorms anytime between their scheduled dates and times and the first day of classes.
An inflow of traffic can be expected as the start of classes quickly approaches, so for those of you within the community who have to travel on or around campus, keep this in mind (as it may take a little extra time to reach your destination). There will also be an increase in activity at local restaurants, retail stores such as Walmart and other attractions throughout Boone and Watauga County.
While move-in times can be stressful and overwhelming, the High Country community is happy to welcome all new and returning students.
Good luck to the students moving in, and good luck to all other residents as the traffic and population in the High Country is soon to increase rapidly!
By 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, about 2,300 students had moved into our campus residence halls.
Nearly 6,000 people will flood our campus today to move in the remainder of our on-campus residents, most of whom are freshmen. By the end of the day Friday, 5,700 students will have settled into our campus residence halls.
1,000 volunteers from campus and the community will be on hand to facilitate the move.
250 housing staff members (RAs, Housekeepers, Maintenance, Graduate Assistants, etc) are involved with check-in.)
This year’s BIG Sale is Saturday, Aug. 19 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Legends; we expect to top last year’s earnings of more than $22,000. The first “BIG Sale” and “Don’t Throw It Away” projects, were started by student Natalie Knight ’03 in 2000. Appalachian has donated close to $200,000 in proceeds from the BIG Sale to local non-profits.
This year, an estimated 68 tons of material were diverted from the landfill in May because of “Don’t Throw It Away.”