The Appalachian State University campus is currently operating under SPECIAL conditions.

Coronavirus information

The university remains open, with emergency management protocols activated and operational modifications and precautions in place to support social distancing. In-person instruction has transitioned to a system of alternative course delivery. View the latest information on the App State Coronavirus Information website. Read the latest update posted 4/6/2020 at 5:20 p.m.

Read the Student Affairs Covid-19 Response. Updated March 31, 2020 at 9:20 a.m.

Having an Emergency?

Note:  Most emergency services below are for those living locally in the Boone area.  Good options, if you are living outside of the Boone area, include the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK) or your local crisis / mobile crisis number.  For students living in NC, see  for crisis services in your county.

Emergencies During the Day

If you are in the Boone area and are experiencing an emergency during Counseling Center hours of operation (generally Mon-Fri 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.) call the Counseling Center (828-262-3180) and let the receptionist know that this is an emergency and we will have you speak with a counselor as soon as possible.  Examples of emergencies are recent suicidal thoughts, recent sexual assault, homicidal thoughts, the death of a friend or loved one, having unusual experiences such as hearing voices or seeing things other people do not, and other similar events.  

Emergencies After Hours and Weekends

If you are in the Boone area the Counseling Center offers after-hours emergency coverage should you have an urgent mental health issue. Call the Counseling Center at 828-262-3180 and select the option to speak with the counselor on call.

Other Emergency Options 

  • Local (Boone) Mental Health Emergencies: (828) 264-HELP (264-4357).  Daymark Recovery Services is available for emergency calls and mobile crisis.  Call the above number and ask to speak to a mental health counselor. An emergency clinician from Daymark will respond.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-TALK
  • OASIS (sexual assault helpline):  828-264-1532
  • Trevor Project (support for LGBTQ+ identified individuals):  1-866-488-7386


Emergency Services

The Counseling Center offers after-hours emergency coverage for urgent mental health concerns such as suicidal thoughts, sexual assault, and other trauma.  Call the Counseling Center at 828-262-3180 and select the option to speak with the counselor on-call.

During operating hours, students in crisis can walk in any time.

Prevent Suicide Block