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.

Signs to Watch For

  • Changes in sleep, eating patterns, or weight
  • Changes in appearance or hygiene
  • Lack of energy
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Depressed mood
  • Excessive tension or worry
  • Decreased motivation
  • Statements about suicide or death, or feelings of hopelessness or helplessness
  • Statements about homicide or harming others
  • Restlessness, irritability, hyperactivity, pressured speech
  • Excessive alcohol or drug use
  • Decline in academic performance or drop in class attendance
  • Social withdrawal (e.g. goes from being actively involved to quiet and withdrawn, or less engaged with friends)
  • Self-injury (e.g. cutting, scratching, or burning)
  • Unusual or exaggerated response to certain events (e.g., overly suspicious, excessively agitated, or easily startled)
  • Excessive risk taking
  • Displays of aggressive or abusive behavior toward others
  • Signs of memory loss
  • Incoherent thought patterns, difficulty focusing thoughts, or nonsensical conversation patterns
  • Physical aches and pains

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