Fall Semester at Appalachian State will begin August 17, and the university is preparing for a return to campus with safety as the top priority.

Faculty and staff have been engaged in planning for teaching, research and learning in an environment fundamentally changed by the coronavirus, ensuring health and safety by enacting policies and practices to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19, building a path to restore in-person academic instruction, implementation of strategies to address needs of students, faculty, and staff, and restoring campus functions and programs strategically based on criticality, campus community need, and public health guidance.

As students return to campus, it will look and operate differently in order to maintain the safest possible learning and work environment.

The two-day Fall Break will be eliminated in order to hold the last day of classes on November 24. The final exam period will remain unchanged and all final exams will be held online, except for courses that require clinical or lab-based assessments.

December Commencement will be held on schedule, and is currently planned to be an in-person ceremony.

The latest information is available at AppState.edu/go/coronavirus.