The Appalachian State University Alumni Association consists of 117,000 living Appalachian alumni. Membership is free and open to all graduates of our beloved Alma Mater. The Office of Alumni Affairs & Annual Giving is pleased to provide networking opportunities, affinity program discounts, alumni chapter gatherings and special events, merchandise, photos and much more to all members of The Appalachian Family!

We seek to help you remember and reconnect to your Appalachian experience, as well as ensure those that experience for future Appalachian alumni, by raising support for The Appalachian Fund. Wear your black and gold and remember that Appalachian appreciates Every Mountaineer. Every Year.


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Homecoming 2015: October 1-3

Reconnect.  Renew.  Relive.

The Office of Alumni Affairs & Annual Giving is excited to partner with our friends in Student Development to bring you “Homecoming 2015: Once Upon A Time” on October 1-3. Several new and exciting programs have been added to Homecoming 2015, and we hope you are planning to be in Boone to celebrate this fun and memorable weekend on campus!

Thursday, October 1
Homecoming weekend starts off with the Alumni Awards Ceremony on Thursday night at The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. Join us as we recognize Young Alumni Award recipient Laura Aiken ’98 ’00, Outstanding Service Award recipient Reba Moretz ’52 '53, and Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Nelson Dollar ’83 '85.

Friday, October 2
On Friday, stop by the McKinney Alumni Center to pick up materials for a Homecoming Highlights Tour and then explore campus at your own pace. Our special Homecoming Highlights include Appalachian's Solar Vehicle, an open Jazz Ensemble rehearsal, alumni-themed campus tours and more! The Homecoming Parade will march through downtown Boone on Friday for the first time in more than a decade, stepping off at 5:45 p.m. from Peacock Hall parking lot. Following the Homecoming Parade, relax at Friday evening's APPtoberfest on Duck Pond Field, enjoying festivities including the Homecoming bonfire, kazoo band performances, pep rally, fireworks, The Bantum Rooster Band, and the Alumni Beer Garden (beer garden available to alumni 21 and over). 

Saturday, October 3
Begin your Homecoming Saturday with a visit to the McKinney Alumni Center, celebrating its 20th Anniversary, with complimentary biscuits and coffee at the annual Homecoming Breakfast. Then enjoy our booming tailgate atmosphere at Duck Pond Field before the Mountaineers take on the Wyoming Cowboys at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Please note that all Saturday event times are contingent upon the release of the game kickoff time, which is expected to be announced by Monday, September 21.

For full Homecoming details, Click here.

Away Football Game Tailgates

During the college football season, the Office of Alumni Affairs and Annual Giving hosts away tailgates for Appalachian State football games at select locations.

Alumni Travel Tours program

All Appalachian State University alumni, friends and family are invited to participate in our Alumni Travel Tours program. Follow us on Facebook to learn more about our travel destinations and upcoming opportunities to join us. Once you travel with us, we're almost certain you will keep coming back! Take advantage of our great rates and see the world with fellow friends of Appalachian.

Free Alumni Sticker

E-mail alumni@appstate.edu with your current address to receive a free Appalachian State University Alumni Association sticker.

The Appalachian Fund & The Parents Fund Progress:

Did you know? The Appalachian Fund provides support to several student groups across campus, including Appalachian Ambassadors, IntAPP (International Appalachian), and The Marching Mountaineers! Every dollar counts. Every gift makes a difference.



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Contact Us

McKinney Alumni Center:
ASU Box 32015
Boone, NC 28608-2015

Ph: 828-262-2038
Toll-free: 866-756-ALUM

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Liberty Mutual

A proud supporter of the alumni association, Liberty Mutual offers Appalachian alumni discounts on home, auto, renters, condo, and mobile home and motorcycle insurance.