Graduate Life


Housing can be difficult to find in Boone, and Appalachian State does not currently offer any on-campus graduate student housing. Here are some ways graduates have found housing in the past:

  • Craigslist: This can be an option, but be careful and make sure to see the housing and the potential landlord in person to make a safe, informed decision.
  • Facebook- Students often post housing options and seek roommates through the GSAS Facebook  page and the AppState Classifieds page
  • Rental Companies in Boone: These pages list includes many of the local companies in Boone.


  • It is a good idea to look early, housing goes fast!
  • If you are not planning on buying a parking pass, check out the Appalcart routes near your housing options. Appalcart is completely free!
  • Consider winter accessibility when you are looking at places. Snow and ice are very real concerns for a large portion of the school year.


Mondays: Wing Night at Murphy's, Macado's, and The Rock , $2 drafts at Cafe Portofino's

Tuesdays: $2 drafts at Capone's, Taco Tuesday at Boone Saloon 

Wednesdays: $2 beers at Mellow Mushroom, Taco Wednesday at TApp Room, Open Mic Night at Appalachian Mountain Brewery 8-10, Murphy's Bluegrass Jam

Thursdays: Throwback Thursday at The Local, $4 Burger & Beer at Galileo's , Open Mic Night at Noble Kava from 7-10

Fridays: Karaoke at Rivers Street Ale House, Art Crawl 1st Friday of the Month

Saturdays: Healing Arts Yoga @ Turchin Center 10:30am, Home Games 

Sundays: Bottomless Mimosas at The Local and Mint Cafe