Welcome to Appalachian and the Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies!  

New Student Orientation

Fall 2020 
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
time TBA
Check your appstate.edu email for more information coming soon.
Contact Stephanie Hickey (hickeyss@appstate.edu) with questions

  • To accommodate social distancing guidelines and to better serve both our main campus and distance education students, we will hold a virtual orientation (via Zoom) for new graduate students. This orientation will allow you to "meet" your campus support representatives and members of the Graduate School staff, as well as provide helpful information to help you get off to a successful start!

  • Your Academic Program Department may also have an orientation session for on-campus students.  Please check with your advisor or department contact for the time and location. If you are unsure of your advisor or department contact, please let us know and we will assist you (padgettlc@appstate.edu).  

  • If the new student orientation offerd by the School of Graduate Studies overlaps in time with your departmental orientation, you should attend your departmental orientation and any part of the Graduate School orientation that time allows.