Graduate Student Success & Wellness Conference
Join us for the 5th Annual Graduate Student Success & Wellness Conference, to be hosted by Appalachian State on June 1-2, 2023 in beautiful Boone, North Carolina. The conference theme is (Re)envisioning Graduate Student Support Strategies. Session topics will focus on meeting graduate student needs in the areas of financial support, holistic wellness, career readiness, professional development, leadership, mentoring, and more. The conference schedule is below; a full conference agenda will be posted in early May.
Full Agenda (pdf)
Thursday, June 1
12:00 - Conference check-in opens
1:00 - Welcome and keynote speaker
2:00 - Breakout sessions
3:00 - Coffee break
3:20 - Breakout sessions
4:30 - Reception
6:00 - Dinner (on your own)
Friday, June 2
8:00 - Breakfast
9:00 - Panel presentation
10:00 - Breakout sessions
11:00 - Breakout sessions
12:00 - Networking lunch
1:00 - Wrap-up and concluding comments
Information for Conference Attendees
The conference is being held in the Reich College of Education Building located at 151 College Street, Boone, NC, 28608. Parking is located in the Parking Deck Deck at 162 College Street. We will have parking passes available for you when you arrive.
Check-in and registration will take place from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on June 1 in the main lobby of the Reich College of Education Building.
The Graduate Student Success & Wellness Conference is a collaboration between Appalachian State, Virginia Tech, UNC Charlotte, East Tennessee State University, and other regional partners. The conference is designed as an opportunity for graduate school professionals who provide support and services to graduate students to come together and share their successes and challenges. It is a great time of networking, exchanging ideas, and supporting one another in our shared purpose. Graduate student participants are also encouraged to attend!
- The registration fee of $100 per attendee includes registration, parking, networking reception on June 1, breakfast and lunch on June 2, as well as snacks and beverages.
- The conference begins at 1:00 pm on June 1 and concludes at 1:30 pm on June 2.
- Lodging: We have reserved a block of rooms at the Comfort Suites on Hwy. 105 in Boone for the night of June 1 at the rate of $98 (two queen or king). Contact the hotel directly at 828-355-4192, ext. 2, and reference "GSSW conference." The hotel recommends you call during the day; if you are told the block is full, indicate that we have spoken with the manager, Brandy, who will extend the state rate (with tax exemption) for additional rooms. There is also a wide variety of alternative lodging options in the area, which you can find by looking at the following links: hotels, B&Bs, or AirBNBs.