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It wouldn't be fall without Appalachian State Homecoming! While we can't be together in person this year, we are so excited to celebrate Stay at Homecoming with you — a week of campus-wide, virtual events and festivities.

Out of an abundance of care and caution for our Mountaineer community and due to the football game being rescheduled for October 22, we'll kick off our virtual celebration on Thursday, October 15, and continue through Friday, October 23.

We can't wait to celebrate with you as we share our love for Appalachian State. After all, #AppStateisHome.


Banff Centre Mountain Film And Book Festival presented by University Recreation 
Anytime: October 15 - 23
Cost $15 - $40
The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival showcases the best mountain culture films this year; it is going virtual! This is your last chance to watch our 2019/2020 films... all from the comforts of your own home. 
Enjoy three carefully curated programs of the best outdoor films available for online rental from September 16 - October 24. 

  • Rentals cost $15 for either red, blue or green programs or $40 for all three programs' bundles.
  • The individual programs have a 3-day rental period; the packaged bundle will have a 14-day rental period (all starting immediately upon viewing).
  • Film programs will be taken down at the end of the rental period - October 24
  • These online programs are available in Canada and the USA only.

AppSummer Festival Encore Events presented by the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts and Appalachian Summer
Anytime: October 15 - 23
AppSummer isn't just for the summer!  The annual Boone, NC-based celebration of music, dance, theatre, film, and visual arts was reformatted during the 2019 summer season due to the impact of COVID-19.  We think you will enjoy the following samples of this amazing annual celebration.

The Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition presented by the Turchin Center for Visual Arts
Anytime: October 15 - 23
The Rosen Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is a national juried competition presented annually by An Appalachian Summer Festival and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. Since its establishment by Martin and Doris Rosen in 1987, the Rosen competition continues a tradition of showcasing contemporary American sculpture in outdoor settings across the campus of Appalachian State University. Enjoy a Virtual Tour of the Rosen Sculpture Walk with the Juror or if you are going to be on campus, enjoy the walk with this printable map.

Download black 2How about a dance party to kick off Stay at Homecoming Week? Download our Spotify playlist featuring the top songs played at The Rock.

Download black 2Have some future Mountaineers in your home? Print out our App State coloring sheets and make your house black and gold.

Download black 2Are you missing being on Appalachian's campus?  Take a virtual tour and enjoy the many of the sights and seasons that will surely remind you of your time at App State.

Download black 2It doesn't seem like a fall without the sounds of the North Carolina Band of Distinction.  Click here to enjoy the Marching Mountaineers halftime show during the ULM game last year. Click here for the halftime show during the ETSU game and click here for the halftime show during Coastal Carolina.  

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Heart  Black and Gold Thursday
It’s game day, ‘Neers! What better time to show off your true Appalachian spirit. Get decked out in black and gold and share your photos with #AppStateisHome and tag @appalumni.

Appalachian History Through University Archives Items presented by Special Collections and University Archives
Join Kimberly Sims, Coordinator of Special Collections and University Archivist, as she takes us on a journey through Appalachian State University's history.  Kim will present items from the University Archives that will bring our history to life! 

Poet Nickole Brown presented by the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series 
3:30 p.m. EST
Nickole Brown received her MFA from Vermont College, studied literature at Oxford University, and was the editorial assistant for the late Hunter S. Thompson. She worked at Sarabande Books for ten years. Her first collection, Sister, a novel-in-poems, was first published in 2007 by Red Hen Press, and a new edition was reissued by Sibling Rivalry Press in 2018.

Mike Williams: Finding Our Way Back: Examining the Geography of the Black Past presented by the Department of Geography and Planning
4:30 p.m. EST
This talk will evaluate the role of geography in understanding the legacies of the transatlantic slave trade, the resilience of the enslaved, and its effect on continuing efforts to reclaim African cultural heritage.

Billy Jonas Educator Workshop: “Make Music From Anything” presented by the APPlause! K-12 Performing Arts Series
7:00 p.m. EST
Join us online “live” via Zoom with Billy Jonas for an exciting workshop where you will discover that everyone is a musician and that music can be made “Anywhere, Anytime, with Anyone, and Anything!” You will create original instruments and musical sculptures from recyclable and found objects; then, learn and practice easy and fun songs and exercises for using your creations as educational tools in the classroom.

Courageous Conversations: A Discussion with James Ford and E(race)ing Inequities in NC Public Schools presented by the Reich College of Education
7:00 p.m. EST
As the courageous conversations virtual series of discussions continue, RCOE is excited to spend an evening with James Ford, Executive Director of the Center for Racial Equity in Education (CREED), a non-profit organization that works to close opportunity gaps for all children in P-20 education, especially children of color, with the vision that one day race will no longer be the primary predictor of educational outcomes. 

App State versus Arkansas State
7:30 p.m. EST on ESPN
Join us as we watch the Appalachian State Mountaineers take on the Red Wolves of Arkansas State for the grand finale of Stay at Homecoming.  Click here for game information and where to watch.

Fri oct23

Fleming Scholars Reception presented by University Events
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST
Four first-year students at Appalachian State University have been named Dr. Willie C. Fleming Scholars, awarded full tuition for up to eight semesters. The Fleming Scholarship program, designed to support students from underrepresented populations, was established to honor Dr. Willie C. Fleming ’80 ’84, Appalachian’s chief diversity officer. Fleming Scholars are selected based on their desire to promote cultural diversity. In addition to covering full in-state tuition and fees, the scholarship provides mentorship by alumni, the opportunity to participate in inclusivity-focused events, and networking and team building within each cohort of recipients. Please register using this link to attend the virtual Fleming Scholarship Recognition Reception. The event will take place via Zoom, and a link will be sent upon registration. 

For more information, please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 828-262-2038 or email alumni@appstate.edu. We encourage you to check back frequently for schedule and event updates, as departments, clubs, and community members join in to host gatherings throughout the week.



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