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The university remains open, with emergency management protocols activated and operational modifications and precautions in place to support social distancing. In-person instruction has transitioned to a system of alternative course delivery. View the latest information on the App State Coronavirus Information website. Read the latest update posted 3/30/2020 at 5:31 p.m.

Read the Student Affairs Covid-19 Response. Updated March 31, 2020 at 9:20 a.m.

Alumni Block Party and Tailgate

The Homecoming Mountaineer Tailgate Party is Saturday, October 24, 2020 and will be held this year at the McKinney Alumni Center (inside/outside). Come enjoy corn hole, face painting, giant Jenga, flipping through old yearbooks, find updated contact information for former classmates, and grab a special reunion year button if you're from the classes of 2015, 2010, 2005, 2000, 1995, 1990, 1985, 1980, 1975, or 1970.

Date: Saturday, October 24
Start Time: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: McKinney Alumni Center
Event Cost: Complimentary
BBQ Lunch Cost: TBD

Walk-ups for APPtoberfest, Alumni Homecoming Breakfast, and the Alumni Block Party and Tailgate are welcome, but we encourage pre-registration.

Parking for the McKinney Alumni Center: There will be no parking at the McKinney during Homecoming. Town of Boone game-day parking will be available with an Apple Cart drop-off at the Holmes Convocation Center which is across the street from the McKinney Alumni Center. Routes for the Holmes Convocation Center include POP, Pink, Green, Express, Purple.

For additional information regarding Homecoming activities, please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at (866)756-ALUM(2586) or email