The university remains open and is actively engaged in maintaining the safest possible learning and work environment.
Click here for the latest university COVID-19 updates.

For details about Student Affairs operations, see the Student Affairs Covid-19 Response. Updated June 10, 2020 at 8:20 a.m.

Connect to OP During Covid-19

Looking for ways to connect with Outdoor Programs while social distancing? Check out these great resources.
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Instagram: @asuop Two students connecting via a rock climbing belay
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Disclaimer: You should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this or any other outdoor activity to determine if it is right for your needs. Do not start this outdoor activity if your physician or health care provider advises against it. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while participating you should stop immediately. You should understand that when participating in any exercise, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this outdoor activity, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge Appalachian State University from any and all claims or causes of action arising out of your participation in this program.

Get outside locally, wherever you may be!

  • AllTrails has information on links around the world.

  • Please remember that some parks may be closed currently.

    • Check with the local authorities for current closures and go somewhere else if a trailhead is too crowded.

Travel to the National Parks!

Spring is here and so are variable temperatures. Layering is a great option.

Loved your outdoor gear a little too much? Save your wallet and our planet. Repair it!

Miss the climbing wall? Check out these climbing training exercises you can do anywhere!

Not sure what this thingamajig is on your bike?