A big part of being a Mountaineer is the experience of living in Boone. Transfer students less than a year out of high school are required to live on campus. Students out of high school longer than a year have the choice of applying to live on-campus or finding an off-campus rental. Below is some quick information but for more help on understanding deadlines, options, and the housing market at Appalachian we have developed this Transfer Housing Options Card.
Living on campus allows students to feel connected to the Appalachian Community. On-campus housing for transfer students is limited so students want to apply early. Housing applications open February 1st for fall entry and September 1st for spring entry. Two Transfer Residential Learning Communities present new transfer students the opportunity to live and experience their new environment together through expanded programming and early move-in activities (additional application required). RLC's are only available for fall entry students. Review of RLC housing applications begins in March so apply early! Students applying to live on campus are strongly encouraged to explore the off-campus market simultaneously in case they are not granted on-campus housing.
Boone has a very robust and student-focused off-campus housing market. In addition AppalCart, which is Boone's free bus service, connects most complexes to campus. Off-Campus Student Services provides many resources, including a list of rental companies, a database of available rental housing, and an online bulletin board for finding roommates and subleases. The Appalachian State Transfers Facebook group also has many roommate and sublease postings. We encourage students living off campus to get involved in campus life!