Academic Advising

Academic Advising Team

(828) 262-2696
RCOE 121 – B
Advisor for Elementary Education: A – K
Special Education: All Majors
Michael Jones
(828) 262-2685
RCOE 121 – D
Advisor for Elementary Education: L - V
Birth to Kindergarten: All Majors
(828) 262-8914
RCOE 121 – A
Advisor for Elementary Education: W - Z
Family/Child Studies: All Majors
Middle Grades: All Concentrations

The James Center Academic Advising Team

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James Center for Student Success and Advising Latest Updates

Updates reflect the latest university guidance

Classes will begin on August 16, 2021. You will be receiving and invitation to set up your advising appointment by your assigned advisor.

In order for the educational and work environment to be as safe as possible, all faculty, staff and students should get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Face covering requirements will remain in place for individuals who choose not to disclose their status as being fully vaccinated.

Have you reviewed the Appstate Face Coverings requirements yet?


App State Face Covering Requirements

The university’s face coverings policy has been updated based on the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, as well as Executive Order 215. Current guidelines are below — read the face coverings policy here.

Face coverings are not required on campus for fully vaccinated individuals, EXCEPT:

  • At large, crowded indoor events when social distancing is not possible.
  • At Student Health Service or other health care settings.
  • At on-campus child care facilities.
  • At on-campus summer camps serving minors.

Individuals who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 should continue to wear face coverings that cover the mouth and nose in all indoor public settings.

  • Unvaccinated individuals are not required to wear a face covering when they are working alone in an enclosed indoor space, such as offices or study rooms, as long as they remain alone. This does not apply to indoor spaces that are frequently entered by other individuals.
  • Unvaccinated individuals are not required to wear a face covering in private living spaces within residential halls, but they are required to do so in common areas such as lobbies.
  • Unvaccinated individuals may temporarily remove their face covering while drinking or eating at a dining room table in a university dining facility or other area designated for dining. Eating and drinking in common areas in residence halls is not permitted.
  • Wearing face coverings is optional for vaccinated individuals. Please continue to be respectful and supportive of those who elect to continue to wear face coverings.

Students, faculty and staff are not required to provide vaccination status, but they may voluntarily share this information with the university. More information about how students and employees can volunteer their vaccination status will be provided over the summer.

Face coverings are available for purchase at university markets and in campus vending machines.

Students, faculty and staff with questions about face coverings can email

App State Campus Operations and Coronavirus Information

App State will return to pre-pandemic operations for the fall 2021 semester, with safety precautions in place.

Vaccinations are our best defense against COVID-19. All students, faculty and staff should get vaccinated against COVID-19. Learn more at the university’s COVID-19 vaccines page.

With national, state and local efforts to return students to classrooms underway, and a nationwide increase in COVID-19 vaccine supply, App State is preparing for the full return to pre-pandemic operations for the fall 2021 semester, with safety precautions in place. The university will continue to make data-driven decisions informed by prevailing national, state and local public health guidance, ordinances and restrictions. We are planning that:

  • In-person classes, and on-campus work, will be the norm again.
  • Residence halls will be fully occupied, campus dining will be fully operational and events and activities will once again be held in person.
  • Classroom seating configurations will return to pre-pandemic conditions.

Our top priority in all decisions is the health, safety and well-being of the App State community. As scientific knowledge of the coronavirus continues to evolve, the COVID-19 pandemic changes over time, and government and public health officials issue new orders and guidance, App State will update procedures and plans as needed.

The university will follow all state and federal orders, directives of The University of North Carolina System, and will adhere to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local public health in order to ensure the safest possible on-campus environment.

Find out more about Appalachian’s COVID-19 response here.