COVID-19 update from Honors and App State

Visit the App State COVID-19 Information website for the latest official updates.

Beginning March 23, App State will transition from in-person instruction to a system of alternative course delivery, where possible and practical, and we will return to in-person instruction as soon as reasonably possible.

In response to COVID-19, we in the Honors College are actively practicing both physical distancing and social solidarity and responsibility.  We are very much open for business, but are also currently working hard to limit the need of students, faculty, and staff to come to Appalachian Hall. To connect with us, please email or call 828-262-2083 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. To connect with Dean Jeff Vahlbusch, please email him at We will respond as soon as possible.

Click here for the latest, April 29, 2020 Honors Wednesday Memo.



Upcoming Events

Welcome to the Honors College Announcement Center! Check back here frequently for updates on Honors College events, programs, and information. Current Honors College announcements are also posted live on the front office TV screen, so come by and see us! Visit the Upcoming Events Page for an archive of announcements from this current semester.

The Honors College at ASU!

The Honors College at Appalachian offers an enhanced intellectual experience for the most academically motivated students on campus, one that fosters independent and creative thinking, global engagement, and personal integrity. The Honors curriculum includes topically focused, interdisciplinary, and discussion-based seminars. It extends to a required international experience, and culminates in an Honors thesis as original research or a creative endeavor. Students in the Honors College are supported and challenged by a community of like-minded learners. From the Honors experience, students emerge as lifelong learners well prepared for post-graduate training—leaders of the future.