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On-campus accommodations are available from the beginning of June through the end of July with special rates available to summer conference groups. Guests may stay in one of our residence hall complexes on campus. Residence hall floor plans range from traditional hall-bath layout to the more modern cluster or suite-bath layout and apartment style. All residence halls are smoke-free.


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Dining & Catering

Campus Dining is committed to serving the Appalachian community using sustainable practices, creative and intentional menu planning, and constantly engaging in the ever-changing dialogue surrounding food.


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Parking & Transportation

App State offers a variety of convenient parking locations, including surface lots and covered parking decks. Whether you’re looking for attendee parking or a local shuttle around town, Conference & Event Services will organize your parking and transportation requirements for your event. 


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Online & On-Site Registration Services

Elevate your conference experience with our comprehensive registration services. Whether integrated into your event or added as a standalone service, our registration services offerings cater to your specific needs. We specialize in creating custom online registration sites, collecting registration fees, and offering customer support. 


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“As a first-time conference organizer, I had no idea where to begin. The amazing staff of Conference and Event Services walked me through every step with patience and humor. Their organizational skills and dedication to getting things right made my job so much easier. With their help, we created the Appalachian Mountains Writing Project Summer Institute from scratch. They organized housing, meals, and registration, and even delivered snacks for the attendees. That first, scary year we hosted a small group, and by the second year, we tripled our enrollment. We would never have been successful without the guidance and support of Conference and Event Services.”

Dr. Clarice Moran

Associate Professor of English Education & Site Director of Appalachian Mountains Writing Project

“The Conference and Event Services team is professional and a joy to work with. Their extensive experience means you don’t have to worry about details falling through the cracks. From catering to lodging, meeting room reservations to parking, registration to communications, and more–they work their magic behind the scenes so you can enjoy your event along with your participants. We are very thankful for our partnership with the friendly folks at Conference and Event Services!”

Jennifer Maxwell

Sustainability Program Director, Office of Sustainability

“I wholeheartedly recommend Appalachian State University and [the Conference and Event Services] team.  The university’s mountain setting is stunning, and the variety of on-campus venues meets a variety of programming needs, from receptions to dining to meetings and presentations. The events team goes above and beyond throughout planning and execution to provide an outstanding experience. They are responsive, detail-oriented, a pleasure to work with, and the food is delicious. Leadership North Carolina has hosted an annual 2.5-day program at Appalachian State University for more than 20 years. The experience just keeps getting better.”

Kelly Turner

Program Director, Leadership North Carolina

“Each year, my program hosts a multi-week summer training for 23 incoming college advisors on App State’s campus. Conference and Event Services helps us coordinate every detail, including lodging, meals, parking, and meeting space reservations. Reaching out to all of these campus departments individually to coordinate this event would take tons of time. CES streamlines the process and takes care of the logistics so we can focus on preparing our training content. The CES team uses their expertise to help us map out the flow of our event and make it as smooth as possible. As if this were not enough, the CES team are some of the kindest people you could hope to work with. When planning for this major event each year, I am thankful that I can rely on Conference & Event Services – thank you!”

Gloria Medina

Program Director for Appalachian College Advising Corps

“Using Conference and Event Services makes so many aspects of running a residential program easier.  With CES, we can request space reservations, transportation support, and manage field trips, including ticketing and meal planning for our participants.  Our staff could spend more time focusing on the content of the program than on the logistics of getting participants from one place to another.  I have been particularly impressed with CES’ ability to problem solve for us in getting transportation needs met for off-campus activities, including finding vehicles for comfortable rides to Grandfather Mountain and food options for days out and about.”

Dr. Tracie McLemore Salinas

Chair, Department of Mathematical Sciences

one-stop shop

The One-Stop Shop Certification, administered by the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International (ACCED-I), meets a growing demand among meeting planners for a sure and easy way of identifying operations that deliver on the promise of “one contact, one contract, and one bill.”


This certification highlights the Office of Conference and Event Services’ dedication to providing seamless planning experiences, with streamlined processes mirroring those of leading convention facilities and upscale hotels. Through meticulous documentation and client testimonials, the CES team has demonstrated adherence to One-Stop Shop principles, setting a new standard in collegiate event management.


Certification assures all parties offer the following:

  • One contact through which a planner may secure all university services
  • One contract that covers all services the planner will receive from the university
  • One bill (itemized) for all services provided by the university
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