Students and parents flood the town of Boone every year for Appalachian State University’s move-in day.

BOONE — Fall classes at Appalachian State begin on Tuesday, Aug. 20, and residence hall move-in begins Friday, Aug. 17.

According to Appalachian State’s Division of Student Affairs, most new freshmen and transfer students will move into their assigned rooms from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17.

Returning students will move into their assigned rooms from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Aug. 18, although students may check into their assigned rooms anytime after their assigned check-in time until Aug. 21 at 6 p.m.

The Black and Gold Convocation will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, at Holmes Convocation Center. Judy Shepard, mother of the late Matthew Shepard and president of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, will speak at Appalachian’s Black and Gold Convocation. Appalachian’s Common Reading Program selection “The Laramie Project” by Moisés Kaufman is a play about the community of Laramie, Wyo., in the aftermath of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, who was a gay student at the University of Wyoming.

The last day of classes in Appalachian State’s fall semester is Dec. 5, with graduation ceremonies on Dec. 15.

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