Visit Us

Schedule a Tour - Undergraduate Program

We love to welcome prospective students by providing a tour of the department and an opportunity to hear about our programs, research, and student experience from a faculty member in the area for which you are interested - either Building Science (any of the 3 concentrations) or Sustainable Technology.   Most prospective students choose to schedule a campus tour and a department visit on the same day.  Just fill out the information on the Contact page and let us know what program you are interested in and what date and time you have scheduled your campus tour.  

Arrange a Visit - Graduate Program

We are excited to host prospective graduate students who are interested in the Masters of Technology Program!  You can schedule a visit through the Graduate Program Director, Dr. Marie Hoepfl directly or fill out the Contact form.

Location

The administrative office for the Department of Sustainable Technology & the Built Environment is located on the ground floor (streetside entrance) of  Katherine Harper Hall in room 20.

  • Get directions from Google Maps: Appalachian State University, 397 Rivers Street, Katherine Harper Hall, Boone, North Carolina or follow the driving directions listed below.

Parking

For departmental tours at Katherine Harper Hall, visitors should park in the Rivers Street Parking Garage, which is adjacent to the building.

Contact the Admissions Office to schedule an official tour of the campus. A gate code for the Admissions parking lot  at the John E Thomas (JET) building will be emailed to you a few days before your event. If this lot is full, campus visitors are required to park in the Rivers Street Parking Garage.

Driving Directions

From Highway 421 Northbound

Proceed into Boone on HWY 421 North. At the intersection of HWY 421 and HWY 321 South/Hardin Street (you will see the Daniel Boone Inn on the Southwest corner), turn left to approach the campus area. At the second stoplight, turn right onto Rivers Street (Subway/ TAPP House/Tank's Tacos will be on the left).  For the  Admissions/JET building, turn left just after the Convocation building, then right into the Vistitor's lot using your pin number.  For the Rivers Street Parking Deck, continue under the glass sky-bridge, and turn left into the parking deck. Katherine Harper Hall is located between the JET building and the parking deck.

From Highway 421 Southbound

Proceed into Boone on HWY 421/321 Southbound. Continue on HWY 321 South/Hardin Street to approach the campus area. At the first stoplight on HWY 321/Hardin Street, turn right onto Rivers Street (at the Daniel Boone Inn), to approach the campus area. At the second stoplight, turn right onto Rivers Street (Subway/ TAPP House/Tank's Tacos will be on the left).  For the  Admissions/JET building, turn left just after the Convocation building, then right into the Vistitor's lot using your pin number.  For the Rivers Street Parking Deck, continue under the glass sky-bridge, and turn left into the parking deck. Katherine Harper Hall is located between the JET building and the parking deck.

From Highway 321 Northbound

Proceed into Boone on HWY 321 North/Blowing Rock Road. Continue on Hwy 321/Blowing Rock Road for about 2 miles past the first stop light (at Deerfield Rd).  Turn left at Rivers Street (Subway/ TAPP House/Tank's Tacos will be on the right).  For the  Admissions/JET building, turn left just after the Convocation building, then right into the Vistitor's lot using your pin number.  For the Rivers Street Parking Deck, continue  on Rivers Street under the glass sky-bridge, and turn left into the parking deck. Katherine Harper Hall is located between the JET building and the parking deck.

From Highway 105 Northbound

Proceed into Boone on HWY 105 North to the intersection of HWY 105 and HWY 321/Blowing Rock Road. Turn left onto HWY 321 North/Blowing Rock Road.  At the second stoplight, turn left at Rivers Street (Subway/ TAPP House/Tank's Tacos will be on the right).  For the  Admissions/JET building, turn left just after the Convocation building, then right into the Vistitor's lot using your pin number.  For the Rivers Street Parking Deck, continue  on Rivers Street under the glass sky-bridge, and turn left into the parking deck. Katherine Harper Hall is located between the JET building and the parking deck.