News and Announcements

COVID-19 Update:

Updated 5/27/20

For information for Orientation students and parents, please visit the Campus Services Orientation Information page.

Students, faculty and staff with valid parking permits may park in any lot on campus. Please continue to be alert for loading zones, reserved spaces and ADA parking. These areas are still restricted, and as always, it is important to keep emergency lanes open. Visitor parking is available in the Rivers Street Deck.

If you are a student or family returning to campus to collect belongings, please be aware that your visit must be pre-arranged.  Student Housing information is available here.

Parking staff works closely with Student Housing to make your loading process as stress free as possible. Please do not leave your car unattended for more than 15 minutes while loading.

Location & Hours

The offices of the Parking and Traffic Department are located on Rivers Street in the Rivers Street Parking Deck.  Full-service office hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

About Our Department

The University Parking and Transportation Department is responsible for providing parking services for all faculty, staff, students and visitors to the campus. Management of the university's nearly 6,500 parking spaces is accomplished through vehicle registration and enforcement of the Parking and Transportation Regulations. Please refer to the Parking and Transportation Regulations Manual (PDF) for details. All persons registering a vehicle for parking at Appalachian State University are encouraged to read this online manual as soon as possible. These regulations are designed to enhance the safety and welfare of the entire campus community.


If you have any questions pertaining to parking and/or transportation at Appalachian State University, please contact us at,, or call us at (828) 262-2878.

How can I become a carbon neutral commuter

Sustain Appalachian and Parking Services are pleased to partner with Sterling Planet to purchase carbon offsets for university students, faculty, and staff. For an additional $8, you can participate in the Carbon Neutral Commuter program, which helps push Appalachian toward its goal of carbon neutrality.