L.E.A.D. Orientation

L.E.A.D Orientation is a Multicultural Student Pre-Orientation designed to create fellowship among students and families of historically underrepresented backgrounds and to help ease their transition to Appalachian State University. Students and their families will meet with current students, faculty, and staff to learn about the many programs and opportunities available for multicultural students. This time will be used to foster skills and strategies for being successful at Appalachian and prepare students for a more rewarding experience. On day two they will have the opportunity to challenge themselves further and build stronger bonds with their fellow participants on ASU's Group Interaction Course at beautiful Camp Broadstone. This portion of the program will be facilitated by ASU's Outdoor Programs.

L.E.A.D. orientation was created by staff of the Office of Multicultural Student Development and multicultural students in the interest of incoming multicultural students, and is a supplement to the Freshman Orientation program that occurs in the summer and is hosted by the Orientation Office. Every Student is required to attend Freshman Orientation. You must register for Freshman Orientation and attend. Please make sure you are signed up, you can visit the orientation website orientation.appstate.edu.

LEAD Orientation and LEAD Mentoring registration for Fall 2016 opens Monday May 1, 2017. Students Apply Here

Deadline for completed applications is July 7, 2017 @ 5:00pm.


NOTE: This is not the campus-wide first year student orientation. Register for the First Year Orientation at orientation.appstate.edu. It is required that students go to the Orientation sessions before August. We will be working with the Orientation office to make sure you have registered and attended your session. 



Questions can be sent to Lindy Wagner (wagnerlm@appstate.edu) or Danielle Carter (carterdj@appstate.edu)

Contact Us


Office of Multicultural Student Development

Suite 255, Plemmons Student Union
263 Locust Street
Boone, NC 28608

Central Office Hours:
M-F: 8am - 5pm

Phone: (828) 262-6158
Fax: (828) 262-6155

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