The Appalachian State University campus is currently operating under SPECIAL conditions.

Coronavirus information

The university remains open, with emergency management protocols activated and operational modifications and precautions in place to support social distancing. In-person instruction has transitioned to a system of alternative course delivery. View the latest information on the App State Coronavirus Information website. Read the latest update posted 4/6/2020 at 5:20 p.m.

Read the Student Affairs Covid-19 Response. Updated March 31, 2020 at 9:20 a.m.

Koru Mindfulness

What is Koru Mindfulness?

Spiritual wellness Emotional wellness

Koru Mindfulness is a 4-week course where participants learn mindfulness and meditation skills. Through this curriculum taught by certified Koru Mindfulness instructors, you may experience less stress, better sleep, increased focues and less self-judgement. Attendance at all four sessions is required. Classes are limited to 12 students and registration is on a first-come, first served basis. Once you register, expect an email one or two days before class begins with further instructions and room number


Registration for Spring Koru classes has ended. Please check back soon for information about summer classes.

Required Reading for All Classes: The Mindful Twenty-Something: Life Skills to Handle Stress…and Everything Else by Holly B. Rogers (available for free via course reserve or online in the App State library).

App State Koru Sangha

A sangha is a community of people who come together to practice meditation together. App State's Koru Sangha meets the third Tuesday of every month from 5pm - 6pm. See below for location. We will practice meditation together, listen to a lesson on mindfulness and also spend unstructured time getting to know each other and building community. Any student, faculty or staff are welcome to join us, even if you have not yet participated in a Koru Mindfulness class.

Dates and Location of Sangha:
Tuesday March 24, 5pm - 6pm via Zoom [RSVP HERE]
Tuesday April 21, 5pm - 6pm in Rough Ridge (PSU 415) [RSVP HERE]