Welcome to the Appalachian Community

*Please note: Students who would like to use their Express Account during the summer, but are not enrolled in summer sessions will need to call the AppCard office (828-262-6141) to activate their account before using or depositing money.  

Having an AppCard is all you need to identify yourself as a member of the Appalachian State University community.

The AppCard, Appalachian State University's photo ID card, is issued to all students, faculty, staff and retired employees and serves as campus identification. Dependents of students, permanent employees, and retired employees are also eligible for AppCards and the associated privileges.

These cards are electronically encoded to provide access to campus facilities and events:

  • Library checkouts
  • Residence halls and building access
  • Recreation facilities
  • Intercollegiate events
  • Many other services offered by App State

The AppCard also provides access to Meal Accounts and Express Accounts.

The AppCard Office, part of Appalachian Food Services, is responsible for issuing all AppCards.

Location / Phone


Trivette Hall
Lower Level
170 Stadium Drive

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Extended Hours for Fall Semester  

Wednesday 8/16 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

Thursday, August 17, 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

Friday, August 18, 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

Saturday, August 19, 12-4 p.m. 

Monday, August 21, 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, August 22, 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

Make a Deposit

Make a Deposit

Parents and guests can deposit funds into a student's Meal or Express Account online.

Meal Accounts

Meal Accounts

Meal Accounts allow students to purchase on-campus food and food-related items

Express Accounts

Express Accounts

Express Accounts are optional accounts that allow students to purchase on-campus incidentals

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Please review the policies for Meal and/or Express Accounts

Latest News

Student purchasing a meal with AppCard

Use 2016/2017 Meal Account Balances by Saturday, May 13th

The semester is winding down; it's time to use any remaining balances on your Meal Account. Balances must be used prior to close of business on Saturd...

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Express Account Balances Roll Over

Have funds remaining on your Express Account? No need to hurry up and spend your funds... Express Account balances carry over each year that a st...

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Easter Break Schedule

The AppCard Office will be closed Monday, April 17th & Tuesday, April 18th. The office will reopen on Wednesday, April 19th at 8 a.m.Have a safe a...