Students AppCards


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High Wind Warning in effect for Watauga County from 7 am Sunday, January 20 until 7 am Monday, January 21. This includes Appalachian State University. Wind gusts up to 65 mph possible. In addition, 1 to 3 inches of snow and wind chills dropping to 15 degrees below zero also possible. Be prepared for downed trees, isolated power outages, adverse travel conditions, and dangerously cold temperatures. Monitor local media or the National Weather Service for the latest weather information.

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Making Changes to my Meal Account

  • Add Money: Add money to a Meal or Express Account by clicking on this link: Deposit Now.
  • Account Details: Students and Employees access AppCard Online from their AppalNET accounts. See AppCard Online for details.
  • Deactivate Your AppCard: Deactivate lost or stolen AppCards online through your AppalNET account. See AppCard Online for details.

Student AppCards

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

The AppCard Office, part of Appalachian Food Services, is responsible for issuing all AppCards. Whether you need to Get Your First AppCard or a Replacement AppCard, we are here to help.

Location / Phone


Trivette Hall
Lower Level
170 Stadium Drive
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

AppCards are issued to all students upon their arrival on campus. The general fees paid by students include the charge for the first AppCard. There is a nominal fee for replacement cards. Click here for Costs & Fees.

The AppCard provides access to:

  • Meal Plan Accounts
  • Express Accounts
  • Library checkouts
  • Residence Halls
  • Recreation facilities
  • Intercollegiate events
  • Many other services offered by App State

Meal Accounts vs. Express Accounts

Students access both accounts with the AppCard, but what's the difference? Do you need both?

Meal Accounts

  • Are required for students who live in residence halls. Students living off-campus may elect to have a Meal Account.
  • Can be used anytime, anywhere for any on-campus food or food-related purchase. No restrictions!
  • Cannot be used off campus.
  • Operate on a declining balance system, allowing students to decide where and when to spend their money. All food items are priced a la Carte.
  • Can be reloaded with additional funds if need be.
  • Balances carry over from fall to spring semester and end on May Commencement.
  • Are non-refundable.

Please visit the Meal Accounts page for complete details.

Express Accounts

  • Are optional accounts primarily used for on-campus incidental purchases, such as laundry, printing, Health Services charges, Bookstore purchases, etc. Students living off campus or students who have exhausted their Meal Account can use Express Account funds for on-campus food purchases.
  • Cannot be used off campus.
  • Operate on a declining balance system.
  • Are activated with a funds deposit and can be added to at any time.
  • Balances carry over from fall to spring semester and end on May Commencement.
  • Are refundable minus a $50.00 service charge for spring semester balances exceeding $55.00.

Please visit the Express Accounts page for complete details.


Deactivate Your Lost or Stolen AppCard

The person to whom the AppCard is issued is responsible for its use, including any misuse. If your card is lost or stolen, you will be held responsible until it is reported lost or stolen.

Your AppCard is the ONLY access to your Meal and/or Express Account. If you lose your card, report it to the AppCard Office (828-262-6141), so it can be invalidated. After 5:00 pm and on weekends, report lost AppCards to University Police or online through your AppalNET account. See AppCard Online for details.