Protecting Your Safety

After you learn your surroundings at Appalachian and register for the AppState-ALERT system, there are ways in which individuals and families may prepare for emergencies. These sites are offered to you as resources to consider and use in your efforts to become prepared.

It is also helpful to be familiar with the Appalachian State University campus (eg. locations, names, etc.). Here are a few links to help:

Community Resources: Safety

Emergency Phone Numbers

  • Police Emergencies:
    • If you are calling from campus phone, dial 8000
    • If you are calling from off-campus, dial (828) 262-8000
  • All Other Emergencies: dial 911
  • Emergency Closings: (828) 262-SNOW
  • Student Health Services: (828) 262-3100
  • Physical Plant (24-hour emergency repairs)
    • 8am to 5pm: dial (828) 262-3190 x102
    • After 5pm: dial Appalachian Police (828) 262-2150
  • Off-Campus: Boone and Watauga County
    • Police, Fire, Medical Emergencies: dial 911
    • Boone Police Department: dial 911
    • Watauga County Sheriff's Department: dial (828) 264-3761
    • Watauga County Health Department: dial (828) 264-4995
    • New River Light and Power: dial (828) 264-8621 for outages and emergency repair
    • Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation: dial (800) 448-2383 for outage reporting system

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