Parents and Guests

Area Information

Directions to Boone

See the Admissions site for driving directions to Boone.


Additional Area Accommodations

Travel, Lodging and Dining

Boone has many options to choose from when planning your trip to Appalachian's Commencement ceremonies, including travel and lodging and local restaurants. Make sure to plan ahead, as reservations at local hotels will fill up quickly. If you are planning for an extended stay in the area over Commencement weekend, we hope that you will take advantage of the many exciting attractions and entertainment options in the North Carolina High Country. From scenic views along the Blue Ridge Parkway to the many local food and shopping options, Boone and the surrounding communities of Blowing Rock and Banner Elk have a lot to offer to make your trip an exciting adventure.


New! December 2019 Commencement Brunch

Graduating students, families, and friends are invited to a chef-created brunch buffet presented by Campus Dining. Celebrate graduation with beautiful campus views and personalized photo opportunities. Your reservation also includes reserved parking and access to a private shuttle that will loop from the reserved parking lot, to the dining hall, to the Holmes Convocation Center throughout the day. 

Date: Friday, December 13

Time: 11:30am - 2:00 pm

Location: Roess Dining Hall

Register here