Business hours

Our regular business hours are 8am - 5pm with limited staff on site. Please email ucomm@appstate.edu if you need further information or building access.

Promoting the strategic initiatives and special character of Appalachian State University.

University Communications manages media relations, critical and crisis communications, serves as an in-house advertising and PR agency for university clients, and promotes and supports major university events and initiatives.

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  • Communication Planning

    To meet your communications goals, start with strategic assessment and planning.

  • Critical Communications

    We can help you anticipate and avoid potential crises and create positive public relations.

  • Publications and Graphic Design

    Create stand-out recruitment and promotion pieces, banners, displays, electronic marketing and more.

  • Photography

    We offer hundreds of campus images and will shoot portraits, events and specialized photography.

  • Video and Podcasts

    Our productions promote the university’s strategic initiatives to external audiences.

  • Media Coverage

    We are your liaison with local, state, national and international news media.

  • Web Services

    Content revision, design and management of certain sites – we’ve got you covered.

  • Information/Advertising Campaigns

    We can craft the right message for shaping opinion and motivating action.

  • Writing and Editing

    We offer pre-written content, a style guide and one-on-one help to convey your message.

  • Signage

    See who to contact for building signs and digital signs.

  • Event Promotion

    Follow step-by-step instructions for how to get the word out.

  • Social Media

    Guidelines, best practices and a list of sites can be found here.

  • Internal Communications

    We offer a variety of formats to share news within the campus community.

  • Paid Advertising

    We can alert you to opportunities, provide creative materials and/or guide the process.

  • Public Records Requests

    In need of a Public Records Request? University Communications can help.