Personal Preparedness 101


How can we contact you during an emergency? Click here to register for the AppState-ALERT notification system.

AppState-ALERT is the University's voice and text 24/7 emergency messaging system. Register for AppState Alert.

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:

American Red Cross Safe and Well List

In the event of an emergency, help keep lines of communication open by using your cell phones for emergency calls only. The American Red Cross has implemented the Safe and Well Program to help those in a disaster area communicate with friends and loved ones. 

Should a disaster or crisis occur on campus, follow the link above and list yourself as "safe and well."  Make sure your friends and family know where to go and how to check your "safe and well" status before a disaster occurs.  

SlowCOVIDNC mobile app

Learn more about the SlowCOVIDNC mobile app

Anonymously share a positive COVID-19 result or receive a notification if you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days. Your privacy is protected. Download and install the SlowCOVIDNC mobile app for free from the App Store or Google Play.

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During an actual emergency or disaster, please visit for regularly updated emergency messages.

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