Food Services is responsible for the following:
The AppCard works as a multifunction Appstate's photo ID card that allows access to Meal Accounts, Express Accounts, and many other services offered by Appalachian.
Meal Accounts operate on a declining balance system. Students are only charged for what they select and can use Meal Account funds anytime, anywhere for any on-campus food purchase. Meal Accounts cannot be used off campus and are non-refundable.Students living in residence halls are required to select a Meal Account each semester. Students living off-campus may choose to purchase one.
Express Accounts are optional for students, faculty and staff. Express Accounts operate on a declining balance system and are accepted at various on-campus locations; balances carry over each year that a student is enrolled at Appalachian.. Express Accounts cannot be used off campus and funds cannot be withdrawn as cash. The Express Account is separate from the Meal Account, but it is still accessed by the AppCard.
Food Services operates numerous dining units on campus. We also post up-to-date facility information, operating schedules and weekly menus. All food items on our serving lines are priced individually; so that, you may choose what you want to eat. The dining units accept the AppCard (with either Meal or Express Account balances), Discover, MasterCard, Visa or cash for payment.
Appalachian Food Services Catering offers a wide range of services, from a formal dinner, to a coffee break or an outdoor event for customers affiliated with Appalachian State University (faculty, staff, students and parents).
Appalachian Food Services is self-operated making us “local” in every sense of the word. To further our efforts, we have partnered with the Office of Sustainability to identify future opportunities, fulfill Appalachian's strategic plan and be a leader of sustainable campuses nationally.