About Appalachian Commons
Appalachian Commons is the on-campus apartment complex, and is made up of two buildings - Greenbrier and LeConte. Each building has three floors with 2-person and 4-person apartments. Each apartment contains a living area, kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms. The 2-person apartments have 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, and the 4-person apartments have 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
Furniture and amenities are included in each apartment. The kitchen includes a full oven and range, full refrigerator, 2 counter-top stools, and plenty of counter space! Each living area includes a loveseat, chair, coffee table, and end table. Bedrooms include a bed, dresser, closet, desk, and chair. Each private bedroom also has its own window, and a locking door.
Appalachian Commons apartments function within the Department of Residence Life, and as such, residents are expected to abide by policies listed in the Guide to Residence Life.
To be eligible to apply for Appalachian Commons, you must meet the following requirements*:
- Must have completed at least 60 credit hours by the start of the semester for which you are applying (i.e. If you are applying for Fall 2018, you must be in the process of completing 60 hours in the Spring 2018 semester; Note: Summer hours will NOT be counted towards the total 60 credit hours).
- Must have at least a 2.5 GPA at the beginning of the semester for which you are applying.
- Must submit to a disciplinary record check through both the Dean of Students and the Office of Residence Life. Students must be free of code of conduct violations for the academic school year prior to the semester for which they are applying to live in the apartments**.
The Application Process
Each applicant will apply for Appalachian Commons individually in the semester prior to the semester for which he or she will be housed. This application will be good for one whole academic year. There is no preference given to a student who currently lives or has lived in Appalachian Commons. Classification is based upon number of hours rather than numbers of years. The placement for Appalachian Commons will be as follows:
- Seniors with a 4.0-3.0 GPA
- Juniors with a 4.0-3.8 GPA
- Seniors with a 3.0-2.5 GPA
- Juniors with a 3.8-2.5GPA
The top candidates will be sent a letter stating they have been approved to live in Appalachian Commons. The next 25 candidates, for both Greenbrier and LeConte, will be placed on a wait-list and sent a letter stating that in the case of another student declining his or her spot in Appalachian Commons, they may have the chance to acquire that spot.
You may list your top eight (8) roommate choices in order of preference on the application. It is to your advantage to fill out each roommate preference slot. However this does not guarantee that your roommate request will be granted. If you request someone who is not selected to live in Appalachian Commons, Residence Life will place you with a roommate. Please note that whoever you request, must request you as well. The Office of Residence Life will look at the top applicants for Greenbrier and LeConte first as we try to accommodate roommate preferences.
This system strives to reward students who have excelled academically and desire to transition from a traditional hall setting to a more independent living arrangement.
The Appalachian Commons application for 2019-2020 is now closed. Thank you for your interest!
*Residence Life reserves the right to place students who do not meet these requirements due to special circumstances.
**Any misconduct that occurs while living in Appalachian Commons may result in disciplinary action and/or removal from Appalachian Commons.
***Failure to have all required items for applications will result in immediate rejection of application.
A 2-person apartment costs $2,555 per person per semester.
A 4-person apartment costs $2,200 per person per semester.
Appalachian Commons residents are eligible for the following Meal Plans: Unlimited Plan, 12 Meal Plan, Commuter 100.
*All costs listed are based on the 2018-2019 academic year, and are subject to change.