Coronavirus Updates

Updated August 12, 2020

For university-wide information, see App State Coronavirus Information.

Peacock Hall Operations

Upon completion of the online training course, Pandemics: Slowing the Spread, entry to Peacock Hall is available to all business faculty, staff and students between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on weekdays. Peacock Hall will remain closed on weekends. Outside of open hours, faculty and staff may access the building with their App Cards.

  • Elevators are limited to 1 rider at a time. 
  • Due to repurposing of classroom space, there are no open-access computer labs available in Peacock Hall for Fall 2020. 
  • Due to concern over the spread of COVID-19, the Beans 2 Brew coffee shop will not operate for Fall 2020. 
  • The following rooms in Peacock Hall are available for students to study or attend online classes. Signage and social distancing must be observed and masks must be worn. Please be courteous of those with whom you share spaces, utilizing earbuds, etc. These study/work rooms are:

    EverydayM/W/FT/R/F
    PH 3011
    PH 4013 
    PH 4017
    PH 3018
    PH 3020
    PH 4016
    PH 4020

Contacts and Teleworking

The Walker College of Business continues to promote and practice social distancing. Many staff are teleworking and some offices require appointment for entry. Please contact the applicable below listed areas via email or phone prior to visiting.

Academic Advising

We are available through Zoom! See our website to:

  • Schedule a Zoom advising appointment with business academic advisors.
  • Request registration assistance.
  • For related questions, Zoom in through the link on our website.
  • You may also call (828) 262-2700 or email cobadvising@appstate.edu.

Academic Departments

Centers & Institutes

Offices

Clubs and Organizations

  • Clubs must follow all state, federal, and university policies including CDC guidelines.
  • At this time,
    • Virtual meetings are strongly recommended. If you do meet in person, you must:
      • also have a way for members to join virtually.
      • also create Engage events and track attendance.
      • only permit 10 or fewer attendants inside or 25 or fewer participants outside.
      • also require social distancing and wear masks.
    • Club travel outside of the immediate area is not permitted.
    • We do not recommend offering food to participants, unless it’s prepackaged for each individual. 
  • The following recruitment activities are available:
    • Virtual Club Expo is on Sunday, August 16, 2-4pm
    • Virtual Business Club Expo is on Tuesday, September 1, 12-2 p.m

Find more complete information about clubs and student organizations at business.appstate.edu/clubs or campusactivities.appstate.edu/clubs.

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