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APPA Tent in Tailgate Alley early on Family Weekend 2010 Let's Go Peay Fall Freshman Move-in

Austin Peay Parent/Family Association (APPA)

The Austin Peay Parent (Family) Association (APPA) is an organization established to engage and assist parents and families during their college experience at Austin Peay. Our objective is that this partnership will further support our students.  The APPA has over 1400 members and is housed in the office of Student Affairs.  

It is very important that students review the revised parking map for updated parking locations.  Commuter parking is green, and new this fall we have overflow parking where any decal color may park. These locations are dark gray on the map. Please remind students that parking in ADA parking without the blue decal will result in a state-enforced $200 parking fine. Residential parking is silver and is reserved for resident students only.  We will have volunteers in the parking lots the first couple of days to assist students with parking.  Patience is appreciated as well.

Campus Police will be in the University Center lobby Monday and Tuesday for students to obtain the parking decal.

Tip:  Students driving into campus are encouraged to allow plenty of extra time to navigate increased traffic in Clarksville and in and around campus, park and arrive to class on time.  For live parking lot updates, follow APSU Campus Police on Twitter at @APSUPolice.  Parking regulations may be reviewed here.

Peay Pickup Trolley

The trolley completes its route about every 15 minutes and runs from 7:30 a.m. until 7 p.m., Monday through Friday when classes are in session.Please click here for frequently asked questions and route information.  Students may obtain their CTS Peay Pickup card in the University Center Lobby from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. the first week of classes.  Students must have the pass as well as the student ID to ride the trolley free. Students can use the AP Mobile App to view the route, and new this year, also see where the trolley is on its route. The app is available in the app store; just search Austin Peay State University.  The trolley does not stop at every building, but provides transportation from the outlying lots and Emerald Hills to the edge of the campus corridor.

Full Fall Semester Important Dates:

Late July    Fee statements posted on OneStop
Aug 15      Last day to pay for and/or confirm fall classes
Aug 18      Housing Move-In, Freshman Only,
                 New freshman resident and family BBQ, 5 p.m., Memorial Health Gym

Aug 19      Freshman Convocation/APEX - required of all new freshmen, check-in 12:30 MUC Plaza
                        (rear of University Center, students only)
                 Ice Cream Social and Greek Fest, 8 p.m., Governors Terrace Quad
                 PeayCake Breakfast and Trivia, 10 p.m. - Midnight, MUC Cafeteria 

Aug 20      Freshman Service Project , 1 - 3 p.m. Foy Fitness Center
                 Luau Pool party, 6 - 8 p.m., Foy Pool
                 Splash Dance, 8 p.m. Intramural Field

Aug 21      Interdenominational Worship, 10 a.m. MUC Ballroom
                 Military and Adult Learning Family College Kickoff, Noon - 2 p.m., MUC 303/305
                 Welcome Back Bash, MUC Plaza, 6:30 p.m.
Aug 22-24  Late registration
Aug 24     Last day to add a class
                Involvement Fair, MUC Plaza, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Sept. 4   Last day to receive 75% fee adjustment
             Last day to drop a class without a record
Sept. 5   Labor Day Holiday - University Closed

Click here to link to full University Academic Calendar - calendar is listed by terms

Click here to link to the most current New Student Guide - the guide contains helpful information and answers to most questions

Have a question?  Contact us here


The APPA strives to:

  • Enable families to more actively participate in the college life of their student

  • Interact with and support the family members of other new and returning students

  • Serve as a communication link between the University and families of first-time students

  • Provide feedback to the University about concerns or make suggestions regarding the transition of their student to the college environment

  • Promote APSU in their local community

  • Partner with the University to enhance the likelihood of their student's success

Association members participated this past year in volunteering and helping new students and families check into residence halls in the fall, attending multiple athletic events, attending awards ceremonies, joining us for Homecoming festivities, attending Family Weekend events, communicating via Facebook and email, visiting campus, attending speaker events and performances including the Peay Read speaker, and more!

Members receive updates on important deadlines and other information to assist their students in transitioning and persisting in their University life.  To join the APSU Parent/ Family Association, please complete the online APPA Membership Form and submit. 
Most communication is accomplished by email.  There is no cost to join.

                               Join Now:  Membership Application 

Did you know:  APSU Campus Police is open 24/7, 365 days a year.  
Call 931-221-7786 to reach Campus Police.


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