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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. We understand the important role that parents and families have in the outcome of their students success in college. Our objective is that this partnership will further support our students.  The APPA has    over 1900 members and is housed in the office of Student Affairs.

The APPA is an organization that provides mailings, newsletters, and announcements to parents and family members of an Austin Peay State students.  The APPA looks for ways to engage the student's families to the University with up-to-date information, and bridge communication.

While the parents and family members are not required to join the APPA; we encourage you to take advantage of this oppurtunity to recieve a devoted line of communication of knowledge throughout your students college experience at APSU.

The APPA is a free membership! The APPA is a service-orientated organization that seeks oppurtunities to help any way we can! We are more than happy to assist with questions you may have!

 Click here for the latest APPA ENewsletter!

 It is 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.


Follow APSU Campus Police on Twitter at @APSUPolice for live parking updates. 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 Room 207. 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.


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.


Keeping APSU Parents Informed and Connected


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APPA-Austin Peay Parent Association-The Austin Peay Parent Association is a great way to stay connected to your student's campus activities and events. There are several emailed letters and notifications sent throughout the year to inform and connect parents and families so that you are certain to know important dates and information regarding our campus safety alerts, weather alerts, programs and special events geared to the parents and families such as Family Weekend.  to become an APPA member, you may follow the link below and fill out the online form and that is it!


Also, "Like" us on Facebook on our APPA page, and you will be able to see what other parents are posting about APPA and our campus community!


Link: www.apsu.edu/student-affairs/appa



                               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.