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Parent/Family & Association (APPA)

The Austin Peay Parent (Family) Association (APPA) is an organization established to engage and assist parents and families of APSU students. We understand the vital role of parents and families in the transition and success of their students. Our objective is that this partnership will enhance support of our students. The APPA has over 2,000 members and is housed in the office of Student Affairs. Joining the APPA is a great way to stay connected and informed!

The APPA provides communications to parents and family members of Austin Peay students. Communications are primarily through email and occasionally through mail. The APPA also offers opportunities for families to be engaged with campus.

There is no obligation to join, however we encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to stay informed and aware of dates, deadlines, events and activities. 

There is no cost to join the APPA!  Members receive emails, occasional mailings, information sharing, and are provided opportunities to attend events and activities on campus and to volunteer. Members are under no obligation to participate in any events.


Parking: It is important that students review the parking map. Commuter parking is green, and there is overflow parking where any decal color may park. These overflow locations are dark gray/black on the map. Please remind students that parking in ADA parking without a blue decal will result in a state-enforced $200 parking fine. These fines may not be appealed. Residential parking is silver and is reserved for resident students only. Commuter students should plan to arrive early to secure parking and arrive to class on time.

Students can follow APSU Campus Police on Twitter at @APSUPolice for live parking updates. 

Peay Pickup: APSU has a partnership with Clarksville Transit System (CTS) and new this fall we have two shuttles that complete routes about every 10 minutes around campus. This is a great service for students parking in outlying lots. The shuttles run 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 fob from Campus Police. Students must have the fob as well as the student ID to ride the shuttle free. Students can use the AP Mobile App to view the route, and see where the trolley is on its route. The app is available in the app store; just search Austin Peay State University.  The shuttles do not stop at every building, but provide transportation from the outlying lots and Emerald Hills to the edge of the campus corridor.

Keep up with important dates and deadline: Click here to view the University Academic Calendar - calendar is listed by terms and locations

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 at forted@apsu.edu or call (931) 221-6570.



Association members have participated in volunteering and helping new students and families check into residence halls in the fall, providing feedback and input via email and surveys, attending athletic events and supporting the Govs and the Govs Own Bands, attending awards ceremonies, enjoying Homecoming festivities, attending Family Weekend events, communicating via Facebook and email, visiting campus, attending speaker events and performances and more!

Members receive updates on important dates and other information to assist 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.   

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