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Office of Business Affairs

The Office of Business Affairs is an administrative division within Appalachian State University. Our mission is to provide the most effective and efficient accounting and budgeting of the university's financial resources, while also providing exemplary services that maintain the support necessary for the infrastructure, safety and physical operation of the campus.

Departments operating under the umbrella of the Office of Business Affairs include the following:

Appalachian in the City

loft long dining table Appalachian State University is fortunate to have an urban housing facility in New York City. The Appalachian Loft is designed to provide a hostel-type living environment for students, faculty, staff, and alumni who are conducting research in the city, attending conferences or training, traveling with colleagues and classmates for an off-campus learning experience, or participating in internships.

Budget Office

Dougherty Admin BuildingThe primary responsibility of the Budget Office is to allocate and monitor all budgeted funds appropriated by the North Carolina General Assembly as directed by the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina System.


Business Systems

Founders HallThe Business Systems office assists university divisions to efficiently and effectively manage business operations, finance and personnel by providing systems and accounting services.


Controller's Office

Dougherty Admin BuildingThe mission of the Controller's Office is to provide accountability for University resources and appropriate dissemination of financial information to maximize the use of University resources in compliance with legislation, Federal and State policies and procedures, Board of Governors, Appalachian State University, and external funding sources.

Environmental Health, Safety, and Emergency Management

emergency, safety think logoThe Office of Environmental Health, Safety, and Emergency Management is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for all faculty, staff, students and visitors to the campus.

Materials Management

campusMaterials Management consists of the Purchasing Department and the Central Warehouse/Central Stores. Materials Management is responsible for procuring, receiving, inventory control, and disposition of all commodities and services for the University.

Parking and Traffic

Rivers St Parking DeckThe University Parking and Traffic Department is responsible for providing parking services and traffic control for all faculty, staff, students and visitors to the campus. Management of the university's nearly 6,500 parking spaces is accomplished through vehicle registration and enforcement of the Parking and Traffic Regulations.

Physical Plant

Durham ParkThe basic purpose of the Physical Plant Department is to create an aesthetically pleasing, environmentally sound, and energy efficient physical environment for the campus community.


Planning, Design and Construction

Summit HallThe Planning, Design, and Construction office leads a collaborative approach to creating an aesthetically pleasing and functional campus that supports the academic mission.

Student Accounts

JET BuildingThe Student Accounts office is comprised of two functional areas: Cashier's Office and Perkins Loan Servicing Center. The Cashier's Office is responsible for the billing, receipting, and depositing of all university related funds. The Perkins Loan Servicing Center maintains all fiscal records for the NDEA/NDSL Federal Perkins Loan Fund and the Appalachian State University Student Emergency Loan Fund. This center is also responsible for collecting repayments.

University Police

police badgeThe Appalachian State University Police Department is committed to providing a safe working, living and learning environment through a community oriented policing philosophy that emphasizes crime prevention and crime solving through partnerships, education and awareness programs, pro-active patrolling and quality officer training. We provide general and emergency services, and we enforce state laws and university policies on campus twenty-four hours a day, seven-days a week.

University Post Office

post officeUniversity Post Office provides the best possible service in the sending, receiving and delivery of mail, via the United States Postal Service and intercampus system, for the university community.