The Appalachian Loft seeks to provide an affordable and convenient environment for Appalachian students, faculty and staff fulfilling academic requirements, conducting academic research or other activities while visiting New York City. There is a resident director to assist our guests while visiting the Loft. The Loft is governed by the ASU Off-Campus Advisory Board and is managed by the Office for Business Affairs.

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Reservations can be made by contacting the Office of Business Affairs, Appalachian State University, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 828-262-2132 or

Official faculty-led student groups receive first priority when it comes to group reservations and may book up to 15 months in advance. Reservations will be open the first business day of the month, 15 months prior to travel.  Affiliates (ASU Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni & Retirees) may make reservations up to 9 months in advance and Non-Affiliates (Friends of the University, which also includes family of affiliates) may make reservations up to 6 month in advance. Reservations will be open the first business day of the month, 9 (or 6) months prior to travel. Reservations will be accepted by phone beginning at 8:00 am.  Voicemail will not be accepted to reserve space.

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Appalachian State University is committed to providing equal opportunity in education and employment to all applicants, students, and employees. The university does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. The university actively promotes diversity among students and employees.