Appalachian State University encourages the use of innovative forms of technology to achieve the University’s goals of effective education, research, communication and operations. For the safety and privacy of our students, faculty, staff and visitors, Appalachian prohibits the use of drones for recreational purposes by anyone, and prohibits the use of drones by third-parties without affiliation with and consent from the University.

Faculty, staff, students, and third-party vendors who wish to operate UAS over campus for reasons of education, research, communication and operations can follow the process below to apply for approval.

Things to do before you apply to fly on campus

How to apply to fly on campus

General rules to follow

  • Follow all State and Federal rules and regulations.
  • Follow Appalachian State University's UAS policy.