Facilities

Building Access

The College of Education building is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 8:30 pm. Faculty and staff access after 9:00 pm and on weekends and holidays will require a key or card swipe. Questions? Contact Tammie Gelderman at 828-262-7106 or watkinsts@appstate.edu.

About the Building

Opened in 2011, the 123,376 square-foot, six-story building is located at 151 College Street, Boone, North Carolina 28608, next to the Plemmons Student Union and Belk Library. 

The College of Education building houses the following departments:

The building also houses the following centers:

LEED Certification

The Reich College of Education was awarded LEED® Silver certification in 2013 by the U.S. Green Building Council. Its sustainable features include energy-efficient lighting, a green vegetative roof and use of reflective roofing to reduce high solar reflectivity and lower cooling costs, water-conservation plumbing features, water-efficient landscaping, solar hot water panels, and an energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system. In addition, many of the building materials used for the project had recycled content and were manufactured or harvested regionally, such as floor covering and wood panels.

Learn more about the RCOE's certification through Environmental Literacy Student Videos.

LEED Information 

The US Green Building Council began the LEED program (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) to encourage, recognize, and standardize what it means to be a “green facility.” Through a series of 4 rankings, LEED certifies buildings in this sustainably-friendly manner. LEED Silver is the third-highest ranking, with the highest being LEED Platinum.

How to Reserve a Room

To reserve space in the College of Education building, complete this form. Faculty and staff will need to log in with their credentials to access the calendar. 

Questions? Contact Tammie Gelderman at 828-262-7106 or watkinsts@appstate.edu.

Lost and Found

The James Center for Student Success and Advising holds items that are found in the College of Education for approximately one semester. To inquire if your lost item has been found, please visit the first floor or email jamescenter@appstate.edu. Items that have not been claimed within approximately one semester will be donated.

Classroom configurations, capacities, and room set-up

Instructional areas consist of twelve classrooms, seven seminar rooms, four seminar/conference rooms, four small conference rooms, one PC computer lab, one Mac computer lab, one active learning space, and one green screen room, as well as the Gordon Gathering Hall, which can be converted into one to three large classroom spaces. All classrooms are equipped with overhead projectors and computer stations. 

To access floor plans, faculty and staff need to :

  1.  log in with their university credentials,
  2.  click this link: FLOOR PLANS - by building

There will be a search box at the top of the page to help find by building name. For the College of Education building, search for "RCOE".