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Parent & Family Orientation

Welcome Gov Families

Welcome from the Vice President for Student Affairs

Dear APSU Families:

Eric Norman, vice president for Student AffairsWelcome to the Gov family! I have a great appreciation of our students, staff, faculty, and campus. I am awestruck by the maturity, drive, resilience, and energy of our students. This is truly a special place and I am honored to serve as the Vice President for Student Affairs. This community of learners is extremely warm and welcoming to our students, drawing heavily from our Normal school heritage. We are here to teach your student and support their educational experience. I am confident you will find this to be consistent and exactly what you want us to provide your student.

I am thankful for all your hard work in getting them here and for trusting us with your most valuable investment. You have supported your student to have this opportunity through a variety of personal, professional, economic, and social challenges. Now your student will need to take these next steps to further their development.

During their time here, they will need to invest further in themselves by attending programs, engaging with services early on and consistently, and they will need to reflect on all they are exposed to during their tenure. Our faculty and staff will provide a stimulating and demanding environment. This will be different than other educational programs both in speed and complexity. Encourage them to ask questions, seek out answers and to ask for assistance when needed. We, as a Division of Student Affairs, want your student to succeed and achieve their goals. Help us help them by continuing your support. Let us know if your student needs additional help. We are here for both of you.

We offer a host of programs to help you in supporting your student now and into the future. These are offered in person and through virtual channels. I encourage you to be appropriately involved and supportive of your student, and stay connected with our campus.

Thank you again for joining the Gov family! Lets Go Peay!


Eric Norman, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs 


Orientation Resources

We are excited to offer a completely online family orientation that is open to all Austin Peay family members. Orientation is designed to provide you with information and tools so you can support your student during their transition to college as well as throughout their time at Austin Peay. These resources may be viewed in order, or specific topics may be viewed based upon your interests and the needs of your student. This information can be reviewed at your own pace and will be available for you to refer back to as needed. 

Parent & Family Resources
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This section includes:

  • Student Account Dates for Fall 2021
  • Calendar Dates for Fall 2021
  • Helpful Websites and Phone Numbers
  • How to Stay Connected and Informed
Academics: The Basics
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This section includes: 

  • Academic Calendar
  • Course Syllabus
  • Class Load
  • Class Attendance: It’s Expected.
  • Student Classification
  • Academic Advising
  • APSU 1000
  • Online/Web-based Classes
  • Dropping Classes
  • Withdrawal from the University
  • Academic Status, Probation and Suspension
  • Office of the Registrar
  • Austin Peay Center at Fort Campbell (FCC)
  • Inclement Weather Protocol
Academic Resources & Support
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This section includes:

  • Learning Resource Center
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Online Tutoring
  • Writing Center
  • Woodward Library
  • Structured Learning Assistance (SLA)
  • Help a Gov
  • Academic Alert
  • Full Spectrum Learning Autism Program
  • Disability Services
  • VetSuccess
  • TRiO
Financial Aid & Student Accounts
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This section includes:

  • Office of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs
  • Course Choice Counts for Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Verification
  • Cost of Attendance (COA)
  • Types of Financial Aid
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Managing Debt
  • HOPE Lottery Scholarship
  • Tennessee Promise
  • Important Student Financial Aid To-Do’s
  • Student Account Services & Cashier’s Window
  • Tuition Payments
  • Important E-billing Dates
  • Can a student grant a parent access to their student account?
  • Tuition Discount Forms
  • Bookstore Debit Program
Beyond the Classroom
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This section includes:

  • Center for Service-Learning & Community Engagement
  • Office of Career Services
  • Student Employment on Campus
  • Military Student Center
  • Latino Community Resource Center
  • Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center
  • Adult, Nontraditional & Transfer Student Center
  • Student Publications
  • Honors Program
  • Office of Study Abroad and International Exchange
  • Student Research
  • ROTC
Campus Life & Community
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This section includes:

  • Housing, Residence Life & Dining Services
  • Student Life & Engagement
  • Fraternity & Sorority Affairs
  • Student Government Association
  • NCAA Athletics
Student Rights & Responsibilities
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This section includes:
  • Code of Student Conduct
  • Student Handbook & Calendar
  • Office of Student Conduct and Case Management (SCCM)
  • Academic Honesty
  • FERPA: Access to Student Records
Student Services
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This section includes:

  • Dining on Campus
  • Govs ID Card
  • Austin Peay Ann Ross Barnes & Noble Bookstore
  • Computer and Network Support
  • Campus Post Office
  • Printing Services
  • Coca-Cola and Snack Vending Machines
  • Little Govs Child Learning Center
  • Division of Student Affairs
Health & Wellness
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This section includes:

  • Student Health Services
  • Student Counseling Services
  • University Recreation
  • S.O.S. (Save Our Students) APSU Food Pantry
Parking & Safety
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This section includes:

  • Campus Police
  • Parking
  • Campus Transportation: The Peay Pickup Shuttle and Clarksville Transit Buses

Check out our Virtual Campus Tour!

Experience the next best thing to being here with an interactive virtual campus tour. Check out our beautiful grounds and historic buildings, learn about residence and student life, and hear from current Govs on why they chose Austin Peay State University.

Take a tour now!


Academic Programs

Austin Peay State University is committed to offering undergraduate, graduate, and support programs designed to promote critical thinking, communication skills, creativity and leadership. 

Click here to learn more about the academic programs offered at Austin Peay State University.  You can search undergraduate and graduate programs, programs by college or explore programs that are offered 100% online.

To learn more about each college, click the links below: