Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Appalachian State University offers a challenging academic environment, energetic campus life and breathtaking location. Appalachian combines the best attributes of a small liberal arts college with those of a large research university. Known for its value and affordability, Appalachian enrolls about 17,000 students and offers more than 140 undergraduate and graduate majors. Small classes and close interactions between faculty and students create a strong sense of community, which has become an Appalachian hallmark. Appalachian, located in Boone, N.C., is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system. The mission of the Office of Conference and Camp Services is to serve as a "One Stop Shop" providing quality support services to faculty, students, staff and external clients who are involved in the development and implementation of credit and non-credit educational and recreational programs. The experienced professional staff work with campus departments to arrange for every programming detail coordinating housing, meals, publicity, pre-registrations, registrations, financial management, transportation and facilities.