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Campus Life

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The campus to be.

The community to explore.

The ways to thrive.

What's it like at Austin Peay? Like this.

Our campus community was created with success in mind. In and outside of the classroom, we want your experience to be filled with opportunities to pursue your passions while connecting with the diverse population around you. There are a thousand ways our campus community is working to provide you the best possible college experience. Here are a few.

 

Engage in college life.

There is always something happening on the APSU campus. And, as a student, just about all of those things will be free for you. Why? Because we want you to have a fun, inspiring, well-rounded college experience. Art shows, concerts, readings, bonfires, pep rallies – all of these experiences will connect you with new people, introduce you to new ideas and provide you with new opportunities.

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There are many chances to maximize your college career, in and out of the classroom.

From Greek life to academic clubs to recreational sports, APSU has over 100 organizations helping you connect with new friends, establish a professional network (and reputation) and build your résumé.

Whether you're planning a fundraiser, volunteering in the community, conducting research or competing on the intramural fields, you'll gain skills and connections that open the door to greater opportunities. 

Check out our extracurricular offerings here.

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The Center for Service Learning supports the surrounding community.

You don't have to wait until you graduate to put your newfound knowledge to use. Through our service-learning classes, you'll have the chance to engage in meaningful community service that can improve your academic success. An example? APSU Spanish students helping Spanish-speaking adults study English.

Check out how you can experience
more before you graduate.

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Of APSU's 11 residence halls, four were built in 2011 or later.

Living on campus means you're constantly connected to the friends, faculty and events that will shape your college experience. Also with parking near your hall, quick access to class and numerous dining options, it's easy to see why so many students choose to live where they learn.


Because the constant support of friends and family improves your odds of college success, we require freshman to live on campus or with a parent/guardian within 50 miles of campus. If you're single and coming to APSU with fewer than 12 college credit hours, plan to apply for housing or submit a residency waiver.

Check out your housing options here.

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The Foy Center houses the 78,000 square foot recreation facility.

From personal training to competitive sports teams to adventures in the great outdoors, University Recreation offers free and low-cost opportunities that will get your feet moving and your heart pumping.

We even offer fitness and nutrition workshops to help you maintain your healthy lifestyle.

Check out everything University
Recreation has to offer here.

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Austin Peay has 11 men's and women's teams to cheer for year-round.

On game day, Clarksville turns into #Stacheville where students, university employees and community members alike show off their best red attire and root for our very own Governor's athletes. 

As an APSU student, you'll have free access to every minute of sports action, and you'll be able to shout "Let's Go Peay!" alongside fans filling up our stadiums and arenas.

Check out everything University
Athletics has to offer here.

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Studying Abroad gives students a greater understanding of world issues.

Make no mistake, you'll learn a great deal about the world during your years at APSU. But if you crave the excitement of first-hand international experience, our study abroad and exchange programs offer the chance to globe-trot while you earn college credits.

Ranging in length from three weeks to a full academic year, our list of programs include options for every academic interest, time frame and budget.

Check out your study abroad options here.

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With a 31% millenial population, the city is one of the youngest in Tennessee.

Clarksville is one of Tennessee's fastest growing cities and also one of its youngest with a median age of just 30. From art walks in the picturesque downtown to concerts along the Cumberland River, there’s never a shortage of great things to see and do. Clarksville is also only a 45-minute drive soak in the sounds of Nashville, Music City.

Explore Tennessee's Top Spot.

Living on campus

Living on campus puts you in the center of our bustling university community, ready to get involved both inside and outside of the classroom. Get ready for endless opportunities for connection and discovery.

Learn More About Living on Campus

Izzy Melvin
Meet Izzy Melvin

"The second I stepped on the grounds here, I knew this is where I wanted to be. My mom looked at me after the orientation, and she said, ‘This is where you’re going to go, I already see it in your face.'"

Derrick Tims
Meet Derrick Tims

"To me, being a “Gov” means that you constantly challenge yourself to be better than you were the day before."

Celeste Malone
Meet Celeste Malone

"APSU has continuously challenged and pushed me to become the person I am today."

Vanessa Rodriguez-Paniagua
Meet Vanessa Rodriguez-Paniagua

"When I went to community college, I didn’t lead. I went to school and left. Being here, I feel I’ve had encouragement from my professors to do that extra thing. For me that’s being the leader I knew I could always be but needed that extra push to achieve."