1887 Fellows- Spring Connect Cohort

The 1887 Fellows program is a semester-long cohort experience that helps to make NC State feel a little bit more like home. First-year students are invited to apply throughout the summer, with selection occurring on a rolling basis as space is available. Immediately after selection, new Fellows become part of the 1887 community and are launched into the expectations and opportunities that await:

Program Components:

1887 Fellows Retreat
At the Fellows Retreat, Fellows will get a chance to meet the cohort and their coaches, as well as create goals to kickoff a successful semester.
The retreat will be relatively be held on a January 23-24, 2021.

Weekly 1887 Socials|
During weekly socials, Fellows develop bonds with the cohort, hear from student leaders, and enjoy a social and study space exclusively available to members of the program.
Weekly socials will be held on Mondays from 7 PM – 8:30 PM

Success Coaching
Each Fellows work with a professional staff member who will help them develop and meet their goals. Fellows will meet with their Coach 3 times during the semester based on the Fellow and Coach’s schedules.

Explore the Campus Community
By participating in the Fellows program, each Fellow will attend 3 campus events to immerse themselves in the campus community and involvement opportunities. All Fellows will be required to complete a brief reflection of their experiences.

Optional Fall Opportunities
While the program will not officially start until the Spring 2021, there will be optional opportunities for Fellows to connect and get to know campus throughout the fall semester.

What do I get from participating?

At the end of the semester, and as a result of completing the program requirements, students will receive a $150.00 gift card to the NC State Bookstores to assist in the purchase of textbooks for the following semester. 

Please note regarding financial aid

For students receiving financial aid from NC State University, these awards will count as a resource and may impact financial aid awards distributed by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Impacts in financial aid will vary by student, so if students have concerns regarding impacts, they should contact their Financial Aid Counselor in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Students can find out who their Financial Aid Counselor is by clicking here and can email their counselor or call the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid at 919.515.NCSU.

Submit your application to join 1887 Fellows!

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the summer as space allows.

Want to learn more? Check out our Information Session Video!


Who can apply?

Any first-year student beginning their career at NC State in Spring 2021 is eligible to participate. However, students already part of a Scholars or Honors program or living in a Living Learning Village should consider the commitment of participating in both experiences before applying.

How many Fellows are there?

Each semester there are between 20-30 Fellows in the cohort, depending on capacity.

How much of a time commitment is this?

Participants will dedicate time to the program through weekly 1 hour socials, three 1-hour coaching sessions, a day and a half retreat, and 3 on-campus events.

What is this retreat like? Are we camping?

The retreat is a traditionally an overnight experience hosted at a nearby conference center. All transportation, food, and housing will be provided. We will not be camping. Provided housing will be indoors in a bunk-style cabin. Additionally, the retreat will include various group activities to set you up for success throughout the semester. We recognize with continuing concerns of COVID-19 the retreat may move to a virtual format. We hope to host in person activities but will prioritize safety and wellness by following campus event guidelines. More information will be available this fall.

When are the coaching sessions? How long do they last?

Coaching sessions will occur every 3-4 weeks each semester. Each session will last between 30-60 minutes long.

Do I need to attend everything? What do I get at the end?

You can miss up to 2 socials throughout the semester but must meet with your success coach all 3 times in order to meet program requirements. In order to receive the $150 gift card to the NC State Bookstore at the end of the semester, Fellows must complete all program requirements.

With concerns about COVID-19, will events occur in person or virtually

We hope to host in person activities, but will prioritize safety and wellness by following campus event guidelines by moving to a virtual format.