Welcome to NC State!
New Student Programs is here to ensure your transition can go as smoothly as possible. As a student who chose to defer enrollment until the spring 2021 semester, we understand your situation is unique. We hope to provide some clarity on which steps to take next and recommend utilizing the links and information on this page to get started. Additionally, we recommend reviewing the email the chancellor sent on September 23 about spring semester planning and updates in relation NC State’s COVID-19 response.
If you have any questions throughout your transition, contact New Student Programs at 919.515.1234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- October 5, 2020 – Housing Application opens for new spring students (*apply by October 12 for priority, and you can apply before confirming enrollment!)
- October 8, 2020 – Course listings available for spring semester and virtual academic advising period begins
- October 22-23, 2020 – Course registration opens in MyPack Portal for new students who have completed virtual academic advising (find your registration time in the Portal)
- November 15, 2020 – Deadline to confirm or defer enrollment with Undergraduate Admissions
- December 8, 2020 – Payment of tuition and fees due (bills post on November 12)
- January 6, 2021 – Online Orientation Platform (Part 1) Due (required for students)
- Friday, January 8, 2021 – Online Orientation Session (Part 2) on Zoom (required for students)
- January 8, 2021 – Deadline to submit official final transcripts to Undergraduate Admissions from any institution you attended previously
- January 16-18, 2021 (by appointment) – On-Campus Housing Move-In (Check in at your building’s 24 hour service desk)
- January 16-23, 2021 – Winter Welcome Week
- Tuesday, January 19, 2021 – First Day of Class
Attend these upcoming events on Zoom to get ready to start at NC State! Video recordings will be provided here after the event if you’re unable to attend.
For instructions and resources for using Zoom and logging in with your NC State account, visit our Zoom assistance webpage.
Course Registration Overview
Friday, Oct. 16, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST
Join New Student Programs and Registration and Records for this event to help you prepare for registering for your courses using the Enrollment Wizard.
Virtual Registration Assistance
Friday, Oct. 23, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST
Need assistance navigating the Enrollment Wizard? New Student Programs and Registration and Records will host a virtual drop-in help session on Zoom from 1pm-4pm. Stop by any time to get one-on-one help!
Academic advising will not be provided during this time. Reach out to the advising team in your college or program for assistance with selecting courses.
Monday, Oct. 26, 4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Join University Housing to learn more about housing assignments, the move-in process, and what to expect living on campus this spring.
NC State Dining
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Join NC State Dining to learn more about dining options and how to select a meal plan.
Engagement Opportunities for New Students
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Come learn about upcoming transition programs for first-year students that will help you get connected to the NC State community. We’ll also give you the chance to get to know some of your fellow incoming new spring first-year students!
*Unfortunately due to a technical glitch, the beginning of this recording was cut off. You can view the slides for the Leadership Development Program to get the content that is cut off in the recording.
Chancellor’s Update: Spring Semester Planning
Review the email sent to students on Sept. 23 regarding the university’s COVID-19 response and what to expect in the spring semester.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to submit a housing application again?
If you did not live on campus in August 2020, you will need to submit a new housing application.
Do I need to submit immunizations and health history again?
If you submitted your immunization records and health history form to Student Health Services, you do not need to submit these again unless you have changes to the forms.
Do I need to take placement tests again?
If you took placement tests in spring/summer before deferring your enrollment, you do not need to complete placement tests again. If you took courses at another institution, share this information with your academic advisor during the advising period.
Do I need to complete New Student Orientation again?
Students who completed the Online Orientation Platform and/or attended an Online Orientation Session on Zoom do not need to complete orientation again. If you missed one or both of these program components, you will need to do them for spring.
Do I need to complete required online education modules again?
Students who completed the modules (Alcohol Wise Education, Hazing Prevention, and Sexual Assault Prevention Education) do not need to complete them again. If you missed any of these program components, they will be available to you in late November and you will receive an email with instructions.
New Student Checklist
Review the checklist and get started on the to-do’s to prepare for your first semester.
First-Year Placement Testing
You may need to take placement tests before course registration to ensure you’re registered in appropriate courses.
Advising and Course Registration
Find out how to consult with an academic advisor and register for spring courses.
2020 Spring Orientation
Spring Orientation is a mandatory virtual program for new students and highly recommend for their families. Details coming in November 2020.
Winter Welcome Week
Winter Welcome Week is a series of events to help new students get started with the Wolfpack. Details coming in December 2020.