Spring Family Orientation

Hunt Library in winter with the sun setting

Welcome to NC State!

The Office of New Student Programs welcomes you to NC State University, a community of achievers, rich in tradition and academic excellence. To assist you and your family as new members of the Wolfpack community, we invite you to participate in the Family Orientation program. The program is designed specifically for parents and families of first-year students, and it takes place parallel to the Student Orientation Program.

Due to impacts from COVID-19, NC State will host virtual orientation programs for spring 2021. For up-to-date information about the university’s COVID-19 response, please visit ncsu.edu/coronavirus.

All enrolled students are required to complete New Student Orientation. In addition, we strongly recommend that family members complete the concurrent Family Orientation program. The cost of participation for students and families is included in the mandatory first-year student fee or transfer student fee charged to all new first-year or transfer students. No payment is due to New Student Programs, and the appropriate student fee will be included in your student’s fall tuition bill.

Review the information below to help prepare for your orientation, and contact New Student Programs at new-students@ncsu.edu or 919.515.1234 if you have questions. Please note that NSP and all university offices will be closed for winter break Dec. 24, 2020 – Jan. 3, 2021.

Orientation consists of three parts:

Part 1 – Online Orientation Platform
(required for students; strongly encouraged for families)

In preparation for your orientation session on Zoom, families can watch video presentations through our Online Orientation Platform. This self-paced experience includes information related to living on campus, navigating university resources and services for families, among other topics.

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Part 2 – Online Orientation Session
(required for students; strongly encouraged for families)

New students and families are invited to attend an orientation session via Zoom in on Jan. 8, 2021. Student attendance is required, and families are strongly encouraged to attend. During the program, you and your student will learn about the NC State academic experience, ask questions about resources and expectations, and hear from your student’s academic college or program.

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Part 3 – Transition Talks (optional)

In addition to presentations, we want to give you the opportunity to ask questions and connect with campus resources. Transition Talks will be offered throughout the fall and early spring via Zoom and social media to connect you to the Pack.

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Students Sit on campus together in autumn

Need assistance?

If you have any questions about orientation or your student’s transition to NC State, contact New Student Programs:

  • Text “belltower” to 833-712-1255
  • Email new-students@ncsu.edu
  • Call 919.515.1234 (Weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

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