Pack Connections

 

Entering a university alongside a few thousand new classmates can be overwhelming. Pack Connections groups are a new way for you to make NC State feel like home, engage in the campus and Raleigh community and meet more of the Wolfpack!

 

  • Who can join? Pack Connections group are open to new first-year and transfer undergraduate students. Each Pack Connections group will be comprised of 20-25 students and will be led by 1-2 upper-division Pack Connections Leaders.
  • What will we be doing? All Pack Connections groups will meet once a week on campus for dinner where your group will have a chance to know each other (dinner not provided). Activities outside of dinner meetings will vary per group, (see group descriptions below) but will include attending some of NC State’s and Raleigh’s signature events and traditions including athletic events, community engagement and service events, cultural events, the NC State fair etc.
  • When will groups meet? What is the commitment?The Pack Connections program will kick off with a welcome celebration on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 5pm-6pm, where you will meet your group and Pack Connections leader. Then, Pack Connections groups will begin meeting weekly at 6pm  on their designated night of the week (TBD) beginning Monday, August 21, 2017 through Thursday, November 16, 2017.  *Groups will not meet the week of Thanksgiving (November 20-24, 2017) or Fall Break (October 5-7, 2017). 

Fall Groups:

#NCState21 groups
  • These groups are only open to new first-year students
  • Throughout the semester #NCState21 groups  will attend 8 events around campus, with an emphasis in participating in campus traditions, including an exclusive tour inside NC State’s Memorial Belltower

#NCStateTransfers groups
  • These groups are only open to new transfer students
  • Throughout the semester, the #NCStateTransfer groups will attend 8 events around campus, with an emphasis in participating in campus traditions, including an exclusive tour inside NC State’s Memorial Belltower
Out of State Student group
  • This group is open to new first-year and transfer students
  • Throughout the semester, this group will attend 4 signature events around campus,  including an exclusive tour inside NC State’s Memorial Belltower as well as 4 events around Raleigh and the Triangle.
Community Engagement & Service group
  • This group is open to new first-year and transfer students
  • Throughout the semester, this group will attend  5 community engagement themed events around campus
  • This group will also engage in 2 local service opportunities
Social Justice in Action group
  • This group is open to new first-year and transfer students
  • The Social Justice in Action group will serve as a certificate program for new students interested in expanding their knowledge, awareness, and skills around issues of social justice
  • The group will attend 3 events/training together, while individual members are responsible for attending 3 additional events/ trainings throughout the semester that they will discuss in their weekly dinners.
  • Group member who meet attendance requirements will join the group on a day trip to the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro, NC on Saturday, October 21, 2017 as well as receive a certificate of completion.

Space in the program is limited, and registration is first come, first serve. Registration for the program will close on Friday, August 4, 2017, and participating students will be sent an invitation to attend the Pack Connections kickoff by Sunday, August 14, 2017.  For questions about participating, please contact Genna Martella at grmartel@ncsu.edu.

 

Registration for the Fall 2017 Pack Connections groups has closed. If you are still interested in participating, please email Genna Martella at genna_martella@ncsu.edu. Additionally, registration for Spring 2017 Pack Connections groups will open in early October 2017. To be among the first notified when groups open, please fill out this Interest Form.