Spring Connect Advising Day

Spring Connect Advising Day

Advising Day will take place on Friday, October 18, 2019 and is an opportunity for Spring Connect students to receive in-person academic advising and information in preparation for spring course registration. Academic advising is an essential step for students to take before online course registration opens for Spring Connect students in late-October on MyPack Portal.

The event is not mandatory and does not replace New Student Orientation scheduled for Friday, January 3, 2020, but it is highly encouraged for students to attend if they are able! Family members are also invited to attend with their students.

If you cannot attend Advising Day, review the Spring Connect Advising page which has instructions for contacting your college or program to receive academic advising before course registration.

Date and Time

  • Friday, October 18, 2019
  • 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Check-In will take place from 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Witherspoon Student Center

If you cannot attend Advising Day, you will receive information by email in October about contacting your college or program to receive academic advising before course registration.

Who Should Attend?

Advising Day is designed for Spring Connect students and their family members who will serve a student’s primary support throughout their transition to the university.

Can children or young adults attend the program?

Children and young adults are welcome to attend Advising Day, but some of the sessions may be presented in a lecture format and may not be engaging for them.

Will students and guests be together during the program?

Yes, students and families will attend programming together during Advising Day.

Registration

The registration deadline for Advising Day was October 9, 2019.

If you cannot attend Advising Day or did not register, review the Spring Connect Advising page which has instructions for contacting your college or program to receive academic advising before course registration.

Check-In and Schedule

  • Download a detailed schedule
  • Check-In will take place at Witherspoon Student Center from 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Signs and staff will direct guests from the Coliseum Parking Deck to Witherspoon Student Center when they arrive
  • Guests should eat lunch before attending Advising Day as it will not be provided
  • Advising meetings will take place in different buildings around campus, so there will be a fair amount of walking.
  • The formal program will conclude around 4:30p.m., but guests will be able to visit campus offices if needed to take care of business until 5:00p.m.

Overview of Activities

What Students Should Bring

  • Valid driver’s license or other government-issued photo ID if you need to take the Foreign Language Placement Test
  • Copies of your previous transcripts (unofficial copies) and any AP/IB/SAT II scores (if available)
  • Fall semester class schedule to assist in the academic advising process (if you are taking classes at another institution in the fall)
  • Make sure you know your Unity ID and password and have answered your three security questions
  • Comfortable clothes/sneakers – you may be walking around campus
  • Pen and paper
  • Umbrella

Directions and Parking

Advising Day participants may park on campus in the Coliseum Parking Deck entering via Jensen Drive. The parking lot address is 201 Jensen Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606.

How to get to NC State:

  • Directions to the Coliseum Parking Deck (201 Jensen Drive, Raleigh, NC 27607) can be found using this Waze Link or on the NC State Campus Map interactive website.
  • Visit the University Transportation website for road construction updates/closings.
  • Please do not try to enter campus via Dan Allen Drive from Hillsborough Street. The road is gated and not accessible to campus from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Parking Permit:

Students and families attending Advising Day will use a free virtual parking permit that is validated using license plate recognition. The permit will be valid for the Coliseum Parking Deck from 7:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. on Friday, October 18. Parking is free and open to the public after 5:00p.m.

Register for your permit before leaving for Advising Day using the following instructions, and note that you will need your license plate information to complete the online form. Please only complete this online registration form once for each vehicle that will need parking during Advising Day.

Students in the Wilson College of Textiles will register for a permit that will work at the Coliseum Deck and at the MRC Deck on Centennial Campus. You will initially attend programming with all participants in Witherspoon Student Center on Main Campus, and then drive to your Textiles advising meeting at the Wilston College of Textiles building on Centennial Campus. See instructions below.

How to Obtain Your Event Permit (All academic programs except Wilson College of Textiles):

  1. Visit aimsparking.com
  2. Select “Purchase Event Permit” (Note: Permit is Free)
  3. Agree to the Terms of Service
  4. Select “General Event”
  5. Select Event: 10/18 Spring Connect Advising Day
  6. When prompted enter Springconnect2019 as the Event Voucher Code. The code is case sensitive and must be entered exactly as shown. Click Confirm.
  7. Select Permit Type
  8. Select/Confirm your parking dates. Click confirm.
  9. Select Location
  10. Click “Add Vehicle”. Enter vehicle license plate, state, year and make. Click Add.
  11. Review information entered for accuracy and click continue.
  12. Enter email address to receive, confirmation of parking permit. Click Checkout. Remember, the permit is virtual, so your license plate is your permit and no paper permit is required. Permit is only valid only for the vehicle entered. Permit is not valid in paid parking locations. 

How to Obtain Your Event Permit (ONLY students and guests in Wilson College of Textiles):

Textiles guests will drive to Centennial Campus for a meeting at the Wilson College of Textiles building for the second half of Advising Day. You may park initially in the Coliseum Deck, then move your vehicle to the MRC Deck at 2410 Campus Shore Drive. 

  1. Visit aimsparking.com
  2. Select “Purchase Event Permit” (Note: Permit is Free)
  3. Agree to the Terms of Service
  4. Select “General Event”
  5. Select Event: 10/18 Spring Connect Advising Day
  6. When prompted enter Springconnect2019Textiles as the Event Voucher Code. The code is case sensitive and must be entered exactly as shown. Click Confirm.
  7. Select Permit Type
  8. Select/Confirm your parking dates. Click confirm.
  9. Select Location
  10. Click “Add Vehicle”. Enter vehicle license plate, state, year and make. Click Add.
  11. Review information entered for accuracy and click continue.
  12. Enter email address to receive, confirmation of parking permit. Click Checkout. Remember, the permit is virtual, so your license plate is your permit and no paper permit is required. Permit is only valid only for the vehicle entered. Permit is not valid in paid parking locations. 

Important Virtual Permit Notes:

  • This permit is free for guests, and you should not need to enter credit card information. If you use a credit card to purchase another permit in error, refunds are not available.
  • Accessible parking is available. It is only valid when a state-issued placard is displayed in your vehicle and you have registered for an accessible virtual Advising Day permit through NC State (instructions above).
  • Vehicle license plates cannot be changed once entered.
  • If you will be using a rental car, wait to register for a virtual permit once you have the vehicle and its license plate information.
For assistance with obtaining your permit please call the Transportation Office at 919-515-3424

Hotel Options

Local hotel options are available on the Parents & Families Services Website. On-campus housing accommodations are not available for this event.

Accommodations

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, NC State will honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities. If you are a student or guest attending a New Student Programs event, have a disability and desire any assistive devices, services, or other accommodations (e.g., ASL interpreter, large print, etc.) to participate in this event, please contact Lori Wilson at new-students@ncsu.edu or 919.515.1234 during business hours of 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. EST as soon as possible or at least 10 working days prior to the event.