Summer Start Prep List

As a Summer Start participant, you may be wondering about what you need to do to prepare for the summer and where to find the resources and information related to Summer Start. This Prep List serves as your roadmap for all the things that you need or may want to do before beginning on June 20! Note: This Prep List does not replace the New Student Checklist but is meant to help you prepare for the Summer Start program specifically. Click here to access the New Student Checklist.  Click through the items below to begin preparing for your Summer Start experience!

Follow on Social Media & Check Email

Now that you are part of Summer Start, you need to get to know us better. Follow these important groups to connect, access information, and stay up-to-date on deadlines.

You should also make sure to check your personal email regularly for important information about your Summer Start experience, including course registration, important deadlines, and what to expect this summer! While you are at it, be sure to set up your NC State email account! To learn how to set up your NC State email, visit the Office for Information Technology’s website.

Complete Advising & Course Registration

Whether you are a first-year or transfer student, there are steps you need to take to complete your advising and course registration for summer. Please look through the information below that pertains to you.

First-Year Students

On your Summer Start sign up form, you indicated courses related to your major that you were interested in taking.  Your academic advisor is reviewing that information, along with any transfer or AP credit you may be bringing to the university.  They are sharing recommendations for your summer course schedule with Summer Start staff.  Then, our staff will go ahead and register you for those classes.  Once we register you for classes, you’ll receive an email from us with instructions on how to view your summer schedule. This process only pertains to your course registration for Summer Session II (Summer Start). You will register for your fall semester courses at a later date in conjunction with your academic program. Any needed placement tests (indicated here in your college-specific information) should be completed as soon as possible in order to assist in the advising and course registration process. 

Transfer Students

You may complete course registration after speaking with your academic advisor by accessing the MyPack Portal system. Click here for a listing of academic advisors for transfer students. Advising for Summer Start can occur at the same time as your conversation with your academic advisor about fall classes.

Learn about your Financial Aid Award

If you have completed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you have been considered for potential financial aid awards. To learn about any financial aid you have been awarded, visit the Receiving your Financial Aid page on the Student Services Center website. Have specific questions about your award? Contact your Financial Aid Counselor! Click here to find your Financial Aid Counselor’s name.

Website: Phone: 919.515.2421 (Scholarships and Financial Aid) Email:

Sign Up for Summer Start Housing (*Required of all first-year students)

Living on campus is an essential part of the Wolfpack experience; that’s why students are required to live on campus during Summer Start. Most transfer students are not required to live on campus and other exceptions can apply for first-year students. Applications for Summer Start Housing are now available in MyPack Portal! The Summer Start housing application does not include the fall and spring semesters and must be completed separately from the fall/spring application. Preferred roommates can be requested by adding them to your housing application.  Please complete this process by Friday, May 17. For directions on completing your summer housing application, click here.

Website: Phone: 919.515.2440 (University Housing) Email:

Prepare for Summer Start Move-In (June 19)

Save the Date: Summer Start housing Move-In will occur on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 9:00am to 2:00pm! 

Review the information below to find out what you can expect on Move-In Day, including parking information and what you need to do after you move in.

Visit the Summer Start Move-In page for more information by clicking here.

For students living on campus in Owen Hall, details for move in can be found below:

Date: Wednesday, June 19

Location: Owen Hall (Directions Below)

Time: 9:00am-2:00pm*

*NOTE: To ease traffic congestion, it is recommended students with last names beginning with A-K arrive between 9:00-11:30am and students with last names beginning with L-Z arrive between 11:30am-2:00pm. However, students are able to Move In outside of these recommended times and should plan to arrive between 9:00am-2:00pm as their schedule permits.

Contact Summer Start (; 919.515.1234) with any questions you may have.

View & Pay Your Summer Bill

Summer Session II tuition and fees will be available beginning May 21 via MyPack Portal and are due by June 6. Please note: there is no payment plan available during the summer so all bills must be paid by June 6. Use the links below to access resources available through the NC State Student Services Center for more information about your bill:

Enroll in Direct Deposit

In order to have financial aid or other refunds deposited directly into a US checking account, students are required to complete direct deposit information. Failure to have current direct deposit information will delay refunds. Funds can be deposited into a checking account (not a savings account) at any US bank. Find the steps for completing your direct deposit information here.

Complete Required Online Education

Summer Start participants must complete the online education courses by Sunday, June 16, 2019. As part of NC State’s commitment to fostering a healthy and inclusive environment, all new first-year and transfer students are required to complete online trainings before the stated deadline below, before their first semester. Online education courses cover topics including:

  • Alcohol education (required for students under age 21)
  • Hazing prevention
  • Sexual assault prevention (Title IX)
Visit for instructions on completing the online trainings and to complete the trainings.

Website: Phone: 919.515.4405 Email:

Register family members for Family Orientation

If you wish to register parents or family members for Family Orientation, please do so now using your WolfPAW account. Family Orientation is a concurrent program to your Summer Start Orientation session. Attendance is highly encouraged, but not required. Find additional information and registration instructions here.

Review your Course Schedule

Your academic advisor is reviewing the course preferences you included on your Summer Start application in addition to any transfer or AP credit you may be bringing to the university.  They are sharing recommendations for your summer course schedule with Summer Start staff.  Then, our staff will go ahead and register you for those classes.  Once we register you for classes, you’ll receive an email from us with instructions on how to view your summer schedule. Once your schedule is available, you can view it by logging in to MyPack Portal and selecting the “For Students” tab.  Click the “Go to Student Center” link to view your upcoming courses.

Purchase a Meal Plan

NC State’s award-winning dining program offers a variety of restaurants, cafes, coffee houses, dining halls, convenience stores and vending machines, and meal plans make it easy to eat with the Pack. Whether you live in on-campus housing or commute to campus, there are affordable plans to meet your needs. All first-year students (students entering college for the first time) living in on-campus housing are required to have a meal plan. Sign up for your summer meal plan here. The meal plan for Summer Session II begins on Saturday, June 23.  Summer Start will provide students with the following meals prior to the activation of meal plans: dinner on Wednesday, June 20; breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Thursday, June 21 (through New Student Orientation); breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Friday, June 22.

Website: Phone: 1.800.701.4940 (NC State Dining)

Review Summer Parking Permit Information

Parking on campus requires a valid NC State Parking Permit, even during the summer. Summer parking permits are currently available for purchase online through NC State Transportation. Permits are $75 if purchased early summer and cost is prorated later in the summer.  The cost of a parking permit during Summer II classes will be less than $75 if purchased online around June 18. Summer permits expire mid-August and are not valid during the academic year. For information on academic year permits, which are based on a student’s credit hours on file with Registration and Records and sold online beginning in early July, visit the New Student Checklist. Please visit Transportation’s website for more detailed information regarding summer parking permit options and the Wolfline bus system.

Website: Phone: 919.515.3424 (Transportation)

Register with Disability Resources Office

Contact the Disability Resources Office (DRO) should you require academic accommodations during the summer or academic year due to physical, mental health and/or learning disabilities. Students are encouraged to initiate contact with the DRO as early in their academic career as possible.

Website: Phone: 919.515.7653 (Disability Services Office) Email:

Meet the Summer Start Student Staff

Visit the Summer Start Student Staff page to learn more about who you will be working with this summer! You’ll learn who your specific Summer Start Mentor will be in early June, but you can see who is representing your college or major or your hometown area by checking out the staff now.

Contact Us with Any Questions

Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions at 919.515.1234 or