Programs and Opportunities
Before You Start
New Student Orientation
Transfer Orientation is focused on providing you support services and resources to help you be successful in your first year at NC State. Current transfer students will be on-hand to provide personal insight into what it means to transfer into NC State and students will have the opportunity to begin building their own networks with other incoming transfer students and begin to learn your way around campus.
Summer Start assists new transfer students with the transition to NC State through five weeks of academic courses and campus involvement during Summer Session II. Summer Start works closely with each college to ensure students will be enrolled in academic courses towards their specific major to get them on the accelerated path to graduation. In addition to up to eight credit hours of university coursework, many optional social, academic, leadership, and service programs are planned throughout the week and on weekends. Summer Start will provide a strong introduction to the culture of NC State and a jump start on your academic degree requirements. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to get ahead with a smaller community of your peers.
The GLBT Symposium is a half-day welcome and community-building experience designed to provide incoming students with information about the GLBT Center, annual events, and ways to get involved. Students will learn about GLBT student organizations on campus, opportunities to volunteer through the GLBT Center, and GLBT resources in the local community. Incoming students will get a chance to connect with each other and hear from returning students about what it’s like to be GLBT at NC State. This annual event is a great way for students to make new friends, enjoy free food, and have some fun. Lunch will be provided.
The 2016 GLBT Symposium will be held on Saturday, August 13 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm.
Wolfpack Bound, a program offered by University Recreation for incoming students, provides an outdoor adventure trip complement to the traditional NC State new student orientation. By participating in a 5-day Wolfpack Bound trip, students will meet other incoming first-year students, create connections with faculty and staff, and learn outdoor skills in the natural beauty of North Carolina (either backpacking in the mountains or sea kayaking on the coast in the Outer Banks).
Students will be challenged both physically and mentally in a supportive environment, while developing leadership skills, and lasting relationships. All trips are beginner-friendly and no outdoor experience is required! Your registration fee covers transportation, food, equipment, and experienced leadership by University Recreation Outdoor Adventures staff.
Student Veteran Summit
The Student Veteran Summit is here to help student veterans and dependents connect with each other and the campus community while learning about the resources and opportunities that exist at NC State that contribute to your success as a student.
Transfer Student Involvement Workshop
After Orientation, continue to learn about opportunities for involvement and engagement at this workshop specifically for transfer students. The one-day workshop with New Student Programs and Student Involvement features a VIP traditions tour, involvement consultations, and an opportunity to connect with other new transfer students.
Wolfpack Welcome Week
Wolfpack Welcome Week marks the beginning of every fall semester with a series of events that allow new students to start building their community at NC State. You will have the opportunity to explore campus involvement, get acclimated to academic life at NC State, and meet lots of other transfer and current students! Mark your calendar for #NCStateWWW on August 12-20, 2016, and visit the website for a comprehensive schedule.
Be sure to check out the Wolfpack Welcome Week schedule for more information!
While You are Here
S.T.A.T.E. Village in University Housing
The S.T.A.T.E. Village program provides second year and transfer students with opportunities to make the most of your NC State experience by focusing on the six core pillars essential to student success: Academic Success, Career Development, Community and Global Engagement, Diversity, Leadership and Life Skills.
S.T.A.T.E. Village residents live in Wolf Village (Gray Hall) and are encouraged to participate in academic and career exploration events, form strong peer and mentoring relationships, engage in civic and community engagement and service learning opportunities. Residents are also paired with a Resident Mentor that will assist with their transition and provide continuous support throughout the year.
Tau Sigma National Honor Society
Tau Sigma is a national honor society dedicated to recognizing and promoting the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students! Tau Sigma provides its members opportunities to earn scholarships, take leadership positions in the university, serve others at the university and in the community, all while developing friendships and becoming a more integral part of NC State!
Get the Scoop Workshop Series
Get the Scoop is a New Student Workshop series that aims to provide students tools to be successful both in and outside the classroom. At each workshop, new students will enjoy a scoop of NC State’s Howling Cow ice cream on us while discovering life hacks that will make their time at NC State that much sweeter!
New Student Job Fair
Like the idea and convenience of an on-campus job, but not sure where to start? This event brings together a variety of campus employers so that you can find the position that fits you best!
Winter Welcome Week
Winter Welcome Week marks the beginning of the spring semester with a series of events that allow new and returning students to begin or continue building their community at NC State. Students will have the opportunity to explore campus involvement, build academic skills, and meet new people!
Transfer Pack Connections Group
Transferring to a new university can be overwhelming. Pack Connections groups are a way for you to make NC State feel like home, meet more people, and get involved on campus in a smaller, tight knit community! Each group led by two upper-class students will meet once a week on campus for dinner during the semester and attend some of NC State’s and Raleigh’s signature events and traditions.