Student Veteran Summit

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Welcome to NC State!

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.

Beginning with an address from Army Lt. General Daniel Bolger, a retired three star general and faculty member at NC State, the Student Veteran Summit will also include a student panel and sessions on topics including: academic expectations and potential transition issues, learning assistance resources, health and wellness, paying your way financially, and building your future through engagement and career services.

The Summit is open to all our Military connected students and their families.

Please Note: This program is not a replacement to the mandatory NC State New Student Orientation program but is meant to highlight experiences, information and resource of special interest to student veterans and dependents.



The Summit will be held on Saturday, August 13 from 2:00-6:30 PM in the Talley Student Union. Dinner for all participants will be provided.


There is no cost to participate in the Student Veteran Summit.

Sponsors for this event include (listed alphabetically): the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, New Student Programs, Risk Assessment and Threat Assessment, University Recreation, and Veteran’s Education Office.


Registration for the Student Veteran Summit has closed. If you are interested in being added to the waitlist should a spot become available, please email Michael Coombes ( with the subject line “Student Veteran Summit Waitlist”. You will be notified by Friday, August 12th if a spot has become available. We apologize for any inconvenience.


During the Student Veteran Summit,  you will learn about NC State while receiving information about campus services and resources directly related to your success as a military connected student, and meeting other military connected students and campus representatives as well.

Highlights of the event include an address from Lt. General Daniel Bolger, a retired three-star Army general and NC State Military History professor, and a panel of current NC State student veterans and dependents.

  • Check-in is from 1:25pm to 1:55 p.m. at Talley Student Union, where the entirety of the program will take place from 2:00pm to 6:30pm.
  • Students can expect to hear from resources and services, such as:
    • Academic Advising Services
    • Career Development Center
    • Cashier’s Office
    • Counseling Center
    • DELTA (Distance Education)
    • Disability Services Office
    • Scholarships & Financial Aid
    • Student Health Services
    • Student Leadership & Engagement
    • University Recreation
    • University Tutorial Center
    • Veteran’s Education
  • Dinner will be provided for students and guests during the Summit and any dietary restrictions can be identified on the registration form.


Click here to view a PDF of the Student Veteran Summit schedule

Presentations from 2016

Presentations from this year’s Student Veteran Summit are linked below. To view descriptions for each presentation, please click here to view the Summit schedule. Click on the name of presentation for a PDF copy of the information presented.

Directions and Parking

    • Summit participants may park on campus in the Coliseum Parking Deck located off Dunn Avenue. The deck address is 201 Jeter Drive, Raleigh, NC 27607.
    • Directions to the Coliseum Parking Deck (201 Jeter Drive, Raleigh, NC 27607) can be found on the NC State Campus Map interactive website.
    • Visit the University Transportation websitefor 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.

What to Bring

  • Participants may want to consider bringing the following items to the Summit:
  • Comfortable clothes/sneakers
  • Cell phone charger
  • Pen and paper for notes
  • Sweater or light jacket as some buildings can be chilly
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Umbrella

Please leave electronic items (iPad, laptop, etc.) and other valuables at home unless needed to take notes during the sessions.


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 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.