Be sure to check out the events below to learn more about some of Wolfpack Welcome Week’s signature events and greatest traditions!
See the 2021 Signature Events below:
Celebrate the start of the year with this 1.6-mile midnight fun run around campus. Hang out afterward with a post-race party and live DJ on Stafford Commons.
Register here by Thursday, August 12. The first 1,500 registered participants that check in on Friday, August 13 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. will receive a free t-shirt.
Friday, August 13 | Memorial Belltower | 11:59 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
New Student Convocation is the opportunity for first-year students to kick-off the academic year with 5,000 of your fellow classmates, faculty, and staff while hearing from Chancellor Woodson and the Student Body President and participating in the Class of 2025 photo!
Sunday, August 15 | Court of North Carolina (lawn in front of the 1911 Building) | 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Second Year Convocation is your opportunity to reengage with NC State and your fellow classmates, faculty, and staff while hearing from Chancellor Woodson and the Student Body President about your second year on-campus and participating in the Class of 2024 photo. This is a great opportunity to engage with classmates and experience the tradition in-person!
Sunday, August 15 | Talley Student Union, Stafford Commons | 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
This is your opportunity to continue building relationships with the students, faculty, and staff within your college! As your new academic home, you’ll want to begin making connections early, so come out to your College Connections and help NC State start to feel like home.
Held at various times by college
This collaborative program between the Interfraternity Council and the Inter-Residence Council encourages students to meet new people as they are adjusting to college life and introduce residents to two of the largest organizations on campus!
Tuesday, August 17 | Tucker/Owen Beach | 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Join the Black Students Board for Back 2 School Jam! Meet our Black student organizations on Talley Student Union, Stafford Commons from 5-6:30pm and grab some free food! At 6:30, move inside to Talley Student Union, Stewart Theatre to enjoy our student showcase from 7-9pm ft. DJ Trellz!
Wednesday, August 18 | Talley Student Union | 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Respect the Pack is an opportunity for students to learn more about diversity and inclusion, what NC State is doing to further equity and inclusion, and what we can all do to Respect the Pack.
Thursday, August 19 | Talley Student Union, Lobby | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Learn about ways to connect with a variety of student organizations, academic programs, and campus services. Don’t forget to talk with student organization leaders and meet faculty and staff that can help you navigate the journey! This event is sponsored by Student Involvement.
Saturday, August 21 | Talley Student Union | 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of fun as Wellness and Recreation helps you kick off the year with RecFest, an interactive event offering free food, giveaways and entertainment. Bring your friends and be part of one of the largest events on campus!
Saturday, August 21 | Miller Fields | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.