In With the New

After the academic year ends, an activity-filled summer starts at NC State. That includes nearly 30 New Student Orientation sessions for first-time first-year and transfer students.

We attended an Exploratory Studies New Student Orientation session, where we spoke with students and a few parents as well. Check out our video to see what they had to say about their orientation experience and thoughts on NC State. 

This summer, New Student Programs will welcome approximately 6,300 students to New Student Orientation and nearly 8,000 parents and family members to Family Orientation. Each college, along with Exploratory Studies, hosts their own sessions over several months.

“We’ve been doing orientation in its current format since 2010,” said Cameron Hill, associate director of New Student Programs. “Each session allows students to acclimate to their academic homes as well as the larger university, and get a taste of campus life at NC State.”

New Student Orientation is required for all first-year and transfer students. The sessions address not only academics, but also the intellectual, emotional and social challenges and opportunities inherent in university life.

Family Orientation gives parents and other family members insight into the vast resources available to them and their students, and an overview of university processes and procedures. A parent attending a recent orientation session noted that “the sessions were informative, helpful and just the right amount of time. The speakers were knowledgeable and it truly seemed like every person loves their job and is invested in making this an incredible place for students.”

 

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