Off to a Great Start
From the Memorial Belltower to Bragaw Hall and beyond, NC State’s sprawling grounds and unique architecture beckon new students to make their home on campus. For first year and transfer students eager to start their undergraduate experience, Summer Start fulfills a longing to belong.
Five Questions with New Student Programs
New Student Programs at NC State sets the stage for success for thousands of incoming students each year. The unit coordinates a wide variety of activities and programming that make NC State feel like home for first-time, first-year and transfer students alike.
Warming Up to a New Semester
This spring, more than 1,400 new students — first-time, first-year, transfer and graduate students — will step onto NC State’s campus. Finding a home at the state’s largest university may seem intimidating in the middle of an academic year, but Winter Welcome Week provides a great starting point.
Spring Semester Sees New Students at NC State
More than 300 new first-year students are enrolled at NC State for the spring semester through the Spring Connect program. We spoke with a few of these students and learned about how New Student Programs welcomes them to campus life.
Winter Welcome Week
Winter Welcome Week aims to connect students to campus and provide them with the skills and experiences to thrive in their time on campus. Check out this year's schedule, download the mobile guide, and learn more about the week's events.
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.
Five Questions with Eli Whitley
New Student Orientation welcomes thousands of first-year and transfer students to NC State each summer. Orientation student coordinator Eli Whitley, a rising junior in communication, talks about his involvement in orientation and how he makes new students feel at home.
Summer Behind the Scenes
Even after the academic year ends, NC State remains a hub for activity. Thousands of visitors come to campus each summer for New Student Orientations, summer camps, conferences and more.