Office of International Services

Local Banks

Setting up a bank account is an important step to getting settled in the United States.  The Office of International Services strongly recommends that you do this as soon as possible following your arrival.  There are numerous banks located within walking distance of the NC State campus and OIS maintains a list of these banks for your convenience.

To open a bank account, you will need your passport and I-20 (F-1 visas) or DS-2019 (J-1 visas).  You may also need a social security number within 30-60 days of opening an account, but this will vary from bank to bank.  However, you will not need a social security number to open an account.

Nearby Banks include:


Bank of America  - Cameron Village Office

321 Oberlin Road

(919) 829-6654

Wachovia– Cameron Village Oberlin Office

601 Oberlin Road

(919) 881-6324

Branch Banking & Trust – State University Office

1806 Hillsborough Street

(919) 716-9665

Wachovia  -  Cameron Village Clark Office

2001 Clark Avenue

(919) 839-1399

Centura Bank – Cameron Village Office

1959 Clark Avenue

(919) 839-4430

Wachovia – Hillsborough Office

2600 Hillsborough Street

(919) 664-8801

First Citizen’s Bank – Cameron Village Office

2005 Cameron Street

(919) 716-7121

State Employees Credit Union

2802 Hillsborough Street

(919) 839-5381

* Must be employed by NCSU to have an account here.