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Schedule At A Glance

New Student Orientation is a full-day program. Students should expect to arrive on campus no later than 8:20 a.m. and stay on campus until 5:00 p.m. in order to receive vital information on student services, online course registration, and their college and major.

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m
Orientation Check-in
Witherspoon Student Center

Be sure to browse through the information you receive at Check-in.

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
University Welcome

Witherspoon Student Center

Students will hear vital information from a number of NC State administrators and offices.

9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Orientation Leader Small Groups

Various Locations, Witherspoon Student Center

You will be broken up into smaller groups each with an Orientation Leader (student leader) where you can have your questions answered by a currently enrolled student, meet other incoming students, and plan the rest of your day at Spring Entry Orientation.

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
College/Institute Meetings, Advising, Registration
Various Locations on Campus

College representatives will be available to provide information on academic policies and regulations, discuss departmental procedures, review course transfer policies, or provide academic advising and registration assistance. Take this opportunity to ask questions about your placement scores and class schedule.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Fountain Dining Hall

Orientation Leaders will escort students to Fountain Dining Hall for lunch. After lunch, students can choose to use this time to have their student ID card made.

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Conference Sessions and Tours
Various Locations, Witherspoon Student Center

Topics and activities during this time will include:
  • Involvement at State
  • Career Development
  • Time and Stress Management
  • Tutorial Services
  • Academic Advising Services
  • University Dining
  • Veterans Affairs
  • How to Pay Your Bill
  • Student Health Services
  • Information Technology
  • Learning the MyPack Portal
  • Campus Tour