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Spring Entry Orientation Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find information specifically related to the orientation program. For a comprehensive list of what you need to do before starting at NC State, please visit our online "New Student Checklist".

I have not been officially admitted to the University, can I register for a Spring Entry Orientation session?
Is Orientation mandatory?
Is there a fee for Spring Entry Orientation?
What is the date of Spring Entry Orientation?
How do I register for a Spring Entry Orientation session?
Should an international student attend Spring Entry Orientation?
What happens if I cannot attend my Orientation session?
Can I register for classes at Spring Entry Orientation?
Do I get a confirmation that I registered for Orientation?
If I need special accommodations during Orientation, what office should I contact?
Can I bring my parents or a friend to Spring Entry Orientation?
I am about to start taking classes in the Non-Degree Studies (formerly Life Long Education program). What Orientation do I attend?
What should I bring to Orientation?
What time and where will Orientation begin?
What will the schedule be like at Orientation?
Where should I park during Spring Entry Orientation?
Will I receive my AllCampus card (Student ID) at Orientation?

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I have not been officially admitted to the University, can I register for a Spring Entry Orientation session?
No. You can not register for Spring Entry Orientation until you have been admitted and confirmed your intention to enroll at NC State University by paying the $200 Advanced Enrollment Deposit.  You can check the status of your application on your WolfPAW account.  Should you need to contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions regarding your application status you can reach them by phone at 919.515.2434 or via email at undergrad-admissions@ncsu.edu.

Is Orientation mandatory?
Orientation is a very important element of the transition into college and the majority of the Orientation program has mandatory attendance. If you have a time conflict, contact the Office of New Student Orientation at 919.515.1234 or email us at orientation@ncsu.edu.

Is there a fee for Spring Entry Orientation?
Yes. The New Student Orientation fee for spring entry students entering in the spring semester is $54. This fee covers the costs of Orientation and is included in the Tuition and Fees Statement you will receive by email from the University’s Cashier’s Office. This is a mandatory fee charged to all incoming students regardless of your attendance at Orientation. 

What is the date of Spring Entry Orientation?
The Spring Entry Orientation program takes place on Friday, January 3, 2014.

How do I register for a Spring Entry Orientation?
You can register for Spring Entry Orientation online from your WolfPAW account at http://wolfpaw.ncsu.edu.

Should an International Student attend Spring Entry Orientation?
International students should contact the Office of International Services to learn more information about your orientation session. All international students (those in non-immigrant visa status) are required to check in with the Office of International Services (OIS) upon arrival.  Please contact OIS for further details by calling 919.515.2961 or via web at  http://internationalservices.ncsu.edu/.

What happens if I can not attend my Orientation session?
Contact New Student Orientation as soon as possible by phone at 919.515.1234 or via email at orientation@ncsu.edu to discuss your conflict.

Can I register for classes at Spring Entry Orientation?
Students should visit www.ncsu.edu/orientation/springentry/courseregistration.php to learn more about what your college expects from you before attending Spring Entry Orientation. Learn whether you should contact an academic advisor or register for your class prior to attending Spring Entry Orientation and learn who you should contact in your college.

Do I get a confirmation that I registered for Orientation?
Yes. An email will be sent to your personal address (the one you included on your application to NC State) and to your WOLFPAW account.

If I need special accommodations during Orientation, what office should I contact?
Students or parents needing assistive services or special accommodations at Orientation must contact Lori Wilson at 919.515.1234 at least 10 (ten) business days before your Orientation session.

Can I bring my parents or a friend to Spring Entry Orientation?
Spring Entry has two programs- one for incoming new students, and one for parents and family members who will be part of the student's support group during their time at NC State.  For individuals wishing to attend Parents' Orientation, registration is required. For more information, please visit www.ncsu.edu/orientation/springentryparents.

I am about to start taking classes in the Non-Degree Studies (formerly Life Long Education) program. What Orientation do I attend?
The Orientation program offered by New Student Orientation is for degree seeking students only. Students in the Non-Degree Studies (NDS) program should attend the orientation session offered by the Department of Registration and Records. Newly admitted non-degree students will be invited to this orientation session via email. Visit the Non-Degree Studies website at http://www.ncsu.edu/nds or call 919.515.2572.

What should I bring to Orientation?
It is suggested that students bring the following items:

  • Orientation parking permit, which must be displayed on your car at all times during Orientation
  • Valid driver’s license or other form of picture ID (to have your Wolfpack One card made)
  • Comfortable clothes/sneakers as you will be doing a lot of walking
  • Book bag  
  • Pen and paper
  • Copies of your AP/IB/SAT II scores if available
  • Any questions you may have about campus or courses
  • A great attitude about beginning classes at NC State!

What time and where will Orientation begin?
Check-in for Orientation is between 8:00a.m.-8:30a.m. in Witherspoon Student Center, located on Cates Avenue. You must check into receive your Information Packet and program schedule. Plan on a late afternoon departure.

What will the schedule be like at Orientation?
Activities at Orientation will vary depending on your college, but a general schedule can be viewed online at www.ncsu.edu/orientation/springentry/activities.php.

Where should I park during Spring Entry Orientation?
On-campus parking is available in the Lee and West Lots located on Sullivan Drive. Print the parking permit located at www.ncsu.edu/orientation/springentry and place on the passenger side dashboard. The deck address is 2530 Sullivan Drive, Raleigh, NC 27607. 

Will I receive my Wolfpack One Card (Student ID) at Orientation?
Yes. Students will have the opportunity to get their picture taken for their Wolfpack One Card at Orientation. Students must have a valid picture ID with them in order to get their card.

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