Overcoming COVID-19

Here's how NC State is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic — and what you can do to help.

Working as One Pack

At NC State, we’re doing everything we can to protect the Pack as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following are some important reminders to help keep our community safe. These will be updated as needed. Please continue to visit this website for the most current information on NC State’s response to COVID-19.

This information is subject to change. Last updated: July 30, 2021.

What You Need to Know

  • As of Monday, Aug. 2, face coverings are again required in all indoor spaces on campus for students, faculty, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, unless:
    • You are alone in a private, enclosed residence hall room, apartment or office with the door closed.
    • You are in an enclosed indoor space when only household members are present.
    • You are actively eating or drinking.
  • Face coverings are not currently required in outdoor spaces for vaccinated individuals, but they are encouraged, especially in large crowds. Anyone who has not been fully vaccinated should continue wearing a face covering outdoors.
  • Face coverings will continue to be required on NC State’s Wolfline buses.
  • Students living in university-owned housing (including Greek Village) who have not provided proof of vaccination will be required to provide results from a PCR COVID-19 test within 72 hours before or after their move-in appointment.

Beginning Monday, Aug. 16:

  • Residents living in university-owned housing (including Greek Village) who have not provided proof of vaccination will be required to participate in weekly surveillance testing on campus.
  • Students who have any on-campus classes and/or campus activities who have not provided proof of vaccination will be required to participate in weekly surveillance testing on campus.

In addition, please keep this information in mind:

  • Any NC State student, faculty member or staff member with a valid NC State ID can get tested on campus. All testing is provided free of charge. For the latest updated information on testing locations and hours of operation, click here.
  • Vaccines are highly encouraged. All faculty, staff, students, alumni and their family members aged 12 years and older can get vaccinated at NC State. For more information on vaccines, click here.
  • NC State regularly updates vaccination, testing, self-reporting, vaccination, quarantine and isolation data on the COVID-19 Data Tracking page. 

It Takes a Wolfpack

In addition to outlining ways for us all to protect ourselves and others, NC State will continue providing important information to keep students, families, faculty and staff safe, healthy and thriving.

Use the links below to find information and resources covering most aspects of being a member of the Wolfpack family during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Think and Do

As a public land-grant university, we owe it to the people of our state to tackle challenges such as COVID-19 — and to keep delivering world-class academics, research and outreach for North Carolina and beyond, whatever the circumstances. We strive to ensure that the things we learn and discover on campus will improve lives far beyond it.

If you’re new to this community, know that we’ll have your back — during this pandemic and long after it’s over.

This information is subject to change. Last updated: July 30, 2021.