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Working Through COVID-19

NC State remains open and continues to provide vital services and support. Learn how we've responded to the coronavirus pandemic — and how we're preparing to welcome more of our community back to campus.

What You Need to Know

NC State continues to work with county and state health officials to monitor and respond to the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. NC State is implementing the following actions to keep our campus community safe and to limit the potential of COVID-19 impacting our ability to fulfill the university’s core academic mission:

  • NC State will begin its 2020-21 academic year on Aug. 10, nine days earlier than originally scheduled, and will forgo fall break in order to complete the semester before Thanksgiving, including finals. Students will not return to campus after Thanksgiving for the remainder of the calendar year. Find out more about the new semester.
  • All classes for spring 2020 and summer sessions 1 and 2 2020 will be held online. Please regularly check the summer sessions website for updated information and new summer online course options.
  • In line with Gov. Cooper’s phased approach to reopening the state, some in-person activities have and will continue to increase in select areas including research, Extension and the NC State Veterinary Hospital.
  • The majority of NC State employees will continue working remotely until further notice.
  • Chancellor Woodson has named 10 task forces to finalize recommendations for the reactivation of NC State over the summer in preparation for a successful fall semester. Learn more about the task forces.
  • As NC State begins a phased return to the workplace, faculty and staff should consult this guide outlining protocols to create a safe and positive work environment.

Campus community members with other questions related to COVID-19 can call the Wolfpack Response Line at 919-512-3272.

NC State Community Resources

We encourage everyone at NC State to stay informed and take care of yourselves to ensure we remain a healthy Wolfpack. Below, you’ll find more information about specific NC State programs, travel planning and restrictions.

Official Guidance

The CDC offers extensive guidance to United States citizens and residents about COVID-19. Visit the resources below to learn the status of the disease and how you can respond.