Fall semester COVID-19 readiness

NC State community:

The fall semester is an exciting time, with many special events and other campus experiences taking place in person for the first time in more than two years. The health and safety of our campus community remain a priority, and we ask that you continue your efforts to protect yourselves and the Pack. Before the start of the new semester, please take a moment to review the following COVID-19 protocols and recommendations, which will remain in effect until further notice.

COVID-19 Campus Health

The Campus Health Center (formerly Student Health Services) will continue to serve our campus community by providing free COVID-19 testing and administering vaccinations and boosters.

  • COVID-19 voluntary testing will remain available for students, faculty and staff. Click here for testing locations and times.
  • Vaccines remain the best way to protect yourself and our community against COVID-19 and its most severe symptoms. If you haven’t yet done so, please consider making an appointment to get your vaccine on campus or, if you’re eligible, to get your booster shot.

Personal Responsibility

As we enter the fall semester, it’s important we continue to take steps to help protect ourselves and the community while remaining respectful of others and their choices.

  • Familiarize yourself with the university’s Protect the Pack website, which includes important information about the university’s ongoing COVID-19 response.
  • Face coverings are not required on campus, but are encouraged.
  • When preparing to return to campus, include COVID-19 precautions in your planning. Discuss isolation and quarantine procedures with your roommates and family if applicable.

Isolation and Quarantine

If you test positive for COVID-19, we strongly encourage that you undergo your period of isolation at a permanent residence.

  • NC State recommends following the isolation and quarantine guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, self-reporting your test results and following any additional guidance the university provides to you about returning to campus.
  • If a student living on campus cannot isolate at a permanent residence, there is very limited isolation housing available for emergency situations.

Moving Forward

As always, we will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and provide updates as necessary. Please continue to check Protect the Pack for the latest information on how we can keep ourselves and each other safe. We’re looking forward to a fun and safe semester ahead.