Fall updates for students and their families

Dear NC State community,

NC State is excited to have students back on campus for the fall semester and to resume in-person education over the next few weeks.

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the on-campus experience this fall will be different from previous semesters. We want to make sure you know what NC State is doing to protect the Pack and what to expect when you come to campus. We also want you to understand your options so you can make informed decisions that are best for you.

Academic Instruction

NC State is requiring everyone to wear face coverings that cover the nose and mouth in all classrooms and other university facilities. We will practice physical distancing, and we will be teaching more courses online or using hybrid methodologies. You can learn more about these and other safety measures and requirements on the Protect the Pack website.

We understand that while we have taken these and other precautions, some students and families still have concerns about their health and well-being, and some have inquired about the possibility of students taking all of their courses online.

At this point, we believe that most students seeking to have their schedules fully online for the fall will be able to do so. While we cannot guarantee that all courses will be available in that format, many courses are available through online delivery, and most students desiring this option should be able to find courses that keep them on track for graduation.

We have modified the student portal to allow students to search for online courses. Similarly, students are able to search for face-to-face courses, which we know many students prefer.

Please note that tuition and fees are the same for online and in-person courses.

On-Campus Housing

We know that a large number of students are eager to live on campus as part of their Wolfpack experience. We also understand the concerns some students have expressed regarding on-campus living. NC State is doing everything we can to accommodate our students’ individual needs and preferences.

If students who are signed up for on-campus housing find that their schedule is predominantly or completely online, and they prefer to study from home, they can request to withdraw from their housing contracts without penalty by Tuesday, July 28, 2020.

University Housing will be updating its website by Sept. 1 with information about the availability of spring housing for students who want to live on campus.

Dining Plans

Students wishing to cancel their meal plan will need to do so separate from their housing assignment. Students may cancel or change their meal plan online. If you have questions, contact the Wolfpack One Card Office at wolfpack-one-card@ncsu.edu or 919-515-3090.

While this fall will be different, we are working to ensure it will be a safe, positive and beneficial experience for all NC State students. Thank you for your commitment to NC State.