NC State Dining is taking every precaution to ensure our campus community continues to enjoy safe, healthy and nutritious meals this semester.

Safe and Healthy Eating

The university is reconfiguring dining spaces and furniture to help maintain distance between diners, in accordance with North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services requirements. All NC State Dining employees are required to wear protective masks, and guests are required to do the same while in service areas. Shopping and dining areas will be cleaned frequently.

No self-service options will be available, with the exception of packaged food and beverages. Mobile ordering, cashless operations and contactless transaction technologies are being deployed. Grab-and-go options are being expanded and will be offered at new locations to reduce density in Fountain, Case and Clark dining halls. Reusable containers are being deployed to reduce campus waste. If the need arises, the university may set up large outdoor tents for food service, expanding the available seating area.

Since all-you-can-eat options may be limited or suspended in the fall semester, NC State is evaluating student meal plans to provide for wider use of meal equivalencies.

Hours of operation in dining facilities and stores will be adapted based on changes in student class schedules and the impact of virtual instruction on student location, travel and study habits.

The Wolfpack One Card Office has implemented an online ID photo submission process for incoming students. This will allow for university IDs to be ready when students arrive on campus. During move-in week, a covered area outside Talley Student Union will be used to distribute IDs, providing for better physical distancing.


NC State’s retail outlet, Wolfpack Outfitters, is implementing alternative distribution methods for shoppers who choose to buy online and pick up their orders. Customers shopping for computers and other high-technology products will be able to interact with demo units while practicing good cleaning practices. Course materials will be prepared and packaged for each student order, and pickup times will be scheduled in advance. Faculty members are being encouraged to use digital course materials.

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This information is subject to change. Last updated: Aug. 3, 2020.