Semester Checklist

Welcome to NC State

We are excited to have you join the Wolfpack family. With more than 34,000 students and nearly 8,000 faculty and staff, NC State is a comprehensive university that’s globally recognized for its leadership in education and research.

The GTI will help you transition to life in the United States and provide opportunities to get engaged at NC State. Students receive the following information in a welcome email after their application is processed and approved:

You must bring an official transcript with you to submit to the Grad School when you come to campus in August.
  • Campus ID: the nine-digit numeral shown on the Wolfpack One Card (ex. 200123456)
    • Wolfpack One ID Card: used to access a variety of services on campus. Always carry it with you! Once you are registered for classes, you can get your ID card at the Wolfpack One office in the Talley Student Union (Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) You MUST bring your passport. There is a $20 fee for replacement cards.
  • Unity ID: six characters long, comprised of initials from your name and may also contain numbers (ex. jsmith3).
  • Default Password: last 4 digits of Campus ID + birth month and day (ex. July 4 = 0704). Once you receive your default information, you are are ONLY able to set up your security questions and change your password. Use your temporary password to log in at and complete the security questions. When you’ve completed the security questions, visit to change your password.

There are several health-related actions you need to take before you get to NC State University and immediately when you arrive.

Students who do not complete their health records requirements will be dropped from all classes and lose access to NC State facilities and services.

Raleigh Guide

Check out our interactive guide and orientation to Raleigh and the surrounding area.