Welcome to NC State
There are many topics to review and consider before arriving to campus.
- SKEMA students can complete a virtual pre-departure orientation.
- Order your GoPass online ($5) for free access to GoRaleigh and GoTriangle buses.
- You will participate in two days of orientation in August or January.
There are several health-related actions you need to take before you get to NC State University and immediately when you arrive.
- All students must complete their Health History form, the Tuberculosis Questionnaire, and submit copies of your immunization records (translated into English) online via HealthyPackPortal.
- North Carolina law requires that you submit proof of your immunizations to the Student Health Center before arriving on campus:
- Some students may also be required to complete a Tuberculosis screening when they first arrive to campus.
- Students who do not complete their health records requirements will lose access to NC State facilities and services. There’s a $150 reinstatement fee if you choose to resolve these issues after your student account has been suspended.
Health care can be very expensive in the United States. Use the Student Health Center if your medical situation is not an emergency. SKEMA students will need to pay for the costs and seek reimbursement from their insurance company. Check MyPack Portal often for possible unpaid bills.
- Most over the counter medication used to treat cold symptoms can be purchased at drug stores, grocery stores, and retail stores (Wal-mart, Target, etc.). If you need prescription medication, you will need to see a healthcare provider.
- This chart outlines the various levels of care you can receive while in the U.S.
- Order your GoPass online ($5).
- Wolfline buses are free and will take you around the NC State campus.
- The Red Terror bus goes from campus to NC State home games at Carter Finley stadium (football) or the PNC Arena (basketball).
- Wolfline buses do not operate on university holidays.
- Track Wolfline buses in real-time online or on your smartphone at http://ncsu.transloc.com/
- GoRaleigh buses are free with a GoPass, or $1 a ride, and will take you around Raleigh.
- GoTriangle buses are free with a GoPass, or $2 a ride ($2.50 for express routes), and will take you around the Triangle region (the airport, Durham or Chapel Hill).
- Find schedules and routes at http://www.gotriangle.org/
- Public transportation in Raleigh and the Triangle area is constantly improving but it is not as extensive or as efficient as public transportation in larger American cities like New York City or Washington, DC. If you plan to use public transportation, be sure to check schedules and maps and plan for a lot of travel time.
- Visit the NC State Transportation website for more information about how to rent bicycles or participate in car share or rideshare services.
- We have 900+ student organizations, Student Government and the Union Activities Board working together to enhance the Wolfpack experience. Discover how to get involved.
- NC State is part of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and participates in Division I, the highest level of college sports. Tickets to many athletic events are free if you show your student ID at the door. There is a lottery for tickets to football and men’s basketball games.
- Students have access to many resources through University Recreation, including club and intramural sports, fitness classes, and outdoor adventures.
- Check out university housing (on-campus dorm rooms and apartments).
- Discover the libraries on the NC State campus and everything they offer.
- Find out about dining options available on campus in various locations.
Check out our interactive guide and orientation to Raleigh and the surrounding area.