NC State students dangle their feet from a log spanning Rocky Branch Creek as they enjoy a picnic away from campus.
NC State students dangle their feet from a log spanning Rocky Branch Creek as they enjoy a picnic away from campus.

New Student Survival Guide

Letter from the Dean of the Graduate School

Letter from the President of the University Graduate Student Association

Welcome! We are glad that you chose North Carolina State University! Most of you are new to both the campus and the Raleigh area. Some of you are new to the United States, as well. NC State conducts an on-campus orientation for graduate students at the beginning of the fall semester. In addition, our online Survival Guide should answer many of your questions and provide you with helpful information to make your move easier. We have tried to make this information as accurate as possible and apologize for any mistakes or omissions. We hope you will find this guide useful.

Arrival Survival
Arrival Survival addresses your immediate needs as graduate students and assists with orienting you to campus life at NC State. These are things you should know before (or as soon as) you arrive on campus. This page also provides links for more detailed information about these topics.

Other Useful Links
These resource links offer additional information as well as a sample of services available both in the Raleigh area and at NC State. This is not a definitive listing; however, it should help you become more comfortable with your new environment. Also, talk to your fellow graduate students and your department office -- they are good sources of practical information!