Arrival and Orientation

The mandatory arrival date for fall is August 13, 2014.

Upon arrival at the Raleigh/Durham airport (RDU), please  plan to take a taxi or shuttle to NC State University. A taxi from the airport to the university area will cost around $50. A shared shuttle may be a less expensive alternative. For more information about taxis and shuttles, visit the RDU airport websites:

Fall 2014 Housing Check-in
Students will be able to check-in to university housing starting at on August 13, 2014. Students who arrive to Raleigh prior to August 13th will need to make accommodation arrangements for those nights at either a local hotel or on-campus guest housing.

Upon arrival to campus on August 13th, please go directly to the appropriate residence hall check-in location indicated below:

Global Village residents:

For students living in Alexander Hall: Please check in at the TOTA desk located in the First Year College Commons at 2751 Cates Avenue. Students may check-in anytime after 1:00 pm on August 13, 2014. The desk is open 24 hours, so student will be able to check-in even if they arrive late at night. See building #77 on this campus map.

For students living in Carroll Hall: Please check in at the Tri-Tower Service desk located in Metcalf Hall at 2811 Thurman Drive. Students may check-in anytime after 1:00 pm on August 13, 2014. The desk is open 24 hours, so students will be able to check-in even if they arrive late at night. See building #94 on this campus map.

Wolf Village residents:
Please check in at service desk in Gray Hall located at 2730 Wolf Village Way. Students may check-in anytime on  August 13, 2014. The desk is open 24 hours, so students will be able to check-in even if they arrive late at night. See building #222 on this campus map.

Wolf Ridge residents:
Please check in at service desk in Tower Hall located at 1900 Entrepreneur Drive. Students may check-in anytime on  August 13, 2014. The desk is open 24 hours, so students will be able to check-in even if they arrive late at night. See building #780A on this campus map.

Students living off-campus:
Students living off-campus should go directly to the accommodations that they have secured. Those students do need to come to the mandatory orientation on August 14th.

Fall 2014 Orientation
Orientation events will start on Thursday, August 14th. There will be required meetings, but also time for rest and activities. Orientation will include information about the American education system, class registration, health insurance, and banking. There will be required meetings with academic advisors and the Office of International Services (OIS). Activities will include a shopping trip so that students can purchase any items they need. Please see the full orientation schedule for more information.