Arrival and Orientation

Prior to arrival, please review the Fall 2016 Orientation Schedule. This schedule is subject to change. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please make a note of the following important dates for Fall 2016:

  • Mandatory arrival date: Wednesday, August 10
  • Mandatory Orientation Program: Thursday, August 11 – Tuesday, August 16
  • First day of classes: Wednesday, August 17

Please note that you may arrive in the US up to 30 days before the program start date listed on your DS-2019 and you may stay in the US for up to 30 days after the program end date listed on your DS-2019. Note: The start date is the first day of classes and the end date is the day of graduation. See the university’s academic calendar for the appropriate semester’s dates. 

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 $45. A shared shuttle may be a less expensive alternative. For more information about taxis and shuttles, visit the RDU airport websites:

Fall 2016 Housing Check-in

Please see the updated Move In Information to find out where to go when you arrive to campus!

Fall 2016 Orientation
Orientation events will start on Thursday, August 11, 2016. 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.