Arrival and Orientation

Prior to arrival, please review the Orientation Schedule. (Fall 2018 Schedule is being developed) We look forward to seeing you there!

Please make a note of the following important dates for Fall 2018:

  • Mandatory arrival date: Tuesday, August 14
  • On campus housing opens: Tuesday, August 14 – please do not arrive to campus any earlier as it will be closed for the holidays
  • Mandatory Orientation Program: Wednesday, August 15 – Tuesday, August 21
  • First day of classes: Wednesday, August 22

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 orientation 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 $30-35. A shared shuttle may be a less expensive alternative. For more information about taxis and shuttles, visit the RDU airport websites:

Fall 2018 Housing Check-in

Please see the updated Move In Information to find out where to go when you arrive to campus! Below you can find the check-in locations by residence hall or apartment assignment.

Alexander Hall – University College Commons (2751 Cates Avenue, 919-515-8646)
Wood Hall – Wood Hall (2541 Warren Carroll Dr, 919-513-4055)
Wolf Ridge Apartments – Tower Hall (1900 Entrepreneur Dr, 919-515-7434)
Wolf Village Apartments – Gray Hall (2730 Wolf Village Way, 919-513-9653)

Fall 2018 Orientation
Orientation events will start on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. 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). The OIS Meeting is required by US law for your visa.