Orientation is an important step towards successfully beginning your life and program of study at NC State University. We hope this information will be helpful and answer many of your questions, but we encourage you to contact our office, make an appointment or stop by during our afternoon walk in times if you have any additional questions.The Office of International Services is delighted to welcome you to Raleigh and we wish you the best of luck during your time at NC State!

Spring 2019 International Graduate Student Orientation will be held on Friday, January 4, 2019. No registration is required – students will receive an email with additional details.

Spring 2019 International Undergraduate Student Orientation is a 2-day orientation taking place on Thursday, January 3 and Friday, January 4, 2019.  Students are required to attend both days.  Please see New Student Programs’ website to register.  

  • First year students begin with New Student Programs for orientation on Thursday, January 3 and continue with OIS on Friday, January 4.
  • Transfer students begin with an OIS check-in on Thursday, January 4 and continue with New Student Programs for orientation on Friday, January 4.

Note that these orientations are mandatory for all new F-1 and J-1 students.


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