Orientation Schedule

For a general overview of all Orientation events please reference the Spring 2017 Orientation Calendar.  Specific information on the series of events throughout OIS Orientation can be accessed through the links below.

A very special thank you goes out to our Orientation Team and Small Pack Leaders!  They are largely responsible for planning many of the events each semester and orientation would be impossible without them!

OIS Check-In

Check-in is mandatory for all new international students so that we may meet you and have a record of your arrival. At check-in we will make copies of your immigration documents, provide useful information and a check list to help you accomplish important tasks upon your arrival to NC State.  Graduate students should schedule an OIS check-in appointment here. Undergraduate students will check-in on January 5th as part of the orientation session.

Orientation Day

Orientation Day is mandatory for all new international students (F-1 and J-1 visas).  Held before the start of classes each semester, Orientation Day covers a wide variety of topics that are essential to success here at NC State. Students learn about campus resources, U.S. culture, academic expectations and more.  Orientation Day is also a great way to meet new students and begin connecting to the Wolfpack community.

Spring 2017 International Student Graduate Student Orientation will be held on Friday, January 6, 2017. No registration is required – students will receive an email with additional details.

The Spring 2017 International Undergraduate Student Orientation is a two-day orientation on Wednesday, January 4th and Thursday, January 5th at the times and locations listed below:

  • Wednesday, January 4, 2017: 8:00am – 5:00 pm, Talley Student Union (Hosted by the Office of New Student Programs)
  • Thursday, January 5, 2017: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, Daniels Hall room 322 (Hosted by the Office of International Services)

Undergraduate international students (F-1 and J-1 visa) are required to attend both days of orientation and should register on the New Student Programs’ website.  Students must bring immigration documents with them to Thursday’s session (I-20 or DS-2019, passport with visa, I-94).

Welcome Party

A great way to relax, have fun and meet new friends!  Welcome Party occurs within the first two weeks of each semester and is only for new international students and OIS volunteers.  Past parties have included bowling, American line dancing, dinner in downtown Raleigh and/or games!  It’s a great way to end our Orientation activities each semester. The Spring 2017 Welcome Party will be held on Friday, January 20th from 6-9 p.m. in the Talley Piedmont Ballroom.