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Supporting Your Student

Staying Engaged and Connected

Here are some ways to stay engaged and connected with both the university and your students to encourage their success during their time in college.

Prospective Families

Whether this is your first time going through the college search process or if you have been through this before, the change from high school to college life is a big one. In order to make the transition as stress-free as possible, we have provided some resources to help your family and your student in learning about, applying to and enrolling at NC State.


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Admitted Families

You’ve been admitted to NC State – now what? Enrolling in college is an exciting step. Once your student has decided to join the Wolfpack, review these resources to assist them in starting their journey.

University Housing

Take a virtual tour of the various housing options on campus and learn more about the different building styles and living spaces.

An exterior photo of Turlington residence hall during spring. Photo by Marc Hall

First-Year Families

For most, the biggest challenge for parents and students is the transition from high school to college. The college transition can change the dynamic for everyone, and while it is an exciting time, it is important to remember that the cycle of transition can stimulate questions and emotions.

Here are some additional resources that we encourage families and students to become familiar with during the first year and beyond.

Student Services

A one-stop shop for registration, billing and financial aid information. The Student Services Center (SSC) offers services to support student success.

An exterior photo of Turlington residence hall during spring. Photo by Marc Hall

Current Families

When students join the Wolfpack their families do, too. Recognizing the critical role parents have, NC State proudly embraces parents and families of current students. With intentional programs and efforts designed to provide the information and resources necessary to connect families throughout the student life-cycle, Parents and Families Services nurtures the evolving relationship during this time and partners with parents in student success.

Conversation Calendar

We’ve provided monthly conversation starters so you can anticipate what your student might be experiencing throughout the year.

Second-Year Initiative

An exciting opportunity designed specifically for parents and families of NC State’s second-year students.

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Students attend Convocation 2021 at the Court of North Carolina. Chancellor Woodson spoke and the band played and taught the students NC State songs. Photo by Marc Hall