African American Symposium

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Your first step towards academic success at NC State University begins with your transition to the university. The University provides all first-year students the opportunity to attend Welcome Week Activities, during which you will be connected to the academic and student success resources available to you. Prior to your Welcome Week experience, we invite you to attend the African American Symposium.  Students, faculty, and staff members will be on hand to assist you and to answer your questions about NC State’s academic programs and campus activities.

Through your involvement in the African American Symposium, you will gain valuable insight into campus life from the perspective of  students. You will have the opportunity to enhance your knowledge of self, develop transitional strategies for academic success and begin building your personal network of support. This experience is an introduction to a variety of exciting academic and cultural experiences, which will challenge your minds. It’s a chance to learn about NC State University’s diverse academic disciplines, offerings which push you beyond the ordinary by encouraging participation in independent study, major research projects, special seminars, scholars programs and forums. It is also a sampling of State’s cultural and social opportunities.

The opportunity is at hand to absorb all the ingredients, which have made NC State University one of the nation’s premiere institutions. Seize the moment and join us!  The current students are excited to meet and welcome you to NC State University!

Registration will open in late April.

See you in August!

Dr. Jennifer Brown, Director of Multicultural Student Affairs
Michael Coombes, Director of New Student Programs
Dr. Tracey E. Ray, Assistant Vice Provost for Student Diversity