Frequently Asked Questions

If I have a conflict on my scheduled date for the African American Symposium, what should I do?

Contact Multicultural Student Affairs at (919) 515-3835 or email Jasmine Omorogbe at to discuss schedule conflicts.

What do I need to do to register for the African American Symposium?

All students planning to attend must register through the registration form. Register online at: Registration by the priority deadline of July 1st allows us to make accommodations with University Housing for early check-in for all students attending the Symposium.

Do we have to attend Symposium?

We strongly encourage all African American students as well as other interested students to attend a respective symposium session. Students who do not attend the Symposium often times report feeling at a disadvantage when they enter the university. This is a time to gain valuable information and connect with resources and people who can make a positive difference in your academic career at NC State. In addition, data shows that first year students that attended the African American Symposium demonstrated higher grade point averages during their first year at NC State than those that did not attend.

Where should we go first?

You should first check-in at your assigned Residence Hall for the fall semester of the 2014-15 academic year. Early residence hall check-in is available between 8:00 am -1pm on the first day of  Symposium. Specific times and locations will be sent via email. You are invited to eat lunch prior to the Welcome Session.

What time will the African American Symposium begin and end?

This information will be provided via email and posted here in the coming weeks.

Is there a fee for the African American Symposium?

There is no additional fee for students to attend Symposium. Parents and others are responsible for their own accommodations and meals.

What should I bring?

Notebook, pen and a light jacket (buildings are air conditioned and students often report being cold).

Should my parents come?

Parents are welcome to stay and participate in a portion of the Symposium. There will be a discussion session held just for parents. Parents and guests attend symposium at their own expense (overnight accommodations and meals), however there is no charge to parents and guests to attend the Symposium. Parents/Family members session is only day 1. Times will be posted soon.

Is the African American Symposium in July with New Student Orientation?

Formerly, the African American Symposium did take place in July alongside the required New Student Orientation. Changes were instituted in 2008 that moved the program to be held in August as a part of Welcome Week just prior to the start of the academic year.