Frequently Asked Questions

If I have a conflict on my scheduled date for the Hispanic/Latino Symposium, what should I do?

This program is designed to meet the schedules of new first year students. Contact Multicultural Student Affairs at (919) 515-3835 or email Nelson Santiago at to discuss schedule conflicts.

What do I need to do to register for the Hispanic/Latino Symposium?

Register online at: Registration by August 1st allows us to make accommodations with University Housing for early check-in for all students attending the Symposium.

Do we have to attend the Hispanic/Latino Symposium?

We strongly encourage all Hispanic and Latino 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 Hispanic 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/2014-15 academic year. Early residence hall check-in is available between 9:00 am -12:30pm on the first day of your schedule symposium. For special circumstances contact Multicultural Student Affairs at (919) 515-3835 or email Nelson Santiago at

Check-in for the Symposium will begin at 12:30pm in Park Shops room 201.  Symposium Welcome begins at promptly 1:30 pm.

What time will the the Hispanic/Latino Symposium begin and end?

The Symposium will begin at 1:30 pm on day 1 and conclude around 12:00 pm on day 2. Each day includes about 4-6 hrs of activities and allows for flexibility in various student interactions. Students enjoy the opportunities and interactions they often lose track of the time.

Is there a fee for Symposium?

There is not a fee for students to attend Symposium. Parents and others are responsible for their accommodations, dinner on day 1 of Symposium is included.

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 Symposium. There will be a discussion session held just for parents followed by light dinner that will be provided. Parents and guests attend symposium at their own expense (overnight accommodations/other), however there is no charge to parents and guests to attend the Symposium. Parents/Family members session is only day 1 from 1:30pm-6pm.