The Hispanic Symposium is an educational and transitional experience sponsored by the Department of Multicultural Student Affairs’ Office of Hispanic Student Affairs. Its purpose is to foster a sense of community for incoming first-year students and to provide them with information about campus support, personnel, coping strategies and Hispanic/Latino heritage and contributions as a basis for helping to ensure their academic, social and emotional success at NC State.
The Symposium is a partner with the University’s Welcome Week. The Symposium is held prior to the beginning of the academic year begining in August. There is no cost for students. Parents and guest are also invited to attend at their expense (housing and meals are not covered).
At the Symposium, students receive written materials about NC State among which the most important is the Symposium Handbook. The handbook contains information about campus resources, faculty and staff, academic tutorial, student organizations, local businesses and worship centers. Students also attend workshops geared to provide them with valuable information to aid in their successful transition to NC State and prepare them for any challenges they may encounter.
Symposium is an excellent first-time opportunity for students toconnect with other students and to become familiar with college life, experience cultural growth, and to network with each other. All students are encouraged to attend.