Frequently Asked Questions

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

This program is designed to meet the schedules of new first year students. Contact Multicultural Student Affairs at (919) 515-3480 or email Ian T. Stroud at to discuss any schedule conflicts.

What do I need to do to register for the Native American/Indigenous Symposium?

Registration by August 1st allows us to make sure we have all the necessary supplies and items for all students attending the Symposium.

Is Native American/Indigenous Symposium attendance mandatory?

We strongly encourage all Native 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 a 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.  After you register, we will send you a confirmation with more information. Check-in for the Symposium will begin at 1:00pm in the Daniels Hall, Room 214. Symposium Welcome begins at 2:00 pm. You are invited eat lunch prior to the Welcome Session. Symposium Counselors will be available to escort students from their residence halls to Daniels Hall. Students not staying in the residence hall overnight should arrive at 1:00pm to check-in at Daniels Hall.

What time will the Native American/Indigenous Symposium begin and end?

The Symposium will begin at 2:00 pm on day 1 and conclude around 1:00 pm on day 2. Each day includes about 4 hrs of activities and allows for flexibility in various student interactions. Note: This is not an all day program. Students enjoy the opportunities and interactions they often loose 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 overnight accommodations and meals. Students arriving on the day prior to their scheduled symposium will be responsible for their own meals until the Symposium formally begins with lunch on day 1.

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. 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 from 1pm-4pm.