As part of Welcome Week, first-year students are invited to attend a symposium. Current students, faculty and staff members will be on hand to assist you and to answer your questions about NC State’s academic success programs and campus opportunities.
The Symposium is a part of the Welcome Week calendar of events and allows students full participation without missing any other welcome activities. The Symposiums is comprised of interactive student sessions which include meals and activities. Examples of student activities include: “Academic Success 101”, “Navigating Your Way”, “Who Am I?”, “Orgullo Latino”, “GaDuGi” and the MSA Cultural Showcase.
The Symposium aims to help foster a sense of community for incoming NC State students (and their parents) by providing them with information about campus resources, a support network, and cultural information on African-American, Native American, and Latino heritage. This innovative program dates back three decades at NC State, and continues to help multicultural students better prepare for the start of their collegiate careers. All students are welcome to attend the Symposium; however, as with the Department of Multicultural Student Affairs in general, based on historical graduation and retention rates, there is a focus on working with student groups who are traditionally underrepresented within the NC State community.