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Wolfpack Welcome Week 2017

Students gathered under a "Welcome Home" banner at Respect the Pack 2016.

This weekend, nearly 6,500 new first-year and transfer students will begin to arrive at NC State and take the next step in their academic careers. For the first time in our university’s history, all first-year students will join the Wolfpack community as campus residents.

Awaiting the new arrivals is Wolfpack Welcome Week, a campuswide celebration of all things NC State. Signature events include RecFest, convocation in Reynolds Coliseum on Aug. 14, Respect the Pack, the first day of classes on Aug. 16 and Packapalooza, NC State’s all-day block party on Hillsborough Street, which last year drew a crowd of some 75,000.

All in all, NC State’s newest cohort can take part in almost 100 varied events across the university from Aug. 11-19. (And for those coming to campus during move-in weekend, you may want to check parking and road closings.)

Welcome home, class of 2021, and follow Wolfpack Welcome Week as it happens on Snapchat:

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