Parents & Families Weekend is an exciting opportunity for parents and families of NC State students to visit campus and spend quality time with their student(s) making memories with the WolfPack. Below you will find a link to the full schedule of events for each day of this 3-day event as well as a few expanded descriptions about some of our most popular weekend events.
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Welcome Reception Kickoff Parents & Families Weekend by celebrating service and opportunity with your student. This event will help connect your student(s) with the many opportunities NC State provides to enrich your student and enhance their resume. Companies are looking for employees with a global mindset. Help the university prepare your student to become a globally competent citizen by taking advantage of experiences that will not only augment their college experience but will enhance their resume and ensure that they succeed in the globalized market. Meet representatives from the Study Abroad office and the Center for Student Leadership Ethics & Public Service (CSLEPS) to discuss opportunities that can transform your student’s future and perspective of the world. Light refreshments will be provided.
Chocolate Festival Start your weekend off right with what else but CHOCOLATE! NC State University’s sweetest tradition, the Chocolate Festival, will be held in Carmichael Gymnasium. Hosted by the NC State Women’s Center, the Chocolate Festival incorporates one of America’s sweetest treats in an event that supports and educates about breast cancer. You will be able to sample a variety of different chocolate items from vendors around Wake County. There will be games to play, items to bid on and an opportunity to learn more about breast cancer awareness. Proceeds benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund and the NC State Women’s Center. (Tickets reserved for Parents & Families Services are sold out. However there are still event tickets available and can be purchased separately at http://oied.ncsu.edu/
Family Pre-Game Event Students, parents, and families are invited to join us for our annual Family Pre-Game Party being held at Carter-Finley Stadium, Hospitality Areas 12-17 (easily accessed from Gate D in the West Parking Lot). This event will offer great family friendly activities including corn-hole games, an inflatable twister, skee-ball and sports challenge, and a double-shot basketball. On-site we will have many local businesses and vendors offering great prizes and giveaways and some of the most popular food trucks in the Triangle. This event is sure to have something for everyone in the family.
WolfPack Football At the conclusion of the Family Pre-Game Party, families will then head over to the Stadium for some PackPride as we cheer NC State to victory as they take on Presbyterian. Game time has been announced. Kick off is 6:00pm.
Annual Service Project (SOLD-OUT) Join the ranks of hundreds of volunteers who have contributed their time over the years by participating in our Annual Service Project. Service is a priority at NC State and we invite you, your student and your family to join us as we spend some time giving back to our WolfPack community.