Welcome First-Year Students!

The first year at NC State is an exciting time for students and their families. The CALS Academic Advising Office offers several programs and courses for first-year students to help ease the transition to university life. 

ALS 103 introduces first-year students to academic life at NC State, including academic requirements and expectations, campus resources, and career opportunities. 

CALS CARES is a summer program that connects new students with faculty and other fellow students before they arrive on campus. It is an opportunity to build relationships and make new friends before the first day of classes.

Do you have a question about your first year at NC State? Visit our Ask an Advisor page.