The Symposium for Multicultural Scholars is an educational and transitional experience for incoming undergraduate first-year and transfer students of color (Black, African, African American, Latinx/Hispanic, Native American, Indigenous, Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi and Bi/Multiracial), historically underserved populations at NC State. Its purpose is to foster a sense of community for students while providing them information about campus support, personnel and resources as a basis for helping ensure their academic, social and emotional success at NC State.
The Symposium for Multicultural Scholars is hosted twice a year, in August for fall admitted students and in January as a program for Spring Connect students.
Multicultural Student Affairs is currently practicing social distancing per CDC and NC State University guidelines and is operating on a remote basis until further notice.
Registration has closed for Summer 2021. Please stop by our offices in Talley during the semester to say hello and find out more about our programs for this semester. We look forward to meeting you!
Please check the FAQ’s below for important information for Symposium sessions.
While the Symposium places emphasis on supporting first-year and transfer students of color, first-year, and transfer students of all identities and backgrounds are welcome to participate.
This year the Symposium for Multicultural Scholars will take place, both virtually and in-person, prior to the start of classes
Students are able to attend the symposium at no cost.
We ask that you sign up for a move-in appointment that ensures you are settled and able to fully participate in the program. Information about the Fall 2021 move-in guidelines can be found on the University Housing website. Appointments for move-in should be made through housing in July.
NC State students planning to attend must register with their NC State email address through the registration form located on this website. Please be sure to pay attention to deadlines and important dates. You will receive a copy of your responses to confirm your registration.
Who is welcome to attend the Spring Symposium for Multicultural Scholars?
While the Symposium places emphasis on supporting historically underserved students, no student group is excluded from participating in any program or services offered by Multicultural Student Affairs.
For the first time this year, we will be offering two tracks during the Spring Symposium, one for Spring Connect students and another for second-semester first-year students, including transfer students in their first year at NC State.
Is there a fee for the Symposium for Multicultural Scholars?
There is no cost for students to attend. Registration covers all meals and materials.
How do I register for the Symposium for Multicultural Scholars?
All students planning to attend must register with their NC State email address through the registration form located on this website. Please be sure to pay attention to deadlines and important dates. You will receive a copy of your responses to confirm your registration.
What should I bring to the Symposium for Multicultural Scholars sessions?
Materials are provided as a part of registration. However, students can bring a bag or backpack to carry provided materials and a light jacket or sweater.
If I attend the Symposium for Multicultural Scholars, do I still need to attend Orientation?
Yes, all incoming first-year and transfer students are required to attend Orientation.