2019 Symposium Counselors

Symposium for Multicultural Scholars

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 with 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 as a three-day experience 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 thus is operating on a remote basis until further notice. For this reason, we moving forward with hosting the 2020 August Symposium virtually. Additional updates will be provided throughout the registration period as we get more information about the upcoming fall semester.

Please contact us via email at msa-symposium@ncsu.edu with any questions.

Students at Multicultural Symposium

Register for Symposium

If you are interested in attending the 2020 Fall Symposium, please follow the link below to register. Registration will close on Monday, July 6th at 9:00am (EST)

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Symposium FAQ's

Please check the FAQ’s below for important information for Symposium sessions.

Fall 2020 Symposium
Monday, August 3 – Friday, August 7

Who is welcome to attend the Symposium for Multicultural Scholars?

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.

What time will the Symposium for Multicultural Scholars begin and end?

This year the Symposium for Multicultural Scholars will take Monday, August 3rd through Friday, August 7th via zoom. The program dates have been extended this year to accommodate breaks needed when engaging in online learning.

Is there a fee for the Symposium for Multicultural Scholars?

Students are able to attend the Fall 2020 symposium at no cost.

If I’m participating in the Symposium for Multicultural Scholars when do I move into my on-campus residence hall?

We ask that you sign up for a move-in appointment prior to August, 1st 2020, to ensure you are settled and able to fully participate in the program. Information about the Fall 2020 move-in guidelines can be found on the University Housing website.

How do I register for the Symposium for Multicultural Scholars?

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.

If I have a scheduling conflict during the Symposium for Multicultural Scholars, what should I do?
Schedule accommodations can be made for students who are participating in Symposium and another early start program. Students should communicate these scheduling conflicts with us via email at msa-symposium@ncsu.edu .
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.

Spring  Symposium

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.

Important Dates

Fall 2020 Symposium for Multicultural Scholars
Fall Admitted Students
Monday, August 3 – Friday, August 7
  • Registration Deadline
    Monday, July 6 by 9:00 a.m.
On-Campus Housing Move-in
If you are living on campus this fall, we ask that you sign up for a move-in appointment prior to August, 1st 2020 if possible. Information about the Fall 2020 move-in guidelines can be found on the University Housing website.