Resources Available in Pivot Back to Virtual Learning

A health practitioner in Student Health Services

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into the fall semester with a pivot back to virtual learning, NC State faculty, staff and students must adjust to the changes. Due to recent outbreaks, all fall semester undergraduate classes will move to online instruction beginning Monday, Aug. 24. Although NC State will look different in the coming days, the university will remain open and provide support for the campus community. 

Resources are available to the NC State community during these times, and we urge faculty, staff and students to make use of these.

Campus Resources

Protect the Pack

  • presents protocols, guidelines and far-ranging information to help promote a safe and supportive environment for students, faculty and staff;
  • includes self-reporting, testing and tracking information.

Student Health Services

  • open for COVID-19 testing; make an appointment at 919.515.2563.

Academic Resources

  • absence verification;
  • information technology for computing issues;
  • Student Services Center.

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program

  • offers many support services for faculty and staff, including confidential counseling, financial information and resources, and legal resources.

Counseling Center

  • remains available to students by calling 919.515.2423;
  • offers virtual drop-in spaces for the fall semester.

Pack Essentials

  • offers many programs to support students in need of food, housing, financial and educational security;
  • maintains a list of resources available to students during the pandemic.

Feed the Pack

  • food pantry open to all members of the campus community;
  • open 12-6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Campus Community Centers

Off-Campus Resources


  • National Suicide Hotline: 1.800.273.TALK (8255) (24 hours/7 days a week);
  • Hopeline: 919.231.4525 or 1.877.235.4525 (24/7 confidential local hotline);
  • Crisis Text Line: — text HELLO to 741741 to reach live, trained volunteer crisis counselors.

Internet Access

  • new and existing free or affordable service offerings, including free public wireless access points, across North Carolina.

NC State will continue to provide dedicated information and resources for students, families, faculty and staff as they navigate the fall semester.