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Pride Symposium

The Pride Symposium is a two-day welcome and community-building experience designed to provide incoming students with information about the LGBTQ Pride Center, annual events, and ways to get involved. Students will learn about LGBTQ+ student organizations on campus, opportunities to volunteer through the Pride Center and the LGBTQ+ resources in the local community.

Incoming students will get a chance to connect with each other and hear from returning students about what it’s like to be LGBTQ+ at NC State. This annual event is a great way for students to make new friends, enjoy free food, and have some fun.

Fall 2023 Pride Symposium | August 17-18, 2023

Who: First-Year and transfer students joining the on-campus Wolfpack experience in 2023-24

What: A Wolfpack Welcome Week event to help you get connected with the LGBTQ+ community and its resources at NC State

When: Thursday and Friday, August 17-18, 2023

Where: Witherspoon Student Center Gallery | Room 218



When is the Symposium?
Pride Symposium is hosted before the start of each semester, in August.

Is there a fee for the Symposium?
Students are able to attend the symposium at no cost.

How long is the symposium?
Pride Symposium will take place over 1.5 days the week before classes start, in conjunction with Symposium for Multicultural Scholars.

What should I bring to the Pride Symposium?
Any necessary 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 have a scheduling conflict during the Symposium?
In general, we will assist you in navigating the schedule. We encourage students to be on time and check-in according to the emailed information they have received. Please email the Pride Center if you have specific concerns at


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