Wolfpack fans hold their wolf hands high at PNC Arena for a basketball game.

Welcome to the Wolfpack!

With more than 34,000 students and nearly 8,000 faculty and staff, North Carolina State University is one of the leading land-grant institutions in the nation.


You are Part of a Renowned University

We’re excited you’ve joined the Wolfpack! NC State is a comprehensive university known for its leadership in education and research, and globally recognized for distinction in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. As an online and distance education student, you get the same exposure to the world-class faculty that have made NC State a top tier university.

You’re also an integral part of our overall campus community. We hope you have a chance to visit campus. If not, we hope you take the virtual tour.


NC State is pleased to offer Online and Distance Education (DE) and non-degree seeking (NDS) students Wellness and Recreation opportunities at the Carmichael Complex. Fee information is available at Wellness and Recreation. Membership application forms are available at the Carmichael Complex. Students will need to present proof of current semester enrollment when submitting the application. Students also will need to obtain an NC State Wolfpack One card, services located in the Talley Student Center on main campus. The Wolfpack One card is required to gain entry to the Carmichael Complex.

*Remote students are eligible to receive an NC State Wolfpack One card as distance learners. Cards can be mailed at no cost and are like other NC State Campus ID cards, with the exception of a student photo.

Preparing for Your Distance Education Experience

We’ve created a virtual orientation in Moodle, our primary learning management system, to help get you started.
Though the orientation isn’t mandatory, it gives great tips for success as an online and distance education student. It is available to you anytime to provide resources for assistance or as a reference guide. So what are you waiting for? Visit your virtual orientation now.

Start Virtual Orientation