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Incoming Postdocs

Welcoming you to our Wolfpack!

Before You Arrive

Learn About NC State

NC State Information

Learn About Raleigh and the Triangle

The city of Raleigh was named for Sir Walter Raleigh, and established as the state capital of North Carolina in 1792. Raleigh is the largest city in Wake County with a population of approximately 451,000 people. Other nearby cities and universities include Durham (Duke University) and Chapel Hill (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).

The Visit Raleigh website provides a calendar of events happening in and around Raleigh, as well as recommendations for shopping and food. TripAdvisor lists some of the top-ranked sites to visit in the Raleigh Area. Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) is a quick 15-minute drive from campus. Taxi services and Uber operate out of the airport.

Research Triangle encompasses sixteen counties in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area.  Research Triangle Park is a collaborative partnership between businesses, government and universities in the region.

International Services

International postdocs should utilize resources on the Office of International Services (OIS) site according to their visa type.

When You Arrive

New Employment Orientation

Postdoctoral scholars who are hired through NC State must attend the in-person New Employee Orientation (NEO201) within 30 days of their hire date. New Employee Orientation is facilitated through the University Onboarding Center and covers the basic steps to getting started as an employee and information related to university policies and procedures. The schedule for New Employee Orientation for postdocs can be found on the Onboarding Center website.

Incoming postdocs should also refer to the New Hire Checklist, found on MyPackPortal, to ensure a smooth transition into their new positions.

After attending New Employee Orientation, incoming postdocs will receive a welcome email from OPA and will be added to the NCSU Postdoc listserv. Postdocs need to check their email regularly to stay informed about important information related to NC State postdocs.


University Housing provides several apartment-style accommodations for postdocs and their families that are within easy commuting distance of both Main or Centennial campuses.

Short term university housing ideal for postdocs (pay per month) include:
E.S. King Village Apartments (furnished or unfurnished options available)
Western Manor Apartments (unfurnished)

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The Postdoc Buddy System

Coming soon! The NC State University Postdoc Association is working to identify current postdocs who will volunteer to talk with incoming postdocs a couple of times about getting familiar with Raleigh, the university and any other questions to help our new postdocs get successfully acclimated to life at NC State University.