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NC State and its Graduate School offer a wide range of resources and support to help our current graduate students excel.

Graduate Student Life

The graduate student experience at NC State goes far beyond the lecture hall and the research lab; it includes all the benefits of attending the largest and most active university in North Carolina.

NC State’s Division of Academic and Student Affairs oversees everything you’ll need to fulfill your academic and personal ambitions at NC State, from career development and community service opportunities to health and wellness, arts, culture and recreation.

Graduate students are also encouraged to join the university’s Graduate Student Association and to get involved with some of the more than 600 student organizations on campus.

Find out about the responsibilities and expectations for student advisees and faculty advisors at Best Practices for Graduate Education.

At NC State, we value the safety of our campus community. The university’s Annual Security Report, required by federal law, is available online. For more information about campus safety, visit the University Police website.

Learn more about the services and opportunities available to NC State students, or explore available services and support below.

Embedded Counseling Services

Explore personal, interpersonal, academic, and professional concerns that may be impacting your well-being with a counselor who knows the demands of being a graduate student.

Michael Tuma NC State Embedded Counselor

Graduate Student Support Center

Need help? Have a question that needs answering? We provide extensive support for graduate students at NC State including a self-service knowledge base and live chat with a service representative.

Graduate students work in the Pulp and paper lab; in the department of Forest Biomaterials (CNR). The students are working in the Sustainable and Alternative Fibers Initiative. The Sustainable and Alternative Fibers Initiative (SAFI) is the major global university-industry partnership effort focused on researching, developing, and utilizing alternative fibers to manufacture a myriad of sustainable products.