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Student Resources

Student resources available during the summer are similar to those available during the fall and spring semesters.

Academic Policies

Registered summer students are subject to the same academic policies as regularly admitted students. For detailed information on policies view the Policies, Regulations, and Rules website.


If you are a student seeking advice for summer sessions, please see the appropriate link below. All NC State degree-seeking students are strongly encouraged to seek academic advising before registering. Please contact the appropriate college office to obtain advising. Visiting students should seek advising information from their home institution.

Degree Students

Visiting and Non-Degree Studies students

As a Visiting (classified as non-degree studies) or Non-Degree Studies student (NDS), you may find that you need some help deciding on what courses to register for.

Undergraduate Studies (UGS) students may seek advising through Virtual Advising.

Post-Baccalaureate Studies (PBS) students should contact the Director of Graduate Programs for their field of interest.

Course and curricula information is available on the Registration and Records website.


Welcome to one of the best research libraries in the nation. The NCSU Libraries, winner of the “Excellence in Academic Libraries” Award in 2000, has over 3.6 million volumes, 5.4 million microforms, and 56,000 print and electronic serials and a growing array of electronic full-text and image collections. The collection is especially strong in the environmental, agricultural, physical, and mathematical sciences, genomic science, computer science and information technology, engineering, materials science, forest resources, textiles and veterinary medicine. The Libraries has been a depository for U.S. government documents since 1924 and is a full depository for U.S. patents.

Four branch libraries – the Burlington Textiles Library on Centennial Campus, the Harrye B. Lyons Design Library in Brooks Hall, the Natural Resources Library in Jordan Hall, and the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Library in the College of Veterinary Medicine–serve the special needs of those disciplines.

The Libraries’ website offers access to a rich array of online resources: journal and literature indexes, reference works, electronic books and journals, statistical resources spatial and numeric data for use with Geographic Information Systems, and digital special collections unique to NC State. Users can search the Libraries’ catalog as well as the collections of other major libraries in the Triangle, including Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, and North Carolina Central University. Through the Tripsaver service, users have access to materials from these libraries and from libraries around the world.

Librarians offer web-based research and information services, utilizing chat technology for all users, and additional special services for distance learners. Laptop computers that connect to the campus network via traditional data ports or wireless networking are available at all library locations. Digital cameras, camcorders, and digital audio players are also available for loan.

The Learning Commons in D. H. Hill Library is a newly renovated, technology-equipped space for both individual and group work. More than one hundred computers are equipped with a wide range of software applications, including those used in campus labs. The Digital Media Lab on the second floor of the east wing offers equipment and assistance for creating and converting digital images and other materials. The Media Center on the second floor of the west wing provides space and equipment for viewing and listening to videotapes, DVDs, and other audio-visual material.

D. H. Hill  and Hunt Library hours for the Summer Sessions are as follows:

Monday-Thursday7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Friday7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday9:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

**Please note that hours are subject to change.

Branch library hours, along with any exceptions to the schedule above, are listed online.

NC State Bookstores

Summer hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 919.515.2161 for further information or visit the NC State Bookstores website.

Financial Aid

Summer aid is a separate process from the academic year application process. For more information, view the summer financial aid webpage.


If you have questions regarding summer housing or how to sign-up, please call 919-515-2440 or email us at

Parking & Transportation

Summer Sessions parking is readily available. Vehicles must display an appropriate parking permit between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. All Summer Sessions permits are sold via an online open sale by visiting the Transportation website. Instructions on the homepage will guide you through the application, purchase, and permit pickup process. Online payment enables you to purchase your parking permit from an off-site location prior to the beginning of the Summer Sessions.

  1. Permits are sold based on availability for each zone (to acquaint yourself with the various zones, click on the right side of Transportation’s homepage – Maps).
  2. Permit costs are prorated based on the date purchased.
  3. Summer permits are valid for both sessions. Refunds are not available if a student elects to attend only one summer session.
  4. Permits are not required after 5:00 p.m. in any unreserved space/lot. No parking is allowed in “24 hour reserved,” or accessibility spaces, fire lanes, or “no parking at any time” areas.

Students are strongly encouraged to join the Pack parking Listserv (accessed through the website above) for the latest news and information about parking permits, construction projects, road closings and more.

Wolfline is NC State’s own bus service. All buses are accessible and no fare is required to ride. Service frequency varies, but generally, daytime service is available every 10-15 minutes. Wolfline buses run everyday Summer Sessions classes are held and during exams. Wolfline provides intra-campus service, and service to the McKimmon Center, and park and ride lots. The Wolflink Shuttle, Southeast Loop and Vet School continue to operate every day that faculty and staff report to work. There is no bus service on official University Holidays. Please visit the Wolfline website for the most up-to-date information about “park and ride lots” and locations, bus routes and schedules.

You may park for free, with no permit required, in “park and ride” lots. However, overnight parking is not allowed. For the latest Wolfline news, join the Wolfline Listserv (accessed through the link above), contact 515-WOLF or the Transportation Office. Printed schedules are available prior to the start of the Summer Sessions at D.H. Hill Library, Talley Student Center, and Transportation Office located in the Administrative Services I, 2721 Sullivan Drive, 919.515.3424.

Student ID Cards

North Carolina State University has a permanent photo ID/registration Card called the Wolfpack One Card.

Wolfpack One Cards are used to gain access to various campus activities including D. H. Hill Library, Student Health Services, physical education activities, Student Accounts, athletic events and University Dining’s meal plan program. It also has two debit accounts: The AllCampus account and the U.S. Bank Debit MasterCard account. The AllCampus account allows students to make purchases on campus only at locations such as University Dining locations, the NC State Bookstore, Transportation, Carter-Finley Concessions, WolfPrint, Health Services and Ticket Central.

No fares are required on Wolfline buses of students showing a valid Wolfpack One Card.

Students continuing their studies during the Summer Sessions will use the cards they currently possess. New students can have their pictures taken and cards made at the Wolfpack One Card office located in Talley Student Union. It is open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Lost/stolen cards can be replaced at the card office. There is a non-refundable $20.00 service charge for this replacement. For additional information, telephone 919.515.3090.

For more information please come by the AllCampus office or visit the Wolfpack One Card office website.

Students with Disabilities

Students desiring reasonable accommodations for their documented disability should contact the Disability Services Office (DSO), Suite 1900, Student Health Center, 2815 Cates Avenue 919.515.7653 (Voice), 919.515.8830 (TTY). Students needing assistance in scheduling courses should first meet with their academic advisers, then contact DSO as far as possible in advance of registration deadlines. For more information visit the Disability Services Office website.

Summer Course Load

The maximum course load for undergraduate degree students is two courses plus a physical education course in a summer session.  To carry more than the maximum, students must obtain the approval of their academic advisers and of their college deans.

The academic full-time course load for the summer is 4 hours per summer session for undergraduate students and 1 hour per session for graduate students

Course load requirements for financial-aid purposes differ from the information above. NC State students seeking financial aid in the summer should visit the “Enrollment Requirements” page for more information. Visiting students are not eligible for financial aid from NC State University and should contact their home institution.