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Chancellor’s Messages

Feb 1, 2023

Honoring Black history at NC State

NC State community, Black History Month provides an important opportunity to learn, reflect upon and celebrate the diversity of experiences that unite our community and make our Pack strong. NC State joins in this celebration not just in February, but every day of the year.  The NC State of today is much different from the institution that Ellen McGuire went… 

Jan 9, 2023

Kicking off the spring semester

NC State community, Please watch this video as we kick off the spring 2023 semester. In the video, I reference programs to help you succeed academically, mentally and physically. A few of those resources are listed below, and more can be found on our Wolfpack Wellness website. Please take some time to explore what the university has to offer.… 

Dec 14, 2022

Wishing you a happy and healthy winter break

Dear NC State Community: Please see the video message below as we approach the winter break. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication during the fall 2022 semester. Take care, and go Pack. Randy WoodsonChancellor 

Dec 6, 2022

Important update: expanded counseling services and more

NC State students, faculty and staff: This week, we finish fall semester classes and begin exams. We want to thank each of you for all the hard work you’ve put in, and provide some encouragement and resources as NC State  closes out the year. As shared in our update before Thanksgiving, the university has taken several steps… 

Nov 21, 2022

Important updates on mental health and well-being

NC State students, faculty and staff: As we approach Thanksgiving, and finals soon afterward, we want to provide you with an update on the university’s efforts to support and enhance student mental health and well-being. We also want to express our gratitude to many across the university — and especially those staffing the Counseling Center, Prevention… 

Oct 31, 2022

Nov. 3 wellness day information

NC State Community: As NC State begins our annual Red and White Week, I hope you will join in some of the many campus activities to connect with your Wolfpack and enjoy our special community. I especially hope you will find ways to take advantage of wellness activities and resources. As a reminder, this Thursday, Nov. 3, is… 

Oct 27, 2022

Wellness day on Thursday, Nov. 3

NC State Community: Please take a few minutes to view the video below regarding the upcoming campus wellness day, which will be held on Nov. 3, 2022. For immediate access to wellness resources, please visit Thank you. Randy WoodsonChancellor 

Oct 25, 2022

Support for Hurting Members of Our Pack

NC State students, faculty and staff: Our NC State community experienced the tragic loss of a member of the Wolfpack family near campus early this morning. We grieve with the student’s family and friends. The Raleigh Police Department is investigating the death, and they do not suspect foul play.  We are hurting over this heart-wrenching loss, and… 

Oct 10, 2022

Taking care of our Pack

NC State community: As we enter the second half of the semester, I write to offer encouragement, provide some resources for your continuing success, and acknowledge that for many, this is a very difficult time. The stress of classes, work, personal challenges and balancing life — all in the context of national and global strife over… 

Aug 22, 2022

Welcome to Fall 2022

Hello NC State community, Welcome to the start of the fall 2022 semester. Please take a moment to view this special message to kick off the first day of classes. I also invite you to learn more about this year’s incoming class, the largest and most diverse in our university’s history. Finally, please review the important resources listed below…