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Chancellor’s Messages

Sep 5, 2023

A message of support for our community

NC State community: It’s with sadness that I write to share the news of a death in our community. The loss of any member of our Pack is tragic, and I recognize that this loss is particularly impactful for many of our on-campus residents and housing staff. There are no words I can share that will… 

Aug 29, 2023

Support after yesterday’s tragedy at UNC-Chapel Hill

NC State community: Our hearts go out to the UNC-Chapel Hill community following yesterday’s tragic events. NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill are closely aligned, both in our purpose and in the family members, friends and colleagues who make up our collective communities. When one of us experiences tragedy, we all grieve together, and we come together to… 

Aug 21, 2023

A special welcome from Chancellor Woodson

NC State community: Please take a moment to watch the welcome message below as we kick off the 2023 fall semester. In the video, I reference just a few of the many programs and resources available to help you succeed here at NC State. For more information, please visit Thank you, and go Pack! Randy WoodsonChancellor 

Jun 15, 2023

Juneteenth: Celebrate with your Pack

NC State community: Next Monday, June 19, we will observe Juneteenth, a day of celebration and reflection that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865. Juneteenth marks the turn of a very important page in our country’s history, when news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached the last enslaved African Americans in… 

Apr 27, 2023

Resources to help our Pack in need

Wolfpack community, I am regretfully writing to you today with very sad news. Our community experienced two tragic student deaths in the last 24 hours. This is heartbreaking, and I know there’s little I can say to console the deep hurt or heal the immense grief felt by the family and friends of these young… 

Apr 24, 2023

You’re remarkable, Wolfpack

NC State community: Please watch the video message below as the spring semester comes to an end. During these last weeks of the semester, please take advantage of the wellness resources available to you. Thank you for all you’ve done to support each other and help our community succeed this semester. Have a safe summer ahead. Randy WoodsonChancellor 

Mar 24, 2023

Wellness days update and reminders

NC State community: One of the recommendations of the Student Mental Health Task Force was to proactively add wellness days to the university calendar. I’m pleased to announce that the university’s official three-year calendar has been updated to include one wellness day in each fall and spring term for the next three academic years. These wellness days are in addition… 

Mar 10, 2023

Enjoy the break ahead, Wolfpack

NC State community: Please watch this video message regarding spring break. As I say in the video, please take advantage of the mental health and well-being resources available to you, especially as we begin to wrap up the semester. Enjoy the break next week. Thank you. Randy WoodsonChancellor 

Feb 21, 2023

An update on the Student Mental Health Task Force

NC State students, faculty and staff, In the fall of 2022, Vice Chancellor and Dean Doneka Scott formed and charged the NC State Student Mental Health Task Force. The group, composed of students, faculty and staff, examined best practices around mental health and well-being; took inventory of our current services and resources; examined university policies, rules, regulations… 

Feb 12, 2023

A message of grief and support

Wolfpack community, I’m writing to you today with a heavy heart. Our Wolfpack community lost a student this weekend in an apparent suicide, just a few days after a graduate student died from what police believe were natural causes. In January, an undergraduate student also passed from what police believe were natural causes. No matter…