New Student Information
Items of Importance
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Wolfpack One Card
All students must have an All-Campus/Wolfpack One card prior to the first full day of orientation on August 4th as it is required to access the Veterinary Medicine campus. New DVM Students can pick up their card at the Talley Student Center on main campus once they have officially been registered for DVM classes. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Make sure to review the Wolfpack One Card website for any potential service interruptions.
If you currently have an unexpired Wolfpack One Card, you can continue to use it. If you have an expired card, you will need to bring that card with you in order to receive a new one to access our campus.
All Campus and University policies and procedures are located in the Academic Handbook. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with these as they provide you important information on everything from academic standards to dress codes on campus and in the Hospital, and exam policies among others.
TEXTBOOKS and Supplies
In addition to the campus bookstore and other textbook suppliers, supplies and textbooks are available through V.E.T.S. – Veterinary Educational Textbooks and Supplies. Vets is a student-run, non-profit organization dedicated to making the acquisition of veterinary textbooks and supplies easier and more affordable for students. In addition to books and supplies, V.E.T.S. also hires students as board members to help operate various areas of the business. The group has put together a package of information for interested students.
Our representatives consult with the professors to determine what books and supplies they want students to have for their classes. Then, we negotiate with suppliers to get the best prices possible because of the purchasing power of bulk ordering. Our organization is run by the students for the students. Our job is to serve you!!
Annual OPEN HOUSE
The College of Veterinary Medicine hosts an annual open house at the end of every Spring. It’s a day for visitors large and small to learn more about the activities of the College. Students, staff, and faculty all take part in demonstrations, tours, and activities. It’s a fun day for everyone. Take a glimpse at previous open houses to get a sense of what they’re like.
The Student of the American Veterinary Medical Association, is a non-profit, student-run group modeled after its parent organization, the American Veterinary Medical Association. At NC State University, SAVMA is the umbrella organization for 30 other professional group student chapters and student clubs. SCAMVA organizes fundraisers and social events, helps support educational opportunities at the school, and represents the student body to the college administration and the AVMA. SAVMA also provides funding for both group and individual educational opportunities, such as travel to veterinary conferences, externships, wetlabs, and guest speakers.
SAVMA also maintains a store where you can order CVM merchandise. Items will be available for purchase from the SAVMA store during Open House, Orientation, and at the White Coat Ceremony.
We expect admitted applicants who accept the offer of admission to matriculate into the semester for which they are admitted. However, we understand that rare extenuating circumstances may arise that precipitate a need to request a deferral.
The Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and the Faculty Committee on Admissions will review a one-year deferral request on a case-by-case basis. Reasons for a deferral include, but are not limited to, medical emergencies, health concerns and academic options (Fulbright Award, completion of a graduate degree, etc.).
Admitted applicants can’t request a deferral in order to establish residency for tuition purposes or to finish completing prerequisites. When possible, the deferral request should be submitted by June 1 of the admissions cycle year to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. Please consult the Student Services Office if you have any questions about the process.
Download a Request
Rabies immunizations are highly recommended before starting classes, and you are required to report your status on the Rabies Vaccination Certification form required as part of your new student orientation paperwork. You can contact your private physician or local health department to receive these immunizations. Veterinarians, as professionals, are considered at risk for exposure to rabies, which is often fatal. Please note that this is not a requirement nor condition for enrollment and is totally voluntary. NC State Veterinary Medicine will hold a rabies clinic in October 2020 (Dates to be shared later). The cost of the shot is currently $325.00 per injection (subject to change).
If you have not submitted your status, download and complete the form. It must be turned in before classes start August 14, 2020.
STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES
NC State Student Health Services is nationally ranked among the best student health services in the U.S. and is ranked #1 in North Carolina by the Princeton Review. There are several health-related actions you need to take before you come to NC State University. Visit the Student Health Services website and complete the steps they require before you arrive. You can also find information about how to sign up for the University-sponsored Health Insurance Plan if you so wish. You have up to 30 days of your acceptance to complete the required tasks. The Student Services Office will notify you of the documents required for submission as soon as you confirm your seat in the class.
If you previously attended North Carolina State University and your HealthWeb account reflects receipt of completed immunization records, you may not need to resubmit these. Please contact Health Services at 919.515.2563 to confirm.
If you wish to have your health insurance considered in your cost of attendance, you may complete the form below and send it to Kyle McMahan (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. This will increase your cost of attendance by the amount of health insurance per term and allow for loan consideration up to that amount.
Insurance Increase Request Form
The College provides academic counseling, personal counseling, and consultation services services to all students of the College. Additionally, the Office makes a wealth of tips available on handling stress, anxiety, time management, and many others.
In addition to the Colleges counseling office, the University Counseling Center is also available to students.
The University offers some housing options for graduate students. Many of our students have pets, however, and pets are not permitted in University housing. There are numerous choices around Raleigh and Durham/Chapel Hill that offer great alternatives to living on campus. Many of them are pet friendly.
Students recommend the Durham/Chapel Hill areas as you miss traffic during both commutes. They say that North Raleigh has many neighborhoods with a lot of homes for sale, but be aware that the commute is 20-25 min. A full list of helpful information on housing has been compiled by previous classes.
Students who are covering on-call for rotations are required to be at the CVM within 20 minutes of notification. Please take this into account when making housing arrangements for your clinical year.
Finding a Place to Live
Parking and Transportation
All DVM students are eligible to purchase a “CCB” parking permit for the Centennial Biomedical Campus parking deck. Rates and policies are available on the Transportation Office website.
Permits are purchased online and will be available for purchase through the NC State Transportation Office beginning in July. Make sure to select the “CCB” permit, which will allow you to park in the deck on our campus.
All parking permits are virtual. Once you have placed your order for a permit your credentials to park will be effective on the date specified on your receipt.
WOLFLINE Bus Service
The 6S Hillsborough St West Route of the University Wolfline bus service serves the College, which is located on the Centennial Biomedical Campus. The bus connects students with the main NC State campus. Wolfline runs every 30 minutes between 7 am and 6pm and is free to all riders. Additionally, the line connects you to city and regional bus lines. With a GoPass provided by NC State Transportation, you can ride city and regional buses for free.
Students are expected to bring a laptop with them to the DVM program. You will be processing a wealth of information and having the correct tools to acquire, organize, and process that information is critical. Course materials are online and accessible to all students at the CVM. Many of your course exams will be given using your laptop, so look carefully at the Exam Computing Recommendations. Also consider having a high speed internet connection at home, as many courses have videos that work better over a high-speed connection.
GOOGLE APPS @ NC STATE
Google Apps at NC State is the official e-mail provider for NC State students. Your email will have an @ncsu.edu address, but you will check your email at google.ncsu.edu mail. This is a separate account from any other personal gmail.com account you may already have and the two can not be combined.
All official e-mails will be sent through your NC State Google email. You are responsible for checking your university e-mail account regularly and responding to official e-mails. The University provides a website where you can learn more about using Google email and other online Google apps. For specific questions not found on the website, contact email@example.com.
The MyPack Portal is the gateway to the university’s administrative offices. Information regarding MyPack will be sent to you once your Unity ID has been created. You will use the MyPack portal to view financial information, class schedule, class rank, unofficial transcript and update personal and emergency contact information, among other things.
The Veterinary Medicine Student Services Office will create a listserv for your class. You will receive an e-mail once the list becomes active. You must use your unity email address on listserve. You will receive details on your unity id and password as soon as we have received your advance enrollment deposit. If you’re not familiar with a listserv, it’s a means of communicating with a group of people via email.
When you send an email to the listserv, and all members in your class will get your query. It’s a great way to discuss and exchange information on the subjects your are studying.