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Pack Essentials

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Campus Basic Needs Resources

Coronavirus Resources

In addition to the resources mentioned on the NC State coronavirus website, the Pack Essentials website will list additional resources under this tab as they are presented. These resources have been suggested to us but we are unable to confirm each program.

Food and Housing

NC State is dedicated to providing support for those who are food and/or housing insecure. From the Feed the Pack Food Pantry to temporary and emergency housing, there are resources for students across campus.


Several entities across campus, including the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, offer emergency funds for student emergencies. You can also learn more about on-campus and part-time employment opportunities.


Departments across NC State offer educational support, high impact experiences, and opportunities for research funding and scholarships.

Miscellaneous Resources

Check out these resources from free computer software to clothes for an interview, childcare, and more.

Student Ombuds Services

If you want to discuss your situation and review available resources in a confidential meeting with the Student Ombuds, you can schedule a face-to-face or phone meeting by calling 919.513.3401.

Support NC State Students’ Basic Needs

Every day NC State students face unexpected hardships. For these students, it may mean the difference between making it to class or making it to their next meal. We are committed to the success of the whole student, providing essential resources so that students don’t have to choose between their academic career or providing for their basic needs.