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Signature Events

Red and White Week wouldn't be Red and White Week without these unmissable homecoming events. See what's in store for later this year.

Red and White Week Student Kickoff

NC State students and friends gather together to kick off Red and White Week with an event in front of Reynolds Coliseum. It’s also the first chance to snag a Red and White Week t-shirt, along with other free swag.

Chancellor’s Fall Address

Chancellor Randy Woodson reflects on the past year and shares NC State’s bold plans for the future in his annual fall address, live from the atrium lobby of Talley Student Union.

Pack Appreciation Day

Pack Appreciation Day is a chance for students to tell donors who support NC State’s programs, facilities, research, experiences and scholarships just how much they are appreciated. Participants receive spirit wear and refreshments and are eligible for Homecoming Spirit Competition points and Student Wolfpack Club minutes.


The African American Cultural Center’s annual Harambee! campus welcome celebration offers an opportunity to come together at the beginning of the new academic year. Join the fun during a block party and showcase that features food, music and games.

Wear Red, Get Fed

Throw on your finest piece of red clothing (we know your closet is packed with them!) and head to Stafford Commons any day during Red and White Week to score some free food.

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Floats on Founders

Wolfpackers line Founders Drive each year for an interactive parade to cheer on our team before the homecoming football game. You’ll find food trucks, stationary floats and activities provided by the University Activities Board.


Presented by the Black Alumni Society, BASFest is a reunion celebration featuring music, games and fellowship. (Keep an eye out for the full list of events held by the Black Alumni Society throughout Red and White Week, too.)

Homecoming Game

It all leads up to the main event: the homecoming football game. Watch the NC State Wolfpack face off against their opponents at Carter-Finley Stadium — and prepare to cheer hard.

Relive the Fun

Last year’s Red and White Week was brimming with excitement. See how we celebrated our university — and make plans to join us again.