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Start Strong at State

Join us during Wolfpack Welcome Week to get acquainted with campus at a variety of free events.

Commitment to Inclusion

Wellness and Recreation is committed to fostering innovative and inclusive programs, services and facilities that are accessible for every member of the Wolfpack community. To reinforce our commitment to inclusion we strive to provide resources, deliver transparent communication and collaborate with campus partners to enhance student success.

A view of the Talley Student Union from the side of the newly renovated Carmichael Gymnasium on Morrill Drive. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

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Your favorite campus fun run/walk is back! 🐺 The annual Moonlight Howl and Run, a signature event of Wolfpack Welcome Week, returns on Thursday, August 22. 

This event is FREE for NC State faculty, staff and students. The first 1,800 people to attend pre-race check-in and packet pick-up on Wednesday, August 21 will receive a Moonlight Howl and Run t-shirt. 🌙 ✨ 

Learn more and register at the link in our bio!

Exams are almost over, what's waiting for you outside campus? The Wellness and Recreation staff wish the Wolfpack community an active summer! 

Want to keep the adventures going into the school year? Click the link in our bio to explore some of our Outdoor Adventure opportunities. 

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📚 Finals are around the corner and many plan to hunker down to study for the next several days. While studying is a tried and true method for exam preparation, research shows that taking purposeful breaks is just as important to refresh your brain and increase your productivity and energy. Check out this week's #WellnessWednesday article to find tips and activities for relaxing and recharging during finals (link in bio)!
Meet Ashwin Prasad ‘24, a marketing assistant and Business Administration major concentrating in Information Technology. 

Ashwin shared what he enjoys about working with Wellness and Recreation: “I've enjoyed using the opportunity to engage in video content creation throughout my time at WellRec. Whether I'm filming Instagram Reels with my fellow student marketing assistants or conceptualizing video ideas to meet the marketing needs of different divisions, It's rewarding to see the impact of my efforts as a videographer for Wellness and Recreation. Over the last three years, I have met incredible staff members from simple small talk in the office to in-depth projects done for them that helped me build a sense of community at WellRec. I've always cherished the conversations I've had and make sure I can build upon them each time to build those personal and professional connections."

Ashwin, congratulations and good luck on your future career! 🎓
Meet Ian Giffel '26, a lifeguard and Mechanical Engineering major who hopes to find a career where he can build things that help people everywhere. When asked about what he enjoys most about working at Wellness and Recreation, Ian said, "I really enjoy all the people I get to meet while working and making new friends." 

Ian, congratulations and best of luck in your studies! 📚
Meet Paige Collins '24, an Environmental Technology and Management major and climbing wall specialist with Wellness and Recreation. 

Paige shared what she enjoys about working with Wellness and Recreation: "I really enjoy working at a place where people come to have fun, learn new skills, and be a part of a larger community. We have such a wide range of participants that come to climb - from families with little kids, to students that have never been rock climbing that just want to try something new, to people who have been climbing their whole lives. Everyone is always learning new things from one another."

Paige, congratulations and good luck on your dream career advocating for people in need of environmental equity! 🎓