New Student and Family Programs

The Office of New Student and Family Programs exists to provide education, leadership, and professional development in the areas of college student orientation, transition, retention and parent/family programs.


Congratulations on your acceptance, new Eagle! We are excited that you have selected North Carolina Central University to begin your academic endeavors! Together, let’s get ready to take flight and SOAR high.



SOAR, designed to help you make a smooth transition to life at NCCU, is for first-time students who have recently graduated from high school and transfer students from a community college or other four-year institutions.

First Year Student Programs

New Student and Family Programs offers a variety of programs and activities to help new Eagles navigate their first year on campus.

Parents & Family Association

The mission of the association is to offer NCCU parents and family members opportunities for involvement in campus and regional activities that promote the University and enrich their students’ college experience.

Parent with Student

Parent and Family Weekend is a special opportunity for families to spend time with students, connect with other families, and enjoy the Eagle experience firsthand. You will have the chance to participate in NCCU life through a variety of campus programs and events.

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Kick off the new academic year with Eagle Mania/Week of Welcome, a week-long experience that provides all students with fun and exciting activities.

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Eagle Kickbacks

Want the opportunity to engage with current students about life in the Eagle's Nest? Our Eagle Kickbacks are live Zoom sessions designed to connect you with students to talk about life here at NCCU. You will have the opportunity to ask questions on camera or via chat to gain a first-hand account of everyday experiences in the sloping hills and verdant green.

Student Information

Transfer Students

Learn important information specific to students who are transferring to NCCU.

Student Leadership Council

Meet the SOAR Leaders

SOAR Leaders are Eagle students that assist with new student orientation and transitional programs throughout the academic semester, servicing new and transfer students and their families.

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Fletcher, Crystal

Assistant Director

New Student and Family Programs

location icon Alfonso Elder Student Union, Room 125

email icon[email protected]

phone icon 919-530-6907


Sawyer, Georgia

Director of New Student Services

New Student and Family Programs

location icon Alfonso Elder Student Union, Room 125

email icon [email protected]

phone icon 919-530-6736