It is not all about studying, studying, studying! The students like to have fun too! NC State has a few fun student traditions that make this school unique. First of all, since 1991, the students have been holding a "Shack-a-Thon" in order to raise money for the Habitat for Humanity of Wake County. At this event, NC State students move out into the Brickyard and build "shacks" that they will live in for a week. When other students, faculty, staff, or visitors walk through the shack filled Brickyard, the students living there for the week ask for donations! The money raised is used to build a house!
Another fun tradition is Homecoming. Most schools have a Homecoming week but not many have one that is completely run by students! At the beginning of the week there will always be a starting kickoff party and ends with a pep rally that includes a concert! The week of Homecoming you can expect to see events like, "Wear Red-Get Fed," a parade, dresses, and a spirit competition. The ending concert always includes a well known band or music artist. Past acts include Ludacris, The Avett Brothers, and Lonestar. This sounds like a fun week at NC State.
The most unique tradition that NC State has is the Krispy Kreme Challenge. From the name of it, it sounds like fun! In order to raise money for the NC Children's Hospital, in an hours time, students race two from the University's Memorial Bell Tower to the Krispy Kreme. Once there, the student must completely eat a dozen donuts and run back before time is up! Exercising while eating donuts sounds like a really great and tasty way to raise money! With all that running, at least you will burn some of those calories you take in by eating a DOZEN Krispy Kreme donuts!
Speaking of running, the Athletic teams at North Carolina State University at Raleigh must run a lot because they are known as the Wolfpack
! In all actuality, the name came to be because of crazy "wolf pack" acting fans. Before being called the Wolf Pack, you could hear the teams being referred to as the Farmers, the Red Terrors, the Aggies, and the Techs. Now, you will see "Tuffy" the wolf, a purebred Tamaskan Dog, as the live mascot. You will also see Mr. and Mrs. Wuf or the Strutting Wolf wherever you see NC State logos and fan apparel. The NC State Wolfpack
is a part of the ACC and has eight national championships. The biggest rival of NC State is University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tarheels
. In combination with the Wolfpack mascot, will be the colors, red and white. SidelineSweeite.com has a fair share of red, white and color combination apparel for the ladies at NC State. Red dresses, White dresses, or printed red and white dresses can be found in a number of the designers that we carry. Make sure that you have the right game day dress or top so you can support your Wolfpack!