Fans from across the nation unite to create the Wolfpack spirit; together they stand, through the thick and thin. Whether it is celebrating a win at Carter Finley, or simply wearing red on Fridays, it is certain that the pride of an NC State fan will never die.
University Communications has compiled a list of Pride Points
Established: March 7,1887 as a land-grant institution. March 7th is known as Founder’s Day
Location: Raleigh, NC
Team Name: Wolfpack
Costumed Mascot: Mr. & Ms. Wuf
School Colors: Red (PMS 186) and White
Athletics: NCAA Division I, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)
Enrollment: ~35,000 (source: Office of Institutional Research and Planning)
Popular Songs: Red & White, the Fight Song, Alma Mater
Alumni: Our alumni have claimed “Red & White for Life” and create a visible support to the university and its programs.
The Wolfpack is devoted to social responsibility and is always striving to strengthen the pack. Our community comes from diverse backgrounds, but we work together to create a more innovative future.
“Now this is the Law of the Jungle — as old and as true as the sky; And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die. As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk the Law runneth forward and back –For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.” -Rudyard Kipling
Krispy Kreme Challenge:
“ 2400 calories, 12 doughnuts, 5 miles, 1 hour.” At NC State, donuts are more than just a late night snack, they are a symbol of competition and endurance. In December, 2004 a few undergraduate students got together and created a charity event known as the “Krispy Kreme Challenge”. The objective is for participants to run 2.5 miles from the Memorial Belltower to the local Krispy Kreme. Once contestants arrive, they must eat a dozen donuts before running back to the Belltower. The catch? All of this must be done in just one hour.
Class Ring Ceremony:
At NC State we choose to go beyond the standard tradition of only buying a class ring. Wolfpack tradition is that we also let it spend the night in the Memorial Belltower. The tradition is strong in symbolism; for students this act connects all the rings to NC State, those who have come before, and those still to come. The day after the ring spends the night in the Belltower, there is a formal ceremony for students and their families celebrating the new bond with the Wolfpack.
The Free Expression Tunnel:
The Free Expression Tunnel connects Central Campus to North Campus, and is the most direct route to the Brickyard. In the tunnel, all people are welcome to come and paint whatever they like, wherever they like. The high traffic area is the number one place for student organizations to advertise events, and for individuals to showcase artwork. Because the tunnel can be used to creatively express opinions, it can also be a center of controversy. However, when issues arise, students come together to stand up and speak out about diversity on campus. At the end of the day, everyone in the Wolfpack just wants to leave their mark and see their name painted on the tunnel wall.
Howling Cow Ice Cream:
Howling Cow is made on the NC State campus at the Department of Food, Bio-processing and Nutrition Science’s Feldmeier Dairy Processing Lab in Schaub Hall. What makes it so special (and delicious) is that it is made from a traditional recipe using fresh milk and cream from NC State cows! The ice cream is a hit every year at the North Carolina State Fair, and is sold on campus all year long. A variety of flavors awaits students, alumni, and visitors at the Creamery in DH Hill Library.