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Packapalooza 2021 Has Been Canceled

After much deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Packapalooza™ 2021.

For nearly a decade, the university has welcomed students back in August with Packapalooza™, a campus-community street fair celebrating all things NC State. Although it is encouraging to see pandemic conditions improve around the state and the nation with more vaccinations and fewer cases of COVID-19, many uncertainties remain, including what conditions might look like four months from now, and what city and state gathering restrictions could be in place.

For these reasons, and for the health and safety of our students and the community, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Packapalooza™ for 2021. We realize this is disappointing, but NC State is committed to hosting a variety of in-person Wolfpack Welcome Week events, as conditions permit, for incoming and continuing students. Additional information about events will be forthcoming over the next several weeks.

In the meantime, we appreciate your continued efforts to follow the community standards to Protect the Pack. It has been a challenging year, but we are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel and are incredibly hopeful that Hillsborough Street will once again be covered by a sea of red and white for Packapalooza™ 2022.