Upon arrival in NC you should open a checking account at a local bank or credit union. This is important for two reasons:
- A local bank account is part of your actions towards gaining NC Residency (if you are an out-of-state US student).
- Your paycheck will be automatically direct deposited into that account each month.
There are several banks and credit unions near campus. Two convenient ones are listed here (this is not an endorsement).
PNC Bank – They have a convenient location in the Talley Student Center
State Employees Credit Union – a branch is across from campus on Hillsborough St
There are also a number of other banks near campus to include Bank of America, Chase, First Citizens, Horizon, and Truist.