If you are leaving your email for an extended length of time, you might want to make use of the Vacation Responder for your NCSU email.
In gMail, it is found under the "General" tab in the Settings (click on the gear in the upper right corner).
You can set the date the message is to start and end.
This will make it so that when someone sends a message to you, they will get a response back telling them that you are on vacation (or whatever else you want to tell them). gMail will only send a message to the person once every four days.
It is good to indicate when you will be returning and when they can expect a response as well as who to contact if they need to immediate help.
Some messages you might NOT want to use can be found at: "Some of the Best 'Out of Office' Automatic email Replies"
Don't forget to set your eXtension Ask an Expert account to "away" as well. This is done from the "Settings -> Answering" page at: https://ask.extension.org/expert/settings/assignment.
And most importantly, don't forget to undo these when you return. Set a reminder in your calendar when you return.