The Most Relaxing Places on Campus
Post by Cait Boyce
If you ask any student at NC State their favorite spots on campus, they will all likely mention The Court of North Carolina. It’s located on North Campus near the Belltower and a perfect place to unwind between classes. Besides The Court of North Carolina there are many other places to relax on campus as well.
Mary Yarbrough Court, named after the first woman graduate of NC State, is one of my favorite places on campus. Sandwiched between Peele Hall and Watagua Residence Hall, this area is covered by trees and thus cooler during the hot summer months. It has a beautiful fountain in the middle, as well. It’s usually empty, so it’s nice to kick back on one of the benches to study.
If The Court of North Carolina ever feels too crowded, there’s a nice alternative nearby. Between Park Shops and SAS Hall, there’s an open space with many benches and tables for students to study and talk to each other. The best part is that it’s right outside of Port City Java, so you can pop in there if you need a pick-me-up before settling into one of the tables outside.
Just a hop, skip, and jump away from there is Kampoefner Hall, which sits in front of another nice place to sit and relax. Surrounded by the Design buildings, the area is scattered with interesting and beautiful sculptures.
There’s another courtyard on the other side of campus outside the Fox Science Lab. It’s a large grassy area — perfect for a nap or picnic in the fall or spring!
These are only a few of the most relaxing places on NC State’s campus. In between all the hustle and bustle of classes and socializing, it’s nice to have somewhere to take it easy. Feel free to explore and find your own special place!