Schedule Your Visit
The E. Carroll Joyner Visitor Center conducts campus tours and information sessions throughout the year, excluding University holidays. Prospective students who are interested in a general overview of NC State and the Admissions process are invited to schedule a campus visit through their wolfPAW account.
Prospective Student Visitation
Weekday campus visits for prospective freshmen include the following:
- An information session at the Joyner Visitor Center (1210 Varsity Dr. Raleigh, NC) designed for prospective students.
- An hour long walking tour of main campus. (Parking for the walking tour is available in the Coliseum Deck on Cates Avenue. The cost is $2.00 per hour and is payable by Master Card, Visa, Discover and American Express. Cash is not accepted.)
Campus visits for prospective transfer students provide:
- Information concerning transfer admission requirements and the application process, as well as general information about the University. The session lasts approximately one hour. (Admitted transfer students seeking information about course selection should contact their academic department. Other issues of concern to admitted transfer students will be addressed at New Student Orientation.)
- We offer an hour-long walking tour of main campus following the transfer information session on Fridays. (Parking for the walking tour is available in the Coliseum Deck on Cates Avenue. The cost is $2.00 per hour and is payable by Master Card, Visa, Discover and American Express. Cash is not accepted.)
We highly recommend visiting on a weekday when our classes are in session and information sessions are available. However, if your schedule will only allow for a Saturday visit we offer walking tours of main campus on select Saturdays starting at the 1st floor information desk at Talley Student Union. Total time: 60 minutes. Saturday tours are not offered during the summer.
For your specific itinerary and confirmation of your registration please register online using wolfPAW. Please print and bring your confirmation e-mail with you when you visit us. The e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address listed on your wolfPAW account .
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, NC State will honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities. Accommodation requests should be submitted at least 10 days before the event so that we may better serve you.
Fall: August 20 – November 26
September 1 – Labor Day, University Closed
September 8-12 – Visitor Center closed for renovations
November 27, 28 – Thanksgiving, University Closed
Information Sessions – 10:00am and 1:00pm
Walking Tours – 11:15am and 2:15pm
Please Note: Only the 10:00am visit option is available on Tuesdays.
Information Sessions – Fridays, 2:00 pm followed by optional walking tours as available.
The Transfer Advising Center is open at the Visitor Center, Monday – Friday 1:00pm-4:30pm. Transfer students may use this resource to discuss admissions requirements and ask general questions concerning the university.
We highly recommend visiting on a weekday when our classes are in session and full information sessions are available. However, if your schedule will only allow for a Saturday visit we offer walking tours of main campus on select Saturdays starting at the 1st floor information desk at Talley Student Union. Total time: 60 minutes. Saturday tours are not offered during the summer.
Campus tours are offered on select Saturdays during the Fall semester. Tours begin at the information desk at on 1st floor of Talley Student Union.
Tours are offered at 10:30am on the following days:
October 4, 25
November 1, 22
We recommend downloading a self guided tour prior to your visit. Please note the self guided tour is available as a smart phone app or as a printed-readable tour.
Academic Program Visitation
Prospective and admitted students who would like to gain a greater understanding about specific academic programs are invited to contact a program in their area of interest for a more customized, close-up look at the NC State experience. The following programs extend visitation options for prospective and admitted students. Click on the program name or contact the program representative to learn more.
Agriculture and Life Sciences
Register for a tour of the College of Design.
Office of Academic Affairs
Register for an information session at the College of Engineering.
Contact the Academic Program coordinator Erin Champion
First Year College
Humanities & Social Sciences
Life Sciences First Year Program
Register for Live a Little with LSFY for new first-year students interested in Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Genetics, Mircobiology, Nutrition Science, Plant Biology and Zoology.
Poole College of Management
Register for a College of Sciences Information Session.
Kent Hester, Phone: 919-515-3780
Edward Brown, Phone: 919-513-7424