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

Campus visits for prospective freshmen include the following:

  1. An information session at the Joyner Visitor Center designed for prospective students.
  2. An hour long walking tour of main campus that starts and ends at Reynolds Coliseum (Dunn Avenue entrance). (Saturday tours begin at the Honors Village Commons on Dunn Avenue.)

Campus visits for prospective transfer students provide:

  1. 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.)
  2. We offer an hour-long walking tour of main campus following the transfer information session on Fridays. The tour will start and end at Reynolds Coliseum (Dunn Avenue entrance).

Saturday Visits

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 Honors Village Commons on Dunn Ave. Total time: 60 minutes. Saturday tours are not offered during the summer.

Additional Information

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.

Tour Schedule

Spring Visits: January 6 – April 25


January 20, MLK Day, 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.


On select Saturdays hour-long campus tours will be offered beginning at the Honors Village Commons on Dunn Ave. at 10:30am.  Dates for Spring 2014 include:

  • January 25
  • February 8, 15, 22
  • March 1, 22, 29
  • April 5, 12, 26

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.

Early Summer Visits: April 28-June 6


May 26, Memorial Day, University Closed


Information Sessions - 10:00am
Walking Tours - 11:15am

Late Summer: June 9 – August 20


July 4, Independence Day, 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.


Saturday visits will resume in the Fall when students return.  There are no Saturday visits offered during the summer.

Self-Guided Tours

If you are unable to visit during our regularly scheduled tour times, consider taking a self-guided tour. Please note the self guided tour is available as a smartphone app, basic mobile phone audio tour 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

Tricia Buddin
Phone: 919-515-2614


Register for a tour of the College of Design. 


Janice Coats
Phone: 919-515-0595


Office of Academic Affairs
Register for an information session at the College of Engineering.

Environmental Sciences

Contact the Academic Program coordinator Erin Champion
Phone: 919-513-2520

Humanities & Social Sciences

Dara Leeder
Phone: 919-515-3638

Poole College of Management

Bonnie Yarboro
Phone: 919-515-5565

Natural Resources

Tiffany McLean
Phone: 919-515-5510


Register for a College of Sciences Information Session.


Kent Hester, Phone: 919-515-3780
Edward Brown, Phone: 919-513-7424

First Year College

Melissa Simpson
Phone: 919-515-8266