Experience NC State 2017

Experience NC State is an optional visitation day, designed exclusively for admitted students to help you make NC State your choice!

At Experience NC State, you will be able to:

  • Celebrate your acceptance with other future #ncstate21 students
  • Connect with current students and learn about student life opportunities
  • Interact with staff and faculty in your academic discipline
  • Eat in our newly renovated Talley Student Union and other campus eateries
  • Tour campus and facilities

Connect with us on social media using #ExpNCState leading up to and throughout the event.

Experience NC State on any of the following days:

Friday, February 24, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017
Monday, April 10, 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017 (Multicultural Admitted Student Day)

Experience NC State is open to admitted students only and registration is required. Space is limited so we encourage you to register in advance.

Download Our App to Plan Your Day

View the Schedule, campus maps, social media and more available on your mobile device – completely free.

>Download “NC State University Guides” on your smart device
>Tap “Download Guides”
>Search for “Experience NC State 2017”

You may also view and print the Experience NC State program.

Academic session offerings vary by date. Check the academic sessions breakdown to ensure that you register for a day your academic program will be participating.


Log into your wolfPAW account to register.

Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation email from wolfpaw@ncsu.edu.



Start TimeEnd TimeEventLocation
8:30am9:30 amCheck-inMain Floor, Talley Student Union
8:30am 9:30 amStudent Services Fair3rd Floor, Talley Student Union
9:30am9:45amWelcome - Greeting from the Office of Undergraduate AdmissionsBallroom, Talley Student Union
9:55am 10:25amLife at NC State Breakout Session 1 - Choose from: Parents & Family Services or Student Panel Talley Student Union
10:35am11:05amLife at NC State Breakout Session 2 - Choose from: Academic Excellence Programs, Greek Life, Study Abroad, New Student Programs, Career Services and Pre-Professional advising and Financial AidTalley Student Union
11:15am11:40amLife at NC State Breakout Session 3 - Choose from: Academic Excellence Programs, Greek Life, Living & Learning Villages (University Housing), Study Abroad, Career Services and Pre-professional advisingTalley Student Union
11:50am 1:00pmAcademic SessionsVarious Campus Locations - Meet in Ballroom, Talley Student Union

Optional Afternoon Activities

Eat on Campus (see map)- 3 all you can eat dining halls

- 2 food court locations

- 7 campus convenience stores (C-Stores)

- 8 coffee shops
Shop at NC State BookstoresOpen from 8:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday hours: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Visit Office of Scholarships & Financial AidLocated in Harris Hall. Available for walk-ins.
Visit the African American Cultural CenterLocated in Witherspoon Student Center. Available for walk-ins.
Tour Campus1:15pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm Campus Walking Tour

One-hour guided walking tour departs from the Talley Student Union Technology Tower.

1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm Carmichael Athletic Complex Tour

One-hour guided walking tours depart from lower level of Carmichael Complex (beneath outdoor steps).

2:45pm Textiles Walking Tour

Tours depart from the Textiles building. You will need to drive to Centennial Campus and park in Partners Way Parking Deck. No Textiles walking tour on Saturday, April 22.

3:00pm Engineering Walking Tour

Tours depart from Engineering Building II Atrium. You will need to drive to Centennial Campus and park in Partners Way Parking Deck. No Engineering walking tour on Saturday, April 22.

3:00pm - 4:00pm Residence Hall Tour

Meet at Owen Residence Hall to view a model room in a hall-style residence hall.

1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm James B. Hunt Jr. Library Tour

Tours will begin inside the first floor entrance beside the bookBot. You will need to drive to Centennial Campus and park in the Partners Way Parking Deck.


Academic Sessions Breakdown

All academic sessions will be offered for each Experience date, except for the College of Natural Resources.  Contact Tiffany McLean at tiffany_mclean@ncsu.edu to schedule a personalized appointment with the College of Natural Resources on any of the four Experience days.

Academic CollegeMajors Represented    
Agriculture and Life Sciences>Agriculture & Environmental Tech
>Agriculture Business Management
>Agricultural Education
>Agricultural Science
>Animal Science
>Bioprocessing Science
>Extension Education
>Food Science
>Natural Resources: Economics & Management, Soil Resources, Soil & Water Systems>Nutrition Science
>Plant and Soil Sciences
>Poultry Science
>Turfgrass Science
Design>Architecture>Art + Design>Design Studies>Graphic Design>Industrial Design
Education>Education Undeclared
>Elementary Education
>Mathematics Education
>Science Education
>Middle Grades: Language Arts & Social Studies>Technology, Engineering & Design Education
Engineering First Year>Aerospace Eng. Intent
>Biological Eng. Intent
>Biomedical Intent
>Chemical Intent
>Civil Intent
>Computer Eng. Intent
>Computer Science Intent
>Construction Eng. & Mgmt Intent
>Electrical Eng. Intent
>Environmental Eng. Intent
>Industrial Eng. Intent
>Materials Science & Eng. Intent
>Mechanical Eng. Intent
>Nuclear Eng. Intent
>Paper Science & Eng. Intent
>Undeclared Intent
Exploratory Studies>Exploratory Studies
Humanities and Social Sciences >Africana Studies
>Arts Studies
>French Language & Lit
>German Studies
>Interdisciplinary Studies
>International Studies
>Political Science
>Religious Studies
>Science, Technology & Society
>Social Work
>Spanish Language and Lit
>Women’s & Gender Studies
Life Sciences First Year>Biological Sciences
>Nutrition Science
>Plant Biology>Zoology
Natural Resources>Environmental Sciences
>Environmental Tech & Mgmt
>Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Bio
>Forest Management
>Natural Resources: Ecosystem
>Natural Resources: Policy & Administration
>Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management
>Professional Golf Management
>Sport Management
>Sustainable Materials & Technology
Poole College of Management>Accounting>Business Administration
Sciences>Applied Mathematics
>Marine Sciences
>Natural Resources: Marine and Coastal Resources>Physics and Statistics
Textiles>Fashion & Textile Design>Fashion & Textile Management
>Polymer & Color Chemistry
>Textile Technology
>Textile Eng. Intent

Parking & Directions

Registration will begin in Talley Student Union. We will have signage and student ambassadors around to direct you from the parking deck to Talley.


A parking permit is required for the Friday and Monday Experience NC State events only. Please remember to print your parking permit and place it on your dashboard before walking to the Talley Student Union. A few days prior to your visit we will send an email message to the email address listed on your wolfPAW account with instructions for printing your parking permit. The cost of the parking permit is $5 and it can be paid online via Visa, MasterCard, or a with a debit card bearing either of these logos. If the message has not arrived within 2 days of your event please check your spam filter or contact Undergraduate Admissions to have it resent. The subject line of this email will be “NCSU Parking Permits.”

Parking will be available in the Coliseum Parking Deck (Main Campus) & Partners Way Parking Deck (Centennial Campus for optional afternoon tours).


GPS users may use the following addresses:

We recommend that you allow for 30 additional minutes for Raleigh morning traffic.


Traffic may be heavy on the highways near campus, especially the 440 Beltline around Raleigh and on Interstate 40.

Note the traffic may be especially heavy on the portion of 40/440 south of Raleigh due to construction. For updated traffic alerts visit www.fortifyNC.com.


The Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU) is 25 miles from campus. We do not offer any shuttle services from the airport. For more information about Raleigh, including lodging, see section “Experience Raleigh.”



ADA Accommodations

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, NC State will honor requests for reasonable accommodations requested by individuals with disabilities. Accommodation requests should be submitted at least 10 days before the event so that we may better serve you.

Experience Raleigh

Raleigh is consistently ranked as one of the top places to live and work and offers a plethora of activities for you to enjoy.  If you wish to explore the city, here is some additional information for you.


Lodging Information


There are numerous options on and around campus, including:


In addition to the NC State Bookstores, there are 6 major indoor shopping malls within a 30 miles of campus radius, including:

Additional Suggestions: