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Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019
9 am – 2 pm

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Register to attend the
2019 University Open House

University Open House is your opportunity to learn more about what NC State has to offer. There is no formal schedule so you have the chance to learn about everything that interests you while on campus.


Registration will open in early September.

Attend Academic Sessions


Visit the Bookstore


Visit the Info Fair at Talley Student Union


Tour the Residence Halls


Experience Dining


Tour the Libraries


The 2019 Open House program will be available closer to the date of the event to assist you in planning your day.

About NC State

NC State is home to over 35,000 students from across the U.S. and over 100 countries making it the largest university in North Carolina. The university offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs across all major academic disciplines, with a focus in STEM.

Plan Your Day
at NC State

Step 1:

The first step in planning your day is determining where to start. Consult the parking map and determine the parking location near the event you would like to attend first.

Step 2:

Once you park, head to the welcome table closest to your parking area and pick up a program for the day. Make sure to keep your program handy – you’ll need it throughout the day to keep track of where everything is located. Your program also includes the schedule of events – you can pick and choose sessions to attend based on your interest.

Raleigh, North Carolina

NC State University is located in the heart of Raleigh, the state’s capital, and was voted the best big city in the Southeast. Raleigh is consistently ranked a top spot for young professionals and families. With Durham and Chapel Hill nearby, Raleigh anchors the Research Triangle, a national hotspot for high-tech enterprise.


Easiest City to Find a Job



Best Big City for Young Professionals



No. 4 Best Place to Live

(U.S. News & World Report)

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Imagine Yourself as a Member of the Pack

It includes North, Central and South campuses, where students live, attend many of their classes and share meals.

It is anchored by the College of Veterinary Medicine, the third-ranked veterinary medical school in the nation.

It is home to more than 130 businesses, research labs, government agencies and NC State’s state-of-the-art Hunt Library, offers a landscape for education and industry to unite.

Frequently Asked 

Do I need to register for Open House?

We encourage you to register for Open House. Registration will open in early September.

Do I have to stay the entire time?

There is no set program for the University Open House, so it is not necessary to stay for the duration of the event. We recommend viewing the schedule and list of activities associated with Open House and planning your day accordingly so you can get the most out of your visit. While on campus, you can attend an information session, check out university dining options and residence halls, and tour our libraries.

Where does the campus tour start?

There are no formal campus tours offered during Open House as the entire campus, from classrooms to residence halls, will be open for you to explore. Open House students and staff will be available throughout campus to assist you in your exploration.

What should I wear?

University Open House takes place both inside and outside on campus. We recommend wearing comfortable, casual clothing and walking shoes.

Where can I park?

We expect a large number of visitors for Open House. In order to avoid heavy traffic, you have the option of starting your visit at one of five parking decks. If Central or North Campus is your first stop, you can park in the Coliseum Parking Deck or the Dan Allen Deck. If Centennial Campus will be your first stop, parking is available in the Partners Way Deck, the Oval West Deck and the Monteith Parking Deck.

Bringing a bus with a group of students to Open House?

Registration is not required, but we encourage your students to register individually. Bus parking is available in the gravel lot on Varsity Drive across from the Joyner Visitor Center and the McKimmon Center. Plan to have chaperones who are not also bus drivers. The bus driver will need to drop the group off at the Coliseum parking deck (201 Jeter Drive) on Main Campus or at the College of Textiles on Main Campus Drive on Centennial Campus at the bus stop depending on where the group would like to start the day. The drivers will need to park in the gravel lot on Varsity Drive until it is time to pick the students up again.

Can’t attend
Open House?


Connect with Us

Office of Undergraduate Admissions


Campus Box 7103
Raleigh, NC 27695-7103

phone: 919.515.2434
fax: 919.5151.5039