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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.


Attend Academic Sessions


Visit the Bookstore


Visit the Info Fair at Talley Student Union


Tour the Residence Halls


Experience Dining


Tour the Libraries


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 deciding where to start. View the event program and consult the parking map to determine the closest parking location to the first Open House event you plan to attend.

Step 2:

Once you arrive on campus you will receive information on how to check in.

Step 3:

Explore campus and all that NC State has to offer!

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.


Best Big City to Live in Right Now



Best Place for Business and Careers


Top 10

Best U.S. Cities for Jobs in 2018


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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 do encourage you to register for Open House. Register here.

Do I need to stay the entire time?

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 encourage you to plan your day accordingly to get the most out of your visit to campus.

Will I be able to go on a campus tour during Open House?

There are many opportunities to explore most areas of campus during Open House so there is no formal campus tour. Throughout the event you will have the chance to see more academic spaces than are typically offered during a daily visit.

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?

We encourage your students to register individually even if they are arriving as part of a group. Register here.

Main Campus Drop Off/Pick Up
Coliseum Surface Lot located on the southside of the Coliseum Deck off of Cates Avenue.
Centennial Campus Drop Off/Pick Up
College of Textiles 1020 Main Campus Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606.
Bus parking is available in the gravel lot on Varsity Drive across from the Joyner Visitor Center at 1210 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606. Buses will need to park in the gravel lot on Varsity Drive until it is time to pick the students up again.

Connect with Us

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Campus Box 7103
Raleigh, NC 27695-7103

phone: 919.515.2434
fax: 919.5151.5039