Open House

October 15, 2016

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What to Expect

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

We are currently working on finalizing the 2016 Open House schedule. To learn more about the possibilities at Open House, take a look at last year’s University Open House program.

About NC State

NC State is home to more than 34,000 students from across the U.S. and 120 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

The first step in planning your day is determining where to start. Consult the parking map and determine the parking location near the events you’d like to attend first. Once you park, go to the welcome table closest to your parking area and pick up a program for the day. Please keep your program close, as it will assist you with navigating your way around campus. Your program will also provide a schedule of events that will help you make the most of your day and highlight important parts of campus that you should stop by.

Have the Open House schedule and campus map at your fingertips by downloading our smartphone app NC State Guides (coming soon) on your iPhone or Android. Search for NC State University Open House.

Raleigh, North Carolina

NC State is located in the heart of North Carolina, in one of the fastest-growing urban centers in America. Raleigh is consistently ranked a top spot for young professionals and families. With Durham and Chapel Hill, Raleigh anchors the Research Triangle, a national hotspot for high-tech enterprise.

among the best places for business and careers

among America's 15 best cities for young professionals

among the best midsize U.S. metro areas for college students

Explore Raleigh

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Imagine Yourself as a Member of the Pack

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Main Campus includes North, Central and South campuses, where students live, attend many of their classes and share meals.
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Centennial Biomedical Campus is anchored by the College of Veterinary Medicine, the third-ranked veterinary medical school in the nation.
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Centennial Campus, 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 Questions

Do I need to register for Open House?

While registration is not required, we would like to know that you are coming. Open House registration opens in September.

How do I register for Open House?

Registration for Open House will open in September. Registration is free of charge. Check back to register in September.

Do I have to stay the entire time?

There is no set program for the University Open House. Therefore, it is not necessary to stay for the duration of the event. We recommend glancing at 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. To plan your day more fully, check out the 2015 University Open House program.

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. Look for friendly faces wearing an Open House medallion.

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.

What else can I do in Raleigh?

Under our Raleigh related links, you can find different attractions in the city. From museums, to the North Carolina State Capitol building, to delicious restaurants, Raleigh has it all. Do your research so you can see how you can stay busy after University Open House ends.

I am planning to attend the transfer information session. Will I be able to have my transcripts reviewed/evaluated?

The transfer information session will provide general information regarding the transfer process. While specific questions are encouraged, we will not be able to review or evaluate your transcripts for potential credit during open house.

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