NC State encourages interested students and their families to come explore our campus—and the city of Raleigh—to get an up-close look at our facilities, to meet our faculty, and to find out more about the educational and extracurricular opportunities that await.

As the largest four-year institution in North Carolina, NC State maintains an intimate feel. Opportunities for socializing, studying and dining are easily accessible from most anywhere on campus.

Whether you’re considering joining our student body as a freshman or a transfer student, you’ll appreciate having an overview of our campus—and a better idea of how to get around.

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Visitor Center Information

E. Carroll Joyner Visitor Center

Hours:  Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm. Closed University Holidays

Location:  1210 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606, near the intersection of Western Boulevard and Gorman Street

Phone:  919.513.1200

Parking:  Visitor Parking is available in the front of the Joyner Visitors Center. Please refer to our Parking & Directions page for more details.

Accommodations:  Please refer to our Lodging page for more details.

Adverse Weather:  The Joyner Visitor Center follows University Policy in events of inclement weather. For the most current status please review the University home page at or call 919-513-8888.