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Schedule Your Visit

There are a variety of ways to get to know NC State's campus and community. Whether you visit us in-person or from the comfort of your own home, we're excited to show you around.

On-Campus Visits

If you visit campus on a weekend or university holiday, feel free to stop by the Joyner Visitor Center to grab a brochure from our bin outside.

First-Year Information Session and Tour

Prospective first-year students have the opportunity to attend an on-campus admissions information session and student-led campus tour. Campus visits are offered Monday through Friday starting at Talley Student Union. You can expect to be on Main Campus for approximately two hours.

Prospective transfer students should register for a virtual information session below.

Campus Visit Parking Address

Coliseum Parking Deck
Pay Lot (enter lower level from Cates Avenue)
201 Jensen Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607

Virtual Information Sessions

Learn about our home without ever stepping foot on campus! We offer a variety of virtual options to help students gain a sense of what it means to live and learn at NC State. Register for one or more of the options below based on the information you are interested in learning.

Once registered, a Zoom meeting link will be provided by email the day of the session.

Admissions Information Session

Offered monthly, during this live 30-minute information session, you will hear from an admissions officer about the admissions review process and what it takes to be a competitive applicant. There will be time at the end for Q&A.

Special Topic Sessions

These sessions are open to first-year and transfer students. You will have the opportunity to learn about various offices and programs including: Arts NC State, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Scholarships and Financial Aid, Undergraduate Research and more.

Which session should I attend?

  • High school students should attend our first-year information session.
  • Students who have already graduated from high school and have begun taking college courses at another institution should attend our transfer information session. Active-duty and veteran status military students should also attend our transfer information session.
  • Students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents should attend our international information session.

Self-Guided Campus Tour

If you stop by campus during the week and are not registered for a campus tour, stop by our Joyner Visitor Center to pick up information about a self-guided tour. Self-guided campus tours are accompanied by a video playlist featuring current students. The video playlist and self-guided tour highlight our well-known student spaces on NC State’s Main Campus including Talley Student Union, Wellness & Recreation and Hill Library.

Joyner Visitor Center

1210 Varsity Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606
Free Visitor Parking

College-Specific Information Sessions

With 100+ majors across 10 undergraduate colleges, NC State offers a wide variety of academic programs to fit students’ interests. You must select a major of interest or two when completing the application to NC State, which is taken into consideration in the admission review process.

We encourage students to register for college-specific sessions to learn more about the majors offered to narrow down their choice(s). Visit options vary by college.

Speak With an Admissions Officer

There are a variety of ways to connect with our office no matter where you are.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: (919) 515-2434

Virtual appointments with an NC State admissions officer are offered for students who have more in-depth questions that may require a longer conversation.

A student works on a laptop outdoors.

High School Group Visits

For more information about scheduling a self-guided tour for a high school group, please email

If your group would like to eat on campus during their visit, we encourage you to contact NC State Dining to discuss your options.

Parking and Directions

Information Session Parking

Beginning in October, information sessions will be held at Talley Student Union. Visitors must pay to park in the Coliseum Deck. Visitors will need to enter the parking deck through the Cates Avenue entrance and pre-pay by phone using the ParkMobile app.

Campus Visit Parking Address

Coliseum Parking Deck
Pay Lot (enter lower level from Cates Avenue)
201 Jensen Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607

Visitor Parking Information

There are a few options for visitor parking across NC State’s campus. Review the visitor parking information and campus map to determine which option works best for you.


Raleigh has a variety of lodging options, perfect for planning a longer stay at NC State. While there is a wide selection of places to stay, we’ve listed hotels within three miles of NC State’s campus for your convenience.

View all hotel options in Raleigh to find the best location for your stay.