Schedule Your Visit

There are a variety of ways to get to know NC State's campus and community. Updates will be provided on this page about on-campus opportunities as they become available. We encourage you to stay updated on NC State’s response to COVID-19 at

Virtual Information Sessions

Learn about our home from the comfort of yours! 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.

Admissions Information Session

During this live 30 minute admissions 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

Offered weekly on Thursdays, these sessions are open to first-year and transfer students. Students 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!

High school students can view available admissions and special topic sessions by selecting “First-Year Information Session” below. Transfer students should select “Transfer Information Session” below to view available admissions and special topic sessions. International information sessions will cover admissions information for first-year and transfer applicants. Once registered, a Zoom meeting link will be provided via email the day of the session.

On-Campus Visits

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are currently prioritizing admitted students for self-guided campus tours as they are making a decision on where they plan to attend this fall.

If you are not an admitted student, you will currently not be able to register for a self-guided tour. We are not able to provide a specific date as to when guided on-campus tours will resume and are currently offering virtual visits during this time. We encourage you to view our virtual tour at, and we will notify you of on-campus visit opportunities as soon as we are able to accommodate them.

College Specific Information Sessions

With 100+ majors across 10 undergraduate colleges, NC State offers a wide variety of academic programs to fit students’ interests. Students 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.

Explore the majors offered at NC State

High School Group Visits

We welcome requests for groups of high school students to attend an information session and campus tour during our weekly scheduled group visit times. However, in compliance with University updates to minimize the impact of COVID-19, all campus visits are canceled until further notice. We are currently working on virtual options for campus visits and information sessions.

If you are interested in scheduling a group tour for the summer, please fill out the group visit request form below. Note that our group visit slots fill up quickly so submitting the form does not guarantee your visit is confirmed. We schedule visits as the requests are received and encourage you to submit your request at least two months in advance. Please list 3 dates that fit your schedule. We will be in touch via email after the request form is submitted.

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

Bell Tower

Parking and Directions

E. Carroll Joyner Visitor Center

The Joyner Visitor Center follows University Policy regarding any campus status updates. For the most current status please review the University website at or call 919-513-8888.

Parking for Information Sessions

Information Sessions are held at the Joyner Visitor Center. Parking at the Visitor Center is free. We do not provide transportation from the Visitor Center to Talley Student Union for the main campus tour so you should expect to drive to main campus after the information session.

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.

Visitor Parking


Raleigh has tons of lodging options, perfect for planning a longer stay at NC State. While there is a wide selection of places to stay, for your convenience, we’ve listed hotels that are within 3 miles of NC State’s campus.

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