Schedule Your Visit

Experience the vibrant campus community and welcoming atmosphere of NC State first-hand by scheduling a visit.

Daily Visits

As a campus with over 34,000 students, we realize each student has different interests and we want to help you make the most of your visit by exploring what specifically interests you.

NC State’s E.C. Joyner Visitor Center is open Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and is located at 1210 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606.

Guided Campus Experience

Plan your personalized campus experience by selecting from our options below. We encourage you to schedule a prospective student information session, which covers general university admissions content, and attend an academic program session of interest to you. The prospective student information session is for students who have not submitted an application to NC State. If you have been admitted, we encourage you to attend an admitted student event or contact the college you have been admitted into.

Registration for a campus visit includes an information session and main campus tour. You should expect to be at NC State for approximately 2.5 hours. We typically release our visit schedule three months in advance.

Register for a visit after April 28 using the link below. April is a peak month for visits at NC State due to high school spring break and most of our visits are at max capacity.

Register

First Year Visit

The information session is a 30 minute presentation for high school and early college students who have not applied to NC State.

Transfer Visit

The information session is a 30-45 minute presentation for transfer students interested in learning more about the application process to NC State. Transfer information sessions are offered once a month. If you are not able to attend the session, we have admissions officers available each week day at the Joyner Visitor Center to meet with you between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary.

You will receive a confirmation email once you have registered for a visit. For any questions regarding your visit, email campusvisits@ncsu.edu.


We highly recommend visiting on a weekday when classes are in session to experience life at NC State. However, if your schedule will only allow for a Saturday visit, we offer a walking tour of main campus on select Saturdays. Saturday visit options will be available for registration when the fall tour schedule is released.

We invite prospective and admitted students to visit their area of interest for a more customized, close-up look at NC State. Contact the program representative or register below.

Agriculture and Life Sciences

Joanna Eglinton
Phone: 919-515-2614

Design

Register for College of Design tour.

Education

Phone: 919-513-0127
Register for College of Education visit.

Engineering

Office of Academic Affairs
Register for College of Engineering information session.

Environmental First Year Program

Alex Loflin
Phone: 919-515-8659
Find upcoming information sessions here. No registration is required.

University College Exploratory Studies

Melissa Simpson
Phone: 919-515-8266
Register for University College Exploratory Studies information session.

Humanities & Social Sciences

Dara Leeder
Phone: 919-515-3638
Register for Humanities & Social Sciences information session.

Life Sciences First Year Program

LifeSciencesFY@ncsu.edu
Learn more about the program here.

Natural Resources

Tiffany McLean
Phone: 919-515-5510
Find upcoming visitation events and schedule a personal visit here.

Management

Bonnie Yarboro
Phone: 919-515-5565
Register for Poole College of Management information session.

Sciences

Register for College of Sciences Information Session.

Textiles

Delisha Hinton
Phone: 919-515-6531
Register for College of Textiles tour.

Freshmen

Once admitted, we will invite you to various admitted student events to help you make your decision to attend NC State.

Transfers

Once admitted, we encourage you to contact your academic program of acceptance.

Agriculture and Life Sciences

Tricia Buddin
Phone: 919-515-2614

Design

Register for a tour of the College of Design. 

Education

ced_info@ncsu.edu

Engineering

Office of Academic Affairs

University College Exploratory Studies

Melissa Simpson
Phone: 919-515-8266

Humanities & Social Sciences

Dara Leeder
Phone: 919-515-3638

Life Sciences First Year Program

LifeSciencesFY@ncsu.edu

Natural Resources

Tiffany McLean
Phone: 919-515-5510

We encourage all students admitted to the College of Natural Resources to attend one of the CNR Admitted Student Visitation Days. View upcoming dates here. Registration will open once admissions decisions are released.

Poole College of Management

Bonnie Yarboro
Phone: 919-515-5565

Sciences

Mike Smith
Phone: 919-515-6117

Textiles

Delisha Hinton
Phone: 919-515-6531

Explore on your own

If you prefer to explore on your own or can’t make it to any of the pre-scheduled visit times, we’ve provided tools for you to be your own guide.

Download our Tour App

 

Walk-In Assistance

E. Carroll Joyner Visitor Center

Meet with an admissions officer

If you have specific questions while you are on campus, an admissions officer is available to speak with you on a walk-in basis at the Joyner Visitor Center - no appointment needed.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: 1210 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606

Phone: 919-513-1275

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.

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 University Dining to make arrangements.

Bell Tower

Parking and Directions

E. Carroll Joyner Visitor Center

The Joyner Visitor Center follows University Policy in events of inclement weather. For the most current status please review the University website at ncsu.edu 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

Directions to Campus

Lodging

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.

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