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 33,000 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. Start your visit at the Joyner Visitor Center and pick up a campus map and a visitor guide. The 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:

Freshmen

The information session at the Joyner Visitor Center is a 30-45 minute presentation introducing prospective freshmen and their families to NC State.

Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. except Tuesday afternoon

Register

Please print and bring your confirmation e-mail for the information session when you visit us. The e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address listed on your wolfPAW account. For any questions regarding your visit contact the Joyner Visitor Center at (919) 513-1200.

Transfers

The information session at the Joyner Visitor Center is an hour long presentation for prospective transfer students interested in learning more about the application process to NC State.

Friday 2:00 p.m. 

Register

Please print and bring your confirmation e-mail for the information session when you visit us. The e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address listed on your wolfPAW account. For any questions regarding your visit contact the Joyner Visitor Center at (919) 513-1200.

Main Campus Tour

An hour long walking tour of main campus follows the information session and is included with the registration. After the information session, you will drive to main campus for the tour. Visitor parking is available at $2.00 per hour and is payable by MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express. Cash is not accepted.


We highly recommend visiting on a weekday when classes are in session and information sessions are available. However, if your schedule will only allow for a Saturday visit, we offer a walking tour of main campus on select Saturdays. The tour will start at the information desk on the ground level of Talley Student Union and will take an hour to complete. Saturday tours are not offered in the summer.

Register


NC State’s Centennial Campus provides innovative collaboration between business, research, and education. It is home to the College of Engineering and College of Textiles as well as the award-winning James B. Hunt, Jr. Library. During fall and spring semesters, walking tours of NC State’s Centennial Campus are available on select Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. If you are interested, ask about the tour option when you check in for your visit at the Joyner Visitor Center.

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

Tricia Buddin
Phone: 919-515-2614

Design

Register for College of Design tour.

Education

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

Engineering

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

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
Register for Life Sciences First Year information session.

Natural Resources

Tiffany McLean
Phone: 919-515-5510

Poole College of Management

Bonnie Yarboro
Phone: 919-515-5565

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

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

Transfer Admissions Center

Transfer students are welcome to speak with an admissions officer at the Transfer Admissions Center, located at the Joyner Visitor Center - no appointment needed.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: 1210 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606

Phone: 919-513-1200

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

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 Peele Hall - no appointment needed.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: 121 Peele Hall, Raleigh, NC 27695

Phone: 919-515-2434

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.

View our calendar to see which dates are available then submit the request form. We schedule visits as the requests are received and encourage you to submit your request at least two months in advance. If your dates are shown as “busy,” we encourage you to consider alternate dates or use our self-guided tour.

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

UPDATE:  At this time our group visit calendar for fall 2017 is completely booked. Please check back at the end of November for spring visit options.

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.