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

Self-Guided Campus Tour

Arrival times ranging Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

We are offering you the opportunity for a personalized on-campus visit experience through a self-guided tour and 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.

Upon registration, more details will be provided through email. Once you arrive on campus, staff and student ambassadors will provide all necessary materials to help you navigate main campus.

Campus Visit Parking

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

Register Here

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

At this time, we are currently only offering self-guided tours for prospective students. This personalized on-campus visit experience is 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.

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.

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.

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