Schedule Your Visit

Daily Visits

As the health and safety of our campus visitors is our first priority, all Undergraduate Admissions on-campus events, campus visits and information sessions have been canceled until May 4 to encourage social distancing and minimize the impact of COVID-19 on our community. We are not able to provide a specific date as to when visits will resume and are currently offering virtual visits during this time.

If you have questions, you are welcome to call us at 919-513-1275 or email our office at

We encourage you to stay updated on NC State’s response to COVID-19 at

Schedule a Visit

All campus visits have been canceled through May 4. We are not able to provide a specific date as to when visits will resume and are currently offering virtual visits during this time. You may schedule a visit for a future date, after May 4, understanding the status of these events are subject to change. We will provide any necessary updates regarding your registration via email.

Virtual Visits

An admissions officer will present a 30 minute live admissions information session and there will be time at the end for Q&A. A Zoom meeting link will be provided once you register.

On-Campus Visits

Weekday visits include a 30 minute admissions information session and an hour long main campus walking tour. After your walking tour you are given the option to view a residence hall. You can expect to be on campus for 2.5 hours.

Information sessions will cover admissions information specific to prospective first year or transfer applicants. High school students should register for a “First Year Information Session” and transfer students should register for a “Transfer Information Session.”

Register for a visit

Explore on Your Own

Utilize our virtual tour to explore campus on your own. Our virtual tour is designed to offer you the same information provided by our current student ambassadors.


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 University 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


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