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Annual University Open House

Welcome to NC State

At NC State University, we are known for our leadership in education and research and are globally recognized for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We continue to support our state’s key industries offering majors in natural resources, textiles, and agriculture. As the largest four-year institution in North Carolina, our university spans across three campuses just minutes apart from each other. We encourage you to explore everything we have to offer on campus during University Open House!

Event Format

During the event, NC State’s Main and Centennial Campuses will be open to explore. While there is no formal event schedule, you will be able to choose from more than 100+ sessions to learn more about what interests you.

Main Campus

Talley Student Union is a great starting point where you can visit the Information Fair on Stafford Commons to speak with representatives from all academic colleges and various campus departments.

Main Campus

Centennial Campus

Interested in Engineering or Textiles? The majority of College of Engineering and Wilson College of Textiles sessions are being held on Centennial Campus so you can tour their facilities and see where their students live and learn.

Centennial Campus

Parking During the Event

We expect a large number of visitors for Open House. In order to avoid heavy traffic, you have the option of starting your visit at one of five parking decks.

Group bus parking is available, please contact undergrad-admissions@ncsu.edu for more information.

Main Campus Visitor Parking

If Central or North Campus is your first stop, you can park in the Coliseum Parking Deck, Dan Allen Parking Deck or West Parking Deck

Centennial Campus Visitor Parking

If Centennial Campus will be your first stop, parking is available in the Partners Way Deck or the Oval West Deck.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Events Questions

For up-to-date information about COVID-19 at NC State, please visit our Protect the Pack website. Although face coverings are not required in indoor or outdoor spaces, you are encouraged to wear them if you feel more comfortable doing so. Social distancing at a minimum of 6 feet from staff and other visitors is encouraged at all times. Please do not come to our campus if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or have had contact with anyone who has tested positive or is a presumptive positive for COVID-19. While we are taking all precautions to safeguard our community, we cannot eliminate the risk of COVID-19 exposure and infection on campus. Please remember that you visit at risk to your own health.

Yes! We ask that campus visitors register to receive important information prior to the event.

A detailed schedule will be provided to registrants before the event.

It is not necessary to stay for the duration of the event. We recommend viewing the schedule and list of activities associated with Open House and planning your day accordingly so you can get the most out of your visit.

University Open House is an open program with many ways to explore campus! There is no formal tour. You will have the opportunity to tour campus throughout the day and during departmental visits.

Planning Questions

University Open House takes place both inside and outside on campus. We recommend wearing comfortable, casual clothing and walking shoes.

We expect a large number of visitors for Open House. In order to avoid heavy traffic, you have the option of starting your visit at one of five parking decks.

  • If Central or North Campus is your first stop, you can park in the Coliseum Parking Deck or the Dan Allen Deck.
  • If Centennial Campus will be your first stop, parking is available in the Partners Way Deck or the Oval West Deck.

We encourage your students to register individually.

Main Campus Drop Off/Pick Up
Coliseum Surface Lot located on the southside of the Coliseum Deck off of Cates Avenue.

Centennial Campus Drop Off/Pick Up
Wilson College of Textiles, 1020 Main Campus Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606.

Bus parking is available in the Ferndell Lot located between Maiden Lane and Oberlin Road. Buses will need to remain parked in the lot until it is time to pick the students up again.

While there is a wide selection of places to stay in Raleigh, you can view a list of hotels within three miles of NC State’s campus here: https://admissions.ncsu.edu/visit/schedule-your-visit/#lodging.

We’re Here to Help

Email the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at undergrad-admissions@ncsu.edu if you have any additional questions about NC State University Open House.