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The Belltower on NC State's campus surrounded by trees on a sunny day.
Campus Life

Take a Trip to NC State

Can't make it to our campus in person? Embark on a (virtual) walkthrough to see what makes it extraordinary.

There’s nothing we love more than sharing our campus community with visitors and friends — from our stately Belltower to our tech-forward Centennial Campus.

But even if you can’t make your way here to explore our university in person, we still have so much to show you.

Walk the bricks with us.

A Classic Campus With a Modern Twist

Established in 1887, we’re a university with a rich history and gorgeous architecture to match.

You’ll find everything you’re looking for in a college campus — from criss-crossing brick paths and grassy quads to stadiums filled with seas of red and white.

Holladay Hall, a brick building — and NC State's original home.
Blooming pink flowers on Stafford Commons.
A sun-soaked courtyard on NC State's campus.
Fireworks light the sky during an evening football game at NC State.

We’re proud of our deep roots — but we never stop looking forward. Our campus is also home to ultramodern, state-of-the-art facilities with updated amenities.

An exterior shot of D.H. Hill Jr. Library with students flooding inside.
We’re serious about hands-on learning. Newly renovated Hill Library has an innovation studio, a data experience lab and so much more.
An exterior shot of the ultramodern Hunt Library on NC State's Centennial Campus.
Named “the library of the future” by Time magazine, our renowned Hunt Library mixes collaborative work spaces with leading-edge tech.
The exterior of NC State's Wellness and Recreation Center at night.
Our brand-new Wellness and Recreation Center houses indoor and outdoor training areas, a climbing center and teaching kitchens.
The exterior of Fitts-Woolard Hall on NC State's Centennial Campus on a sunny day.
The College of Engineering’s new Fitts-Woolard Hall is poised to be one of the world’s most dynamic research and education environments.

Let Curiosity Flourish

At NC State, learning doesn’t just happen in lecture halls. We learn by doing.

Our students gain insights everywhere from the lab to the wilderness. They wield pipettes, hot glue guns, dry-erase markers — whatever it takes to get the job done. And they find fellow bright minds across campus ready to help bring their big ideas to life.

Live Here, Thrive Here

Joining our Wolfpack isn’t just about where you go to school. It’s a way of life.

You’ll be part of a welcoming community that inspires both academic and personal growth. And you’ll walk away with new traditions, strong friendships, cherished memories and corners of campus that will forever hold a piece of your heart.

A large crowd watches a concert with brightly colored lights outside of Talley Student Union.
We work hard, but we also play hard. Students bring tons of iconic campus events to life each semester as part of the University Activities Board, including our end-of-year celebration, Wolfstock (pictured here in 2019).
Feet propped up near a running fire pit.
The Den at Harris Field is a pop-up outdoor space where students can safely socialize during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Three students with masks sit around a fire pit with spaced seating.
Kick back by the fire pits (outfitted with well-spaced seating), start up a round of cornhole or break into a board game.
A scoop of cookies and cream ice cream in a waffle cone.
A sweet bonus of going to NC State? We have our very own ice cream, Howling Cow, that’s made right here on campus.
Students donning red jerseys cheer at an NC State football game.
Our university is also home to 23 NCAA Division I varsity athletics teams — and our Pack cheers hard.
A dog with an NC State bandana stands near their owner, who is wearing a face mask and sitting on the ground studying.
On our Main Campus, the Court of North Carolina is a perfect spot for studying students (and their fluffy friends) to take in the sunshine.
A group of students wearing red pose for a photo together on a bridge in Prague.
You’ll find hundreds of study abroad programs to choose from. One out of five undergrads participates during their time here.
An historic church in Prague.
We even have our own permanent international facility, the NC State European Center in Prague.

Rooted in Raleigh, N.C.

It’s our hometown, the capital of North Carolina and one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation.

Our community has a close-knit, college-town feel — while still being minutes away from a bustling downtown (and foodie paradise), acres of lush parks and greenways, and endless opportunities for fun.

The Perfect Climate

North Carolina is known for its temperate weather. You can expect vibrant fall foliage, dreamy spring florals — and everything in between.

A shot of the Belltower surrounded by bright orange trees in fall.
A shot of the Belltower surrounded by snow-covered trees in winter.
A shot of the Belltower surrounded by blooming flowers in spring.
A shot of the Belltower surrounded by lush green trees in summer.

71° F

is the average high in Raleigh

50° F

is the average low in Raleigh