This Week in 1889: NC State’s First Class
NC State opened its doors to students 125 years ago this week, welcoming a freshman class of 46. The 'Think and Do' spirit began early as students milked cows before class.
The First Freshmen
Seventy-two students made up the first class of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1889. Some were just boys and some were men, but they all were a part of the land-grant college experiment that unfolded at NC State 125 years ago.
Exhibit Celebrates NC State History
NCSU Libraries presents “One Hundred Twenty-Five Years of Shaping the Future,” an exhibition that honors the university’s history as an engine for educational innovation and economic growth for North Carolina and the world.
Blood Drive to Set Record
Service NC State and the American Red Cross are hosting the 3rd annual record-setting blood drive on Aug. 17. Find out how you can help.
NC State's 2012 freshman class is one of the most accomplished in university history. They boast the highest average SAT score of any group of new freshmen, and a strong record of service and engagement outside the classroom.
Packapalooza Packs a Punch
Head out to Hillsborough Street on Aug. 18 for Packapalooza, a street fair celebrating NC State's 125th anniversary.
Tradition and Transformation
Experience NC State's rich history of tradition and transformation with a selection of photos from 1887 to today.
NC State’s 125th Birthday Party
NC State celebrated 125 years of tradition and transformation with a big party April 2 at Reynolds Coliseum.
A hundred and fifty years after the passage of the Morrill Act, NC State remains committed to the land-grant mission: providing world-class agricultural and mechanical education, and supporting the U.S. military.
Father of the Airborne
Maj. Gen. William C. Lee, an NC State graduate, transformed modern warfare by championing the use of paratroopers.