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Campus Life

As you pursue a world-class education here, you’ll also discover exceptional opportunities beyond our classroom walls.

NC State has a lively, welcoming campus community where every member of our Pack can thrive and grow. Find countless extracurricular activities, plenty of future friends and — most importantly — a place you’ll forever be able to call home.

The NC State belltower is lit red at Packapalooza 2019.
During Pack Appreciation Day students show our appreciation to the tens of thousands of donors who supported our Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign. Students wrote notes and made videos to give thanks. This happened on Stafford Commons.

Make Yourself at Home

You’re always in the center of the action when you make your home on our campus. Live steps away from exciting activities and community events, support services and amenities. (Plus, we’ve got you covered for everything from coffee-fueled study sessions to late-night snack runs.)

600+ Student Organizations

If you’re into it, there’s a community here for you.

Find Your People

Our campus is filled with bright minds and diverse perspectives, so you’re bound to meet a group of like-minded peers. And the connections you make with your wider Wolfpack will last a lifetime.

Talented artists. Skilled athletes. Keen crafters. Hardcore hobbyists. No matter your interests, there’s a place for you — and we’ll help you find it.


Follow along with the latest happenings at NC State.

We couldn’t agree more, Oliver.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving, Wolfpack. We’re thankful for you every day. 🍁 #LightenYourPack
“I am my ancestors’ wildest dreams.”

Just one month before moving to Raleigh as a first-year @ncstatedesign student, Ashtyn Thomas was crowned Miss Lumbee 2023. Now, she’s balancing her full architecture course load and serving as an ambassador for the Lumbee community — all while building a new home here at NC State.

“When I put pieces of NC State on my dress, it shows NC State is a place where I’ve found home and will be home for the next few years.”

🔗 Read Ashtyn’s story at the link in our bio. #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth
As we celebrate #VeteransDay this weekend, we honor and remember those who have served our country. Thank you.

📸: Military Appreciation Night, Nov. 4, 2023.
This is your sign to pause and take a break for ✨wellness✨.

From Glowga (glow sticks plus yoga, duh) to tomorrow’s Neon Nights event, find our wellness schedule at 🧘 #LightenYourPack
The calm before the storm. 🌀⚡️🐺 Watch @packfootball take on the @univmiami Hurricanes tonight in Carter-Finley at 8 p.m.

📺 @espn 
🎨 Wolfpack Cartoons by @markmclawhorn
And we’re proud of YOU. 🫵🐺🐾 Keep it up, Wolfpack. #LightenYourPack

A Dynamic Environment

How would we describe our campus? Gorgeous, traditional architecture meets leading-edge, futuristic structures. (It’s a combination you won’t see at any other university in the area.)

See where our students spend their time.

Hunt Library
When it’s time to hit the books, our students head to one of the coolest — and most high-tech — college libraries in the nation: Hunt Library.
Students come and go in front of the renovated DH Hill Jr. Library entrance on Hillsborough Street on a pleasant November 2019 afternoon.
With an innovation studio, a data experience lab, a makerspace and more, D.H. Hill Jr. Library on our main campus is all about hands-on learning.
A photo highlighting the engineering buildings on Centennial Campus, in relation to downtown Raleigh skyline.
Our Centennial Campus is one of the premier public-private research parks in North America, so you’ll learn alongside world-leading companies and in cutting-edge research labs.
The Fitts-Woolard engineering building on Centennial Campus.
Located on Centennial, the College of Engineering’s Fitts-Woolard Hall is set to become one of the world’s most dynamic research and education environments.
The Wellness and Recreation Center opened to faculty, staff and students in 2020.
Our 430,000-square-foot Carmichael Gym complex houses indoor and outdoor training areas, a climbing center, teaching kitchens and state-of-the-art equipment. (And it’s free to all NC State students.)
Student Health Services, located on Cates Avenue, is designed to meet the health needs of NC State students.
The physical and emotional health of our students matters to us. If you need a checkup or a check-in, Campus Health and our Counseling Center provide accessible and affordable care on campus.
The Talley Student Union on a summer day.
Our community comes together at Talley Student Union. It’s the ultimate destination for snacks, study sessions and events. And there are five stories of workspaces and student organizations to explore.
Gregg Museum of Art and Design, fall 2020.
Located on NC State’s campus, the Gregg Museum of Art & Design hosts exhibitions, programs and events that allow students to soak up art and culture.