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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.

“The biggest thing you have to do is ask — everyone is always willing to help you out.”

As an out-of-state student, Billy Fryer ‘23 is used to packing up his bags and moving several times a year. After this weekend’s commencement ceremony, the @ncstatesciences student is leaving Raleigh one more time. But instead of heading home to Alabama, he’s heading to Indiana to become the @wnba’s second-ever data analyst. 🐺🏀🐾

🔗 Click the link in our bio to read about more defining moments from Billy and other #NCState23 graduates.
Want to try on your grad cap? 🐺🎓👀

In Critical Media Making, @ncstatechass’ Dr. Fernanda Duarte takes #ThinkAndDo to the next level. Every semester, students experiment with emerging technologies and create media objects — like this filter designed by alumna Rachel Umbach. 👏

➡️ Find Rachel’s AR filter on our profile.
Drop your favorite study spot. ⬇️🫡

Only a few finals stand between you and ✨summer✨. You got this, Wolfpack.
Here’s to the Earth (and bricks) beneath our feet. 🌎☀️ #EarthDay

Today, and all year round, you can connect with the Pack and celebrate the Earth. Here’s how:

1️⃣ Enroll in an Earth-based course (there are more than 775 to choose from).
2️⃣ Connect with others who love the Earth — like the Sustainability Stewards.
3️⃣ Get your hands dirty in a campus learning garden.
4️⃣ Seek out an immersive nature experience in Raleigh and across N.C.
5️⃣ Practice active planetary stewardship by following composting guides on campus.
6️⃣ Take a breath of fresh air by strolling the Court of North Carolina or stopping by the @jcraulstonarboretum.

🔗 Read more at the link in our bio.

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.