Campus Life

Read on to learn about the changes we've made to campus buildings and other aspects of campus life.

Changes to On-Campus Buildings

Everyone has a role to play in reducing the potential spread of the virus. To help keep people and places clean, we’ve installed more hand-sanitizer stations around campus and on Wolfline buses. We’ve also implemented protocols for cleaning all high-touch surfaces on campus, such as elevator buttons, vending machines and common-use computers. Many buildings have separate doors for entry and exit, and signs directing traffic flow. The university has also placed protective barriers, such as plastic or acrylic shields, as necessary. NC State expects employees to clean their work spaces at the beginning and end of their shifts and to follow university guidelines for workplace safety.


University Housing has implemented enhanced precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as increased housekeeping services in all residential spaces daily, hand sanitizer stations in entry areas, limitations on elevator capacity, one-way staircases where appropriate and limited occupancy in residential common areas like lounges and laundry rooms.

In addition, the university has allocated temporary isolation and quarantine housing for residents who test positive for COVID-19 or who have been exposed to the coronavirus, as recommended by Student Health Services and other health authorities.

The University Housing website provides more information about summer housing.

On-Campus Events

All gathering limits have been lifted for indoor and outdoor settings on campus. We encourage all community members to gather safely and be respectful of one another.

Student Centers

NC State provides a wide range of student services through Talley Student Union and Witherspoon Student Center. Talley is home to the GLBT Center, the Women’s Center and Multicultural Student Affairs. Witherspoon is home to the African American Cultural Center.

Like other buildings on campus, these centers will limit traffic to enable visitors to maintain adequate physical distancing. They have also installed more hand-sanitizer stations and are adhering to procedures for cleaning high-touch surfaces. Faculty, staff, students and visitors are required to wear face coverings in these spaces.

Wellness and Recreation Facilities

NC State meets the recreation and fitness needs of students through the Carmichael Complex, a campus hub that includes Carmichael Gymnasium, Carmichael Recreation Center, the Aquatic Center, outdoor courts and outdoor fields. NC State has implemented procedures to ensure that all recreation and fitness activities are conducted in a manner that emphasizes physical distancing and other risk-reduction practices. These programs are also adhering to procedures for cleaning high-touch surfaces.

Face coverings are required to enter Carmichael Complex and when users are exercising in Wellness and Recreation indoor facilities, except when using the pool, showering and actively eating or drinking. Appropriate physical distancing should be maintained while moving throughout indoor recreation facilities.

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This information is subject to change. Last updated: July 30, 2021.