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

Many buildings will have separate doors for entry and exit, and signs directing traffic flow.

Everyone has a role to play in keeping the campus clean and in reducing the potential spread of the virus. To help keep people and places clean, we’re installing more hand-sanitizer stations around campus and on Wolfline buses. We’re also implementing protocols for cleaning all high-touch surfaces on campus, such as elevator buttons, vending machines and common-use computers. The university is also placing 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.

On-Campus Events

In-person events and activities on campus are allowed, but with some restrictions and guidance to protect the safety of attendees.

The maximum number of attendees for any activity should not exceed 25 people indoors or 50 people outdoors, regardless of space capacity.

Some examples of proposed activities we will implement under these guidelines include, but are not limited to, residence hall floor meetings, movies on the lawn, meet and greets, and discussion opportunities. Space reservations will be limited to campus constituents in accordance with planning and operational assumptions as outlined by the university.
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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 will also install more hand-sanitizer stations and adhere to procedures for cleaning high-touch surfaces. Faculty, staff and students are required to wear face coverings in these spaces.

Key Dates

July 31: Talley Student Union resumes regular hours
Aug. 3: Student Involvement reopens with reduced hours inside Talley


NC State has weathered many storms and adapted to many changes since it was established in 1887. Through wars, economic downturns, pandemics and hurricanes, the Wolfpack has stood proud and resilient, courageously facing the future with pride and optimism.

Today, the Wolfpack is united by a growing number of campus traditions that help define our community and advance our culture of service and inclusion. Although some of these traditional activities have been canceled for the fall semester, others have been moved to a virtual format. Students are encouraged to watch for more information about these events and activities in the fall semester.

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 is implementing 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 will also adhere to procedures for cleaning high-touch surfaces.

Face coverings are required to enter Carmichael Complex. When exercising, working out or playing sports in the complex, face coverings are highly recommended but are not required. However, face coverings are required and appropriate physical distancing should be maintained while moving throughout indoor recreation facilities.

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This information is subject to change. Last updated: Sept. 28, 2020