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NC State’s largest alumni event has a proud tradition of providing a family friendly atmosphere and highlighting the people, programs and partners that make our college great.

CALS Tailgate

Join us at the CALS Tailgate on Saturday, September 9, 2017, three hours before the NC State vs. Marshall football game (Tailgate Event: 3 hours before Kickoff; Kickoff is TBD) at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Ag Day Partnership

Tailgate 2017 will be held in conjunction with the 5th annual Ag Day, which is hosted in partnership with NC State Athletics, Wolfpack Sports Properties and CALS. Ag Day is an important opportunity to promote the connection between NC State and the agriculture, agribusiness and biotech industries in North Carolina in front of the thousands of fans at Carter-Finley Stadium. This is an exciting partnership which directly benefits the College.

Look for the opening of registration in June!


We are looking for CALS Tailgate exhibitors! Help us celebrate our roots and honor our alumni, who continue to make a difference around the world.  We are asking for updated, interactive exhibits staffed by both CALS students and faculty. Please note that due to space limitations, we may not be able to honor all exhibit requests.

All exhibit registration must be received by midnight on Friday, August 18.  We will not accept late registrations.


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The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Alumni and Friends Society appreciates the dedication and the commitments that all sponsors contribute to CALS Tailgate. NC State, the largest university in North Carolina, provides big-school opportunities while fostering a tight-knit community and the support of our sponsor for CALS Tailgate has helped this tradition continue. More than 1,000 people enjoy the largest alumni event at NC State which celebrates all the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has to offer.

If you have a question or need more information about sponsorships, please contact:

Thomas Manshack
Assistant Director of Development Corporate and Foundation Relations
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
NC State
Campus Box 7645
Raleigh, NC 27695

Students and Mr Wuf mascot at CALS Tailgate


CALS Tailgate is hosted by the NC Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization. Federal Tax ID #56-6049304. Proceeds will be used to support the event and future initiatives of NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences