Spend a Day at State – Virtual Visits
Want to learn more about the 4-year and 2-year programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences? Come spend a day with us.
Our priority is the safety and health of our visitors to campus. Due to COVID-19, we cannot offer the on-campus Spend a Day at State program at this time. However, we are excited to offer our virtual Howling with CALS visitation program for high school juniors and seniors and transfer students. We will provide you with a variety of live and recorded sessions and campus resources to explore based on your interests.
Are you a middle school student or high school freshman or sophomore? Please watch our college overview video to learn more about what CALS has to offer all students – from what makes us unique, available opportunities and resources, and how we support students.
Learn more about our majors, minors, and concentrations below.
Visit the Protect the Pack website to stay updated on NC State’s response to COVID-19.
How do I get to campus and where should I park?
After you register, you will receive a detailed email with directions and parking options. Parking at NC State University is limited and visitors must park in designated areas.
I will need to stay overnight in Raleigh. What do you recommend?
Raleigh has many lodging options. Search all Raleigh hotel options to find the best location for your stay.
How long will I be on campus?
The length of time will vary based on your interests. After you register, you will receive an email about your arrival time and how long you can expect to be on campus. Typically, students and their guests are on campus from 8:30 am-3:30 pm for our 4-year visits, and 9:00 am-3:00 pm for our 2-year visits.
Can parents and guardians attend?
Yes! We strongly encourage parents/guardians to attend Spend a Day at State with their students.
What does the day include?
The day includes:
- a CALS information session
- a class observation for students
- a meeting with department representatives in your area of academic interest.
- meet and greet with faculty, staff, and current CALS students
- lunch in one of our campus dining halls,
- a walking tour of the main campus
You will receive a detailed schedule upon arrival.
Is there a campus walking tour?
During your visit, you can explore the campus and participate in a walking tour. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.
I will need a school excuse note. How can obtain one?
We can provide you with a school excuse note on the day of your visit.
Spend a Day with the Agricultural Institute
Are you interested in learning more about the Agricultural Institute (AGI), the 2-year Associate of Applied Science degree program at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences? Spend a day with us and learn more about what AGI has to offer you.
Your visit will include:
- A meeting with AGI Director Beth Wilson
- An appointment with an advisor in your area of interest
- Attending an AGI class
- Lunch with a current student