Visiting CALS

How do I get to campus?
NC State University is in downtown Raleigh, NC. View these directions to campus

Where do I park?
Parking is limited and visitors must park in designated areas. There are a few options for parking. The NCSU Transportation website has more information about obtaining a visitor permit. You will also receive a detailed email that explains parking options after you register.

How long will I be on campus?
The length of time will vary based on your interests. You will receive a email after registration and before your visit with details about arrival time. The minimum time commitment is typically 9:00am-12:30pm, however, afternoon options are available (which includes a complimentary lunch for visiting students; guests will need to pay the current dining hall fee).

What does the day include?
The day includes a general college information session, a class observation for students, and a meeting with faculty in your department of interest. Our program is flexible for the afternoon, so you can explore campus on your own. CALS offers many majors, and you will learn more about the academic experience as well as our enrichment programs. In a nutshell, we are going to explain the “perks” of our College and answer any questions you may have.  You will receive a detailed schedule upon arrival.

What if I want more information about my major of interest?
We will provide summary sheets, semester displays with courses, and a contact sheet for the major of interest you chose during registration. We also will schedule a meeting with faculty members so you can learn more.

What if I want information about human or animal medicine opportunities (pre-med or pre-vet)?
Many CALS students have an interest in attending professional schools after they earn their degree. We have two Professional Advising Centers on campus that can help. If you are interested in animal medicine, then VetPAC is the place for you. If you are interested in human health fields, you should check out HealthPAC. These are optional afternoon visits when you register.

Is there a campus tour?
Yes, you can choose to participate in the one-hour campus tour during your visit. The tour takes place from 2:15-3:15pm and is typically the last part of your visit.