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The College of Sciences is spread across several buildings on NC State’s Main and Centennial campuses. Administrative offices are located in the Bureau of Mines building near the university’s Brickyard.

The Memorial Belltower framed under a brick arch on NC State's campus.

NC State and the College of Sciences are offering several in-person and digital options to help you experience the college and the university.


Prospective students have the opportunity to attend a guided on-campus tour led by an NC State Student Ambassador. Guided campus tours are offered Monday through Friday starting at Talley Student Union. You can expect to walk around Main Campus for approximately one hour.

If you stop by campus during the week and are not registered for a campus tour, stop by the Joyner Visitor Center to pick up information about a self-guided tour. Self-guided campus tours are accompanied by a video playlist featuring current students. If you visit campus on a weekend or university holiday, stop by the Joyner Visitor Center to grab a brochure and self-guided map from the bin outside.

If you can’t visit in person, we encourage you to use NC State’s new virtual tour to explore our campus.

Information Sessions

The College of Sciences is offering virtual information sessions that offer an overview of the college, focusing on student opportunities, and an opportunity to ask questions. Transfer students are welcome, but the session is geared more toward first-year students. The university is also offering virtual information sessions during this time.



Metered parking is available on Hillsborough Street and surrounding streets. Paid hourly parking can be found in the Dan Allen and Coliseum Parking Decks on Main Campus. There are also several parking decks on Centennial Campus. After 5 p.m., all spots on campus are first-come, first-serve and free of charge unless otherwise marked.

Driving Directions

NC State is located just west of downtown Raleigh. It’s a short drive from RDU International Airport and easily accessible from I-40 and I-440 (Raleigh Beltline).

NC State Campus Map

NC State Campus Map: Bureau of Mines