Visit ECE

Get a glimpse at your future here at NC State
Virtual TourOpen House

Hosted weekly on Fridays throughout the semesters, as well as most Mondays and Wednesdays (based on availability), you’re invited to join the College of Engineering, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University Libraries, and the NC State Entrepreneurship for an in-depth info session and guided tour of what to expect on Centennial Campus.

Email to confirm if a tour is available following the Monday/Wednesday info sessions.

College of Engineering Info Session

Your visit begins in the Golden Leaf Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) or in Engineering Building II on Centennial Campus with one of the information sessions that we offer to prospective students and their families each week. Learn about the admissions process, Engineering First Year program, College resources, how you join a department, and unique opportunities for undergraduates.

ECE Tour

Join ECE Student Ambassadors following the Info Session for a tour of Engineering Building II and the facilities available for students in electrical and computer engineering, and learn what to expect as a student in our department. Guided tour follows the information session in BTEC or EB2 and includes the MakerSpace, Troxler Senior Design Lab, and Embedded Systems Lab.

Visit Hunt Library

Take a look around the award-winning James B. Hunt Jr.  Library on Centennial Campus overlooking Lake Raleigh, including learning about the unique and innovative BookBot. This is the “library of the future,” known for its innovative use of technology, its ability to create inspiring learning and research spaces, and the strengths of its collections.

Tour Entrepreneurship Garage

The Entrepreneurship Garage is NC State’s venture creation and prototyping space on Centennial Campus. The Garage is located in the Partners I building with HQ Raleigh @ Centennial in an effort to create more collision spaces for students and real-world entrepreneurs.

University Open House 2021

 October 16, 2021

9:00 am to 2:00 pm

 Engineering Building II

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Attending the NC State University Open House is a great way for prospective students and their parents to learn about the university and its programs. The College of Engineering buildings on Centennial Campus are open throughout the event, with a variety of ECE content and displays outdoors surrounding Engineering Building II, with select labs and the MakerSpace open to explore.

Engineering Open House 2022

 March 26, 2022

9:00 am to 2:00 pm

 Engineering Building II

The annual College of Engineering Open House is the best way for prospective students and their parents to learn about engineering at NC State. All are welcome.

Mobile Guide

This guide is for prospective students who are interested in NC State College of Engineering and plan to attend the University Open House. Use this guide before and during open house to assist with your day of information sessions and campus tours! Schedule, campus maps, social media and more available on your mobile device – completely free!

1. Download the ‘NC State University Guides’ app in the Apple App Store, Google Play store, or by clicking this link:

2. Once downloaded, open the app and find “College of Engineering Open House”

Parking and Directions

On weekends, you can park for free on Centennial Campus in the Partners Way or Centennial Campus Parking (Oval West) Decks. Weekday parking is in the Partners Way pay lot

Centennial Dining Options

Tour of EB2

Take a look at Engineering Building II and some of what was on display at Open House, including the MakerSpace, Senior Design Center, Embedded Systems, FREEDM, ASSIST, and EcoPRT.


Centennial Campus visitors have the option of using either paylots or pay-by-space parking.

Partners Way Deck, which is conveniently located across from Engineering Building II, has been converted to pay-by-space operation.

The pay station accepts debit and credit cards but not cash; fees are $2 for the first hour (or any portion of the hour), and $1 for each additional 30 minutes (or any portion).

A new method of payment is Passport Mobile Pay, a third party parking payment system which allows users to manage their parking from their mobile devices. With the Passport mobile app or the voice system, users can extend parking remotely without returning to the parking lot.

For more information about parking, please visit the NC State transportation website, call 919.513.0530 or send an email to the Centennial Campus Information Booth.