Get a glimpse at your future here at NC State Virtual TourOpen House
Hosted weekly on Fridays throughout the semesters, and daily during some school breaks, you’re invited to join the College of Engineering, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University Libraries, and the NC State Entrepreurship for an in-depth info session and guided tour of what to expect on Centennial Campus.

College of Engineering Info Session

Your visit begins in the Golden Leaf Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) on Centennial Campus at 1:30 pm 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 at 2:30 pm 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 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 2020

 October 17, 2020

10:00 am to 2:00 pm


 Learn more

Attending the virtual NC State University Open House is a great way for prospective students and their parents to learn about the university and its programs. Over the course of five days, the University’s services, colleges, and academic departments will be putting forward virtual events and experiences to allow prospective students a glimpse into their exciting future at NC State, and the opportunities they can look forward to.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will be hosting two days of sessions, speaker panels, and interactive activities showcasing our students, employers, and faculty.

CANCELLED: Engineering Open House 2020

 March 21, 2020

9:00 am to 2:00 pm

 Engineering Building II, Centennial Campus

Due to the evolving outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), NC State University has prohibited all on-campus events of this scale.

Please read the full update from Chancellor Randy Woodson

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

You can park all day on Centennial Campus in the Partners Way or Centennial Campus Parking (Oval West) Decks.

Centennial Dining Options

Tour of EBII

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 NCSU transportation website, call 919.513.0530 or send an email to the Centennial Campus Information Booth.

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