Family Orientation Housing

Feeling nostalgic? Stay on campus during orientation!  On-campus housing for parents and families of students attending orientation is available in the Avent Ferry Complex residence hall, located on Avent Ferry Road just south of Western Boulevard.

Enjoy cookies and infused water at check-in, and grab a cup of coffee or tea from the Keurig on the way to your morning sessions.

Housing is available at for $45 per bedroom per night. Each bedroom contains 2 twin-extra long (XL) beds and a private en suite bathroom. Space may be reserved for up to 2 consecutive nights corresponding with your student’s Orientation Session.

How do I register?

Spaces are limited and fill up quickly.  Reservations must be made online at least five (5) full business days in advance of your intended arrival. Additionally, students attending New Student Orientation are not permitted to stay with their parents in Avent Ferry Complex. Incoming students attending Orientation will be housed in Lee Hall with other students attending the same session.

Orientation Housing for parents and families is now closed. Thank you to everyone that participated! We hope that you enjoyed your stay.

Pre-payment is required. You will receive an email within 4 business days with a secure link to make payment for your Parents’ Orientation housing. We accept Visa and MasterCard.  Upon receipt of payment, you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for check-in.

 Arriving Early?

For parents and families commuting to NC State from distances more than three (3) hours away, you may request to stay in Family Orientation Housing the night prior to scheduled session. If you plan to arrive the evening before your session begins, please indicate your early arrival in the “Additional Comments” section of the Room Request Form. Nightly room rates are the same for arriving early. Any freshmen arriving early for orientation MUST complete the New Student Orientation Early Arrival Request and will be housed in Lee Hall along with other students attending the same Orientation session.

General Information

Each furnished, private bedroom contains a full bathroom, 2 twin extra-long beds, desks, desk chairs and wardrobe.  Linen is included in the room rate (sheets, towels, washcloth, blanket, pillow with pillowcase).

Avent Ferry Complex features complimentary in-room wifi. Televisions, phones and radios are not provided in the rooms; please remember to bring your cell phone charger or an alarm clock!

Parking is available on-site for lodgers.

If you are a person with a disability and require accessible accommodations, please let us know in the “Additional Comments” section of the online form. If you are bringing a child under the age of 8, feel free to contact Conference Services at (919) 515-4398 for alternate housing options.

For photos or to take a virtual tour please visit the Avent Ferry Complex web page for more information.

If you have a question regarding on-campus housing, please email Guest Services (