Direct Access to Campus Life

Students sit outside of Talley on lawn

All residence halls on campus keep students in close proximity to campus life. Talley Student Union is centrally located and is home to the NC State Bookstore, plenty of NC State Dining restaurants, two coffee shops (including Starbucks!), a theater, and various meeting and event spaces. Students can walk to Talley from each residence hall in about 10 minutes or less. NC State’s Wolfline is a free bus system that shuttles students throughout Main Campus and Centennial Campus along various routes and to nearby places such as downtown Raleigh, Cameron Village and shopping centers on Avent Ferry Road. Wolfline bus stops can be found across campus and are located near all residence halls and campus buildings. Not a morning person? Most residence halls are only about a 10-minute walk from classes.

A student checks out Wolfpack outfitters at the Talley Student Union. Photo by Marc Hall

“I can literally leave my room [in North Hall] at 8:15 and make it to my 8:30 in SAS by 8:20.”

-Mia Freeland, Sophomore, Business Administration, North Hall


Students will also be close to Carmichael Gym where they can take a cardio dance class, or D.H. Hill library for study sessions — which should always be rewarded with Howling Cow ice cream from the Creamery. Witherspoon Student Center, next door to the Student Health Center, provides weekly free movies (including popcorn), hosted by the Union Activities Board. Each residence hall is near at least one of three all-you-care-to-eat dining halls spread throughout campus. From Chick-fil-A to 1887 Bistro, students are never far from food and have a variety of cuisines to choose from! NC State Dining also offers many gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options so students should never feel limited by dietary restrictions.