NC State's campus facilities are home to many of our student activities and events. From screening films in the historic Witherspoon Student Center, joining Student Government meetings in Talley Student Union, participating in intramural sports at the Carmichael Complex, or watching one of University Theatre's student-directed plays in Frank Thompson Hall, students and visitors can have a variety of experiences all right here on campus. Here are just a few of the spots that serve our student activities and services.
The Campus Cinema
The Campus Cinema, located in Witherspoon Student Center, presents films ranging from independent works to the latest Hollywood blockbusters in digital format with Dolby® Digital Surround Sound. The Cinema is a fully functional movie theatre with 460 seats and a concession stand offering freshly popped popcorn, one free popcorn per person. Movie screenings are free to NC State and the general public unless otherwise specified. Check out the cinema website at: https://uab.ncsu.edu/films-schedule/. If you desire any assistive devices, services, or other accommodations to participate in these activities, please contact the UAB Films Advisor at 919-515-5168.
Carmichael Complex consists of Carmichael Gym, Carmichael Recreation Center, Willis R. Casey Aquatic Center, Miller Fields, 12 tennis courts, and 8 basketball courts, which offer a wide variety of indoor and outdoor fitness choices for students. Students may use the pools, indoor track, courts, cardio equipment, the outdoor fields, and tennis courts unless otherwise reserved for classes, events or maintenance. The Carmichael Complex is home to University Recreation and the Department of Health & Exercise Studies. For more information, please visit the Carmichael Complex website or call (919) 515-PLAY (7529).
Gregg Museum of Art & Design
Gregg Museum of Art & Design is NC State’s collecting museum, with more than 35,000 examples of contemporary and historic ceramics, textiles, glass, furniture, photography, paintings, sculptures, folk and outsider art, archaeological artifacts, works on paper, and fashion garments preserved in its permanent collection. Frequently-changing exhibitions and interesting programs make every visit special.
Located in the original 1928 Chancellor’s Residence at 1903 Hillsborough Street (just across from NC State’s famous Memorial Belltower), the Gregg includes period rooms, formal gardens, and a contemporary 15,000 sq. ft. galleries wing. All are used as exhibition and programming spaces, and are free and open to students and public alike.
Departments, groups, and individuals may also book spaces for private meetings, conferences, workshops, parties, weddings, and other events. Call 919-515-8956 for rates and availability.
To schedule tours or class visits, or to make arrangements to use the permanent collection, call 919-515-3503 or visit Gregg.arts.ncsu.edu. The Gregg and its surroundings offer a great place to meet, hang out, study, play, or have a picnic in a stimulating environment. Wifi is available both outside and indoors. Hours are 10am-5pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10am-9pm Thursday; and 1pm-5pm on Sunday. The galleries are closed Mondays. Admission is free.
Price Music Center (PMC)
Price Music Center (PMC) is the location for the Department of Music and its programs. Until 1965, the first Pullen Hall had been the original music building, which, along with many band instruments, pianos, and a music library, was destroyed by a student arsonist. Built in 1971, Price Music Center is named to honor Percy Walter (Daddy) Price, the father of today's musical organizations on campus and the University's first music director in 1923.
Practice studios are available to NC State students on a first-come, first-served basis. Each practice room has an upright piano and music stand. For questions about practice space in Price, call 919.515.2981. For more information, see Department of Music.
Price Music Center is located at 2620 Cates Avenue, next to the Talley Student Union. The main office is located on the second floor, room 203. Additional facilities and offices are located in the south wing of Broughton Hall.
Talley Student Union (TSU)
Talley Student Union (TSU) is the hub of student life on campus and is the place to study, shop, dine and engage with your peers. Talley Student Union is anchored with nine food venues, Wolfpack Outfitters, the Woodward Student Involvement Center and Stewart Theatre. If students are looking to connect with the arts, enhance their leadership skills, or connect with peers, Talley Student Union is the place to start. Students can even be part of the amazing student employment team that operates the facility.
Program offices and service areas that can be found in the Talley Student Union include:
- Arts NC State;
- Center for Student Leadership,
- Dance Program;
- Ethics & Public Service;
- Fraternity and Sorority Life; GLBT Center;
- Multicultural Student Affairs; Student Involvement;
- NC State LIVE;
- NC State Student Centers Administration;
- Student Centers Board of Directors;
- Union Activities Board;
- University Theatre Administration;
- Women's Center;
- RAVE! Events;
- Ticket Central;
- and University Graduate Student Association.
Frank Thompson Hall
Frank Thompson Hall is the location for University Theatre and the Crafts Center. Built in 1925 as a gymnasium, Thompson Hall reopened in Fall 2009 after an extensive renovation that was an extraordinary partnership between NC State students, private citizens, businesses and the extended NC State community.
Thompson Hall houses University Theatre’s full production activities, performances, and classes. Facilities include the Titmus Theatre, the Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, the costume shop, the scenic construction and paint shop, lighting and sound facilities, as well as rehearsal and classroom spaces. The renovation brought state-of-the-art technologies and improved accessibility to the building that now returns to its purpose as a hub of student activity. For more information, see University Theatre.
Located on the ground floor of Thompson Hall, the Crafts Center offers technology-rich studios and specializes in classes and workshops in clay, digital photography, wood, jewelry/metals, fibers, glass, lapidary, mixed media and more. For more than fifty years, the Crafts Center has provided a friendly learning environment for students and craftspeople of all levels. NC State’s Crafts Center is one of the finest university crafts programs in the country. Classes and studio use are available to NC State students, alumni, employees, and the general public. For information, see Crafts Center.
Thompson Hall is located on Dunn Street and Jensen Drive.
Witherspoon Student Center (WSC)
Witherspoon Student Center (WSC) currently houses the African-American Cultural Center, Student Government and Student Media which includes the offices of five student-run media organizations:
- Agromeck (yearbook);
- The Nubian Message and Technician (newspapers);
- Windhover (literary magazine);
- and WKNC FM 88.1 (radio station).
Witherspoon includes two accessible balconies; one meeting room available by reservation through REM; the African-American Cultural Center’s Sankofa Room, Gallery and Library; and Campus Cinema, used for films, lectures, classes and special events.