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Campus Facilities

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. Showings cost $2.00 for Students with College ID and $3.00 for General Public. There are also many opportunities to see free movies and sneak previews throughout the year. Check out the cinema website at:

The Office of Parents & Families Services

The Office of Parents & Families Services provides resources and programming for families of NC State undergraduate students such as Parents’ Orientation, Parents & Families Weekend, PACK Parents newsletters, Spring Fling, Siblings Weekend and the Parents’ Helpline.


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).

Price Music Center (PMC) is the location for the Music Department 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. The Center contains three large rehearsal halls, practice rooms each with a piano available to any student, a digital piano lab, and offices and classrooms.

Talley Student Union (TSU) embarked on its transformation into a world-class student center in the summer of 2011. The 284,000-square-feet renovation and addition will double the square footage of the current center to accommodate a growing population exceeding 34,000 students and will provide a vibrant hub for student activity and campus events.

The addition and renovation will increase and improve space for student organizations and facility services with more meeting and recreational areas, expanded food services and bookstore, and will be rated LEED Silver Certified.

Using resources from a combination of student fees and auxiliary service contributions, the estimated $120 million project will be completed in two phases. The first will be completed in fall 2013, with the entire project completed by late 2014.

Program offices and service areas that will be found in the Talley Student Union include Arts Development; Campus Activities; Center Stage Performing Arts Series; Center for Student Leadership, Ethics & Public Service; Chaplains’ Cooperative Ministry; Dance Program; Parents & Family Services; Woodward Student Involvement Center; Union Activities Board; University Theatre; Women’s Center; REM offices; Information Desk; Ticket Central; and University Dining administrative and catering offices.

Note: As the Talley Student Union renovation and expansion continues, most of our student programs will temporarily move to swing spaces throughout campus. For up-to-date information about the renovation project, please visit the renovation website. To find student programs that have relocated, please visit the program website.

Reservations and Events Management (REM). To reserve room in the Talley Student Union, please visit Talley's website or contact Reservations and Events Management (REM) at 515-2249.

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.

Located on the ground floor of Thompson Hall, the Crafts Center offers eight technology-rich studios and specializes in classes and workshops in art, pottery, sculpture, weaving, fiber arts, photography, woodworking, glass, jewelry, lapidary, 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 more information on these two programs, please visit the ARTS NC STATE website.

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.