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Dining, Lodging and Parking

Parents and Families Services offers a variety of opportunities for Wolfpack Families and their students.

Whether you are traveling to campus for an event or simply coming to visit your student, the following information might be useful in planning your visit.

Accesibility Requests for Events

General Event Accessibility Requests

For special accommodations and disability requests for events and activities hosted by Parents and Families Services please contact our office by emailing or calling 919.515.2441.

Accessibility Requests for Athletic Events

Gameday accommodations are processed through the NC State Athletics Ticket office. To make an accessibility request or for additional information, including parking and seating accommodations, please click here or contact the Ticket Office at 919.865.1510 for more information.

Dining and Lodging

Pack Parents are encouraged to take advantage of their VIP membership when traveling to Raleigh. Whether you’re in need of overnight accommodations or are looking for a popular restaurant to take your student to, there are plenty of options to choose from. To access a full list of our program partners please visit the VIP Discount Program. If you have questions please feel free to call the Parents’ HelpLine at 919.515.2441.


General Parking
Oftentimes parents and families have questions about where to park when they are visiting campus. For information on parking during campus visits not associated with one of our events please see Visitor Parking.

Game Day Parking
Details and directions for game day parking vary by venue and event. For more information, please visit

Support the Pack

The Office of Parents and Families Services is proud to partner with on-campus service initiatives such as Feed the Pack Pantry and the “Styled for Success” Career Closet. We encourage parents to bring canned food items and gently used business formal and business casual clothing items to any of our signature events. Additionally, we are happy to receive these items during regular business hours at our offices in the E. Carroll Joyner Visitor Center Monday – Friday throughout the academic year. Donations may also be given directly to the programs. Please see the websites below for additional information, details and locations

Feed the Pack Pantry

NC State’s food pantry, Feed the Pack Pantry, is student moderated and located on campus in Quad Commons, just off of Dunn Avenue. The Pack Pantry works to support those in the Wolfpack community who may be experiencing food insecurity. Pack Pantry is funded through generous donations from individuals and organizations. Help us minimize food insecurity among students by donating non-perishable items such as canned goods, cereal, snacks and toiletries.

“Styled for Success” Career Closet

The Wolfpack Styled for Success Career Closet provides NC State students with professional clothing options to help them look and feel the part for their next big step. Whether it is an interview, a career fair or an internship, the Career Closet can help. The closet runs completely on donations from parents, alumni, faculty and staff. Students in need of professional wear are able to select from gently used articles at no cost. There is always a need for certain articles of clothing. Please check the website for an updated list of needed items. Donations are considered a gift to NC State and are tax-deductible.