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University Open House

October 16th, 9:00am- 2:00pm

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Join us October 16th for the College of Natural Resources Open House. Open House is designed to help prospective students and their parents learn more about what NC State has to offer. Through a series of in-person information sessions, you will have a chance to learn about student and residential life, hear about your academic areas of interest, and connect with faculty, staff and students from various departments and colleges across campus, including the College of Natural Resources.

Registration Details

  • To register, visit the NC State University Open House website. You can also download the Guides App to register for individual sessions at University Open House.
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    • At NC State, we’re doing everything we can to protect the Pack as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Face coverings are required in all indoor spaces on campus for students, faculty, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status.

Information Sessions

The College of Natural Resources will be hosting six information sessions as part of this year’s Open House event. Whether you are interested in our majors, scholarships, study abroad, internships, or other hands-on learning experiences, we’ll have answers to all your questions.

All information sessions will be held in Jordan Hall Addition Room 1216, 2720 Faucette Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606. If you are unable to attend our in-person information session, you may use this Zoom link.

Check out our sessions below.

  • College of Natural Resources Overview
    • Time: 9:30 – 10:00am
    • Our college is a close-knit community on a large campus, offering the best of both worlds. Come learn what we offer including diverse majors, scholarships, experiential learning, and special student support services.
  • Environmental First Year Program
    • Time: 10:15- 10:45am
    • Interested in exploring the interdisciplinary nature of environmental majors at NC State? This program helps students examine environmental careers and the various educational paths available to them. Students in this innovative program explore some of the greatest challenges facing our world today such as sustainability, energy, watersheds, climate and environmental justice using an interdisciplinary, hands-on approach.
  • Engineering and Innovation
    • Time: 11:00- 11:30am
    • Attend this session to learn more about majors that use engineering principles to address environmental challenges such as providing sustainable ways to make products that humans rely on and using technology to monitor, assess, and remediate pollution. Majors covered include Paper Science and Engineering, Sustainable Materials and Technology, and Environmental Technology and Management.
  • In the Field and Outdoors
    • Time: 11:45am- 12:15pm
    • For students who love working outdoors and have a desire to manage and protect our natural resources. Come learn how we prepare our students for a career tackling the world’s biggest environmental challenges through specialized classes and a hands-on approach to learning. Majors covered include Environmental Sciences, Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, Forest Management, Natural Resources – Ecosystem Assessment, and Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management- Recreation & Park Management.
  • People and Policy
    • Time: 12:30- 1:00pm
    • Students interested in working with people, developing policies that protect both land and water, or planning sustainable development for local communities should attend. Join us as we talk about the coursework and internships in these majors that prepare you to work in both public and private organizations to positively impact local and global communities and natural resources. Majors covered include Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources- Policy and Administration, and Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management- Tourism & Event Management.
  • Recreation and Sport
    • Time: 1:15- 1:45pm
    • Do you like to travel? Are you passionate about sports including golf? Do you enjoy developing programs and community-based recreation? Join us as we share more about the career paths, internships, and hands-on learning opportunities found within our recreation and sport programs. Students in these majors learn the business of recreation management and create experiences that contribute to the well-being of individuals, communities, and society. Majors covered include Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management- Recreation & Park Management, Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management- Tourism & Event Management, Sport Management, and Sport Management-PGA Golf Management.

College of Natural Resources Tours

  • Engineering and Innovation
    • Time: 11:30am and 12:30pm
    • Location: Tours will depart from the Jordan Hall Addition Lobby
    • Explore how our students develop sustainable materials, convert trees into everyday products, and assess environmental issues.
  • Wolfpack Baby Paper Machine
    • Time: 9:00am- 2:00pm (Ongoing)
    • Location: Pulp and Paper Labs Building Patio, 431 Dan Allen Drive
    • Our state-of-the-art paper Wolfpack Baby Paper Machine that can convert any biomass material, such as grass, corn stalks and wood, into pulp and paper.
  • PGA Golf Management Concentration
    • Time: 11:00am- 12:00pm (Drop-In)
    • Location: Lonnie Poole Golf Course, 1509 Main Campus Drive, Centennial Campus
    • Join us for a drop-in tour of the Lonnie Poole Clubhouse including multiple hitting bays, club fitting studio, and club repair room for interested PGA Golf Management concentration students.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Open House?
This is the best way for prospective students and their parents to learn about the university, from student and residential life to academic programs.

When will I receive the instructions for attending Open House?
Registrants will receive an email with access information prior to the event. Make sure that the email address associated with your registration is accurate and up to date so that there is no delay in receiving our communications.

Can I ask questions during the sessions?
Yes. Attendees can ask questions during the sessions. After the session, our faculty will be outside Jordan Hall Addition for further questions.

Where can I park?
Parking is available outside of Biltmore Hall, Jordan Hall, and Jordan Hall Addition. There is additional parking at West Deck, Coliseum Deck or the Dan Allen Deck. All campus parking is free during this event.

The image above outlines where the College of Natural Resources is located on N.C. State’s Main Campus.

What if I am unable to attend an information session in-person?
All information sessions will be on Zoom. You are able to join the information session with this link.

Need More Information?

For more information, contact our college’s recruitment team at or 919-515-8659.

NC State University Open House

University Open House is your five-day virtual opportunity to learn more about what NC State has to offer through a diversity of live sessions.

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