Benefits and Amenities

NC State’s Centennial Campus enables proximity to world-class researchers and career-ready students, providing a rich environment for innovative thinking, real-world problem solving, and cutting-edge research and development.

Collaborative Community

No other research campus in North America offers a unique mix of corporate and university buildings, housing and dining options, and outdoor amenities, such as a championship golf course, walking and biking trails, a hotel and conference center and public lake.

Industry and government partners co-located on Centennial Campus are part of a collaborative community that enables:

  • Ongoing research and collaboration opportunities with more than 75 NC State departments, centers and institutes located on Centennial Campus, as well as all other colleges and departments at NC State
  • Access to state-of-the-art laboratories and research equipment, both on Centennial Campus and across the university
  • Proximity to leading colleges with a physical presence on Centennial—College of Engineering, College of Textiles, College of Veterinary Medicine, plus the College of Education’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and the Graduate School
  • Ongoing partnership and liaison services with NC State’s dedicated Centennial Campus partnership development team, who make the process of doing business with NC State as easy as possible
  • Regular campus-wide events and programs for employees, such as health and wellness, networking, professional development and community service activities

Campus Amenities

Centennial Campus partners have access to many campus amenities, such as:

  • Lake Raleigh, a 75-acre lake with a fishing pier and non-motorized boat launch
  • StateView, an Autograph Collection 164-room hotel and conference center overlooking Lake Raleigh on Centennial Campus
  • Multi-purpose walking paths along a restored creek
  • Lonnie Poole Golf Course, an 18-hole championship golf course
  • 9-hole disc golf course
  • NC State’s libraries, including Hunt Library on Centennial Campus, gym, pool and shared conference spaces
  • Park Alumni Center, including the State Club dining, and catering and meeting spaces
  • On the Oval: Food court with five restaurants, including a cafe for early-morning and late-night service
  • Food Trucks: Raleigh-area food truck vendors bring a variety of lunchtime options between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. each day in front of Venture II-A and II-B on Centennial Campus
  • Wildlife Resources Commission: Fishing/hunting licenses, educational workshops
  • North Shore Residential Community: Privately-owned condos and townhomes on Centennial Campus
  • The Greens at Centennial Campus Apartments: Non-student apartment community on Centennial Campus
  • Wolf Ridge Apartments: University Housing for undergraduate and graduate students on Centennial Campus
  • Pack Shop at Wolf Ridge: NC State merchandise and Wolfpack apparel, school and office supplies
  • Campus Smiles, an independent affiliate of NC State that offers dental services to partners on Centennial Campus
  • Discounts to NC State athletic, cultural and arts events, as well as to the McKimmon Continuing Education Center


Centennial Campus is strategically located in Raleigh within North Carolina’s Research Triangle region:

  • Five minutes from Interstate 40 (I-40)
  • Five minutes from downtown Raleigh
  • Twenty minutes from Research Triangle Park
  • Twenty minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport
  • Unique academic environment with a variety of colleges and universities across the Research Triangle region, including: UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University, Meredith College, St. Augustine’s University, Shaw University, North Carolina Central University, William Peace University and Wake and Durham Technical Community Colleges

Partner Portal

The following pages are for current Centennial Campus Partners.