NC State
Parents & Families Services

Registration for Parents & Families Weekend 2016 is sold-out.

Parents & Families Weekend is an exciting opportunity for parents and families of NC State students to visit campus and spend quality time with their student(s) making memories with the WolfPack. Below you will find a link to the full schedule of events for each day of this 3-day event as well as a few expanded descriptions about some of our most popular weekend events.

For lodging information please visit Dining and Accommodations or our VIP site for other great deals while you are in town. If you have questions please check out our FAQ section or feel free to call our office.


Highlighted Weekend Events

A Howling Fun Kickoff Party 
Join us on Friday afternoon for an ice cream reception to kickoff a howling fun weekend.  We will provide NC State parents and families a behind-the-scenes look into the flavorful creation of NC State’s very own Howling Cow ice cream. Many campus partners will be joining us from some of NC State’s best programs that prepare and support your student’s ultimate success. Connect with representatives from the Study Abroad Office, Career Development Center, Pre-professional programs, Undergraduate Research and the Center for Student Leadership Ethics & Public Service (CSLEPS) to discuss opportunities that will augment your student’s college experience, transform their perspective of the world, and prepare your student for a successful future. This year we will be featuring an award-winning presentation on NC State’s Howling Cow Ice Cream followed by light hors d’oeuvres and ice cream to get your weekend started right.

Chocolate Festival
NC State University’s sweetest tradition, the Chocolate Festival, will be held in the Talley Student Union. Hosted by the NC State Women’s Center, the Chocolate Festival incorporates one of America’s sweetest treats in an event that supports and educates about breast cancer. You will be able to sample a variety of different chocolate items from vendors around Wake County. There will be games to play, items to bid on and an opportunity to learn more about breast cancer awareness. Proceeds benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund and the NC State Women’s Center.

Family Pre-Game Event 1:00pm
Students, parents, and families are invited to join us for our annual Family Pre-Game Event being held at Carter-Finley Stadium, Hospitality Areas 12-17 (easily accessed from Gate D in the West Parking Lot). This event includes great family friendly activities with many local businesses and vendors on-site offering great prizes and giveaways along with some of the most popular food trucks in the Triangle. This event is sure to have something for everyone in the family.

NC State v. Wake Forest Football Kick off time is 3:30pm
After the Family Pre-Game Event, families will head over to the Stadium for some Pack Pride as we cheer NC State to victory as they take on Wake Forest. Game time been announced for 3:30pm.

Annual Service Project
Join the ranks of hundreds of volunteers who have contributed their time over the years by participating in our Annual Service Project. This year we have a unique, time-limited opportunity for PACK PARENTS and families to participate in the Habitat for Humanity Wake County & NC State partnership, Build-A-Block. Learn more…