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Parents & Families Services

Registration for Parents & Families Weekend 2015 is closed. If you would like game tickets please visit For tickets to the Chocolate Festival you may order them directly beginning Monday, August 24 via the Women’s Center. Please take a look at the following schedule of events. There are lots of events that do not require tickets or pre-registration. We hope you will still join us and visit your student during this weekend. –Parents & Families Services

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

Welcome Reception Join us on Friday afternoon for light hors d’oeuvres at the Joyner Visitor Center. We will provide NC State parents and families with an opportunity to connect with various departments, write a special letter to your student, and paint the Free Expression Tunnel; all to welcome you and your family back to campus and kickoff Parents & Families Weekend!

Chocolate Festival Start your weekend off right with what else but CHOCOLATE!  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 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.

WolfPack Football 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 Eastern Kentucky. Game time has been announced. Kickoff is 6:00pm.

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. Service is a priority at NC State and we invite you, your student and your family to join us as we spend some time giving back to our WolfPack community.