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Activation and Events

We create vibrant spaces that connect local communities to Centennial Campus.

Where Ideas Come Alive

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Centennial Campus is a dynamic space that’s open to everyone. Here, you can collaborate with colleagues, celebrate your community, raise awareness and drive engagement.

Our office plans and helps to facilitate year-round community programs, including outdoor movies and concerts, food truck rodeos, research talks, races and outdoor skills classes.

Bring Your Program to Life

Students, faculty, staff, corporate partners and community members at large are all welcome to enjoy our campus and apply for outdoor space use.

Why Host Here?

Centennial is the doorstep to NC State — and the threshold to all of downtown Raleigh.

Whether your vision includes wide, grassy lawns, a plaza among the trees or long brick breezeways, there’s a place for your ideas — plus ample parking, public transportation, accessible spaces and day-of-event resources.

Expert Event Guidance

We’re familiar with every square foot of Centennial’s available outdoor space, so we can help you conceptualize, plan and get the word out.

To plan a program — or just explore your options — contact Jude DesNoyer, activation and outreach manager for Centennial Campus.

Email: | Phone: 919-513-3056

Please note: Centennial Campus activation services differ from special events management offered by NC State University Police or University Special Events.