Building Address: 1210 Varsity Drive (show on map)
Building Abbreviation: JVC
Building Number: 132
N.C. State University’s new “front door,” the E. Carroll Joyner Visitor Center and Advancement Services Building, officially opened Sept. 20. The building, located at the corner of Western Boulevard and Varsity Drive, is a tribute to the history, culture and accomplishments of the university. It is named in honor of E. Carroll Joyner, a 1956 graduate of the university’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, whose gift helped make the building possible.
The $5 million, 27,000-square-foot building includes 2,200 square feet of exhibit space. The contemporary, two-story, glass rotunda area features multimedia kiosks, videos and other graphic images that chronicle N.C. State’s tradition of excellence in teaching, research and extension. The exhibits and videos will provide campus visitors information on the university’s colleges, academic programs, student life, tradition and history, and will showcase the accomplishments of students, staff, faculty and alumni. Prospective students and their parents will begin their visits of campus at the center, which will also serve student groups and field trips touring the university. The building also houses some undergraduate admissions staff, as well as University Advancement staff, Marketing and News Services.