NC State continuously works to improve its physical environment and services so that teaching, researching, and public services are the institutional foci of all people, including those with disabilities. Yet still, this campus can be physically challenging for students with limited mobility. Hills, bricks, railroad tracks, older buildings, construction, and the sheer size of campus result in an environment that is less than barrier free. Ongoing efforts are being made to improve physical access. If you are aware of any current barriers to access, please let us know
Before your courses begin or resume on NC State University’s campus, it is suggested that you share the information above with your medical providers (doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, etc.) so that you can discuss and plan for your mobility needs. Professional medical advice can maximize your functioning, avoid fatigue, and prevent injury. Current mobility aids may not be efficient, effective, and safe for travel on our campus. For example, some medical providers have recommended motorized scooters/wheelchairs for students who have not used these in other less physically demanding settings. The proper planning for mobility needs can avoid physical difficulties that could interrupt your academic program.
The accessibility of buildings will vary from structure to structure. The NC State Facilities Building Index lists the access features for each building on campus. If you require additional information about a specific building, contact the College Facility Coordinator. Contact your service provider if a classroom needs to be relocated for access reasons. The campus access map can be seen online.
Students that have questions about accessible parking or general transportation questions should contact the Department of Transportation.