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Red and White Week is the biggest NC State celebration of the year.

With an array of events including the parade on Hillsborough Street and the Red and White Week Campus Celebration, there is something for everyone. Come back to campus and help us celebrate NC State!

 

SUNDAY

October 23

 

Men's Soccer: NC State vs. Louisville
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Dail Soccer Field

Arts NC State - Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Thompson Hall
In three short months, Oscar Wilde, the most celebrated playwright and wit of Victorian England, was toppled from the apex of British society into humiliation and ruin. Drawing from trial documents, newspaper accounts and writings of key players, Moises Kaufman ignites an incendiary mix of sex and censorship with a cast of characters from George Bernard Shaw to Queen Victoria.
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Red and White Week Kickoff 
2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Stafford Commons
Celebrate with the Pack and show your NC State pride! The excitement begins to build as we enjoy music, food and giveaways. Paint your body red, dress like a wolf - go crazy.

 

MONDAY

October 24


Leader of the Pack Voting
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Online
The Leader of the Pack Program recognizes students who make outstanding contributions to NC State in the areas of leadership, scholarship and community.

Wear Red, Get Fed
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Brickyard and Oval Green
It's everybody's favorite time of year - delicious, FREE food on the Brickyard, and all you have to do is wear red! Pull out one of your many NC State shirts and get free food.  

Penny Wars
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Brickyard
Help support the NCSU Libraries and your favorite team in the Red and White Week spirit competition. Money raised for the NCSU Libraries benefits all members of the campus community, and student donations will be matched by a generous donor, doubling the impact.




Textile Showcase
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Outside of Stewart Theater in Talley Student Union
Come learn more about the College of Textiles and each of its unique degree programs. The showcase will feature senior design projects, posters and student designs.

An Evening with Shawn Johnson
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Talley Student Union (Stewart Theatre)
Shawn Johnson will talk about her career as a gymnast. She is the 2008 Olympic balance beam gold medalist and team, all-around and floor exercise silver medalist.


 

 

TUESDAY

October 25


Wear Red, Get Fed
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Brickyard
It's everybody's favorite time of year - delicious, FREE food on the Brickyard, and all you have to do is wear red! Pull out one of your many NC State shirts and get free food.

Penny Wars
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Brickyard and Oval Green
Help support the NCSU Libraries and your favorite team in the Red and White Week spirit competition. Money raised for the NCSU Libraries benefits all members of the campus community, and student donations will be matched by a generous donor, doubling the impact.

Three-Minute Thesis Competition (presented by the Graduate School)
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
James B. Hunt Jr. Library (Duke Energy Hall)
The Three-Minute Thesis is a research communication competition designed to challenge doctoral students to present a compelling oration in just three minutes.
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Author Tensie Taylor Event ( presented by the African American Cultural Center and Wolfpack Outfitters)
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Washington Sankofa Room 126
Witherspoon Student Center (2810 Cates Ave.)
Tensie Taylor returns home to the Wolfpack to tell her story of survival. During October, National Bullying Month, Taylor encourages everyone to take a stand and empower youth by understanding the impact of bullying on victims and perpetrators. Everyone is welcome to hear this story of TRIUMPH. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Registration is not required.

Scream on the Green (presented by Union Activities Board)
6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Stafford Commons
Bring a blanket or chair for our annual Scream on the Green featuring "Halloween Town." Inflatables from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Movie starts at 9 p.m. Costume contest sign up »

The Goodnight Scholars Program Presents: Dr. Nina Tandon
6:30 p.m.
Talley Student Union (Stewart Theatre)
Dr. Nina Tandon, a biomedical engineer whose TED Talks about engineered human tissue have been viewed over two million times, was named a 2011 TED Fellow and a 2012 Senior Fellow. She is the CEO and co-founder of EpiBone, the world's first company to use electrical signals to grow artificial tissues for transplants and other therapies.
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Red and White Week Pep Rally
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Wolf Plaza
Get pumped up to cheer on the Wolfpack for the big Homecoming football game on Saturday.

Chef Ashley Christensen Event
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
James B. Hunt Jr. Library
Ashley Christensen '98, acclaimed chef and restaurateur, will discuss her debut cookbook, Poole's: Recipes and Stories from a Modern Diner. Christensen will be interviewed on stage by NC State's Dr. Cat Warren, who was Christensen's former English professor. They'll talk about recipes from the book, Christensen's commitment to the revitalization of downtown Raleigh and her philosophy of building community through the shared experience of food.
The event is free and open to the public but registration is required.
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WEDNESDAY

October 26

 

Wear Red, Get Fed
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Brickyard and Oval Green
It's everybody's favorite time of year - delicious, FREE food on the Brickyard, and all you have to do is wear red! Pull out one of your many NC State shirts and get free food.

Penny Wars
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Brickyard
Help support the NCSU Libraries and your favorite team in the Red and White Week spirit competition. Money raised for the NCSU Libraries benefits all members of the campus community, and student donations will be matched by a generous donor, doubling the impact.

Kupcakes 4 Kay
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Brickyard
Purchase a delicious cupcake made by hand by one of your fellow students during this fundraiser for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

Poole College Executive Lecture Series
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Nelson Hall
A conversation with Bill Toler '81, CEO and president of Hostess Brands, LLC., about leadership as experienced in the course of his career.
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Industrial Design Lectures: Design Influence
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Burns Auditorium, Kamphoefner Hall
Speaker Mary Ellen Dohrs, who received a degree in industrial design from the Pratt Institute is one of the first female industrial designers hired in 1950 by General Motors after World War II. She was responsible for designing interiors of GM show cars and specialty cars for VIPs. Following her work at GM, Dohrs went on to work for Sundberg Ferar working on accounts like IBM and Packard. She later was successful in creating water color paintings, pen and ink, and sculptures.
Open to the public.

 

Industrial Design Lectures: Design Influence
5:10 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Burns Auditorium, Kamphoefner Hall
Industrial Designer Mark Templeton 1975, former CEO of Citrix, will talk about how his career path was influenced by design and how you can use these skills for any career choice. Open to the public. 

Industrial Design Reception: Design Influence
6:10 p.m.
Allred Gallery, Kamphoefner Hall
Reception for Mary Ellen Dohrs and Mark Templeton.
Open to the public.

Amazing Alumni Panel: Contributing to Raleigh's Renaissance
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
James B. Hunt Jr. Library (Duke Energy Hall)
Join a panel of NC State alumni who are helping make Raleigh one of the top places to live in the United States. Moderated by Chris Tonelli, owner of So & So Books, the panel includes Craig Reed of Younger Brother Productions; Jasmine Flood, founder of Riada Adair Design Co.; Jed Gant of Myriad Media; Eleanor Hawthorne of the City of Raleigh and more.

Arts NC State - Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Thompson Hall
In three short months, Oscar Wilde, the most celebrated playwright and wit of Victorian England, was toppled from the apex of British society into humiliation and ruin. Drawing from trial documents, newspaper accounts and writings of key players, Moises Kaufman ignites an incendiary mix of sex and censorship with a cast of characters from George Bernard Shaw to Queen Victoria.
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Pack Howl Concert (presented by the Union Activities Board)
8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Reynolds Coliseum
This year's performer is T.I., a hip hop recording artist and actor from Atlanta, Georgia. 
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THURSDAY

October 27

 

Visit Carmichael
6 a.m. - 11 p.m.
University Recreation invites you, your family and guests to work out and/or tour NC State's Carmichael Gym. Visit the member services suite, located across from the main entrance in the breezeway, to begin your tour or workout.

Hillsborough Street Community Service Day
All day
Hillsborough Street

Red & White Blood Drive
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Carmichael Playzone
Show your NC State service spirit by donating blood during the Red & White Blood Drive.

Wear Red, Get Fed
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Brickyard and Oval Green
It's everybody's favorite time of year - delicious, FREE food on the Brickyard, and all you have to do is wear red! Pull out one of your many NC State shirts and get free food.  

Penny Wars
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Brickyard
Help support the NCSU Libraries and your favorite team in the Red and White Week spirit competition. Money raised for the NCSU Libraries benefits all members of the campus community, and student donations will be matched by a generous donor, doubling the impact.

College of Design 3D Printing & Virtual Reality Demo

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Bayley IT Lab, 203 Brooks Hall (The DIY Cartography exhibition in the Brooks Hall Gallery is open to the public.)
College of Design alumni and friends are invited to attend a show-and-tell of Bayley IT Lab! Get a chance to tour the lab space and see the many print capabilities.
Register online »

 

 

 

NC SYNC Y2K
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Harris Field
Performers from group spirit organizations will lip sync to your favorite song or mash up of this century. Organizations will be judged for creativity, costumes, props, background, choreography, music, incorporation of the theme and overall presentation.

Under the Microscope: Exploring the Intersection of Education, Research, Food & Beer
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Lonnie Poole Golf Course (Carol Johnson Poole Clubhouse)
This reception will be an interactive celebration of interdisciplinary science, education and research and the role beer and food plays to bring it all together. We'll offer hands-on demonstrations and opportunities to talk with faculty about how beer and food affect their work. At 5:30 p.m., Rob Dunn, professor of applied ecology, will give a brief talk about brewing with wild yeasts and insights gained from his interdisciplinary research experiences.
Register online » (Presented by the NC State Foundation)

Women's Soccer: NC State vs. Pittsburgh
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Dail Soccer Field

Arts NC State - Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Thompson Hall
In three short months, Oscar Wilde, the most celebrated playwright and wit of Victorian England, was toppled from the apex of British society into humiliation and ruin. Drawing from trial documents, newspaper accounts and writings of key players, Moises Kaufman ignites an incendiary mix of sex and censorship with a cast of characters from George Bernard Shaw to Queen Victoria.
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FRIDAY

October 28

 

Visit Carmichael
6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
University Recreation invites you, your family and guests to work out and/or tour Carmichael. Visit the member services suite, located across from the main entrance in the breezeway, to begin your tour or workout.

Nuclear Engineering: Homecoming Open House
9 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
2500 Stinson Drive (Room 1202 Burlington Labs)
Enjoy facility tours and a student panel.

College of Engineering Events
12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (12 p.m. Barbecue Lunch at Lawn of Engineering Oval) (2 p.m. Program at IEI Duke Energy Hall in James B. Hunt Jr. Library)
Centennial Campus
Connect with other alumni, hearing from Dean Louis Martin-Vega and other distinguished faculty members and students about the impact NC State engineers are making in North Carolina and around the world.
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Wear Red, Get Fed
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Brickyard and Oval Green
It's everybody's favorite time of year - delicious, FREE food on the Brickyard, and all you have to do is wear red! Pull out one of your many NC State shirts and get free food.

Penny Wars
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Brickyard
Help support the NCSU Libraries and your favorite team in the Red and White Week spirit competition. Money raised for the NCSU Libraries benefits all members of the campus community, and student donations will be matched by a generous donor, doubling the impact.

Nuclear Engineering: Homecoming Alumni Lunch
12:15 p.m. - 1: 45 p.m.
Atrium of the 1911 Building

State of NC State: Chancellor's Fall Address
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Talley Student Union (Stewart Theatre)
Chancellor Randy Woodson will recap recent NC State successes and outline bold goals for the coming year.


 

 

Bell Tower Tour
10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Ever wonder what the inside of the Memorial Bell Tower looks like? Join Tom Stafford, former vice chancellor for student affairs, for an exclusive look inside and learn more about the history of this cherished NC State landmark.
Register online »

 

Red and White Week Campus Celebration
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Talley Student Union (Stafford Commons)
Come out and enjoy a celebration of Red & White Week. Enjoy ice cream, NC State giveaways and opportunities to win prizes as we celebrate.

 

NC State Campaign Kickoff Celebration
7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Reynolds Coliseum
This invitation-only event will celebrate the campaign kickoff announcement.

Red and White Week Parade (presented by University Housing)
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Hillsborough Street
Join campus clubs, student organizations and the NC State Marching Band for a parade down Hillsborough Street.

Arts NC State - Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Thompson Hall
In three short months, Oscar Wilde, the most celebrated playwright and wit of Victorian England, was toppled from the apex of British society into humiliation and ruin. Drawing from trial documents, newspaper accounts and writings of key players, Moises Kaufman ignites an incendiary mix of sex and censorship with a cast of characters from George Bernard Shaw to Queen Victoria.
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SATURDAY

October 29

 

Visit Carmichael
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
University Recreation invites you, your family and guests to work out and/or tour Carmichael. Visit the member services suite, located across from the main entrance in the breezeway, to begin your tour or workout. 


NC State Alumni Association Tailgate
9:30 a.m.
PNC Arena (corner of E. Stephen Stroud Way and Peter Karmanos Jr. Drive)
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NC State vs. Boston College Football Game
12:30 p.m.
Carter-Finley Stadium
The Wolfpack will take the field against the Boston College Eagles.