NC State student working out at Carmichael Gym

Facts and Figures

Our reach on campus extends far and wide. Through partnership and collaboration, we are able to share the message of wellness to all members of the Wolfpack community.

  • More than 25,000 NC State students participate in Wellness and Recreation, including 62.6 percent of all Recreational Sports Fee paying students.
  • The Wellness and Recreation Center and Carmichael Gym had 882,978 visits during the 2021-22 academic year.
  • Wellness and Recreation annually employs 650 NC State students.
  • 89 percent of students living on-campus participated in Wellness and Recreation programs and services.

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Support Movement

Wellness and Recreation plays a critical role in creating a healthy Wolfpack community that values student wellness and understands its impact on student achievement, degree completion and alumni success.

Our facilities, services and programs address many of the top impediments to academic success and assist students in acquiring the skills and resilience needed to thrive in college and beyond. Our goal to inspire a culture of wellness begins with the embodiment of the Think and Do spirit.

NC State students working together to flip a tire on Miller Fields

The Impact of Wellness

Since 1961, Carmichael has been the central hub for the health, wellness and physical education for the NC State community. More than 75 percent of NC State undergraduate students participate in Wellness and Recreation programs and services with more than one million individuals visiting the facility annually.

Data indicates stress, sleep deprivation, anxiety and depression are four of the top five academic impediments affecting NC State students. Research continues to show that exercise improves neurological and cognitive abilities which helps to ease mental health ailments.

Wellness and Recreation has adopted several programs — including Exercise is Medicine┬« -On Campus and wellness coaching to strategically combat these issues. In partnership with the Counseling Center and Campus Health, these programs allow physicians and clinicians to prescribe exercise for students to alleviate mental health and chronic disease symptoms. Both programs focus on developing adherence and sustainable healthy behaviors through education and empowerment.

About Wellness and Recreation

Wellness and Recreation Center provides 450,000 square feet of fitness, wellness and recreation spaces that are welcoming, open, accessible and sustainable.

Wellness and Recreation provides traditional, high-impact programs that allow students to connect, engage and find their place at NC State in a healthy, active way. Intramural Sports, Club Sports, Fitness and Outdoor Adventures programs are more popular than ever, and continue to play a significant role in the out-of-classroom student experience.

The Impact of Giving

Campaign Priorities

NC State Wellness and Recreation student employee

Extraordinary Opportunity

Student development is integral to the success of our organization. We employ more than 650 students employees annually who embody our vision for well-being, empowering them to develop skills in problem-solving, communication and decision making. The Wellness and Recreation Friends and Family Student Employee Scholarship provides financial assistance to student employees that embody well-being.

NC State students playing pool battleship

Extraordinary Experience

Our goal to inspire a thriving Wolfpack community starts with our programs and services. Your support helps connect students to a variety of programs and opportunities that enhance academic success by developing skills and resilience needed for college and beyond.

Rendering of Carmichael Wellness and Recreation Center

Extraordinary Places

Our goal is to provide a central hub for wellness on campus. Inspiring the next generation of thinkers and doers requires a state-of-the-art facility. Your support will help ensure that the impact on student fees is minimized for all future wellness endeavors.

How to Support

Whether your affiliation is alumnus, parent of a student, faculty, staff member or someone who simply shares a belief of inspiring wellness, we value your support. Your advocacy makes a difference for NC State University, our students and our community.

Support our vision of wellness and give today.

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