Southwest view of Carmichael Recreation Center

COVID-19 Impact

To safely limit the number of individuals in activity spaces (fitness centers and swim lap lanes), users are encouraged to reserve space in advance. Once the maximum occupancy limits are reached, no additional users may register and/or enter the activity space during the specified time. Students and members can reserve spaces using the Wellness and Recreation App.

The Wellness and Recreation Center and Carmichael Gym follow the NC Department of Health and Human Services Interim Guidance for Indoor Fitness Centers and Gyms Settings (November 23, 2020). Occupancy limits will follow all current state guidelines directed by the Governor’s Executive Orders.

Following the Governor’s Executive Order #180, face coverings are required when users are exercising in Wellness and Recreation indoor facilities, except when using the pool, showering and actively eating or drinking. Each individual must assess whether they can safely perform an exercise while wearing a face covering.

People not using a face covering (outside of the exceptions noted) will be asked to put one on or leave the area to help maintain the safety of the NC State community. 

Additional information related to COVID-19 impacts and operations can be found here.

Find all of your recreation and fitness needs in one place. Carmichael features:

  • Wellness and Recreation Center and Carmichael Gym
  • Aquatic Center
  • Outdoor Courts
  • Outdoor Fields

Wellness and Recreation Center and Carmichael Gym

Since 1961, the Carmichael Gymnasium has met the recreation, fitness, physical education and wellness needs of the Wolfpack community. This storied space has evolved with an expansion in 1987 (Carmichael Gym West), the Recreation Center in 2007, renovation of locker rooms and fitness areas in 2016 and most recently, the 2020 Wellness and Recreation Center that connects the facilities.

Features include:

  • Five cardio and weight training rooms
  • 11 indoor Basketball/Multi-purpose courts
  • Indoor track
  • 18 racquetball courts
  • 6 fitness studios
  • Squash courts
  • Steam and sauna room
  • Table tennis tables
  • Indoor climbing wall
  • Gymnastics training area
  • Four outdoor basketball courts
  • 12 outdoor tennis courts
  • Outdoor Adventures Equipment Rental Center

Aquatics Center

Our aquatics center is a multi-use facility for recreation lap swimming, Sports Programs, Health and Exercise Studies Classes, NC State Athletics and private groups.

Effective February 6, 2020, the aquatic center will NOT close during lighting and thunderstorms. Wellness and Recreation reserves the right to close the facility if weather conditions warrant closure. More information can be viewed in the following document.

Miller Field

Workout or play outside on Miller Fields. We offer a wide variety of outdoor fitness training equipment and field space.


FitGround at Miller Fields

We are proud to offer a 4,000 square foot outdoor functional fitness area, known as the “FitGround.” Take your workout outside on Miller Field and use equipment such as dip bars, sit up benches, wall ball targets, box jumps and cargo net.

This space is available for use during Carmichael hours of operation and is subject to change due to Miller Field conditions, inclement weather and Wellness and Recreation programming.

Additional Complexes

Centennial Campus

Disc Golf Course

Nestled just off Lake Raleigh is the 9-hole disc golf course. Completed in 2010, this challenging, rustic course is available free of charge for NC State students, faculty and staff.

Centennial Recreation Fields

The Centennial Fields are located on just off Achievement and Varsity Drives. The two-2.5 acre playing fields are home to Sports Programs and special events.

Greenway Par Course

Want to challenge yourself on your next run along the Greenway on Centennial? Five par-course stations offer upper and lower body exercise stations throughout the 2.5-mile run across Centennial Campus.

Par Station Locations

Method Road Complex

Spanning more than four acres, Method Road accommodates Sports Programs, Health and Exercise Studies and other University Groups.

Facility Map