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.

When exercising, working out, or playing sports in a university recreation facility (i.e. Carmichael), face coverings are highly recommended but are not required. However, face coverings are required and appropriate physical distancing should be maintained while moving throughout indoor recreation facilities.

Academic courses meeting inside the Carmichael may require face coverings for specific activities and classes.

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:

  • Carmichael Gymnasium
  • Recreation Center
  • Aquatic Center
  • Outdoor Courts
  • Outdoor Fields

Carmichael Gymnasium

Carmichael Gymnasium was built in 1961 and serves as the central hub of fitness and recreation for the NC State community.

Features include:

  • Five cardio and weight training rooms
  • 11 indoor Basketball/Multi-purpose courts
  • Indoor track
  • 18 racquetball courts
  • Two 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

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.

Recreation Center

The Recreation Center is home to Outdoor Adventures and also offers group fitness and general fitness options.

Features include:

  • 10,000 sq. ft. Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Adventures Equipment Rental Center
  • Four Fitness Studios
  • Fitness Assessment Room
  • Functional Training and Private Fitness Area

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 Complex 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