Housing, Transportation and Area Information
Parking & Transportation
Visitors to the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) are responsible for arranging their own transportation for the duration of their visit.
The CVM is located on NC State’s Centennial Biomedical Campus, which is separate from the central University Campus. Because of this, visitors should plan accordingly for transportation costs or travel time needed.
There is plenty of parking available at the CVM. All parking is by permit only, and visitors can purchase short-term permits from NC State’s Transportation Office. Once a permit is purchased, visitors may park in any CC-Lot at the CVM, which include the Parking Deck and the surface lot next to the Blue Ridge Road entrance.
Wolfline is NC State’s bus service, which travels throughout the University campuses and is free to use. The Wolfline is ideal for those moving between campuses or for visitors who are staying at NC State’s on-campus guest rooms or guest apartments. For more information and specific Wolfline schedules, click here.
A real-time interactive map of the Wolfline is available for those planning their route.
NC State Police Safety Escort
Visitors who have overnight shifts or find themselves on-campus late at night are welcome to contact NC State’s Police Department for a Safety Escort by calling the department dispatch at 919-515-3000.
Officers will make an effort to arrive quickly and escort visitors: from on-campus guest housing to the CVM; from the CVM to on-campus guest housing; from a building to their car. However, please be aware that if an emergency call comes in, officers may be asked to prioritize that call until it is resolved.
Visitors to the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) are responsible for setting up their own accommodations. NC State University offers housing opportunities, and a number of hotels in the local area provide discounts for visitors to the CVM.
NC State University Guest Housing
NC State University offers affordable guest rooms and guest apartments located near the main campus (the CVM does not offer housing on its campus), and both are located on the NC State Wolfline Campus Bus System. Please complete the Request Form (located in the links above) as soon as you finalize your visit to check for availability.
We recommend that visitors book housing accommodations quickly, as rooms can fill up fast.
*For those looking for transportation options: the Avent Ferry guest rooms offer two Zipcar parking spots that are accessible to Avent Ferry guests. Information about the Zipcar program is available here.
- Best Western Plus Cary Inn – NC State: 1722 Walnut Street, Cary. 919-481-1200. Special discounts for NC State University affiliates. 5 miles from the CVM.
- Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Raleigh: 1020 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh. 919-468-4222. Special discounts for NC State University affiliates. 2.7 miles from the CVM. Cooperative deals with Enterprise Rent A Car. Pet friendly.
- Candlewood Suites Raleigh Crabtree: 4433 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh. 919-789-4840. Special discounts for NC State University affiliates. 4.6 miles from the CVM. Pet friendly.
- Comfort Suites Arena: 1200 Hurricane Alley Way, Raleigh. 919-854-0502. Special discounts for NC State University affiliates. 1.4 miles from the CVM.
- Comfort Inn & Suites Crabtree Valley: 6209 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh. 919-782-1112. State Per Diem Rate honored for those with valid State ID. Pet friendly. 6 miles from the CVM.
- Courtyard Raleigh Crabtree Valley: 3908 Arrow Drive, Raleigh. 919-782-6868. Special discounts for NC State University affiliates. 4.1 miles from the CVM
- Courtyard Raleigh Midtown: 1041 Wake Towne Drive, Raleigh. 919-821-3400. Competitive rates for NC State University affiliates. 7.4 miles from the CVM.
- DoubleTree Brownstone Hotel and Conference Center: 1707 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh. 919-828-0811. Ask for “Vet School rate.” 2.7 miles from the CVM.
- Extended Stay America
- North Raleigh: 911 Wake Towne Drive, Raleigh. 919-829-7271. 7.6 miles from the CVM.
- Cary/Regency Parkway North: 1500 Regency Parkway, Cary. 919-468-5828. 8.3 miles from the CVM.
- Cary/Regency Parkway South: 3100 Regency Parkway, Cary. 919-460-1161. 8.9 miles from the CVM.
- Raleigh/Crabtree Valley: 4810 Bluestone Drive, Raleigh. 919-510-8551. 6.3 miles from the CVM.
- All locations offer special discounts for NC State University affiliates, and the discounts increase as the stay extends. The hotels are designed for longer stays and have fully-equipped kitchens. All locations are pet-friendly. Use discount code EANCS.
- Fairfield Inn & Suites Crabtree: 2201 Summit Park Lane, Raleigh. 919-881-9800. Special discounts for NC State University affiliates. 4.0 miles from the CVM. Pet friendly.
- Hampton Inn Raleigh/Cary I-40 (PNC Arena): 111 Hampton Woods Lane, Raleigh. 919-233-1798. 3 miles from the CVM.
- Hampton Inn Raleigh Midtown: 1001 Wake Towne Drive, Raleigh. 919-828-1813. 7 miles from the CVM.
- Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites: 5630 Dillard Drive, Cary. 919-851-1220. 4.9 miles from the CVM.
- Marriott Crabtree Valley: 4500 Marriott Drive, Raleigh. 919-781-7000. 5 miles from the CVM.
- Marriott City Center: 500 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh. 919-833-1120. 5.6 miles from the CVM.
- Ramada Inn – Blue Ridge: 1520 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. 919-832-4100. Special discounts for NC State University affiliates. 0.1 miles from the CVM. Pet friendly.
- Residence Inn Crabtree: 2200 Summit Park Lane, Raleigh. 919-279-3000. Special discounts for NC State University affiliates. 3.8 miles from the CVM. Pet friendly.
- Residence Inn Midtown: 1000 Navaho Drive, Raleigh. 919-878-6100. Special discounts for NC State University affiliates. 7.6 miles from the CVM. Pet friendly.
- Sheraton Raleigh: 421 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh. 919-834-9900. Special discounts for NC State University affiliates. 4.5 miles from the CVM.
- Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center: 4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham (Research Triangle Park). 919-941-5050. 10.2 miles from the CVM. Pet friendly.
- Staybridge Suites Raleigh-Durham Airport: 1012 Airport Blvd, Morrisville. 919-468-0180. Special discounts for NC State University affiliates. 8.5 miles from the CVM. Pet friendly.
- Wingate by Wyndham State Arena Raleigh/Cary: 6115 Corporate Ridge Road, Raleigh. 919-809-8660. 2.7 miles from the CVM. Online reservations with NC State discount:http://www.wingateinns.com/hotels/hotel-overview?propId=WG21116&rate_code=LKVM
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