Witherspoon Student Center

The Witherspoon Student Center is named after Augustus M. Witherspoon to honor his dedication of mentoring students while serving as an outstanding researcher, professor, and community leader. Augustus M. Witherspoon was the first African American professor at NC State and the second African American to receive a PhD from NC State.

The Witherspoon Center was completed in the fall of 1990. The facility is home to the NC State African American Cultural Center as well as Student Media, Passport Office, Military and Veteran Services and the campus cinema.


  • Thu (4/25): 7:00 AM 12:00 AM
  • Fri (4/26): 7:00 AM 12:00 AM
  • Sat (4/27): 7:00 AM 12:00 AM
  • Sun (4/28): 7:00 AM 12:00 AM
  • Mon (4/29): 7:00 AM 12:00 AM
  • Tue (4/30): 7:00 AM 12:00 AM
  • Wed (5/1): 7:00 AM 12:00 AM

Visit Witherspoon

Witherspoon Student Center is situated near the bus stops at:

  • Cates Ave at Witherspoon Student Center
  • Dan Allen Dr at Witherspoon Student Center
  • Dan Allen Dr at Lee Lot

These stops are serviced by campus Wolfline buses.

Visitor parking is available at the Coliseum Parking Deck and the hourly pay lot at Bragaw Hall.

Parking & Directions Directions to Witherspoon


Witherspoon Student Centers is a fully accessible building.

Transportation provides accessible parking permits and accessible bus transportation.  Wolfpack Pickup helps people with mobile impairments get around campus.

Accessibility at NC State


For concerns, comments or repairs regarding any of these amenities please contact: studentcentersfacilities@ncsu.edu

Lactation Room

At this time Witherspoon Student Center does not have a lactation room available. Please see the resource provided by the Commission on the Status of Women for a list of locations on campus.

Baby Changing Stations

These can be found at: 

  • WSC Women’s Restroom, First Floor Room 122 
  • WSC Men’s Restroom, First Floor Room 123
Interfaith Prayer & Meditation

At this time WSC does not have a wellness room or space dedicated to Interfaith Prayer & Meditation. Please see the resource provided by OIED for a list of locations on campus.


At this time WSC does not have single-occupant restrooms available. Please see the resource and map provided by the LGBTQ Pride Center for a list of locations on campus.

Free Menstrual Products

As part of the campus Menstrual Equity Initiative, products are available in the following locations:

  • WSC First floor 122
  • WSC Second floor  210 
  • WSC Third floor 341
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)

As part of emergency preparedness on campus, the student centers has AEDs in the following locations. Please see this resource by Emergency Management & Mission Continuity to learn more about other AED program and other locations on campus

  • WSC 1st floor near 118, across from Jeffrey Wright Military & Veterans Services office.

Witherspoon Floor Plans

For assistance finding your destination:

  • Visit the Information Desk in the main lobby of Talley Student Union
  • Call 919-515-3138
  • Email uscinformationdesk@ncsu.edu

Witherspoon Student Center