The Den at Harris Field

About The Den at Harris Field

This initiative is a collaboration between NC State Capital Projects, Grounds and Building Services, Student Centers, the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, Emergency Management and Mission Continuity, and Coca-Cola. The concept is to provide an appropriate temporary outdoor space where students can socialize in a time of social distancing.  Sand was added to the field to keep the space from getting muddy, and to allow the space to be re-turfed easily at the end of the semester.

If you’ve visited The Den at Harris Field and have feedback or questions, you can submit both here.

Hours of Operation

  • Outdoor Lounge available for use (weather permitting) Monday – Sunday 7am-10pm
  • Fire Pits and Games available for use (weather permitting) Thursday – Sunday 5pm-10pm
  • Requests to reserve the space for programming or events will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Please visit the Rave Events website to submit a request. 

Weather Closure Guidelines

  • The Den at Harris Field will be closed if any of the following weather conditions apply:
    • Temperatures below freezing (32 degrees fahrenheit)
    • Steady rainfall 
    • Lightning within 10 miles 
    • Wind speeds in excess of 15 miles per hour

Covid Safety

  • Face Coverings must be worn at all times. If you do not comply, you will be required to leave. 
  • Hand sanitizer and cleaning materials will be available through the Onsite Manager Thursday – Sunday from 5pm-10pm.

Games Available for Check Out

  • Corn Hole 
  • Ladder Ball 
  • Playing Cards 
  • Checkers 
  • Giant Jenga
  • Giant Checkers
  • Connect4
  • Frisbees 

Fire Pit Guidelines

  • Fire pits cannot be operated without Onsite Manager present – do not attempt to turn on fire pits or adjust them without Onsite Manager assistance.
  • No flammable materials allowed on or near fire pits when in use.
  • If fire pits are used to roast marshmallows, users are responsible for cleaning up after themselves.  
  • If your fire pit stops working while in use, please ask the Onsite Manager for assistance.