If you’re planning an institutional event at NC State, the information below will point you in the right direction.

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Connecting Our Community

The University Special Events office is committed to working with our faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends to enhance and unite the Wolfpack community through the production and management of many of the university’s events and programs. These special events are an opportunity to emphasize our continued commitment to our historic mission of teaching, research, extension, engagement and economic development. For further assistance, please call (919) 513-7263, or email

Need assistance planning your university event?

University Special Events is pleased to help guide you through the process of planning your event.

If your event is an institutional event, please contact our office for immediate assistance. All events that meet these criteria must be planned in consultation with our office:

  • An event for which the chancellor initiates the invitation or the chancellor has a significant role in the program
  • An event for which the invitation list includes VIPs such as the University of North Carolina system president, the UNC system Board of Governors, NC State’s Board of Trustees, NC State’s Board of Visitors, federal and local politicians, business executives or other special guests or dignitaries
  • An event being sponsored at the college level or higher, such as a groundbreaking, anniversary or other event of universitywide significance

If your event does not fall into one of the categories above, we are still here to provide guidance to help ensure that your event is a success. Below are a few links and tips to help with your planning process:

Would you like the Chancellor, the Chancellor’s spouse, or the provost to participate in your event?

You should begin by having your proposal reviewed and approved by the vice chancellor or dean of your unit.

Next, please complete the Chancellor’s Attendance Request form. We will review your submission promptly. Please note that by submitting the request form, you agree to adhere to the planning timeline here.

Upon approval, a representative from our office will contact you regarding next steps. In certain cases, University Special Events will assume primary planning responsibilities. In other instances, a representative from University Special Events must serve on your planning committee In addition, all collateral materials, such as invitations and programs, must be approved by University Special Events in consultation with the Chancellor’s Office.

The Point is the chancellor’s private residence. If you would like to request the use of The Point for your event, please consult the guidelines.

Showcasing Our Chancellor's Aides

We are especially proud of our Chancellor’s Aides — a group of exemplary students chosen for their enthusiasm for NC State, their excellent academic performance and their desire to share their Think and Do experiences with others.

Positions are available to rising juniors and seniors.

More information on the Chancellor’s Aides and the application process can be found here.

For Our Guests


Ellen S. Klingler
Executive Director
Phone: 919-515-7184

Stephanie Money
Phone: 919-513-1682

Marnie Cohen
Events Manager
Phone: 919-513-3915

Chernelle Jones
Events Manager
Phone: 919-515-6098

Brittany Sawyer
Event Operations Coordinator
Phone: 919-513-7263