Welcome Packet


Data Matters will be held at North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus.

All Data Matters courses will be held at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, located on the Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University (near The Oval). James B. Hunt Jr. Library is an iconic building that captures the spirit of NCSU’s strengths in science, engineering, technology, and textiles.

Courses will be held in Hunt Library in the following rooms:

  • 2110 A&B – 2nd floor (MULTIPURPOSE ROOM on map)
  • 2110 C&D – 2nd floor (MULTIPURPOSE ROOM on map)
  • 4105 Lecture Hall – 4TH FLOOR
  • 4107 – 4TH FLOOR
  • 4505 Teaching & Viz Lab – 4TH FLOOR (go into the library and then to the 4th floor)

Parking Info

Parking on a college campus is expensive!  Here is a free option, followed by some info on parking garages that are in close proximity to Hunt Library.

Free / Park & Ride lot with bus service to Hunt Library:

Where to park for Park & Ride (P&R):

  • 698 Barbour Dr. Raleigh, NC 27603 on the former Dorothea Dix property. Accessible from Centennial Parkway via Blair Drive and Barbour Drive or via Pullen Road and Bilyeu Street.

Bus info for Park & Ride:

  • Route 2 Spring Hill will operate during Limited Service (including Aug. 12-16). 
  • The bus will service the park and ride lot PROMPTLY at the top and bottom of the hour from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.  Click here for the complete schedule.
  • The bus is extremely punctual!!
  • Board the Route 2 bus no later than the 9:00 am departure time from Spring Hill P&R
  • Arrive at the College of Textiles stop at approximately 9:17 am
  • Walk from Textiles to Hunt Library; just across grassy courtyard
  • Depart Hunt Library to board Route 2 bus at the College of Textiles at 4:20 pm, 4:50, 5:20, 5:50 pm departure time(s)
  •  Arrive at Spring Hill P&R at approximately 4:28 pm, 4:58, 5:28, 5:58 pm

Parking garages

  • Partner’s Way Deck (8-10 minute walk to Hunt Library) 851 Partner’s Way, Raleigh, NC  27606 = $15 daily rate
  • Poulton Deck (1 minute walk to Hunt Library, limited number of spaces) 1021 Main Campus Drive, Raleigh, NC  27606 = $15 daily rate

POTENTIAL GLITCHES:  There is a good deal of construction on NC State’s campus near the Hunt Library.  You may encounter closed roads and may have to drive around the block to re-route yourself to the parking garages.  You should definitely allow time for this, especially on the first day you get to campus. See here for more info.

Food Options Near James B. Hunt Jr. Library

Common Grounds Café and Creamery – Located on the main level of Hunt Library, Common Grounds offers a lineup of hot and cold coffee beverages, muffins and bakery bars. Common Grounds also features a selection of Howling Cow scoops and shakes.

Port City Java – Just up Partners Way from James B. Hunt Jr. Library, Port City Java has signature coffee, beverages, pure-fruit smoothies, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, wraps, pastries, muffins, and bagels.

Food trucks – Along Main Campus Drive, about a 5 minute walk from the library, food trucks will be located in front of the Venture II building. Consult the schedule for availability.

On The Oval – On the Oval is located on the lower level of Wolf Ridge Apartments, across from Hunt Library on Centennial Campus and features a number of dining options.

  • Cold Fusion Salads and Deli: Cold Fusion has a selection of made-to-order cold and hot sandwiches, wraps, as well as delicious house-made salads and soups. Gluten-friendly options available upon request.
  • Fahrenheit Pizza: Fahrenheit Pizza features house-made personal artisan pizzas, calzones and garlic knots baked-to-order in a fire-deck oven.
  • Flashpoint Global: Flashpoint offers authentic global cuisine with made-to-order stir-fry entrees customized with your favorite sauces, rice and side items.
  • Newton’s Grill: Newton’s Grill serves a selection of made-to-order diner foods and sides, such as Angus beef burgers, chicken sandwiches, fries, tater tots and signature grill specials.

Farther afield for dinner, there are several award-winning restaurants in Raleigh close to Centennial Campus:

Course Schedule