Carmichael Gymnasium

Carmichael Gymnasium is an integral part of the complex, and the facility that is most identifiable with the NC State community. In fact, when referring to Carmichael Complex, patrons typically say that they are “heading to the Gym.” It was built in 1961 to provide facilities for physical education as well as recreation for NC state students and faculty/staff. An extension was opened on 1987 to create a total of 345,329 square feet of recreational space.

Features include:

  • Five cardio and weight training rooms
  • 11 Multi-purpose Sport Courts
  • Indoor Track
  • 18 Racquetball Courts
  • Two Fitness Studios
  • Squash Courts
  • Steam and Sauna Room
  • Table Tennis Tables
  • Indoor Climbing Wall
  • Gymnastics Training Area
  • Four Outdoor Basketball Courts
  • 12 Outdoor Tennis Courts


Carmichael Recreation Center

The Carmichael Recreation Center is located at the south end of the Carmichael Complex. It offers three stories of fitness, cardio, and leisure space. It features a Port City Java, four fitness studios and over 10,000 square feet of cardio and weight training equipment.

Features include:

  • 10,000 sq. ft. Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Adventures Equipment Rental Center
  • Fitness Suite
  • Four Fitness Studios
  • Fitness Assessment Room
  • Plasma Screen TV’s and Cardio Theatre
  • Stretching Area


Aquatic Center

The Aquatic Center encompasses both a 25-yard and 50-meter Olympic sized pool, as well as a diving well, sun deck, full wet classroom and outdoor patio. A chair lift for assisting non-ambulatory patients is located on the deck of both the 25-yard and the 50-meter pools.


Outdoor Courts

Outdoor courts are located behind Carmichael Gym, near Miller Field. Four full basketball courts and 12 tennis courts will operate during the same hours as Carmichael Gym. Both spaces are available for rental.

Miller Field

With more than eight acres available, club and intramural sports teams utilize field space for activities, tournaments and functions. Health and Exercise Studies and university groups utilize the fields for various activities as well.


To reserve space at Carmichael Complex, please visit the reservations page.