Laws Concerning Carrying Concealed Firearms on Campus in North Carolina

North Carolina law prohibits any person, including a concealed handgun permit holder, from carrying a firearm, openly or concealed, on educational property or at a curricular or extracurricular activity sponsored by a school. This law has some exceptions, however, including that an employee of an institution who lives in a certain type of campus residence may carry a handgun on the employee’s residential premises. Furthermore, it allows a permit holder to store a firearm in a locked vehicle in the parking area of the institution of higher education.

See N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-269.2(b)

 Updated: March 26, 2024

Disclaimer: Policies are subject to change at any time, both during and between school years. In addition, individual school policies commonly include more details than can be succinctly captured by Each school should be consulted for its most accurate, up-to-date policy.