First-Year Student Parking & Shuttle Services

Parking is designated in the S-11 Manning Parking Lot for the New Student Orientation program. New Student & Family Programs provides parking permits via the confirmation email sent two weeks prior to the student’s scheduled session. Bring the Orientation parking permit when coming to campus. In order to successfully complete the morning activities, it is recommended to plan for appropriate travel time to arrive no later than 9:15 a.m.

For additional parking information, visit the New Student & Family Programs Orientation Parking website.

Shuttle services are provided by Carolina Livery shuttle buses for the following times:

First Year Orientation Shuttle Service (Day 1)

  • Check-In Shuttle Service operates 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. with Carolina Livery buses on a continuous loop picking up from the S-11 Manning Lot bus pull off and dropping off at Cobb Residence Hall Circle.
  • Shuttles will also operate from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on a continuous loop picking up from the Carolina Union bus stop and the Morehead Planetarium and dropping off at the S-11 Manning Lot.

First Year Orientation Shuttle Service (Day 2)

  • Shuttle Service operates 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. on a continuous loop picking up from the S-11 Manning Lot and dropping off at the Carolina Union bus stop.
  • Check-Out Shuttle Service operates 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. picking up at Cobb Residence Hall and dropping off at the S-11 Manning Lot.

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Transfer Student Parking

Parking is designated in the S-11 Manning Parking Lot for the Transfer Student Orientation program. New Student & Family Programs provides parking permits via the confirmation email sent two weeks prior to the student’s scheduled session. Bring the Orientation parking permit when coming to campus. Plan to arrive no later than 8:00 a.m. on the morning of Transfer Student Orientation; staff will greet families in the parking lot.

Shuttle services are provided by Carolina Livery shuttle buses for the following times:

Transfer Student Orientation Shuttle Service

  • Shuttle Service operates 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. on a continuous loop picking up at the S-11 Manning Parking Lot and dropping off at the Carolina Union bus stop.
  • Check-Out Shuttle Service operates 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on a continuous loop picking up at the Carolina Union bus stop and dropping off at the S-11 Manning Parking Lot.

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Disability Parking

See the map below for recommended Visitor Disability Parking. If utilizing Visitor Disability Parking, family members who are not staying in overnight guest housing may report directly to the FPG Student Union while the student checks in for housing at Cobb Residence Hall.

See additional Visitor Disability Parking (locations are indicated by a white V in a blue circle) or call 919-962-3951.

Transit Options (when orientation shuttle is not in service)

Chapel Hill Transit provides service between UNC, Chapel Hill, and Carrboro. Buses are free and run frequently throughout the day, including the on-campus circulators — U and RU routes. Stops are located throughout campus. Buses can be seen in real-time with the TransLoc Rider app or the TransLoc website.

Point to Point (P2P) is a UNC-owned and operated transportation service. The Summer Express is a fare-free fixed-route shuttle service for students that operates 7 days a week from 7:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m. serving UNC residence halls and Franklin Street. P2P Summer Express serves designated bus stops on campus every 10 minutes. Shuttles do not operate during class breaks or on University-recognized holidays during the summer months. View the P2P Express Summer Map.

Orientation Map

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