Class status and Resident/Commuter status will be verified in Fall 2019. Students who received permits which they are ineligible for will be asked to return the permit. Parking policies and general operations are outlined in The Ordinance Regulating Traffic and Parking. For questions about parking on campus, contact Transportation and Parking.

  • Permits must be properly displayed:
    • Hang Tag: Hanging from rearview mirror
    • Window Decal: Bottom front windshield, passenger side
  • Academic Year Permits: Valid Aug. 15, 2019 – May 10, 2020
  • Summer Permits: Valid May 11, 2020Aug. 14, 2020
  • Rams Head Deck/RD Zone: Both the hanging permit and window decal must be displayed at all times
  • UNC Transportation and Parking reserves the right to close specific parking lots for special events
  • Permits are non-transferable. Please review the back of the permit for additional information
  • Student fees cover the $6 annual weeknight parking (excludes first-year undergraduate students who are not eligible to park on campus)
  • UNC Student Daytime permits honored; no additional fee or action required
  • Students without a UNC daytime permit may register their license plate online for access to weeknight parking (no additional cost at registration, first-year undergraduate students are not eligible).
  • Students are required to provide vehicle license plate and proof of insurance when registering for weeknight parking
  • Lot entrance signs indicate enforcement hours

Students (excluding first-years) without a daytime parking permit may register their vehicle for weeknight parking using the Online Services portal. Vehicle license plate and proof of insurance is required with no additional fee at registration. The registered license plate is the virtual permit for weeknight parking.

  • P2P Express and P2P Shuttle: Free transportation to all students and employees seven days a week from 7 p.m. until 4 a.m. during the spring, fall and summer semesters (except when residence halls are closed)
  • P2P Accessibility Shuttle: Provides service for disabled students and students going to the Campus Health Services Center
  • After Dark Service: Available to all students NOT served by the Express Route (to and from “open” campus buildings only)
  • RR Lot Shuttle: Provides transportation to and from the RR lot after the NU Route stops running

The Safe Ride program is a student-run organization that aims to improve the general safety at UNC by working with local public safety and transportation agencies to provide increased mobility during late-night hours (11 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.) both on campus and off. Available Thursday – Saturday, Fall and Spring academic semesters only.

Chapel Hill Transit bus routes, including the U and RU, are fare-free and accessible to persons with mobility impairments. The U and RU have stops that allow riders to reach any point on main campus within a two-minute walk. They circle main campus (in opposite directions) on weekdays from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. with a maximum wait time of 15 minutes.


  • Do buy a permit, if available
  • Do park only in spaces designated by the permit
  • Do display permit as directed
  • Do report lost or stolen permits to Parking Services
  • Do allow enough time to find a spot and have a back-up plan. The purchase of a parking permit does not guarantee a parking space
  • Do check signs before parking. All lots have signs indicating the type of permit allowed.
  • Do contact Parking Control immediately if a vehicle becomes disabled on campus and is unable to be moved.
    • License plate number and location are required for motor assistance
  • Do stay informed of all parking rules and regulations
  • Do park in operative meters only
  • Do arrive early. The most convenient parking spaces fill up quickly
  • Do update vehicles using the Online Services portal

Do Not

  • Do NOT alter any type of parking permit
  • Do NOT attempt to duplicate or counterfeit any type of parking permit
  • Do NOT park in undesignated areas
  • Do NOT ignore posted signs
  • Do NOT park in disability spaces without proper permits
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