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Please refer to the Transportation and Parking Fall 2020 page for the current status of transit/parking availability and operations.

Transportation and Parking has worked with the campus community, including Undergraduate Student Government (USG) and Graduate and Professional Student Federation (GPSF) representatives, as well as professional schools, to develop strategies that support changes to commuting demands for Roadmap for Fall 2020. Strategies include increased parking availability through semester permits and daily parking options.

Fall 2020 commuter permits are valid beginning August 1 and expire on November 27. Commuting Students requiring a parking permit for spring semester will need to enter the spring commuter parking lottery. Residential student permits will continue to be issued on an academic year basis. Students uncertain of fall 2020 class schedules are encouraged to enter the lottery if on-campus parking may be needed. Permits cancelled before August 9 receive a full refund. Permits cancelled on or after August 10 receive a pro-rated refund.

To cancel a permit, students must complete the cancellation form, the cancellation will be effective the date of the request. Students will receive an email confirmation of the processed cancellation. Parking permit refunds will be credited to the original card used for payment. Students will receive an email confirmation when the credit is in process.

Students are required to register license plate information and provide proof of insurance in order to receive weeknight parking access for the academic year. Weeknight virtual permits are honored in designated lots throughout campus at 5 p.m. Students with daytime permits are automatically registered for weeknight access based on license plate.

Permission to park is virtual (no physical parking permit is required). License plate recognition equipment will read plates in lots throughout campus. The cost of weeknight parking is included in student tuition and fees. Students (excluding first-year undergraduates) are eligible for weeknight parking access.

Weeknight Parking Registration Steps

  1. Use ONYEN to log into Online Services.
  2. Use top menu to select “Vehicles.” If “Vehicles” does not appear, select “more,” then “Vehicles.”
  3. Add vehicle information including license plate and proof of insurance.
  4. The registered license plate is the virtual permit for weeknight parking.

Student permit pricing is in effect as established in the ordinance. Permits cancelled before August 9 receive a full refund. Permits cancelled on or after August 10 receive a pro-rated refund.

Student representatives determine the number of permits available to each class for the annual undergraduate/graduate lottery process. Notification of permit assignments are sent via email within 10 days after the close of lottery registration. When notified of a virtual permit assignment, students will be directed to Online Services and must provide proof of insurance, license plate registration and pay for the permit by the designated deadline or the permit is forfeited. Student citation balances must be cleared prior to registering and purchasing a permit.

Following the lottery process, any remaining permits in RR (student residents living in UNC Housing) or S11 (student commuters) permits will be available for purchase through Online Services the Monday following the payment deadline for lottery releases. All other permits released via the waitlist.

  • Sophomores and sophomore transfers register for permits based on class and residential/commuter status. Students living in UNC Housing are residents and students in living off-campus housing are commuters.
  • Commuter lots are designated for transient parking and not intended for long-term parking or storage for nearby housing.
  • Permit eligibility is verified in the Fall Semester. Students who register for a permit with an incorrect class or residential/commuter status will be notified by email and the virtual permit cancelled.
  • Even if a student’s circumstances warrant applying for a hardship permit, students should apply through the lottery process first.
Sophomore Resident Permits
Sophomore Resident Permit Availability
A PERMIT 2
K PERMIT 53
L PERMIT 2
RR PERMIT 475
S12 PERMIT 6

 

Sophomore Commuter Permits
Sophomore Commuter Permit Availability
RD PERMIT 21
S10 PERMIT 12
S11 PERMIT 19
  • Juniors and junior transfers register for permits based on class and residential/commuter status. Students living in UNC Housing are residents and students in living off-campus housing are commuters.
  • Commuter lots are designated for transient parking and not intended for long-term parking or storage for nearby housing.
  • Permit eligibility is verified in the Fall Semester. Students who register for a permit with an incorrect class or residential/commuter status will be notified by email and the virtual permit cancelled.
  • Even if a student’s circumstances warrant applying for a hardship permit, students should apply through the lottery process first.
Junior Resident Permits
Junior Resident Permit Availability
A PERMIT 6
CD PERMIT 4
K PERMIT 64
L PERMIT 7
RR PERMIT 339
S12 PERMIT 21

 

Junior Commuter Permits
Junior Commuter Permit Availability
CD PERMIT 70
JD PERMIT 8
N5 PERMIT 8
RD PERMIT 65
S4 PERMIT 5
S10 PERMIT 15
S11 PERMIT 50
  • Seniors register for permits based on class and residential/commuter status. Students living in UNC Housing are residents and students in living off-campus housing are commuters.
  • Commuter lots are designated for transient parking and not intended for long-term parking or storage for nearby housing.
  • Permit eligibility is verified in the Fall Semester. Students who register for a permit with an incorrect class or residential/commuter status will be notified by email and the virtual permit cancelled.
  • Even if a student’s circumstances warrant applying for a hardship permit, students should apply through the lottery process first.
Senior Resident Permits
Senior Resident Permit Availability
A PERMIT 12
K PERMIT 54
L PERMIT 10
RR PERMIT 289
S12 PERMIT 22

 

Senior Commuter Permits
Senior Commuter Permit Availability
CD PERMIT 82
JD PERMIT 9
N5 PERMIT 14
RD PERMIT 93
S4 PERMIT 18
S10 PERMIT 21
S11 PERMIT 69
  • Graduate students register for permits based on residential/commuter status. Students living in UNC Housing are residents and students in living off-campus housing are commuters.
  • Commuter lots are designated for transient parking and not intended for long-term parking or storage for nearby housing.
  • Permit eligibility is verified in the Fall Semester. Students who register for a permit with an incorrect residential/commuter status will be notified by email and the virtual permit cancelled.
  • Graduate students living in Student Family Housing should contact Baity Hill Office property manager for parking assignment. Baity Hill residents are not eligible for commuter permits.
  • Even if a student’s circumstances warrant applying for a hardship permit, students should apply through the lottery process first.
Graduate Resident Permits
Graduate Resident Permit Availability
CD PERMIT 16
RR PERMIT 35
S12 PERMIT 42

 

Graduate Commuter Permits
Graduate Commuter Permit Availability
CD PERMIT 294
JD PERMIT 34
N5 PERMIT 40
RD PERMIT 268
S4 PERMIT 28
S10 PERMIT 68
S11 PERMIT 335

Hardship parking is considered on a case-by-case basis for students with qualifying circumstances, which include commuting from off-campus housing and/or military and family obligations. Even if a student’s circumstances warrant applying for a hardship permit, students should apply through the lottery process first.

Students must demonstrate qualifying circumstances where commuting demands cannot be met by available transportation options, such as transit, carpool, biking, or walking.  Permit costs are the responsibility of the student (Student Permit Prices).

Qualifying circumstances include:

  • Family obligations
  • Internship or clinical requirements
  • Significant extracurricular involvement

Parking availability is limited and students are required to form carpool alliances for commuting purposes. Carpools represent 95% of all parking permit assignments. Program coordinators provide Parking Services with the carpool assignment information. Permits are purchased online and eligible carpools will receive an email notification with permit registration / payment instructions.

  • MBA 1st Year Students:  Registration for parking permits is completed during Orientation. Contact the MBA Program Office for questions regarding the process.
  • MBA 2nd Year Students:  Applications for parking permits are accepted and reviewed by the MBA Program Office in the Spring of the 1st year. Once assignment decisions are determined, permit registration information is emailed to the student’s Kenan- Flagler email address during the summer. Contact the MBA Program Office for questions regarding the process.
  • MAC:  Students will receive notification from the MAC Program regarding permit registration at the student’s Kenan-Flagler email address during the month of June.
  • Hardship Process:  The application process for permit assignments based on a qualifying hardship is handled through the Business School MBA or MAC Program.
Business School Permits
Business School Permit Zone MAC BD Permit Allocation MBA BD Permit Allocation
BD PERMIT 40 245

Law School representatives determine the number of permits available for 1L – 3L for the lottery process. Notification of permit assignments are sent via email within 10 days after the close of lottery registration. When notified of a virtual permit assignment, students will be directed to Online Services and must provide proof of insurance, license plate registration and pay for the permit by the designated deadline or the permit is forfeited. Student citation balances must be cleared prior to registering and purchasing a permit.

  • Students register for permits based on 1L – 3L status.
  • Law School students living in UNC Housing should register in the lottery as a graduate for resident on-campus parking.
  • Graduate students living in Student Family Housing should contact Baity Hill Office property manager for parking assignment. Baity Hill residents are not eligible for commuter permits and may not have two permits.
  • Hardship Process: Students with a significant family or commute-related hardship may be eligible for a permit through the Law School’s Hardship process. Contact the Office of Student Services for more information.
  • Even if a student’s circumstances warrant applying for a hardship permit, students should apply through the lottery process first.

Commuting students (living off-campus) may enter the Law School lottery:

Law School Permits
Law School Permit First Year Availability Second Year Availability Third Year Availability
RD PERMIT 10 20 20
KSD PERMIT 5 6 11
S3 PERMIT 10 26 38
S10 PERMIT 5 26 29
T PERMIT 57 38 60

Medical School 1st and 2nd Year

Notification of permit assignments are sent via email within 10 days after the close of lottery registration. When notified of a virtual permit assignment, students will be directed to Online Services and must provide proof of insurance, license plate registration and pay for the permit by the designated deadline or the permit is forfeited. Student citation balances must be cleared prior to registering and purchasing a permit.

  • Medical School students living in UNC Housing should register in the lottery as a graduate for resident on-campus parking.
  • Students living in UNC Housing with a parking permit for the residence are not eligible for a commuting permit and may not have two permits.
  • Graduate students living in Student Family Housing should contact Baity Hill Office property manager for parking assignment. Baity Hill residents are not eligible for commuter permits and may not have two permits.

Commuting students (living off-campus) may enter the Medical School lottery:

Medical School Permits
Medical School 1st and 2nd Year Permit Zone Original Allocation
S11 PERMIT 40

Medical School 3rd and 4th Year

  • Parking zone availability and the registration process are handled through the Medical School, Dean of Student’s Office. Students must pay for the assigned permits in full by the designated deadline or the permit is forfeited
  • Medical School students living in UNC Housing may register as a Graduate Resident for an on-campus parking space. Students living in Student and Family Housing (SFH) should contact the Baity Hill Office for parking assignment. Resident students may only sign up for the waiting list in resident lots
  • Students living in UNC Housing with a parking permit for their residence are not eligible for a commuting permit or to have two permits assigned at the same time

Residents and Potential Residents of Student Family Housing

Parking is limited for Graduate and Family Housing. Each apartment home is assigned one parking permit and has access to covered parking under the building. Parking for secondary vehicles should be requested through the Baity Hill Office. Approved request for parking for secondary vehicle parking assignments is provided the RR lot or S12 lots (based on availability). The RR lot is served by the fare-free CHT NU Route that travels from main campus to the gated lot. To request visitor parking, all residents must contact the Baity Hill Management office. Visitor parking is in uncovered spaces at each apartment and is very limited. Metered spaces provide short-term parking for visitors.

Please refer to the Transportation and Parking Fall 2020 page for information about the Fall 2020 Waitlist.

Students may sign up for parking permit waitlists based on residential/commuter status. Students living in UNC Housing are residents and students in living off-campus housing are commuters. Waiting lists are not available during summer sessions. First-year undergraduates are not eligible.

Wait List Ranking

  • Students who register for the lottery and do not receive the first-choice permit are put on the waiting list (commuters, semester only).
  • Waiting list priority is determined by class status – position within class is determined randomly.
  • Students who did not register in the lottery can join the waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis at Online Services.
  • Students changing waiting list will move to the bottom of the newly requested list.

Other registration procedures may be completed individually. Registration forms available online for individuals to complete.

Undergraduate/Graduate Student Lottery

  • Lottery Registration: July 6 – July 13
  • Lottery Results: July 16
  • Payment Due: July 23
  • Waitlist Release: August 3

Student Hardship Parking

  • Application Opens: July 17
  • Submission Deadline: July 24
  • Students Notified: July 31 (now posting August 1)
  • Permit Payment Deadline: August 7