Undergraduate and Graduate Student Lottery: Registration Begins June 17

Student representatives determine the number of permits available to each class for the annual undergraduate/graduate lottery system. Notification of permit assignments are sent via email within 10 days of the close of lottery registration. Assigned permits must be paid for before the designated deadline or the permit is forfeited. Parking lots are often reserved for Event Parking and permits are normally not valid during these times, overflow parking will be provided if impacts are expected.

First Year Students

  1. First-Year Students are prohibited from parking on campus based on UNC’s Traffic and Parking Ordinance. Students with qualifying circumstances may apply for an exemption from this restriction through the Hardship Parking Application.
  2. First-Year Students with mobility limitations may apply for transportation and parking accommodations.
  3. Bike Registration is free and mandatory at UNC.
  4. UNC’s Point to Point (P2P), Chapel Hill Transit, and Triangle Transit are available for local and regional travel.

Sophomore

  1. Student permits for the academic year are assigned through a lottery system. Student representatives determine the number of permits available to each class. Lottery registration starts in late June and ends in July. Students have two weeks to register for the parking lottery. Notification of permit assignments are sent via email within 10 days of the close of lottery registration. Assigned permits must be paid for before the designated deadline or the permit is forfeited.
  2. Students register for permits based on class status and residence status. Students living in UNC Housing are residents and students living off campus are commuters.
  3. Permit eligibility is verified in the Fall Semester. Students who register for a permit with an incorrect class or residence status must return the permit to Transportation & Parking.
  4. Students must pay for assigned permits in full by the designated deadline or the permit is forfeited.
Sophomore Resident Zone Permit Original Allocation
A PERMIT 2
K PERMIT 53
L PERMIT 3
RR PERMIT 465
S12 PERMIT 6
Sophomore Commuter Zone Permit Original Allocation
RD PERMIT 13
S10 PERMIT 10
S11 PERMIT 15

Junior

  1. Student permits for the academic year are assigned through a lottery system. Student representatives determine the number of permits available to each class. Lottery registration starts in late June and ends in July. Students have two weeks to register for the parking lottery. Notification of permit assignments are sent via email within 10 days of the close of lottery registration. Assigned permits must be paid for before the designated deadline or the permit is forfeited.
  2. Students register for permits based on class status and residence status. Student living in UNC Housing are residents and students living off campus are commuters.
  3. Permit eligibility is verified in the Fall Semester. Students who register for a permit with an incorrect class or residence status must return the permit to Transportation & Parking.
  4. Students must pay for assigned permits in full by the designated deadline or the permit is forfeited.
Junior Resident Zone Permit Original Allocation
A PERMIT 7
CD PERMIT 4
K PERMIT 64
L PERMIT 12
RR PERMIT 399
S12 PERMIT 21
Junior Commuter Zone Permit Original Allocation
CD PERMIT 30
JD PERMIT 6
N5 PERMIT 5
RD PERMIT 40
S4 PERMIT 3
S10 PERMIT 13
S11 PERMIT 40

Senior

  1. Student permits for the academic year are assigned through a lottery system. Student representatives determine the number of permits available to each class. Lottery registration starts in late June and ends in July. Students have two weeks to register for the parking lottery. Notification of permit assignments are sent via email within 10 days of the close of lottery registration. Assigned permits must be paid for before the designated deadline or the permit is forfeited.
  2. Students register for permits based on class status and residence status. Student living in UNC Housing are residents and students living off campus are commuters.
  3. Permit eligibility is verified in the Fall Semester. Students who register for a permit with an incorrect class or residence status must return their permit to Transportation & Parking.
  4. Students must pay for assigned permits in full by the designated deadline or the permit is forfeited.
Senior Resident Zone Permit Original Allocation
A PERMIT 11
K PERMIT 54
L PERMIT 15
RR PERMIT 289
S12 PERMIT 22
Senior Commuter Zone Permit Original Allocation
CD PERMIT 35
JD PERMIT 7
N5 PERMIT 9
RD PERMIT 57
S4 PERMIT 10
S10 PERMIT 18
S11 PERMIT 55

Transfer Students

  1. Newly admitted Transfer students with freshman standing may purchase available parking permits from Transportation & Parking.
    1. Residents:  Students living in UNC Housing may purchase an RR permit. The RR lot is a gated lot located 1.5 miles from campus.
    2. Commuters:  Students living off-campus (commuters may purchase an S11 permit (Manning Drive) located on South Campus adjacent to the Smith Center. The lot is served by the fare-free CHT U Route and RU Route that loop campus.
  2. Transfer students with a sophomore or junior standing should apply for parking through the Lottery under the appropriate class status
  1. Student permits for the academic year are assigned through a lottery system. Student representatives determine the number of permits available to each class. Lottery registration starts in late June and ends in July. Students have two weeks to register for the parking lottery. Notification of permit assignments are sent via email within 10 days of the close of lottery registration. Assigned permits must be paid for before the designated deadline or the permit is forfeited.
  2. Students register for permits based on class status and residence status. Students living in UNC Housing are residents and students living off campus are commuters.
  3. Permit eligibility is verified in the Fall Semester. Students who register for a permit with an incorrect class or residence status will be asked to return their permit to Transportation & Parking.
  4. Students must pay for the assigned permits in full by the designated deadline or the permit is forfeited.
Graduate Resident Zone Permit Original Allocation
CD PERMIT 16
RR PERMIT 35
S12 PERMIT 62
Graduate Commuter Zone Permit Original Allocation
CD PERMIT 126
RR PERMIT 27
N5 PERMIT 25
RD PERMIT 165
S4 PERMIT 16
S10 PERMIT 58
S11 PERMIT 268

Students who are withdrawing from enrollment, may return their permit to the Transportation and Parking office to obtain a prorated refund. It is unlawful to transfer, sell, or gift a UNC parking permit. If the permit is not returned, a lost/stolen affidavit will be completed, the permit cancelled, and no refund given.

Professional Student Parking Registration

Professional student parking is determined by the school the student is attending. Professional students who wish to register for a parking pass are required to provide vehicle license plate and proof of insurance when registering for parking. Parking lots are often reserved for Event Parking and permits are normally not valid during these times, overflow parking will be provided if impacts are expected.

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.

  1. MBA 1st Year Students:  Registration for parking permits is completed during Orientation. Contact the MBA Program Office for questions regarding the process.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 Permit Zone MAC BD Permit Allocation MBA BD Permit Allocation
BD PERMIT 40 245
The Law School determines the number of permits available to each class. Permit assignments are determined through an online Lottery. Students register for the lottery during the registration period starting in the beginning of July. Notification of permit assignment occurs via email within 10 days of the close of lottery registration. Students must pay for the assigned permits in full by the designated deadline or the permit is forfeited. Student citation balances must be cleared prior to registering and purchasing a permit.

  1. Students register for permits based on class status.
  2. 1st Year Law Students are not eligible to register for the lottery.
  3. Law School students commuting to campus may sign up for the waiting list in commuter lots, including 1st Year Law Students.
  4. Law School students living in UNC Housing may register in the Lottery as a graduate for resident on-campus parking. Residents can also sign up for the waiting list in resident lots.
  5. 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 assigned at the same time.
  6. Students must pay for the assigned permits in full by the designated deadline or the permit is forfeited.
  7. 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 with questions regarding the School of Law Hardship parking process. Even if a student’s circumstances warrant applying for a hardship permit, 2nd and 3rd year students should apply through the lottery process first.

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

Law School Permit Zone Original Allocation – Law 3rd Year Original Allocation – Law 2nd Year
S3 PERMIT 10 5
S10 PERMIT 14 6
T PERMIT 60 25

Medical School 1st & 2nd Year

  1. Students register for permits based on class status and residence status. Student living in UNC Housing are residents and students living off campus are commuters.
  2. Permit eligibility is verified in the Fall Semester. Students who register for a permit with an incorrect class or residence status will be asked to return their permit to Transportation & Parking.
  3. Medical School students commuting to campus may sign up for the waiting list in commuter lots.
  4. Medical School students living in UNC Housing may register in the Lottery as a graduate for resident on-campus parking. Residents can also sign up for the waiting list in resident lots.
  5. 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 assigned at the same time.
  6. Students must pay for the assigned permits in full by the designated deadline or the permit is forfeited.

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

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

Medical School 3rd & 4th Year

  1. 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.
  2. Medical School students living in UNC Housing may register as a Graduate Resident for an on-campus parking space. Students living in Baity Hill Graduate 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.
  3. 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.
  1. Residents and Potential Residents of Baity Hill Graduate and Family Housing:
    Parking is limited for Graduate and Family Housing. Each apartment home is assigned one parking permit and has access to covered parking within the building. However, any additional or 2nd vehicles per apartment unit will be required to park at the RR lot off campus or the S12 lots (based on availability). The RR lot on Estes Drive is a gated lot located 1.5 miles from campus. The Estes Drive 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 come to the Baity Hill Management office to complete a Visitor Parking Permit Authorization. Visitor parking is in uncovered spaces at each apartment and is very limited. Upon approval of the request form, take it to Transportation & Parking services to be issued the short-term visitor parking permit. If no visitor spaces are available, there are metered spaces at each apartment that may be used for visitor parking also. See map of parking locations.
  2. Bike Registration is free and mandatory at UNC.
  3. UNC’s Point to Point (P2P), Chapel Hill Transit, and Triangle Transit are available for local and regional travel.

Students who are withdrawing from enrollment, may return their permit to the Transportation and Parking office to obtain a prorated refund. It is unlawful to transfer, sell, or gift a UNC parking permit. If the permit is not returned, a lost/stolen affidavit will be completed, the permit cancelled, and no refund given.

Students can join a waiting list for a student lot during the Academic Year. Students sign up for student parking waiting lists based on their residence status. Students living off campus are commuters and students living in UNC Housing are residents. Waiting lists are not available during summer sessions. First-year undergraduates are not eligible.

Wait List Ranking

  • Students who register during the lottery that do not receive their permit choice are put on the wait list for that permit.
  • Students registering for the lottery are placed on the waiting list with priority given to class status. Position numbers within class are determined randomly by the lottery ranking assignment.
  • Students who did not register in the lottery can join the waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis. All waitlist registrations are done online at My Account.
  • Students changing waiting list will move to the bottom of the newly requested list.

Undergraduate/Graduate Student Lottery

  • Lottery Registration: June 17 – July 5
  • Lottery Results: July 10
  • Payment Due: July 20

Student Hardship Parking

  • Submission Deadline: July 18
  • Assignments Posted: August 26
  • Permit Claim Deadline: September 3
  • In-Person Appeals: September 5 – September 6
  • Appeal Assignments Posted: September 9 (Students can purchase after 9 a.m.)
  • Appeals Permit Claim Deadline: September 13