Non-traditional students with qualifying circumstances, which include commuting from off-campus housing and/or military and family obligations, will be considered on a case-by-case basis. First-year students requesting parking and transportation based on medical mobility issues should view the Accessibility page for additional information.

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

The Hardship Parking Committee is comprised of Student Government representatives with a faculty advisor who review applications and assign the available hardship permits.

To apply for a Hardship permit, a student must:

  1. Apply for a permit through the student parking lottery process, which runs from June – July.
  2. Submit the hardship parking application with required documentation attached by the deadline.

The Hardship Appeals process is available if a student does not receive a permit through the initial Hardship application process.

The appeals process requires an interview and a thorough applicant rationalization with additional information data supporting the necessity of a permit accommodation. Students must provide documentation and information in the secondary application. The interviews allow the student to present the new or additional information for the permit accommodation.

Limited hardship parking permits are available. Applicants are NOT guaranteed a parking permit. Please direct all questions to the Hardship Parking Committee at hardshipparking.unc@gmail.com.

  • Hardship Application – available Monday, Dec. 9
  • Deadline for application to be submitted (Hard Deadline): Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020
  • Assignments Posted: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020
  • Permit Claim Deadline: Friday, Jan. 17, 2020
  • In-Person Appeals: Wednesday, Jan. 22 – Thursday Jan. 23, 2020
  • Appeal Assignments Posted: Sunday, Jan. 27, 2020
  • Appeals Permit Claim Deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020