Parking & Transportation
Our office can arrange parking for your group. The map below shows the typical areas in which we are able to obtain parking permits. We are not able to obtain parking permits in any lots designated as “Employee Only Parking,” shown in blue on the campus Parking Zone map.
When requesting parking permits we will need to know the exact dates of arrival and departure for each vehicle. This information is needed at least 10 days prior to arrival. Once permits are requested from the Department of Transportation, we are not able to refund/return unused passes. We always request permits in locations as close as possible to your housing assignment. Permits are charged by the day.
Download our Summer Parking Map.
There are a few lots around campus that guests can use for hourly parking. Guests pay the attendant upon departure.
Those lots can be found here.
Special events held in large facilities or groups of over 200 may require additional university staff for security, parking control and other transportation matters. Groups sponsoring such events will be responsible for the costs associated with these events. Please contact your UNC conference planner for more details.
The best way to travel around Chapel Hill is by walking. Parking on campus is extremely limited, even in the summer. Most academic buildings are located on North Campus away from parking locations, and housing is mostly located around the east and south perimeters of campus. However, the bus system within the Chapel Hill/Carrboro city limits is free for anyone to ride. Click here
for more information.
NEXTbus is a great app that you can add to your smartphone to get up-to-date information on bus routes.