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Parking at the UNC School of Law is by permit only. All vehicles parked on campus from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. must display a valid parking permit for the designated parking lot. Faculty, staff, and students may park in lots surrounding the Law School which include the S-3, S-10, and T-Lots. (Parking Map)

  • Student S-3 parking includes spaces along Ridge Road and the Navy Field Lot but does NOT include the upper S-3 “Faculty” lot closest to the main entrance of the law school.
  • S-10 Lot parking is located down Ridge Road near the Boshamer (baseball) Stadium, and
  • T Lot parking is located at the end of Country Club Road. 

Second and Third-Year Law School Parking Registration

2017-2018 Parking Allocation Process

Student parking is limited and demand outweighs supply. On-campus parking is available for second- and third-year law students. First-year law students are NOT eligible to register for on-campus parking through UNC Transportation & Parking. Transportation & Parking assigns student parking permits through a lottery registration process. 

Lottery Registration Process & Dates

The Transportation & Parking lottery is open for second- and third-year law students beginning Wednesday, June 14, 2017 through Monday, July 3, 2017. There is a limit of one lottery entry per student. Permits will be randomly assigned once Lottery registration closes. Students will receive notification on July 7th regarding their permit status; you may check your permit status on July 7th by visiting and selecting Online Services. Payment is due by July 21st or the permit is forfeited.

It is important to review permit eligibility prior to registration. Please visit the Student Lottery page as well as the "Law School" section under Student Parking for more information.

Permit Waiting List

Following the permit lottery and registration period, any unpaid permits will be forfeited. Students who register for the lottery and do not receive their permit choice are put on the waiting 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 that did not register in the lottery can join the waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis. All waiting list registrations are managed via My Account . Waiting list releases occur every two weeks from the 3rd Friday in August (excluding the month of December) until the end of March. Joining a waiting list does not guarantee you will be offered a permit during the academic year. Visit the Transportation & Parking for more information on the waiting list.

UNC School of Law Hardship Parking Application Process

Students with significant family or commute-related hardship may be eligible for a permit through the UNC School of Law Hardship Parking Application process. Even if individual circumstances warrant applying for a hardship permit, 2L and 3Lstudents should still register for the Transportation & Parking permit lottery.

Incoming 1L students may apply for hardship parking beginning Monday, June 26; we will make the 2017-2018 Hardship Parking Application live at this time. In the meantime, incoming 1L students may review the 2016-2017 Hardship Parking Application (below) for reference.

We encourage 2L and 3L students to apply for the general parking lottery PRIOR to applying for a hardship permit. Therefore, 2L and 3L students may submit a Hardship Parking Application beginning Monday, July 10th, and following the release of the Transportation & Parking Lottery allocations.

All Hardship Parking Applications are due to
Dorsey Bachenheimer, Office of Student Development, by July 31, 2017.

UNC School of Law Hardship Parking Application (2016-2017)

Disability Parking

Disability parking is arranged through UNC Transportation & Parking . Students with health-related disabilities must obtain a UNC disability parking permit from Transportation & Parking and may park in the S-3 lot located behind the building and near the building's loading dock. Disability permit pricing is consistent with rates for gated and non-gated daytime lot pricing.

Visitor Parking

Visitors to the School of Law may park in the Raleigh Road lot or the Rams Head parking deck. These pay lots are reserved specifically for campus visitors and are in close proximity to the law school. (Visitor Parking Map)

For "official" School of Law visitors, a limited number of visitor spaces are available along the front of the building marked with a visitor sign. These spaces must be reserved in advance through the law school receptionist, Becky Wilson. The School of Law reserves the right to limit spaces on an as-needed basis. We ask that student organizations or School of Law departments reserve spaces in advance.

Shuttle Service

UNC Law provides an evening shuttle service from Van Hecke-Wettach Hall to the T-Lot, Raleigh Road Lot, and Rams Head lots Mondays through Thursdays throughout the school year. Shuttle service runs from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and leaves the parking lot every 15 minutes or as close to the quarter hour as possible. The 2017-2018 Shuttle Schedule will be available for download in late summer/early fall. Questions regarding shuttle service should be directed to Phillip Spangler, UNC Law Facilities Maintenance Manager.

Athletics & On-Campus Events

On game days for football, basketball, and baseball, the Navy Field Lot and Clinic Lot are often reserved by the athletic department and may not be used by faculty, staff, or students. Parking regulations are strictly enforced at all times unless otherwise announced. For more information concerning parking during athletic and other on-campus events, visit the Events at UNC website.

UNC School of Law | Van Hecke-Wettach Hall | 160 Ridge Road, CB #3380 | Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380 | 919.962.5106

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