How Do I Get to Campus?
Most first-year law students commute to and from campus using a combination of the Local Park and Ride
and Chapel Hill Transit System
.A Park & Ride is a place where people can park to ride the bus, carpool, or vanpool. The Local Park & Ride is served by Chapel Hill Transit and requires a permit, helping to subsidize the cost of Chapel Hill's FARE-FREE transit system. Regional Park & Rides are served by GoTriangle, PART, and Chatham Transit; Regional Park & Rides are free to park, while fees vary across transit systems.
Commuter Alternatives Program
UNC supports a plethora of commuting options outlined through the Commuter Alternatives Program (CAP) and is available to students without an on-campus parking permit. In addition to transit and Park & Ride options listed above, CAP supports:
2018-2019 CAP Registration
begins July 16
through the Parking Portal.
If you have any additional questions or concerns about commuting, please contact the Transportation & Parking at 919.843.4414 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nearby Park & Ride Lots
The lots with the most convenient bus service to the law school are the NC 54 lot and the Friday Center lot. These two lots are nearly adjacent to one another and are located off of NC 54, near the Friday Center.
If you commute from south of Chapel Hill via US 15-501, the Southern Village Park & Ride (Southern Village subdivision) and the Chatham Park & Ride (near Cole Park Plaza shopping center) are conveniently located south of town.
Map of UNC Park & Ride Lots
Bicycling is one the fastest, healthiest, most affordable, and most fun ways to get around campus and Chapel Hill. We recommend that you register your bike with the Department of Public Safety. It’s easy, free, and helps if your bike is ever missing or stolen. You will also receive a 50% off coupon towards a U-lock so you can secure your bike wherever you go.
The law school offers covered bike racks, as well as showers and changing rooms. There is a free tire pump for public use located on the side of the Student Union, facing South Road, available 24 hours a day.
You can get local biking updates from by following the Carolina Bicycle Coalition on Facebook, and learn state bicycling laws with the official N.C. Department of Transportation guide ().
Don't forget your helmet!
Zipcar offers self-service cars on demand 24 hours a day, seven days a week, available for rent by the hour or for the day. Rates include gas, maintenance, insurance, designated parking, and up to 180 miles free per day. Rates run $7.50/hr or $69/daily from Monday - Thursday, and $8.50/hr or $77/day from Friday - Sunday. There is a $15 one-time student membership fee and an optional $7/monthly driving plan. For more information, visit the UNC-Chapel Hill Zipcar website.