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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 daytime 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. 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. The S-10 Lot 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

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 DPS. DPS assigns student parking permits through a Lottery Registration. Students living within the 2-mile radius from the UNC Bell Tower are not eligible for on-campus parking. Permit eligibility will be verified in early fall 2014, and students not eligible for their assigned permit will be notified to return their permit to DPS.

Lottery Registration Dates

Second- and third-year law student parking registration for 2014-2015 opens on Monday, June 23, 2014 and closes Monday, July 7, 2014. The process is first-come, first-served. It is important to review permit eligibility prior to registration. Please visit the 2014-2015 DPS Student Parking Registration Lottery Information page for more information.

Students will receive notification on July 11, 2014 as to whether or not they received a permit in the lottery. Payment for any permit allocated through the lottery is due to DPS by July 18, 2014.

Permit Waiting List

Following the permit lottery and registration period, any unpaid permits will be forfeited. The Student Parking Waitlist sign-up begins in mid-August. Students that do not receive their first choice permit during the lottery registration process are automatically waitlisted for their first choice permit. The wait list priority is determined based on lottery ranking. Students signing up for the waiting list after the lottery period closes will be ranked based on a first-come, first-served basis. Submitting your name for a waitlisting list does not guarantee you will be offered a permit during the academic year.

UNC School of Law Hardship 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, students should still attempt to register (if eligible) for a permit through the regular DPS registration process. To apply for hardship parking for the 2014-2015 academic year, please complete the Hardship Parking Application by Friday, July 18 at 5:00 p.m. Applications can be submitted online at law_hardshipparking@unc.edu or mailed to UNC School of Law, ATTN: Dorsey Bachenheimer, CB #3380, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380. Applications will also be accepted via fax at 919.843.7939 and in Dorsey Bachenheimer’s office, Room 5022.

Disability Parking

Students with health-related disabilities must obtain a UNC disability parking permit from the Department of Public Safety and may park in the S-3 lot located behind the building and near the building's loading dock. Disability parking is arranged through the Department of Public Safety. 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.

For "official" School of Law visitors, a limited number of visitor spaces are available in 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 2014-2015 Shuttle Service schedule is available for download. 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 DPS Events at UNC website.

UNC Football Parking 2014

Ridge Road will be restricted from the Manning Drive intersection beginning four (4) hours prior to game time and continuing through the end of egress. Only valid permits, buses, and emergency vehicles will be allowed onto Ridge Road from Manning Drive. Beginning 30-minutes prior to the end of the game, the Country Club end of Ridge Road will also be restricted.

UNC Public Safety strongly encourages football fans to park and ride to Kenan Stadium for home games. Park and ride bus service is offered from the NC 54 Friday Center Lot and from the Wells Fargo end of University Mall beginning three (3) hours prior to a scheduled home game kick-off.

Park and ride service is also available from the Jones Ferry Road, Giles Horney Building (Off Airport Road) and Southern Village lots beginning ninety (90) minutes prior to game time. Parking in these areas is free, and round-trip service is $5.00 on these routes.

For more information, visit http://move.unc.edu/events/football/.

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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