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
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.
Beginning August 15, 2014, the UNC Department of
Public Safety (DPS) is
implementing a Night Parking (NP) permit requirement. All vehicles parked on campus from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 a.m. must display a UNC daytime permit, Park & Ride permit, or Night Parking (NP) permit. Night
Parking (NP) permits are FREE for
students and covered through student fees. No additional cost is required. First,
second, and third year law students may register for NP permits online at http://www.dps.unc.edu/. For more information on Night
Parking permits, visit the UNC DPS website.
Second and Third-Year Law School Parking Registration
Parking Allocation Process
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.