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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 UNC Transportation & Parking. Transportation & Parking assigns student parking permits through a Lottery Registration. Permit eligibility will be verified in early fall 2016, and students not eligible for their assigned permit will be notified to return their permit to Transportation & Parking.

Lottery Registration Dates

The Transportation & Parking lottery is open for two weeks for second- and third-year law students beginning Monday, June 22, 2015 through Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Permit assignments are emailed within 10-days of the close of lottery registration. Assigned permits MUST be paid for before the designated deadline or the permit is forfeited.

It is important to review permit eligibility prior to registration. Please visit the UNC Transportation & Parking Student page and select "Law School" under Academic Parking for more information.

Permit Waiting List

Following the permit lottery and registration period, any unpaid permits will be forfeited. Wait list sign-up for student parking begins in August. Students that do not receive their first choice permit during the lottery registration process are automatically wait listed for their first choice permit. Wait list priority is determined based on lottery ranking. Students signing up for the wait list after the lottery period closes will be ranked based on a first-come, first-served basis. Wait list releases occur every two weeks beginning with the 3rd Friday in August and continuing until the end of March (excluding the month of December). Joining a waiting list does not guarantee you will be offered a permit during the academic year.

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, students should still register (if eligible) for the Transportation & Parking parking permit lottery.

Incoming 1L students may apply for hardship parking beginning Tuesday, June 16. 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 Friday, July 17th. All Hardship Parking Applications are due to Dorsey Bachenheimer, Office of Student Services, by Friday, July 31, 2015.

UNC School of Law Hardship Parking Application (Word)

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.

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 2015-2016 Shuttle 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 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 Transportation & Parking 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 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard) 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

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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