First-year law students are not eligible for on campus parking permits at this time, except for those with a hardship or medical disability. The vast majority of first-year students will not obtain parking permits.
Applications for hardship parking are currently available, and are posted below. In the past, difficulties or obligations such as an extraordinary commute or family obligations have often been accepted as hardships. There is no guarantee, however, that you will receive a hardship permit based on any one condition. There are a limited number of hardship parking permits available and decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. If you have a medical disability, you should contact the Department of Public Safety at 919.962.3951/3952.
Students living on campus in the dormitories should also contact the Department of Public Safety.
The primary law school permit allocation is distributed each year based on a lottery system. Priority is given to third-year students. First year students are not eligible to apply for parking through the lottery system until classes begin. After classes begin, first year students will become eligible to place their names on a waiting list for any permits that have not been assigned to upper-level students. Waiting list priority is also given to upper-level students. Therefore, the chances of a first-year student receiving a permit through the waiting list system are very slim.
Please plan your method of arrival to the law school in advance. Parking regulations on campus are enforced during Orientation. Again, first-year students are not eligible for parking permits on campus at this time, except for medical disabilities or for situations involving hardship. Therefore, please make arrangements to park off campus, take public transportation, or have someone drop you off at the law school for Orientation.
Second and third-year Law School Parking Registration
Second- and third-year law students parking registration opens on Monday, July 8, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. The process is first-come, first-served, so it is important to review permit eligibility in advance of logging in to register. First-year law students are not eligible to register for on-campus parking. Please visit the Department of Public Safety website for more information.
The Law School determines the allocation of available permits to second- and third-year law students. Law students must register for permits based on their class status that allocates the available permits for sale and based on their commuting status. Students living within the 2-mile radius are not eligible for on-campus parking. Permit eligibility will be verified in the Fall of 2013, and students that are not eligible for the permit that they registered for will be notified to return the permit to DPS. Refunds will be issued as long as the permit is returned within the required time frame on the notice.
Permit Waiting List
Students may select a waiting list choice based on the Law School's spaces. Waiting list placement will be based on a first-come, first-served priority.
Students that have a significant family or commute related hardship could be eligible for a permit through the Law School's Hardship 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 registration process. To apply for a hardship parking spot for the 2013-2014 academic year, please complete the application by Thursday, July 18 at 5:00 p.m. Applications can be submitted at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to UNC School of Law, attn: John Kasprzak, CB #3380, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380. Applications will also be accepted via fax at 919.843.7939 and in Dean Kasprzak's office, Room 5021.