Park and Ride

Park and Ride Zones

UNCW has two Park and Ride zones:

  1. Park and Ride College (Zone 3)

    • Located across College Road at the intersections of Hurst, Hoggard, and St. James Drives.
    • Designated by the permit color Cherry. Therefore, only permit holders with a Cherry permit number are allowed to park in this zone/lot, which is Cherry in color on the student parking zone map,
    • Student parking spaces are outlined by white lines.
  2. Park and Ride MacMillan (Zone 4)
    • Located on MacMillan Avenue, near Isaac Bear Early College High School..
    • Designated by the permit color Lavender. Therefore, only permit holders with a Lavender permit number are allowed to park in this zone/lot, which is Lavender in color on the student parking zone map,
    • Student parking spaces are outlined by white lines.

These zones provide more than 400 spaces and feature a lower price tag than the full-time commuter permits, to compensate for their off-campus location or location near the edge of campus. Park and Ride permit holders are restricted to their assigned Park and Ride zone lots from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Friday.

You can still park on campus after 4 p.m. and on weekends with a valid parking permit.* So when you're studying late at the library or attending an after-dark activity, you may move your car to a convenient campus spot.

*All parking on campus is by permit only. All permit holders are allowed to park in any non-reserved commuter, faculty or staff space on weekdays between 4 p.m. and 7 a.m. and on weekends. Commuter permit holders cannot park in resident zones/lots (designated by these colors: Blue, Black, Brown and Gold) at any time. Rules concerning loading zones, handicap spaces, reserved spaces and fire lanes apply 24 hours a day.

Park and Ride Shuttle Service

Shuttle stopShuttle at a shuttle stop

Remember, you can secure your bike on the shuttle bicycle rack for quick access from point A to point B once on campus. Shuttle service is available to the Park-and-Ride lots. The shuttle is available on Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. Shuttles run every 8 minutes or so from the Park and Ride lots to campus. Express shuttles run between the Park and Ride lots to campus from 7:00 a.m. until 6:25 p.m.


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