UNCW Parking

Permit Registration

Parking Permit Registration

All students, faculty and staff parking on campus must have a parking permit. Parking permits are non-transferable. All permits expire as designated on the permit. Students should complete registration online after registering for classes. Faculty and Staff should complete registration when notified each Fall semester.

Important Vehicle Registration Information

  • Any vehicle parked on campus requires a permit. A vehicle is defined as any motorized form of transportation that requires insurance and/or a license plate under NC law. 
  • All undergraduate students living within a one-mile radius of the center of campus are prohibited from buying or displaying a daytime (7 a.m. - 5 p.m.) parking permit during the fall and spring semesters of the academic year.
    Undergraduate students living within the one-mile radius may purchase a nighttime only permit, valid between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m., Monday through Friday, and on weekends. Graduate students are exempt from the one-mile radius restrictions.
  • All students must provide proof of vehicle liability insurance by providing name of insurance company and policy number as required by NC General Statutes, G.S. 116-44.4 (d) and G.S. 20-279.1 (11).
  • To register a vehicle, the individual must complete vehicle registration with a current license tag number, make, model and color of vehicle; and insurance information as noted above.
  • The individual in whose name the vehicle is registered is responsible for all parking tickets issued to that vehicle.

Multi-Vehicle / Single-Driver Registration

When more than one vehicle will be used by an individual student or faculty/staff member for commuting purposes, the following conditions apply (Violation of this policy will result in suspension of this privilege, a citation and fine):

  • All vehicles must be registered with Parking & Transportation Services.
  • Students and Faculty/Staff who register two vehicles must provide registration for both cars. The vehicle registrations for all vehicles must be in the same last name or have the same address.
  • Only one vehicle, registered to the same person, may be on campus at any time.
  • A permit must be displayed on the vehicle being parked on campus.

Student Parking Permit Registration

Parking zones are assigned based upon class status and availability. Students are encouraged to register early to get the best zone assignment for their class status. The permit price will be put on your student account, so you don't have to pay when you register.

If you have financial aid, complete the Title IV Authorization Release Form (available online, via SeaNet, Login, Student Services & Financial Aid, Financial Aid, "Title IV Authorization"), and the charge may post to your student account in time for financial aid to possibly cover the cost of the parking permit.

All student vehicles must be registered annually at the beginning of the fall semester or within 48 hours after the first class of the fall/spring semester and both summer sessions. Vehicles of students who register for classes after the beginning of the fall/ spring semesters and both summer sessions must be registered within 48 hours of that date. All students must provide current automobile insurance information for liability purposes for any type of permit, including temporary permits, in accordance with state law.

Date Important Dates for Students: Parking Permits
April 3, 2017

Online registration for student parking permits begins.

Students must register for classes before they can register for a parking permit.

July 3, 2017 Permit registrations after this date will be assigned on a "first come, first served" basis with no advantage by class standing ( i.e.; Senior, Junior, Sophomore, Freshman).
Aug. 12, 2017

Students who selected the option to pick up their parking permit when completing the online registration may begin picking up their parking permit from Parking & Transportation Services, located in the Warwick Center, at 8 a.m. on August 12th.

When picking up your permit, you will need your UNCW One Card and, because your parking permit is registered to you and your vehicle(s), you are the only one who can pick up your permit. Parents and friends cannot pick up your permit.

Aug. 18, 2017 Parking Enforcement will begin writing citations for vehicles not displaying a current parking permit.
Sept. 29, 2017 Deadline for picking up parking permits from Parking & Transportation Services.
Date Student Parking Permits for Spring 2018 Semester
Dec. 7, 2017

Online registration for student parking permits begins.

Students must register for classes before they can register for a parking permit.

Note: Enforcement for parking permits will resume 48 hours after classes begin for the semester/term.

Student Online Parking Permit Registration Instructions

Your parking permit purchase will be charged to your tuition and fees bill for the fall semester, so you will not need to pay now! Online registration is NOT applicable for summer parking permits. You will need the following information when registering for your parking permit:

  • Vehicle Make, Model, Color, License Plate/Tag Number
  • Auto Insurance Company Name and Policy Number.

Student parking permits are purchased via mySeaport. Zone assignments are based on class status and availability. See our Student Permit Online Registration Quick Reference Guide.

  • Go to mySeaport at http://myseaport.uncw.edu/
  • At the mySeaport login, type your UNCW e-mail username (without @uncw.edu) and password. Then select Log In.
  • Select the Student Services tab, located in the banner near the top of the page. (Note: If you receive a message asking if you want to display the non-secure items, select Yes.)
  • Go to the Services section, located on the left side of the page.
  • Select Student Parking Registration.
License Plate

Registration instructions for regular license plates:

When registering online, do not put in the hyphen.

License Plate

Registration instructions for vanity or special state license plates:

When registering online, put the entire tag identifier (In this case, it is 0100ST)

If you are unable to use the online system, please contact Parking & Transportation Services at parking@uncw.edu or phone (910) 962-3178.

Carpool Program

Active Military Veteran Students

When registering for your parking online please be sure to select the Active Military/Veteran checkbox. All requests will be verified with Admissions prior to permit release.

Student Parking Permits for Summer Sessions

  • Do you need a summer parking permit?
    • Students attending summer sessions ONLY who drive or park a vehicle on campus must purchase a summer parking permit.
    • Students with a Fall-Spring parking permit (which is valid through August 12th) do not need to purchase a summer parking permit. (For example, students with a Fall 2016-Spring 2017 parking permit (which is valid through August 12th, 2017) do not need to purchase a summer parking permit.)
    • However, students that have a Fall-Spring nighttime permit and whose classes are before 5 p.m. will need to purchase a summer parking permit. Students do not get a refund for their nighttime permit.
  • Students must register for summer classes before registering for a summer parking permit.
  • To register your vehicle and purchase a summer parking permit, come to the Parking & Transportation Services office in the Warwick Center.
  • The permit costs $70 and covers both summer sessions.
  • The permit fee of $70 will be charged to your tuition and fees bill, so you don't have to pay when you register your vehicle.
  • As the summer passes, students may opt to purchase weekly parking passes at a cost of $10 per week rather than purchasing the $70 permit. Persons sub-leasing at the resident halls (Seahawk Landing, Village and Crossing) may also purchase the $10 weekly parking passes.

Faculty/Staff Parking Permit Registration

NEW! Auxiliary Services announces a new, automated parking permit process for faculty and staff. Parking permits for faculty and staff members currently using payroll deduction will be automatically renewed this year. New permits, valid from October 2017 through September 2020, will be distributed via campus mail in September. 

Important Registration Information

Faculty/Staff:
  • University regulations require that all faculty/staff members parking a vehicle on campus must display a valid parking permit.
  • New employees must register their vehicles within 48 hours after beginning work.
Contractors, vendors and participants:
  • Registration of vehicles operated on campus by contractors, vendors and participants in special programs, conferences, and other events is determined on a case-by-case basis by Parking & Transportation Services.

Permanent Faculty and Staff Parking Registration (2017-2018)

New! Automated Parking Permit Process for Faculty and Staff

In response to employee requests, Auxiliary Services is happy to announce a new automated parking permit process for faculty and staff. Parking permits for faculty and staff members currently using payroll deduction will be automatically renewed this year. New permits, valid from October 2017 through September 2020, will be distributed via campus mail in September.  

New Opt-Out Feature
Those who do NOT wish to automatically renew their parking permit can opt out online by Sept. 20 or by returning the new permit to the parking office in person at any time. The parking office is located in the Warwick Center; hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Parking Account Changes
Employees may complete the vehicle registration form online and bring it to the parking office; fax it to 910.962.3618; send it by mail to Campus Box 5914; or scan and email it to parking@uncw.edu. For those who would like to renew, but not participate in payroll deduction, please visit the parking office.

For more information or if you have questions, contact the Parking and Transportation Office at 910.962.3178 or parking@uncw.edu.

Vehicle Registration Restrictions

A. Faculty/staff members registering more than two vehicles will need to go to Parking & Transportation Services to register. Only one vehicle, registered to the same person, may be parked on campus at a time. (See multi-vehicle registration information below.)

B. The individual in whose name the vehicle is registered is responsible for all parking tickets issued to that vehicle.

Temporary Staff and Part-Time Faculty Parking Registration

  • Part time faculty and SPA temporary staff will need to come to Parking and Transportation Services to register for a parking permit.Office hours for the Parking & Transportation Services office in the Warwick Center are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Part time faculty and SPA temporary staff who want to purchase an annual permit now have a reduced annual permit rate of $45 and it requires payment at the time of permit purchase via cash, check, or credit card.
  • Part time faculty receive gate access via their UNCW One Card.

Special Permits: Handicapped Placards, Motorcycle, or Reserved Parking

  • Employees who have handicap placards or license plates: You may email placard/license information to parking@uncw.edu for a UNCW handicap permit.
  • Employees who have a motorcycle: You will need a separate motorcycle permit, which will be issued at no cost as long as you have a valid parking permit. Please contact Parking and Transportation Services to obtain one.
  • Employees eligible for reserved parking: Parking and Transportation Services will contact you directly to handle your renewal.

Carpooling

Faculty and staff interested in the carpool program will need to come to Parking and Transportation Services to register for a parking permit. In order to qualify for reduced rates for carpooling, a minimum of two (2) persons who have registered vehicles on campus must submit a Carpool Registration form to Parking & Transportation Services. To learn more about our carpooling program, see the faculty/staff carpooling rules and regulations on our website.

If you would like to learn about vanpools or other alternate modes of transportation, please email Parking and Transportation at parking@uncw.edu with details about the mode you are interested in, and information will be sent to you.