Parking and Housing Resources

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 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. (Parking Map)

  • 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.
  • S-10 Lot parking is located down Ridge Road near the Boshamer (baseball) Stadium.
  • T Lot parking is located at the end of Country Club Road.

In addition, the Weeknight Parking program on campus began on August 15th, 2019. If you would like to utilize this program you will have to register. The cost of weeknight parking is already included in student tuition and fees ($6 annually).

Parking will remain available without a permit on weekends beginning at 5:00pm on Fridays. More parking FAQs

Parking for 2Ls and 3Ls

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. 

UNC Transportation & Parking assigns student parking permits through a lottery registration process. 

Lottery Registration Process & Dates

The Transportation & Parking lottery is open for second- and third-year law students in June and July. There is a limit of one lottery entry per student. Permits will be randomly assigned once Lottery registration closes. 

Students will receive notification via email within 10 days of the close of lottery registration by UNC Parking & Transportation. Students may also check their permit status by visiting and selecting Online Services.  Assigned permits must be paid for before the designated deadline or the permit is forfeited.

Please visit the “Law School” section under Student Parking for more information.

Permit Waiting List

Following the permit lottery and registration period, any unpaid permits will be forfeited. Students who register for the lottery and do not receive their permit choice are put on the waiting list for that parking zone. 

The waiting list prioritizes students based on class rank, although position numbers within class are determined randomly by the lottery ranking assignment. Students that did not register in the lottery can join the waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis. 

All waiting list registrations are managed via My Account . Waiting list releases occur every two weeks from the 3rd Friday in August (excluding the month of December) until the end of March. Joining a waiting list does not guarantee you will be offered a permit during the academic year.

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Visitor Parking
Shuttle Service
Athletics and On-Campus Events
Commuter Alternatives Program
Nearby Park and Ride Lots

Off-Campus Housing

There are many options for off-campus housing. This resource shows those options.