Bus Transportation – 2014

Students are encouraged to use the fare-free Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) bus system, serving riders at UNC and in both Chapel Hill and Carrboro. YES, buses are FREE! Schedules may be obtained online at chtransit.org, in the Public Safety Building on south campus, or on any CHT bus. The Point-to-Point Campus Shuttle (962-7867) provides disability services to qualifying students and will take any student to the Student Health Center. Commuting students who live outside of CHT’s service area may qualify for a free GoPass to ride Triangle Transit. Visit dps.unc.edu or call DPS at (919)962-3951 for more information.

Parking Permits – 2014

Parking on campus is restricted and permits are required for Summer School students to park during regulation hours. A valid vehicle registration and proof of liability insurance (insurer, policy number, and expiration date of current policy) are required to purchase a parking permit. The two-mile radius permit restrictions are not in effect during the summer.

Parking permit registration will be online during the spring semester (time and date will be announced to all students through the use of student mass email, web notices, and through campus media). Payment will be required online at the time of registration.  Permits remaining after the online registration ends will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at the Department of Public Safety the day before summer classes begin.

Parking permit holders may park only in the specific zones indicated on their parking permit. After 5:00 p.m. on weekdays, students may park in any unreserved spaces except those in resident student lots. Vehicles parked illegally may be cited. Subsequent violations may result in further citations, immobilization (i.e. booting), or towing.

Alternatives to Parking

The Department of Public Safety sponsors alternatives to parking on campus through the Commuter Alternative Program (CAP). Students who live off campus and do not have an on-campus parking permit may join CAP for free.   Benefits of CAP membership include discounts at local businesses, entry into prize drawings, 2 parking permits per year, and $25 off Zipcar’s annual fee.  Sign up at dps.unc.edu/cap.


Students 18 years old and over may join Zipcar, UNC’s web-based carsharing program. Zipcars are conveniently located on campus and may be used for personal errands, business or road trips.  Sign up at zipcar.com/unc. For more information, contact the Department of Public Safety at 962-3951 or visit the Public Safety Building at 285 Manning Drive during regular business hours (weekdays, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.).


Zimride’s ride-matching service helps you offer or request rides for commutes, road trips, and popular events. Membership is free. All students, staff and faculty with an Onyen are eligible to sign up for UNC’s private rideshare community at zimride.unc.edu

Stay Up to Date

Stay abreast of the latest transportation and parking news through Public Safety’s Facebook page (UNC Public Safety) or through Twitter (@UNCDPS).