Bus Transportation – 2013
Students are encouraged to use the fare-free Chapel Hill Transit bus system, serving riders at UNC and in both Chapel Hill and Carrboro. YES, buses are FREE. Schedules may be obtained on any bus or at the Department of Public Safety (DPS) in the Public Safety Building on south campus. All schedules and route maps are on the web at townofchapelhill.org/transit. Commuting students living outside of the Chapel Hill Transit service area may qualify for a free regional transit GoPass. Visit dps.unc.edu or call DPS at (919) 962-3951 for more information on local and regional transit.
Parking Permits – 2013
Parking on campus is restricted and permits are required for a Summer School student to park an automobile 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). Those permits remaining in the summer school allocation after the online registration will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at the Department of Public Safety the day before each Summer Semester’s classes begin. Payment will be required online at the time of registration.
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). Those who join CAP can choose from five additional Park & Ride lots and are eligible for discounts at local businesses and for random prize drawings. The Point-to-Point Campus Shuttle (962-P-To-P or 962-7867, or 962-7142 [TDD] for the hearing impaired) serves disabled students and students going to the Student Health Center at all times. The P2P Express runs fixed-route service around the campus and downtown, 7:00 p.m. through 3:00 a.m., seven days a week during fall and spring academic semesters only. For further information on alternative methods of commuting to and from UNC as well as car-free access throughout the Triangle region, visit gotriangle.org/go-info/for-students or appropriate links through dps.unc.edu.
Students 18 and over may join Zipcar, UNC’s car sharing program. Visit www.zipcar.com/unc to find out more.
UNC’s ride-matching service (powered by Zimride) helps you offer or request rides for commutes, road trips, and popular events. Membership is free. All UNC Chapel Hill students, staff and faculty with a campus email address are eligible to sign-up at zimride.unc.edu
Stay Up to Date
Stay abreast of the latest transportation and parking breaking news through the Public Safety’s Facebook page (UNC Public Safety) or through Twitter (@UNCDPS).