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  • North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles: If you’re planning to update your driver’s license, state ID, and/or car registration (especially for residency purposes), make sure to do so as soon you arrive in the area
  • UNC Transportation & Parking: Living in Chapel Hill and the Triangle, you don’t necessarily have to get in a car to get where you need to go. The community has plenty of safe, convenient, inexpensive, and sustainable options for getting to and from campus throughout the week and weekend
    • Parking & Bike Maps: Parking zones, disability parking, motorcycle/scooter parking, park & ride lots, bike maps/racks, visitor parking, event parking
    • Student Parking: Student permits for the academic year are assigned through a lottery system that starts in late June and ends in July
  • Chapel Hill Parking: Downtown Chapel Hill has metered parking during business hours and free parking on evenings and Sundays
  • Chapel Hill Transit: Free buses between Chapel Hill and neighboring areas
    • NextBus: Get the NextBus app for real-time bus arrival times
  • Robertson Express Bus: Buses between UNC-Chapel Hill & Duke University
  • GoTriangle: Buses between Chapel Hill, Durham, & Raleigh
    • GoPass: Free pass available for employees and students commuting to UNC outside of Chapel Hill
  • Late Night Transportation: Several fixed route options exist for late night transportation during the academic year
  • Commuter Alternative Program: Rewards faculty, staff, and students who choose to take the bus, join a rideshare, ride a bike, or walk to campus
  • Park & Ride Lots: Local park & ride lots require a parking permit, while regional park & ride lots are free to park
  • Getting Around Chapel Hill (walking, biking, transit, driving)
  • Getting Around Carrboro (walking, biking, transit, driving)


  • Graduate & Professional Student Government (GPSG): GPSG is the governing and advocating body for graduate and professional students at Carolina. It provides funds for travel grants and departmental events; hosts campus-wide academic, social, and volunteer events; and builds community across programs and departments
  • Student Organizations List: With over 600 student groups on campus, there are plenty of ways to connect with classmates and other graduate students through student organizations, events, and student services
  • Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC): SHAC provides free health care and services to underserved populations while engaging UNC Health Science students in interdisciplinary service-learning activities.
  • Parenting @ UNC: A collective web space for resources on pregnancy, prenatal care, student leave and academic policies, lactation, childcare, and family-friendly activities





  • Diversity & Student Success (DSS): Diversity and Student Success encompasses a variety of initiatives and activities focused on academic success, professional development, and degree completion for graduate students from diverse and underrepresented groups.
  • Diversity & Inclusion: The Office of Diversity and Inclusion provides leadership, consultation, and project management of policies, programs, and services that promote diversity as a means of achieving educational excellence and enhancing the quality of life for all members of the Carolina community.
  • American Indian Center: The American Indian Center is a campus-wide center that advances the University’s overall mission of research, teaching, and public service by creating an environment in which quality research, scholarship, and engagement related to American Indians is strengthened, nurtured and coordinated.
  • Sonja Haynes Center for Black Culture and History: The Stone Center encourages interdisciplinary examination of African diaspora arts, cultures, literatures, and histories. The Center supports events and programs such as cultural programming, community outreach, lectures, discussions, multimedia resources, and fellowship programs.
  • International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS): International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is the administrative, programming, and advising office for international students. ISSS provides visas and documentation help, advising, orientation, ESL programs, tutors, tax seminars, and cultural programs.
  • LGBTQ Center: The LGBTQ Center works to foster a safe inclusive environment for Carolina students of all sexualities, gender identities, and gender expressions.
  • Carolina Women’s Center: The Carolina Women’s Center promotes gender equity and empowerment. The Center engages in advocacy and policy-making work, sponsors programming, builds campus and community partnerships, and provides resources and services.
  • Carolina Latinx Center: The Carolina Latinx Center (CLC) supports UNC-Chapel Hill’s Latinx communities and educates the campus and beyond through engagement, scholarship, cultural awareness, and public service.





Check out the GPSG Resource Guide for more information and opportunities.