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Official Parking Policy for UNC-CH Pharmacology Effective 08/14/2013

Allocation of Permits for Parking on Campus

The Chairman is allocated first.

All remaining permits are assigned first to tenured and tenure-track faculty and then to other permanent staff based on the duration of total state service. There is no distinction made between EPA research faculty and SPA staff. The Director will exercise his or her authority to make adjustments to this policy as needed to ensure all tenured and tenure-track faculty have a permit. Thus, staff members and research faculty (EPA fixed-term) that are at or near the bottom of the department’s total state service list may be displaced by a tenure-track or tenured faculty member.

Postdocs will continue to receive their permits through the Department of Public Safety and not via their home departments. Permits are drawn from a lottery and then assigned strictly by total state service. If no assignment is made, you can elect to be placed on a waiting list. Postdocs are only eligible for the CD and S11 zones.

Graduate students will continue to be eligible to participate in the campus-wide lottery. These permits are assigned directly from the Department of Public Safety. Again, if no assignment is made, you can elect to be placed on a waiting list.

Parking on Campus

For all campus parking options, visit UNC Parking on Campus and UNC Transportation and Parking Pricing for parking permit prices.

Commuters Alternative Program (CAPS)

All full-time employees, postdocs and students that DO NOT possess an on-campus parking assignment are eligible and encouraged to apply for a CAP permit (Commuters Alternative Program), which will allow you to park in designated Park-n-Ride lots surrounding the Carrboro/Chapel Hill areas. Beginning in 2013, there is a fee for using the town-owned lots. The price for permits depend on student/employee status.

In September 2021, the student fee for an annual Park-n-Ride permit is $175.50.  The fee for full time employees ranges from $234 – $402, based on salary. Weekly permits cost $6 for students and employees.

For the most up-to-date information, visit UNC Park-n-Ride for Park-n-Ride permit information and UNC Transportation and Parking Pricing for Park-n-Ride permit prices.

Parking and Transit Updates Effective 9/20/2021

For our those that rely on Chapel Hill Transit for transportation, please note that services have been reduced as the bus system works through unprecedented driver shortages. Expect that reduced services will continue through the fall semester.

Chapel Hill Transit

These changes went into effect on Monday 9/20/21 and have impacted several bus routes. The last trip on most routes will run until 8pm, which can severely impact those who work into the evening. CHT has also suspended midday trips for several routes to accommodate the lack of drivers. Please note that these changes are temporary, but Chapel Hill Transit expects the driver shortage to continue through the fall due to the time it takes to train drivers once hired.

The last trip on most routes will run until 8 p.m.

  • On weekdays, the NS route will run less frequently until 10 p.m.
  • On weekends, the J and NS routes will run every hour and 20 minutes.
  • The FCX and NU routes will continue running until their regular end times

No midday service on F, G, HS, S & T routes.

The F, G, HS and T routes will only run between 6:30-9 a.m. and 2:30-5:30 to provide options for students and employees commuting to Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC Hospitals

  • F Route Trips (from Jones Ferry Road): 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. & 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.
  • G Route Trips (from Booker Creek): 7 and 8 a.m. & 3 and 4 p.m.
  • HS Route Trips (from Morris Grove): 7:15, 7:50 & 8:25 a.m. and 3:25, 4:00 & 4:35 p.m.
  • S Route Trips (from Friday Center): 6:20, 7:00, 7:40, 8:20, 9:00, 9:40 a.m.- 3:20, 4:00, 4:40, 5:20, 6:00, 6:40, 7:20 p.m.
  • T Route Trips (from ECHHS): 7:05 and 8:05 a.m. & 4:10 and 5:15 p.m.

420, CL, NU, S, weekend J and weekend NS customers will have less trips

  • Route 420 will run at the following times
    • 6:00, 6:55, 7:30 & 8:30 a.m. from Hillsborough (starting at US-70)
    • 3:40, 4:40, 5:15 & 6:15 p.m. from UNC Hospitals
  • The CL route will run about every 40 minutes
  • The NU route will run every 30 minutes
  • The S route will run every 40 in the morning and the afternoon
  • The weekend J will run every hour and 20 minutes
  • The weekend NS will run every hour and 20 minutes

Friday Center South Park and Ride Lot users will need to use the Friday Center Park and Ride Lot

The Friday Center South Park & Ride Lot will be closed (formerly the NC-54 Park and Ride Lot)

  • The S route will serve the Friday Center Park and Ride Lot (see the amended scheduled)
  • The FCX route will serve stops on NC-54 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and after 8 p.m.

These reductions will remain in effect until Chapel Hill Transit is able to hire more operators.

Parking Solutions

For graduate students:

Graduate students can purchase an S11 permit via Online Services, select Get Permit and choose Graduate Commuter. They can then add themselves to the waitlist for Craige Deck if preferred (other decks are not available). The parking office will be reallocating waitlist spots for students in the coming weeks, and there is a high probability that most graduate students who add themselves to  Craige Deck waitlist will get this choice. Please note that graduate students pay a student rate, and gated lots are more expensive than non-gated lots.

For post docs:

If you need parking, please email me the following information:

  • Post Doc Name
  • Post Doc PID
  • Is this permit a flex permit (flex is 1-3 days on campus)?

For All other employees who are looking for parking:

We launched the “borrowed” permit process. These borrowed permits allow for parking through December and may be extended beyond that date. Please let me know if you are interested in a temporary permit in either S11 or Craige Deck, noting the differences in cost of gated vs non-gated zones.

Parking Fees

Up to date parking fees can be found at UNC Transportation and Parking Pricing

Useful Links

Commuters Alternative Program

Commuter Alternative Program FAQs

UNC Parking on Campus

UNC Park-n-Ride for permit information

UNC Transportation and Parking Pricing for parking permit prices.

For additional parking information go to the Department of Public Safety Parking

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