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Parking Lot Closures July 27 Due to Filming on Campus

July 25, 2022 Eaton Plaza, Wagoner Drive Parking, and Hanover lots will be closed on Wednesday, July 27 for filming taking place on campus. Alternate parking for faculty and staff is available in Fisher Lot, Trask Lot, and Alderman Lot (see parking zones map).  

Please direct any parking-related questions or concerns to the Office of Parking and Transportation Services: parking@uncw.edu or 910.962.3178. 


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Updated Parking Lot Names Effective July 1

June 27, 2022 Parking lot names will be updated effective July 1. Historically, parking lot names were seemingly random letter assignments. The new lot names will reflect their location, making it easier for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to identify and locate parking lots. For example, 'Lot E' (outside of the Fisher Student Center) will now be known as 'Fisher Lot.' A new parking map with all new parking lot names can be found here

The Parking, Traffic, and Transportation Advisory Committee (PTTAC), comprised of students, faculty, and staff, led the collaborative effort to change parking lot names. A proposal was brought to the committee in early 2019, and the committee had plans to implement the updates in the summer of 2020 when the project was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the fall of 2021, the PTTAC committee revived the project by creating a special sub-committee comprised of representatives from UPD, EH&S, Facilities, Parking, etc., to implement the changes this summer.   

Over the next few weeks, the sub-committee will begin the process of updating the lot names. This includes the campus interactive map, parking maps, AIM work order system, GIS Maps, emergency call boxes, UPD addressing software, and parking lot signs.

In an effort to make this transition as seamless as possible, if your department needs assistance communicating new parking lot names to your stakeholders for events or other purposes, please contact Auxiliary Services Marketing at auxiliarymarketing@uncw.edu. We will be more than happy to provide marketing materials or assistance with communication efforts.

Please contact parking@uncw.edu or 910.962.3178 with any questions. 


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Annual Faculty/Staff Permit Registration (August 2022 - July 2023) Opens June 1

May 31, 2022 Faculty and Staff parking permit registration for the 2022-23 academic year opens June 1. Parking Registration will occur within the new parking portal. Faculty and staff may purchase permits, pay/appeal citations, update vehicle information, and fully manage your parking account online.

See Faculty/Staff Permit Registration for additional instructions on registering for your permit. 

Please contact parking@uncw.edu or 910.962.3178 with any questions. 


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Faculty/Staff Parking Reminders for Summer 

May 13, 2022 Current (2021-22) annual Faculty/Staff permits expire July 31, and cover parking in the summer. There is no longer a payroll deduction in June and July! If you do not have a current 2021-22 annual Faculty/Staff permit, please visit our website for summer faculty/staff parking options. A permit is required to park on campus.

Virtual Permits and Parking: All parking permits are virtual, where your license plate acts as the permit—there are no permits to pick up and no permit to place on or hang in your vehicle!

Because your parking permit is associated with your license plate, you must park with your license plate facing the drive lane (cannot back in or pull through a parking space).  

  • If you wish to pull through or back into a parking space you must have a vanity license plate affixed to the front bumper of your vehicle to comply with the license plate recognition technology. Vanity plates are not permits to park; they supplement your valid parking permit to allow you to pull through / back in.
    • (If your vehicle is licensed in a two-plate state, and you already have a state-issued license plate on the front of your vehicle, a vanity plate is not needed.)
  • Vanity Plates: One vanity plate for faculty and staff will be provided at no cost during the introductory year of virtual permitting.

Upcoming 2022-23 Academic Year Permit Registration: Online permit registration information for the 2022-23 academic year is coming soon! An announcement will be sent in June.

Please contact parking@uncw.edu or 910.962.3178 with any questions. 


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Fall & Summer Student Parking Permits Available Beginning April 1

April 1, 2022 - Online registration for student Fall and Summer parking permits is open! Students must register for classes before they can register for a Fall or Summer parking permit. If you purchased a permit for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semester you do not need to purchase a new permit for Summer.

Permits are assigned on a "first-come, first-served" basis based upon time of registration, with no advantage by class standing (i.e. Senior, Junior, Sophomore, Freshman). Permits are zone-based, consisting of many lots (either residential or commuter), not one specific parking lot. Parking permits are now assigned to your license plate, meaning there is no physical permit to pick up or place on your vehicle! See permit registration and parking zones for more information. 

Contact parking@uncw.edu with any questions.


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Campus Construction Parking Impacts

Important information regarding parking impacts related to construction on campus will be posted on this website as information is made available.

Contact parking@uncw.edu or 910.962.3178 with any questions.