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NEW! Election Day LOT E Partial Parking Closure (November 6)

In support of Election Day November 6, the highlighted portion of Lot E will be closed for voter parking. Faculty and Staff may park in Lot A (Trask) or Lot B (Alderman) if Lot E fills.

Closed Area of Lot E

NEW! University Apartments - Hurricane Florence Auxiliary Impacts

All updates regarding parking information and related impacts from Hurricane Florence will be posted here as they are made available. Contact parking@uncw.edu with any questions. 

We want to thank everyone for their patience as we all return to campus! 

 OCTOBER 12, 2018 - University Apartments - Hurricane Florence Impacts

OCTOBER 7, 2018 - Shuttle Service for students temporarily housed in Fairfield Inn and Golden Sands - arrangements have been set up for Monday as follows:

  • Fairfield Inn (307 Eastwood Road)

    WAVE Bus

    First pick up beginning at 7:00 a.m. lobby area and will transport to UNCW Burney Circle.

    Bus will run on a 20 min loop until 9:00 p.m.

    Last pick up at Burney Circle at 8:40 p.m.


  • Golden Sands (1211 S Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach)

    WAVE Bus

    First pick up beginning at 7:00 a.m. lobby area and transport to UNCW Burney Circle.

    Bus will run on a 1 hour loop until 9:00 p.m.

    Last pick up at UNCW Burney Circle at 8:00 p.m.

Above Students that prefer to drive to campus should continue to park in their assigned parking area.

Regular WAVE Shuttle Services and Self-Op Loop, CMS, and evening Point to Point schedules will be fully operational starting Monday.

Students needing transportation after 5:30 p.m. weekdays to or from either location should contact the Point to Point dispatcher as below:

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 5:30 p.m. - 11:45 p.m. (last pick up at 11:30 p.m.)

Phone Number: 910.520.1304

Give your name, pick-up location, destination and call-back number. Wait for the Point-to-Point Shuttle.

OCTOBER 6, 2018 - The UNCW Parking office will be open today from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. to welcome Seahawks back to campus.

OCTOBER 2, 2018 - Due to the impacts from Hurricane Florence we will be extending deadlines as shown below:

Parking permit pick up deadline will be extended as follows.

Oct. 26, 2018

Deadline for picking up parking permits from Parking & Transportation Services.  If permit is not picked up by this date it will be returned to the system with no guarantee of reissue minus a $10.00 admin fee.

Parking permit refund policy will be extended as follows.


Refundable Registration Fee

Before October 26

Full Refund (less $10 Administrative Fee

Between October 27 and March 1

50% of Fee (less $10 Administrative Fee)

After March 1

No Refund

 SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 - Post-Hurricane Parking Changes (PDF)

Parking Reminders During Final Exams 

APRIL 27, 2018 - Parking and Transportation Services wishes everyone success on their final exams. We want to help reduce your stress by sharing important information regarding parking.

Student Parking on Campus: 
• Commuter Zone 1 (magenta) and Commuter Zone 2 (blue) permit holders must park in their designated zones. 
• Commuter Zone 3 (red) may park at the College Road Park and Ride or MacMillan Lots.
• Residential permit holders including parking deck permit holders must park in their assigned residential zone until 4 p.m. 
• Night/Weekend permit holders may park at Greene Track.

You must have a valid parking permit or purchase a permit to park on campus.

Students cannot park in faculty/staff spaces (yellow lines), service vehicle spaces (teal lines), visitor spaces (teal lines), gated lots, or reserved spaces prior to 4 p.m.

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

Two New Parking Lots Now Open Adjacent to Wagoner Dining Hall

APRIL 23. 2018 - We are pleased to announce the opening of two new parking lots adjacent to Wagoner Dining Hall. These surface parking lots follow the same rules and regulations as other gated, non-gated, and pay-by-space parking spaces. More details about each lot is listed below:

  • FF lot expansion at Cahill Drive and Walton Drive: This surface lot now has twice the capacity serving faculty and staff (yellow lined spaces), and visitors or students with paid parking via a pay station (teal lined spaces)
    • During the evening on weekdays (5:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.) and anytime on weekends, students with valid parking permits may park in this surface lot in any faculty/staff or pay station space (without paying the meter)
  • New T lot at Walton Drive and Suite Service Loop Road: This new gated lot is now open serving faculty and staff, Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., including some 24-hour faculty/staff reserved spaces.
    • During the evening on weekdays (5:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.) and anytime on weekends, students with valid parking permits may park in this surface lot once the gates open, excluding the marked 24-hour faculty/staff surface spaces

UNCW Names Miles Lackey Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs

APRIL 10, 2018 - Miles Lackey has been named Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs at the University of North Carolina Wilmington following a national search, the university announced today. Lackey is a North Carolina native who will bring experience in higher education, private industry and political affairs to UNCW. (continue to full story)


Visitor Parking Lot M and Lot N (Behind Burney Center) CLOSURES March 21 - 23

MARCH 21, 2018 - The following lot closures are scheduled March 21 - 23 due to events on campus. 

Visitor Parking Lot M (on Riegel Road)

  • March 21 until 2 p.m. Lot M will be CLOSED. Alternate parking is located at Greene Track
  • March 22 - 23 Lot M will be PARTIALLY CLOSED. Alternate parking is located at Greene Track

Lot N (behind Burney Center)

  • March 21 - 23 Lot N will be CLOSED. Faculty and staff may park in any other faculty/staff parking lot. 

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Parking & Transportation Office at parking@uncw.edu or 910.962.3178.

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Parking Deck Pressure Washing March 16 - 18

The parking deck is scheduled for routine pressure washing this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 16 – 18.

While it is not necessary to move your vehicle from the Parking Deck, as the pressure washing is water-based and will take place on the outside of the deck only, you may elect to move your vehicle during the three-day pressure washing event.

 Student Deck Permit Holders

May move your vehicle to any interior deck space or to any open space in lot SS, parking lot behind Seahawk Landing, shown below. Vehicles should be returned to the parking deck by 7 a.m. Monday morning, March 19. 

  Map for Alternate Student Parking

Faculty and Staff Deck Permit Holders

May move your vehicle to any interior deck space or any other faculty/staff parking lot on campus. If you have a parking deck only permit, vehicles should be returned to the parking deck by 7 a.m. Monday morning, March 19.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Parking & Transportation Office at parking@uncw.edu or 910.962.3178.

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Special Spring Break Hours March 7 & 8

MARCH 06, 2018 -  The Parking and Transportation Office will be closed for staff training on Wednesday, March 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and closing early on Thursday, March 8 at 3:30 p.m. Our regular office hours will resume Friday, March 9 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Contact us with any questions at parking@uncw.edu

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First Day of Class Reminders

JANUARY 08, 2018 - Although campus employees are working diligently on clearing campus walkways and roads, there will remain spots that are icy and/or slick, particularly those in shaded areas, until temperatures begin to climb in earnest on Monday. Students, employees and visitors should exercise extreme caution in traveling on foot and by vehicle on and around campus.

All WAVE Shuttles will be running normally tomorrow, but some delays are possible due to winter road conditions. Use the real time tracker or our Wave Transit app to get the current location of your bus, tracking.wavetransit.com.

Also, don't forget to register and/or pick-up your parking permit! Register online in MySeaport. Our office will be open, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Attention Deck Permit Holders: Due to snow and ice, the top of the deck is closed. Deck permit holders may park in the visitor section of the deck or the visitor/pay station parking area by Wagoner Hall if needed, free of charge, until the top of the deck can be cleared.

Contact us with any questions at parking@uncw.edu or 910.962.318.

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Student Parking Permit Registration Open for Spring 2018!

DECEMBER 07, 2017 - Student Parking Permit registration is now open for the Spring 2018 semester! Spring 2018 parking permit rates: https://www.uncw.edu/parking/permits.html#students 

Parking zones are assigned based upon class status and availability. Students are encouraged to register early to get the best zone assignment for their class status. The permit price will be placed on your student account, so you don't have to pay when you register.

If you have financial aid, complete the Title IV Authorization Release Form (available online, via SeaNet, Login, Student Services & Financial Aid, Financial Aid, "Title IV Authorization"), and the charge may post to your student account in time for financial aid to possibly cover the cost of the parking permit.

All student vehicles must be registered annually at the beginning of the fall semester or within 48 hours after the first class of the fall/spring semester and both summer sessions. Vehicles of students who register for classes after the beginning of the fall/ spring semesters and both summer sessions must be registered within 48 hours of that date. All students must provide current automobile insurance information for liability purposes for any type of permit, including temporary permits, in accordance with state law.

For more information on Spring parking registration see: https://www.uncw.edu/parking/permitregistration.html#student 

If you have any questions, contact us at 910.962.3178 or parking@uncw.edu

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Parking Closures for Moves to Modular Building

NOVEMBER 22, 2017 - In order to facilitate department moves to the new Modular building we will be closing the following lots on 11/28/17, 11/29/17, 11/30/17: T lot (Located in front of McNeill Hall) and CC lot (Located beside Purchasing and Print Services).

If you normally park in either of these lots please plan on parking in another area. Below are the recommendations for alternate parking on the days listed.

  • CC Lot customers should park in AA lot located at the corner of Walton Drive and Riegel Road.
  • T Lot customers should park in the Visitors section of the Parking deck across from Education Building or in FF lot beside Wagoner Hall.

UNCW owned service vehicles will still be allowed to access these areas but should do so only as needed.

If you have any questions please contact the Parking office at 910.962.3178 or parking@uncw.edu

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NOTICE: New Automated Parking Permit Process for Faculty and Staff

In response to employee requests, Auxiliary Services announces a new automated parking permit process for faculty and staff. Parking permits for faculty and staff members currently using payroll deduction will be automatically renewed this year. New permits, valid from October 2017 through September 2020, will be distributed via campus mail in September.  

New Opt-Out Feature
Those who do NOT wish to automatically renew their parking permit can opt out online by Sept. 20 or by returning the new permit to the parking office in person at any time. The parking office is located in the Warwick Center; hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Parking Account Changes
Employees may complete the vehicle registration form online and bring it to the parking office; fax it to 910.962.3618; send it by mail to Campus Box 5914; or scan and email it to parking@uncw.edu. For those who would like to renew, but not participate in payroll deduction, please visit the parking office.

Part-Time Faculty and Temporary Staff
Part-time and adjunct faculty, temporary staff and contract employees are not eligible for automatic renewal and must reapply in person at the parking office each year.

For more information, visit www.uncw.edu/parking/permitregistration.html or contact the Parking and Transportation Office at 910.962.3178 or parking@uncw.edu.

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Parking Lot Work Underway in Preparation for Allied Health Building Construction

MONDAY JUNE 19, 2017 - UNCW is preparing for the first phase of construction related to the new Allied Health Building, funded as part of the $2 billion ConnectNC bond approved by voters in 2016. Site preparation is underway for a new faculty/staff parking lot on the south side of Wagoner Hall across from the Student Recreation Center and expansion of existing Lot FF on Wagoner Hall’s north side (Cahill Drive). The lots will replace Lots S and T, which occupy the site of the new building in front of McNeill Hall and the Teaching Lab Building. An additional student lot is being planned for another area of campus.  

The site work is the first step in construction of the Allied Health Building. Paving of the expanded parking lots will begin in fall 2017 and should finish in winter 2018. Pedestrian traffic to University Suites will be impacted and will be rerouted around the construction site. Disruption to vehicular traffic will be minimal.

Groundbreaking for the Allied Health Building will take place in January 2018, and the project is scheduled for completion in early 2020. The work will require establishing a pedestrian detour around the section of Chancellor’s Walk that crosses through the site. Every effort will be made to minimize disruption of normal vehicular traffic for the project’s duration.

In preparation for construction, faculty and staff whose offices are located in two modular buildings near McNeill Hall will be moved in fall 2017 to a new facility on MacMillan Avenue near Isaac Bear Early College High School.

The Office of Facilities will provide updates on this project as needed.