UNCW Parking

Permit Registration

Parking Permit Registration

All students, faculty, and staff parking on campus must have a parking permit. Parking permits are non-transferable. All permits expire as designated on the virtual permit account. Students should complete registration online after registering for classes. Faculty and Staff should complete registration when notified: temporary staff, part-time faculty, or contractors every year; permanent faculty/staff on payroll deduction only when notified. 

Important Vehicle Registration Information

  • Any vehicle parked on campus requires a permit. A vehicle is defined as any motorized form of transportation that requires insurance and/or a license plate under NC law. 
  • All undergraduate students living within a one-mile radius of the center of campus are prohibited from purchasing a daytime (7 a.m. - 5 p.m.) parking permit during the fall and spring semesters.
    Undergraduate students living within the one-mile radius may purchase a virtual night/weekend permit, valid between the hours of 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday-Friday and anytime on weekends. Graduate students are exempt from the one-mile radius restrictions.
  • All students must provide proof of vehicle liability insurance by providing the name of the insurance company and policy number as required by NC General Statutes, G.S. 116-44.4 (d) and G.S. 20-279.1 (11).
  • To register a vehicle, the individual must complete vehicle registration with a current license tag number, make, model, and color of vehicle; and insurance information as noted above.
  • The individual in whose name the vehicle is registered is responsible for all parking tickets issued to that vehicle.

Multi-Vehicle / Single-Driver Registration

When more than one vehicle will be used by an individual student or faculty/staff member for commuting purposes, the following conditions apply (Violation of this policy will result in the suspension of this privilege, a citation, and fine):

  • All vehicles must be registered with Parking & Transportation Services.
  • Students and Faculty/Staff who register two vehicles must provide registration for both cars. The vehicle registrations for all vehicles must be in the same last name or have the same address.
  • Only one vehicle, registered to the same person may be on campus at any time.

Student Parking Registration

Parking zones are assigned based on the time of registration and availability. Students are encouraged to register early to get the best zone assignment available.

The permit cost will be billed to your Student Account/e-bill, so you don't have to pay when you register.

Date Important Dates for Students: 2022-23 Parking Permits
April 1, 2022

Online registration for student parking permits begins.

Students must register for classes before they can register for a parking permit.

Virtual 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).

August 26, 2022 Parking Enforcement will begin writing citations for vehicles that do not have an active virtual permit linked to their vehicle's license plate number. 
December 1, 2022

Online registration for student Spring parking permits begins.

Students must register for classes before they can register for a parking permit.

If you purchased a permit in the Fall semester (for the academic year) you do not need to purchase a new permit for Spring.

Note: Enforcement for parking permits will resume 48 hours after classes begin for the semester/term.

Student Online Parking Permit Registration Instructions

You will need the following information when registering for your parking permit: Vehicle Make, Model, Color, License Plate/Tag Number, Auto Insurance Company Name and Policy Number

Step 1:

  • Login to MySeaport, select the Students tab (at the top of the page), then select the Register for Student Parking link (in the middle under Housing, Dining, and Transportation)
  • In the Parking Portal select "Add/Edit Permit Registration, " then follow the step-by-step instructions within the portal to complete your parking permit registration request
  • Once completed you will see a Permit Registration Receipt and at that time receive an email that you successfully registered for a permit

Step 2:

  • Once the permit registration has been reviewed by our office you will receive a second email with instructions to return to the portal to complete your purchase.
  • In the portal, select "Get Permits," then follow the steps to complete your purchase!
  • Select up to two (2) vehicle(s) you want to be linked to the virtual permit
  • Your virtual permit will be billed to your Student Account/e-bill.

Virtual Parking Permits are assigned to your license plate, meaning there is no physical permit to pick up or place on your vehicle!

How to Register for your Virtual Parking Permit

Select the image to download a PDF of "How to Register for your Virtual Parking Permit"

  • To add a vehicle to your active permit: Select “Permits" and "View Your Permits" then select the active permit that you would like to add your new vehicle to then follow the step-by-step instructions within the portal to complete. You must link your new vehicle to your active permit.
  • To edit/delete a vehicle description: Select the license plate of the vehicle description you wish to edit/delete.

Need Assistance? 

If you are unable to use the online system, please contact Parking & Transportation Services at parking@uncw.edu or phone 910.962.3178.

Other Important Information 

License Plate Instructions

License Plate

Registration instructions for regular license plates:

When registering online, do not enter the hyphen.

License Plate

Registration instructions for vanity or special state license plates:

When registering online, enter the entire tag identifier (In this case, it is 0100ST)

Isaac Bear & Dual Enrolled Student Online Parking Registration Instructions

You will need the following information when registering for your Isaac Bear student parking permit: (A major credit card) Vehicle Make, Model, Color, License Plate/Tag Number, Auto Insurance Company Name and Policy Number

  • Login to MySeaport, select the Students tab (at the top of the page), then select the Register for Student Parking link (in the middle under Housing, Dining, and Transportation)
  • In the Parking Portal select "Get Permit" then follow the step-by-step instructions within the portal to complete your parking permit registration request
  • Once completed you will see a Permit Registration Receipt and at that time receive an email that you successfully registered for a permit

Carpool Program

Active Military Veteran Students

When registering for your parking online please be sure to select the Active Military/Veteran checkbox. All requests will be verified with Admissions prior to permit release.

  • VetSave20 Program: Veterans receive a $20.00 discount on any commuter Permit via the VetsSave20 program. 

Student Parking Permits for Summer Sessions

Do you need a summer parking permit?

  • NO - Students with a Fall-Spring parking permit, which is valid through August 15, (excluding night/weekend permits) do not need to purchase a summer parking permit. 
  • YES - If you do not have a current permit, you must purchase a Summer only permit if you plan to park on campus in the summer. 
    • Students that have a Fall-Spring Night/Weekend permit will need to purchase a summer parking permit. 

More Information on Summer Permits

  • You must be registered for summer classes before registering for a summer parking permit.
  • The permit cost of $70 (covers both summer sessions) will be charged to your Student Account/e-bill
  • As the summer passes, students may opt to purchase weekly parking passes at a cost of $20 per week rather than purchasing the $70 permit. Persons sub-leasing at the resident halls (Seahawk Landing, Village, and Crossing) may also purchase the $20 weekly parking passes in our office.

Faculty/Staff Parking Registration

Faculty/Staff Parking Permit Registration 

Faculty and Staff parking permit registration for the 2022-23 academic year opens June 1 (annual permit August 2022 - July 2023). 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.

Permit Cost  

In an effort to move to a 10-month versus a 12-month permit pay period, June and July will not be charged on payroll deduction and you will not be charged those months if you choose to purchase your annual permit up front, resulting in an overall lower annual permit price.

The total cost of your permit will not exceed the 2020-21 rate over the next four years, through 2024-25. During this time, the permit price will be incrementally increased until the original cost of the permit is received, and you will be saving on your total annual permit cost. See the 2021-22 through 2024-25 parking permit cost table for more information.  

To Register for a 2022-23 Parking Permit:

  • Login to MySeaport, select the Employee Essentials tab (at the top of the page), then select the Parking Portal link (under Services & Links section on the left).
  • In the Parking Portal select "Permits,” then select “Get Permits " and follow the step-by-step instructions within the portal to complete your parking permit purchase.
  • Once completed you will see a Permit Registration Receipt and will receive an email that you successfully registered for a permit.

PLEASE NOTE –While in the portal please update your current vehicle information to ensure that your new permit is associated with your current license plate(s). To add/edit vehicles, select “Vehicles” within the parking portal:

  • To add a vehicle to your active permit: Select “Permits" and "View Your Permits" then select the active permit that you would like to add your new vehicle to then follow the step-by-step instructions within the portal to complete. You must link your new vehicle to your active permit.
  • To edit/delete a vehicle description: Select the license plate of the vehicle description you wish to edit/delete.

Special Permits: Accessible, Motorcycle, Reserved, Part-time or Temporary Staff

  • Accessible placards or license plates: Parking will contact you directly if your NC Disability Placard needs to be verified.
  • Motorcycle Permit: You will need to add your motorcycle license plate and vehicle information to your virtual permit.
  • Reserved Parking Space: Parking and Transportation will contact you directly to handle your renewal.
  • Part-time faculty and SPA temporary staff are not eligible for payroll deduction. Payment is required at the time of online purchase via credit card, or by cash/check in the Parking Office.

Carpooling

Faculty and staff interested in the carpool program need to come to Parking and Transportation Services to register for a carpool parking permit. To qualify for reduced rates for carpooling, a minimum of two (2) persons who have registered vehicles on campus must submit a Carpool Registration form. See faculty/staff carpooling for more information.

Alternate Parking Options (no annual permit)

As the start of the academic year approaches, we encourage faculty and staff to evaluate their parking needs. We want to emphasize that an annual parking permit allows the convenience and flexibility to come to campus as needed and park in ANY faculty/staff lot.

However, we recognize the varying needs and circumstances of faculty and staff and provide flexibility for a variety of parking needs. If you choose not to purchase an annual permit, we offer several alternate parking options below:

  • Hourly Parking: Available at any ParkMobile location, $2/hour (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express). See ParkMobile locations for more information.
  • Day Permit: $5/day, login to the parking portal to purchase.
  • Weekly Permit: $20/week, login to the parking portal to purchase.

Citation Collection

In order to comply with North Carolina General Statute 147-86.23, the University reserves the right to charge additional fees and interest on any citation amounts past due. For more information on penalties and interest see: https://uncw.edu/accountsrec/uncwpoliciesprocedures.html

Virtual Permits and Parking

A Parking Permit is required to park on campus.

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 through December 2022.

Need Assistance? 

If you are unable to use the online system, please contact Parking & Transportation Services at parking@uncw.edu or phone 910.962.3178.


Faculty/Staff Summer Parking 

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, you have several options! A permit is required to park on campus.

Faculty/Staff Summer Permit

Faculty/Staff (who do not have a current annual permit) may login to the parking portal and obtain a 2022 Faculty/Staff summer permit valid May 16 - July 31, 2022.

  • The cost of the 2022 summer permit (surface lot gate access included) is $45.00 (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express).

 Other Temporary Parking Options for Faculty/Staff

If do not have an annual or summer permit, we offer several alternate parking options below:

  • Hourly Parking: Available at any ParkMobile location, $2/hour (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express). See ParkMobile locations for more information.
  • Day Permit: $5/day, login to the parking portal to purchase.
  • Weekly Permit: $20/week, login to the parking portal to purchase.

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 through December 2022.

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.