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Visitor Parking

Visitors are always welcome at UNCW! A Visitor is any person on campus who is neither a student, a faculty/staff member, nor a contractor/vendor of UNCW.

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Parking Rules and Regulations for Visitors

  • Any Visitor parking on campus, other than in visitor Lot M or a ParkMobile space, MUST obtain a Visitor’s Pass. The pass allows parking in many non-gated parking lots, in either white-lined or yellow-lined spaces, unless the space is otherwise reserved. Parking lots designated as 24-hour faculty/staff parking, reserved spaces and residential parking areas remain off limits.
  • Anyone operating a vehicle on the UNCW campus is responsible for abiding by UNCW parking regulations.
  • Visitors may park in designated visitor spaces only. Parking spaces for visitors are outlined by teal lines and identified by appropriate signs.
  • Visitors requiring handicap accommodations, other than in visitor lot M or a ParkMobile space, will need to obtain a Visitor’s Pass in order to park in any area outside the main visitors lot. Parking passes can be obtained by contacting the main parking office at 910.962.3178.

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FREE Visitor Parking in Lot M

Location of Visitor Parking Lot MUNCW offers free visitor parking in parking Lot M (located just off Riegel Road, adjacent to Price Drive). We encourage all visitors to begin their visit at the visitor information booth located at the entrance to Lot M so they can be informed of their parking options and, if necessary, be directed to the preferred parking area by our helpful attendant.

Directions to Parking Lot M:

  • From College Road (NC 132), turn onto Hurst Drive at the traffic light to enter the UNCW campus.
  • Continue on Hurst Drive to the next traffic light. Turn left onto Hamilton Drive.
  • Continue on Hamilton Drive to the intersection of Riegel Road. Turn right onto Riegel Road.
  • Continue on Riegel Road past the Warwick Center. After passing the Riegel Road/Price Drive intersection, turn left into the Parking Lot M entrance.

The GPS address for parking lot M is 4941 Riegel Road, Wilmington, NC.

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Admissions Campus Tours

Admissions campus tour visitors are required to park in the designated locations indicated on the campus visitor information. Parking in any other location results in a parking citation, unless parking in an area clearly marked for visitors: visitor ParkMobile spaces, visitor Lot M, etc.

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ParkMobile Spaces

ParkMobile Logo

When you’re parking on-the-go, the free ParkMobile app puts the power in the palm of your hand. Easily find and pay for parking from your phone without having to rush back to the meter.

  • ParkMobile visitor parking spaces are located at:
    • Bluethenthal Wildflower Preserve entrance (off of Price Drive)
    • Eaton Plaza (near James Hall)
    • Hamilton/Hurst Lot
    • Lot D (near Randall Library)
    • Lot E (near the Fisher Student Center)
    • Lot FF (near Wagoner Hall)
    • Lot Q (near the Cultural Arts Building) Admissions Campus Tours
    • Macmillan Lot (near the Admin Annex)
    • Price Drive Circle (near the Student Recreation Center)
    • Visitor Parking area of East Deck
    • Watson College of Education
  • ParkMobile Map 2020-2021 (PDF)

How it works

  1. Download the ParkMobile app, available on the AppStore, Google Play, or Windows Store, or those without a smartphone may use the mobile web app.
  2. Sign up with your email, license plate number, and a payment method.
  3. Once registered, you may begin to use ParkMobile immediately to pay on-the-go!
ParkMobile User Instructions

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Visitor Parking at East Deck

  • The 106 visitor parking spaces, located on the main level of the East Parking Deck located at the corner of Reynolds and Cahill Drives, are accessible 24/7.
  • The rate for visitor parking is $2.00 per hour. 

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Extended/Special Visitor Parking Passes

Visitors who intend to park on campus in areas other than the visitor parking lot, ParkMobile spaces or the parking deck will need to purchase a daily or weekly parking pass. All-day parking passes may be purchased for $5 or a weekly parking pass may be purchased for $20. Visitor parking passes may be obtained in advance at the Parking & Transportation Services Office in the Warwick Center.

Invited departmental guests must receive a parking pass from the department extending the invitation to park in any area other than visitor designated spaces. Please contact the inviting department to obtain your parking pass prior to arrival on campus.

Special Event Attendees

Additional visitor parking spaces may be designated for special events. When attending a special event on campus, please park in the area designated by the event information. If the event information does not designate a preferred parking area, please park in the visitor parking lot.

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If You Receive a Parking Citation

Visitors receiving a "no decal" citation may:

1.) Pay a $5 daily late day visitor rate.

Pay $5 in person at Parking & Transportation Services, or mail a check payable to UNCW to the address indicated on the citation.

2.) Pay the citation as issued within seven days.

3.) Appeal the citation within seven days (Citation Appeal Form).

Appeals are granted only for citations written in error and must have supporting documentation. Appeals received after seven business days will not be allowed, and the full parking fine is due.

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