UNCW Parking

Zones and Maps

Zones & Maps

A parking permit is required to park on campus 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Commuter and Resident students should stay in their assigned zone Monday - Friday 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. Reserved zones and spaces are for special permit holders only.

Maps and Quick Links:

Residential Student Parking Zones (Beginning Fall 2019)

Residential parking permits are assigned to on-campus housing residents, excluding Seahawk Crossing (resident deck), unless requested. Students should register for their parking permit as soon as they have registered for classes. Residential zone permits holders must stay in the residential zone from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Residential Zone


Available Lots

Residential Zone

Student Residential Zone

All On-Campus Housing

(excludes Seahawk Crossing, unless requested) 

All residential parking lots (see map)

Resident Zone Gold

Resident Deck Zone Gold

 Seahawk Crossing

Parking Deck (see map

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Commuter Student Parking Zones

Commuter zones are assigned based on the time of registration and availability.  To receive the best commuter zone available, you should register for your parking permit as soon as you have registered for classes. Commuter zone permits holders must stay in their assigned zone from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can NEVER park in a residential zone.

Commuter Zone

Available Lots

Commuter Zone Gold

Commuter Zone Gold

Parking Deck (see map)

Commuter Zone Magenta

Commuter Zone 1 (Magenta)

Parking lots C, H, I and DeLoach Lot (see map)

Commuter Zone 2

Commuter Zone 2 (Dark Blue)

Parking lots K, K extension, Hurst/Hamilton and spaces on Hamilton Drive (see map)

Commuter Park and Ride College

Park and Ride College (Cherry)

Park and Ride College is an off campus lot located across College Rd at intersections of Hurst, Hoggard and St. James and requires the use of shuttle buses to and from campus (see map)

Between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m., Monday - Friday, students may park in non-gated faculty/staff or commuter student lots, unless the lot is otherwise reserved (see night and weekend map)

Night and Weekend Zone

Night and Weekend (Orange)

May park on campus in non-gated faculty/staff or commuter student lots on weekends and between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. Monday - Friday, unless the lot is otherwise reserved.

(see night and weekend map)

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Faculty and Staff Parking Zones

Faculty and Staff Zone

Available Lots

Faculty and Staff Hang Tag

Faculty and Staff Hang Tag

Gated Parking Lots: A, G, Q, R1, R2, and T (see map)

Non-Gated Parking Lots: AA, BB, CC, FF, Service Lot, U, E, B, N, Eaton Plaza, and yellow lines spaces in D, and C (see map)

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Parking Deck Information

UNCW's first parking deck opened in August 2009. The East deck, which was designed to blend with the University's neo-Georgian architecture, provides premier parking accommodations for students, faculty, staff and visitors. The East deck is located at Seahawk Crossing near the intersection of Reynolds and Cahill Drives, in close proximity to the Education Building, Dobo Hall and McNeill Hall. (see map)


Features There are 997 parking spaces for cars, vans and 20 motorcycles, including two handicap van accessible spaces. The deck also provides covered bicycle parking and electric hook-ups for hybrid cars.
Visitor Parking The 106 visitor parking spaces, located on the main level of the parking deck, are accessible 24/7. The rate for visitor parking is $2.00 per hour. The walk-up pay station accepts $1 bills (exact change only) and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and American Express).
LEED Certification The parking deck's regionally produced materials, electric hook-ups for hybrid cars and other features helped the Seahawk Crossing complex earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED rating system is the nationally accepted standard for design, construction and operation of green buildings. Seahawk Crossing is the first LEED certified project at UNCW.

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