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Visitor Parking

Rules and Regulations

  • Visitors can park in the Visitor Lot, ParkMobile spaces, or obtain a visitor pass to park in other desired locations.
  • 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 should contact the main parking office for assistance at 910.962.3178 or

UNCW offers free visitor parking in the Visitor Lot (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 the Visitor Lot 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 Visitor Lot:

  • 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 Visitor Lot entrance.

The GPS address for Visitor Lot is 4941 Riegel Road, Wilmington, NC.

Visitors (neither a student, a faculty/staff member, nor a contractor/vendor of UNCW) may park for FREE at CMS campus in designated visitor spaces only.

  • Visitor spaces are located at the front of the CMS campus and are designated as visitor spaces with teal lines. See the interactive map.

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. The rate for ParkMobile is $2 per hour.

ParkMobile visitor parking spaces are located at:

  • Bluethenthal Wildflower Preserve entrance (off of Price Drive)
  • Eaton Plaza (near James Hall)
  • Hamilton Drive Lot
  • Library Lot (near Randall Library)
  • Fisher Lot (near the Fisher Student Center)
  • Wagoner Lot (near Wagoner Hall)
  • Cultural Arts Lot (near the Cultural Arts Building)
  • Admin Annex Lot (near the Admin Annex)
  • Price Drive Circle (near the Student Recreation Center)
  • The visitor parking area of East Deck (106 visitor spaces)
  • Watson College of Education

How It Works

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


You may purchase an all-day parking pass for $5 or a weekly parking pass for $20. Visitor parking passes may be obtained in advance at the Parking & Transportation Services Office in the Warwick Center.

Invited departmental guests should contact the inviting department to obtain their parking pass prior to arrival on campus.

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 Visitor Lot.

Visitors receiving a "no permit" citation may:

  1. Pay the citation as issued within 10 calendar days via the parking portal.
  2. Appeal the citation within 10 calendar days via the parking portal.

Appeals are granted only for citations written in error and must have supporting documentation. Appeals received after 10 calendar days will not be allowed, and the full parking fine is due.

In accordance with North Carolina General Statute 147-86.23, the university is required to collect and will charge additional fees and interest on any past due amounts.

Visit the parking portal


Parking & Transportation Services Office

Warwick Center