UNCW Transportation

Students skateboarding on campus

Walking and Boarding

UNCW is a Pedestrian First campus. Meaning that all other traffic including cars, bikes and skateboards should give the right of way to anyone traveling on foot.

Students who commute to campus by foot or by skating should use caution when traveling to and from campus and when crossing busy intersections. There are crosswalks at the three major entrances to campus at S. College and Randall, S. College and Hurst and Racine and Randall. Pedestrians and skaters should always use the crosswalks and should never assume a vehicle is going to stop on their behalf.

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Pedestrian Responsibilities

  • Use sidewalks
  • Walk on the left side of the street, against traffic
  • Do NOT cross busy traffic
  • Obey all pedestrian traffic signals
  • At night, walk in well-lit areas.

Skateboards and Rollerblades


  1. Yield to anyone on foot
  2. Do not ride in the road or parking decks
  3. Dismount at crosswalks
  4. Do not assume a vehicle is going to stop for you
  5. Use extra caution if you choose to use headphones while skating/blading

Skating & Blading is Prohibited From

  1. Steps
  2. Flower Planters
  3. Brick Patios
  4. Curbs and Benches
  5. Parking Decks

ADA Compliant Mobility Devices

Any device needed because of a disability is allowed on sidewalks, multi-use paths and indoors. Non-ADA compliant vehicles including skateboards and hoverboards are not permitted indoors.

Crossing South College Road

The two best places for students to cross South College as they enter and exit campus are indicated on the map below. Both intersections of S. College and Randall and S. College and Hurst are equipped with cross walks and stop lights. Crossing the street where there are no pedestrian facilities is dangerous and highly discouraged.

crossing s collge