Parking & Transportation: Getting Around Campus

The Campus Maps site has several useful maps that you can view online or download and print.

See the UNC Police section for additional information on getting around campus after dark, using SafeWalk, RaveGuardian, and Smart911.


Campus tours are offered by the UNC-Chapel Hill Visitors’ Center operating in the Morehead Planetarium building on Franklin Street. Tours for the general public are available Monday through Friday at 1:30 pm. Check the Vistors’ Center website for further details.


Parking regulations are in effect in UNC faculty, staff, and commuting student parking zones weekdays from 7:30 am to 5 pm. Parking regulations are in effect in resident student zones Mondays–Thursdays from 7:30 am to 9 pm and Fridays from 7:30 am to 5 pm. When parking regulations are not in effect, motorists may park in any designated space except “Reserved at All Times (RAT)” spaces, “Disability” spaces, designated fire lanes, “Reserved for Service Vehicle” spaces, or lots designated for special events.

Friday Center Parking. You are required to display a visitor parking permit in the Friday Center parking lot. You can pick up a permit at the reception desk on the first floor.


Incentive Programs

  • The Commuter Alternatives Program (CAP) seeks to reduce traffic congestion and parking demand. It rewards those who commute through walking, bicycling, riding transit, or ridesharing. To request a CAP brochure, call UNC Public Safety or visit Student Commuter Alternatives Program (CAP). A free annual Triangle Transit “GoPass” is available to all eligible CAP registrants.
  • Redefine Travel also offers excellent information for students regarding transportation alternatives.
  • UNC’s car-sharing program, Zipcar, provides another option. More information can be found by visiting Zipcar, dialing 866-4ZIPCAR, or emailing
  • The Zimride car-sharing service helps students offer or request rides for commutes, road trips, and popular events. Membership is free. All UNC-Chapel Hill students, staff, and faculty with a UNC e-mail address are eligible to sign up for UNC’s private Zimride rideshare community.

Public Transit

  • All Chapel Hill Transit bus routes are fare-free. The exchange of money, coupons, or display of a bus pass is not needed when boarding. Campus “U” and “RU” (reverse U) shuttles run in continuous loops from 7 am to 8 pm, serving nearly every area on the main campus.
  • Triangle Transit provides regional bus service to and from RDU, Raleigh, and Durham. Included in the full complement of regional service is express service from Raleigh to UNC and from Hillsborough to UNC. Fees vary. For more route information, call Triangle Transit at 919-485-RIDE.


  • Point-to-Point (P2P) Express buses offer free fixed-route service between 7 pm and 3 am, seven nights a week during fall and spring semesters (except when residence halls are closed). Students need only show their UNC One Card to board the P2P Express.
  • P2P shuttle vans offer service twenty-four hours a day to disabled passengers and students needing rides to or from Student Health Services.
  • After dark, the P2P shuttles transport passengers needing to travel to or from areas that are not served by the Express buses.
  • To arrange for van service, call the P2P dispatcher at 919-962-7867 (919-962-PTOP). For more information or to see a route map and schedule, visit Point-to-Point Shuttle .

For More Information, visit the Department of Public Safety during regular business hours (weekdays, 7:30 am to 5 pm) in the Public Safety Building on Hardin Drive (off Manning Drive) on south campus. For more information on parking and transportation at UNC-Chapel Hill, visit Public Safety and click on Parking.

Phone Numbers

General info: 919-962-3951/3952
Police emergencies: 911
Police non-emergencies: 919-962-8100
Parking control: 919-962-8006
P2P dispatcher: 919-962-PTOP (7867)
CAP Program: 919-843-4414

Campus Safety Report

See UNC-Chapel Hill’s latest Campus Security Report.  It includes crime and arrest statistics, crime reporting procedures, and University emergency warning procedures; alcohol and drug information and policies; sexual assault response procedures, including victim resources and campus disciplinary procedures; and information about campus police authority and jurisdiction, building access and security, and educational programs on personal security and crime prevention.