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Dining - What's Open

  Sat 12/13 Sun 12/14 Mon 12/15 Tue 12/16 Wed 12/17 Thu 12/18 Fri 12/19
ATKINS
Library Cafe 8:00 am-3:00 pm CLOSED 7:30 am-4:30 pm 7:30 am-4:30 pm 7:30 am-4:30 pm 7:30 am-4:30 pm 7:30 am-4:30 pm
PORTAL
Orbis CLOSED CLOSED 7:30 am-3:00 pm 7:30 am-3:00 pm 7:30 am-3:00 pm 7:30 am-3:00 pm 7:30 am-3:00 pm
STUDENT UNION
Bistro 49 CLOSED CLOSED 10:30 am-3:00 pm 10:30 am-3:00 pm 10:30 am-3:00 pm 10:30 am-3:00 pm 10:30 am-3:00 pm
Outtakes  7:30 am-9:00 pm CLOSED 9:00 am-7:00 pm 9:00 am-7:00 pm 9:00 am-7:00 pm 9:00 am-7:00 pm 9:00 am-7:00 pm
Starbucks 7:30 am-5:00 pm CLOSED 8:00 am-4:00 pm 8:00 am-4:00 pm 8:00 am-4:00 pm 8:00 am-4:00 pm 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Wendy's 10:00 am-6:00 pm CLOSED 10:00 am-6:00 pm 10:00 am-6:00 pm 10:00 am-6:00 pm 10:00 am-6:00 pm 10:00 am-6:00 pm

 

  Mon 12/22  Tue 12/23
ATKINS    
Library Cafe 7:30 am-4:30 pm 7:30 am-4:30 pm
STUDENT UNION    
Outtakes 7:30 am-7:00 pm 7:30 am-7:00 pm
Starbucks 8:00 am-4:00 pm 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Wendy's 8:00 am-4:00 pm 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Center City Building: Einstein Bros. Bagels CLOSED December 13-23

WINTER BREAK: All campus dining closed December 24 - January 1

Barnes & Noble at UNC Charlotte

Bookstore hours are as follows:

Sat 12/13 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Sun 12/14 CLOSED
Mon 12/15 (F/S Open House) 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tue 12/16 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wed 12/17 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu 12/18 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Fri 12/19 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat 12/20 and Sun 12/21 CLOSED
Mon 12/22 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tue 12/23 8:00 am-5:00 pm

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY: Bookstore closed closed December 24 - 28 

Mon 12/29 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tue 12/30 8:00 am-5:00 pm

NEW YEARS HOLIDAY: Bookstore closed closed December 31 - January 1

Parking and Transportation Services

  • CATS Campus Shuttle ends service at 6:00 pm, Friday December 12; service resumes Wednesday, January 7
  • SafeRide (both daytime disability and evening safety transportation) will operate on regular schedule through Friday, December 12. 
    • On Saturday, December 13, there will be one SafeRide evening vehicle running the express route from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. 
    • Regular SafeRide evening schedule will continue on Sunday, December 14 through Monday, December 22.
    • Daytime disability service on normal schedule (7:30 am - 5:30 pm) through Tuesday, December 23. 
    • No service after 6:00 pm December 23 through January 1.
    • Regular service resumes January 2.

REPROS Copy Center

Sat 12/13 CLOSED
Sun 12/14 CLOSED
Mon 12/15 7:30 am-5:00 pm
Tue 12/16 7:30 am-5:00 pm
Wed 12/17 7:30 am-5:00 pm
Thu 12/18 7:30 am-5:00 pm
Fri 12/19 7:30 am-5:00 pm
Sat 12/20 and Sun 12/21 CLOSED
Mon 12/22 7:30 am-5:00 pm
Tue 12/23 7:30 am-5:00 pm

WINTER BREAK: Closed December 24 - January 1; Open Friday January 2, 7:30 am-5:00 pm; Closed Saturday January 3 and Sunday January 4. Return to regular hours Monday January 5.

Mail & Package Services

Open regular hours (9:00 am-5:00 pm) with the exception of Friday, December 19 when the Postal Window will be closed from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm.


"Relaxed enforcement" - why the change?

In years past, permits were not required to park on campus during exam weeks because there wasn't enough Visitor parking to accommodate students who had no permit but wished to park on campus just long enough to take their tests. This is no longer the case. There is plenty of short-term Visitor parking available in:

  • East Deck 1
  • Cone Deck
  • Student Union Deck
  • CRI Deck
  • Level 1 of South Village Deck
  • Lots 4 and 30 (and for disability parking, Lot 28).

As Visitor parking options increased, so did the number of complaints during exam weeks from permit-holding students and staff. To them, relaxed parking periods meant disruption and space competition with those who had never bought a permit. That’s just not fair.

Revised relaxed enforcement guidelines have been established as follows:

During final exam week

  • Two-Day and Night permits may park in Commuter lots. Date and time restrictions will not be enforced.
  • Those without permits are required to park in Visitor parking or at meters and pay the standard hourly fee or buy a temporary permit.
  • Temporary permits are available at the PaTS Office for $6 per day.

When CATS campus shuttle is not running

  • Faculty/Staff permits may park in Lot 16.
  • Lot 6A and Lot 27 permits may park in any Commuter or Resident lot including Lot 16.
  • Those without permits are required to park in Visitor parking or at meters and pay the daily fee or purchase a temporary permit.
  • Temporary permits are available at the PaTS Office for $6 per day.

When classes are not in session

  • Commuter permits are allowed in Residential and Greek Village lots.
  • Resident and Greek Village permits are allowed in Commuter lots.
  • Those without permits are required to park in Visitor parking or at meters and pay the standard hourly fee or buy a temporary permit.
  • Temporary permits are available at the PaTS Office for $6 per day.

Whenever the University is open

  • Paid parking such as meters, pay-by-space parking and Visitor decks are enforced from 5:00 am Monday morning until 10:00 pm Friday evening, whether classes are in session or not.
  • Gates in all decks and lots are kept down from 5:00 am Monday morning until 10:00 pm Friday evening.
  • Access is controlled by the AVI device at the gated areas according to the encoded RFID strip in the purchased permit.
  • Intercom communication is available at all Visitor gated areas and connects directly to the Parking and Transportation Services Call Center for immediate assistance when needed.
  • Call Center phone number is posted at all gates (704-687-0161).

PaTS does not enforce permits when the Call Center is closed:

  • From 10:00 pm Friday to 5:00 am Monday and
  • Whenever the University is closed
    • New Year’s Day                                    
    • Martin Luther King Day                 
    • Independence Day                             
    • Labor Day                                               
    • Thanksgiving Holiday                    
    • Winter Holiday                                                     
    • Any other University closing as approved by the Chancellor

So, Niner Nation, let’s not add to the stress of exams by risking a citation for parking without a permit. Be prepared and either plan to park in Visitor parking or go by the PaTS office and purchase a temporary permit for the days you’ll be needing to park on campus.

More questions? Please call the PaTS Call Center, 704-798-0161, write pats@uncc.edu, or mention @unccparking on Twitter.

Photo of East Deck 1 taken during winter


Here's what will be open the week of the Thanksgiving holiday:

Dining Hours

Wednesday November 26

Atkins Library  
  Library Café 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
PORTAL  
  Orbis Grille CLOSED
Fretwell  
  Fretwell Café 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Main Street  Market Cone Center CLOSED
Prospector  
  Chick-fil-A 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  Feisty's 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  Gold Room 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Mamma Leone's 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  Mondo Subs 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  Za'tar 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  Soup/salad 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  Continental Breakfast bar 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
RDH CLOSED
Student Union  
  Bistro 49 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  Crown Commons CLOSED
  Einstein Bros. Bagels 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  Mamma Leone's 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  Outtakes 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Starbucks 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  Wendy's 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Center City Building  
  Einstein Bros. Bagels 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Thursday November 27 and Friday November 28

Thanksgiving Holiday - All campus dining CLOSED

Saturday November 29

   Library Café 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sunday November 30

   Library Café 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
RDH  
   Dinner 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
   RDH Outtakes 4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Student Union  
   Crown Commons 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
   Outtakes 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
   Starbucks 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
   Wendy's 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM

Barnes & Noble at UNC Charlotte bookstore

  • Wednesday November 26: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday November 27 – Sunday November 30: CLOSED

Campus Shuttle, SafeRide, Parking and Transportation Services

No shuttle service Wednesday, November 26; full service resumes Monday, December 1

SafeRide service ends at 6:00 PM Wednesday November 26; resumes 6:00 PM Sunday, November 30.

PaTS Call Center closed 10:00 PM Wednesday November 26 – 5:00 AM Monday December 1.

REPROS Copy Center

Wednesday November 26: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Thursday November 27 - Sunday November 30: CLOSED

Illustration of a turkey wearing a Niner Nation T-shirt, with


The North Carolina Department of Transportation will close the southbound Mallard Creek Bridge Wednesday, October 15, impacting the Route 11U North Tryon for about a year.

Here's how Rt. 11U currently operates on campus, stopping at East Deck 2 and Mary Alexander Rd. shown in pink.

Map showing current on-campus path of CATS Rt. 11 U

Once the southbound lanes of North Tryon close at the Mallard Creek Bridge, the stops north of WT Harris Blvd will be affected. The 11U will no longer serve North Tryon north of Institute Circle, Mallard Creek Church Road, University City Boulevard, or the East Deck at UNCC or Pavilion Boulevard.

Here's the altered route (updated 10/17 from CATS. Printable PDF)

Map of revised Rt 11 detour

During the detour, Route 11U outbound will serve UNCC via the bus stop located at Institute Circle. The Route 11U inbound from UNCC will be at John Kirk and University City Blvd.

Campus Shuttle Rt. 50 (Red Line), cross-campus service from John Kirk Dr. to CRI, is the best alternative for accessing campus core and East campus, as shown in Red:

map showing Rt. 5 Red Line connecting Rt 11 U detour route with campus core

The detour is scheduled to begin Wednesday, October 15. For the most current information, follow @CATSRideTransit on Twitter or call the Charlotte Area Transit call center at 704-336-7433. Parking and Transportation Services will also post updates as we know them: Twitter @unccparking and @unccnextride.

NextRide App iconThe UNCCNextRide app (iOS and Android) and mobile web site, provide CATS Campus Shuttle and SafeRide tracking on a map with arrival predictions, schedules and service alerts. Campus routes (47, 49 and 50), schedules, arrivals and bus movement can be seen in real time, in one place: nextride.uncc.edu

 

UPDATE - Effective Friday, October 17, 2014 until Fall 2015

Route 11U Service Detour REVISED MAP  Printable PDF)

CATS Rider's Alert: Starting October 17, 2014, the detour for the Route 11U will be revised to partially restore service on Mallard Creek Church Road, as well as relocate bus stops serving the University of North Carolina in Charlotte (UNC-Charlotte).

North of WT Harris Boulevard, the 11U will only serve North Tryon Street in the outbound direction.  Mallard Creek Church Road will also only be served in the outbound direction.  Passengers wishing to travel inbound on the 11U should take the outbound service towards UNC-Charlotte.  11U trips will continue inbound from UNC-Charlotte via WT Harris Boulevard back to North Tryon Street.

UNC-Charlotte students, staff and visitors may access the campus at the Route 11 bus stop on Tryon Street and Institute Circle, or at the restored Route 11 bus stop on University City Boulevard at John Kirk Road.  Connections with the Route 50 Red Line UNC-Charlotte Shuttle are located a block off North Tryon Street on Robert D Snyder Road and Institute Circle, or on Mary Alexander Road near John Kirk Road.  As part of the new detour, the temporary bus stop at the CRI Deck on UNC-Charlotte campus will revert to only serving the Route 50 Red Line campus shuttle.

The inbound Route 11U stop on North Tryon Street and JW Clay Boulevard will not be served during this new detour.  Customers using this stop may walk across North Tryon Street to the shelter in front of Carolinas Medical Center-University hospital.  This stop will be served by the 11U outbound schedule, with service continuing inbound from UNC-Charlotte.
 
Service along Pavilion Boulevard will remain discontinued.  The trips of the 11P in the Route 11 schedule will be operated as 11U trips, following the same one-way loop north of WT Harris Boulevard.
 
This detour is related to the recent closure of the southbound Mallard Creek Bridge of southbound North Tryon Street by the North Carolina Department of Transportation.  The road closure is expected to last until Fall 2015.


Every year, PaTS posts the numbers that show how permit proceeds from the previous academic year were spent. Here’s a snapshot of last year’s totals (academic year 2013-14):

Income: $9,575,924

  • $7,579,306 came from permit sales
  • The rest was generated from visitor parking fees, F/S premium gated access fees, etc.

Operating expenses: $9,502,816

  • $4,159,287 went to debt service on existing decks;
  • $749,197 for CATS Campus Shuttle
  • $2,010,365 for repairs and maintenance of lots and decks
  • $1,060,394 for salaries (which includes enforcement personnel, most of whom are student workers)
  • $1,523,573 went to utilities, lease for Center City building parking, gate equipment, permit printing, credit card fees, insurance, maintenance contracts, etc.

As you can see, most of the money from permit sales and visitor parking charges goes into paying back construction bonds on existing decks and maintenance/upkeep of all campus lots and decks (replace lights, repair surfaces, repaint stripes, etc.). Any money left that exceeds current obligations (which this year was $73,108) will go toward design and construction of future decks.

Permit prices are set to support a 10-year business plan that ensures that new decks can be built as enrollment growth demands, that parking removed by new buildings can be replaced, and that existing parking facilities are maintained so as to extend service life.

That’s because:

  • State funds are not used to pay for parking facilities
  • Tuition dollars don’t supplement parking
  • Citation fines cannot supplement construction/maintenance of parking lots and decks*
  • That means that parking has to be self-supporting, paid for by those who use it, students, faculty/staff and visitors.

PaTS will continue to publish the numbers every year so that you can know where the money goes. (Here’s the numbers from academic year 2012-13). We’re also happy to answer your questions about parking. Tweet @unccparking or write pats@uncc.edu.

*PaTS and the University reap no financial benefit from citation fines. Citation proceeds are governed by a State statute (GS 115C-457.1-3 – p. 305) which says that civil fines (i.e., parking tickets), minus the cost of collection, have to be remitted to the State of North Carolina, which then allocates the money to local K-12 public schools. The cost of collection cannot exceed 20% regardless of how much is actually spent to provide enforcement and collect the fines. Unfortunately, it costs PaTS more than the 20% they're allowed to keep to cover the cost of enforcement.


Photo from inside shuttle bus, looking out front windshield, on rainy day

Shorter days and cooler, wetter weather means more people riding campus shuttle and SafeRide Evening Safety transport.

Here's some tips and links for getting the most from the FREE transportation services UNC Charlotte provides:

  • Familiarize yourself with the three campus shuttle routes: Yellow Rt. 47, Green Rt. 49, and Red Rt. 50. Route maps and stop lists.
  • Install the UNCC NextRide smartphone app for real-time CATS Campus Shuttle and SafeRide tracking or bookmark the website/mobile site. NextRide shows you where the buses are and provides an estimated arrival time to your stop.
  • Rt. 50 Red Line (cross-campus service from Lot 6 at John Kirk to CRI Deck) is the most heavily used, and often reaches double-row-standing capacity between 9:00 and 10:00 AM.
  • Please wait until exiting passengers have stepped off the bus before boarding. 
  • If a two-seat bench seat is open, take the one by the window so someone can sit on the aisle-side without having to ask.
  • Place backpacks on your lap or on the floor, taking care not create tripping hazards near the aisle.
  • When capacity reaches standing room, move all the way to the back of the bus, creating two rows if necessary, so there’s room for others to get on.
  • Simple courtesies and an occasional “excuse me,” and “thank you,” go a long way to making the ride more pleasant for everyone.
  • Make sure to gather all your belongings before exiting the bus. Items left on shuttles are taken to CATS Lost and Found, 704-336-5326. For items left on SafeRide vehicles, call the PaTS Call Center at 704-687-0161.
  • Get service alerts, ask questions or report problems via Twitter: follow @UNCCNextRide and/or @UNCCParking.

 


The Charlotte 49ers first home football game is this Saturday, September 6.

Game Day event parking and traffic management plan will be in full effect that day and the following Saturdays: September 27, October 25, November 8, November 15 and November 22.

Here’s what Faculty and Staff should expect:

  • The only campus entrances/exits open for general usage on game day will be the main entrance off University City Boulevard (Highway 49) and the entrance at John Kirk Drive and Van Landingham Road (see map).
  • All other entrances will be restricted to game ticket holders with Game Day parking passes. The passes direct ticket holders to where they must enter campus.
  • Faculty/Staff permits will not be valid in any parking deck or lot assigned to football event parking.
  • Reserved spaces located in game-day parking lots will also be unavailable on game days.
  • Faculty/Staff Permits will be limited to parking in East Deck 1 (if you purchased premium “gated” area access with your permit). East Deck 2, East Deck 3 and South Village Deck are available to any Faculty/Staff permit holder.
  • All other lots and decks will be reserved for football ticket holders and paid visitor parking.
  • All campus visitors should be directed to East Deck 1 or South Village Deck. Visitor rates will apply.

The campus will experience high traffic, restricted parking, and restrained movement between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on game day.

  • Allow extra time to exit or enter campus during these hours.
  • Phillips Rd. will be closed to all but emergency and service vehicles. A specific permit from Parking and Transportation Services is required for any University-owned vehicle needing access to the football complex on game day. Please call 704-687-0161 for requirements and additional information. Employees scheduled to work football events (e.g., dining staff, work crews) will be given a specific permit to park. Please contact your supervisor for details.
  • Complete Game Day parking information available here.

Parking for Football – What students need to know

  • All entrances to campus will close at 7:00 a.m. Saturday except for the Main Entrance (off University City Blvd.) and east entrance (Van Landingham Rd., off John Kirk Rd.).
  • Expect high traffic, restricted parking and restrained movement around campus from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
  • The only entrances/exits to/from campus that day will be: 1.) Main Entrance from University City Blvd. (Hwy 49) and 2.) Van Landingham Rd. and Cameron Blvd. entrances from John Kirk Rd. (see map). All other entrances will be restricted to game ticket holders with Game Day parking passes. The passes direct where ticket holders will enter campus.

Students with tickets for the game

  • You must also obtain a Game Day parking permit if you plan to tailgate or park free in a Student Tailgating Lots 5, 5A and 6 (marked White on map).
  • Students must go online to Click and Park, beginning the Tuesday prior to game day, to obtain a student tailgating permit using their student ID number as a validation code. There is no charge for a student tailgating permit.
  • Student tailgaters must use the entrance at John Kirk Dr. and Van Landingham Rd.
  • Tailgating lots will open at 8:00 a.m. on home game Saturdays.
  • When student tailgating permits are issued to capacity, students must park in East Deck 2, East Deck 3 or South Village Deck using their UNC Charlotte student parking permit.
  • Students who do not plan to tailgate also have the option to purchase a parking permit for West Deck (Purple Game Day parking) or Union Deck (Yellow Game Day Parking). These permits are limited in quantity and available through Click and Park for $15 (plus convenience fee) or you may park in the Cash Lot at Cone Deck for $20.

Students without game tickets who plan to tailgate

  • You must obtain a Game Day parking permit to tailgate in a Student Tailgating Lot (5, 5A and 6, marked White on map). Go online to Click and Park, beginning the Tuesday prior to game day, to obtain a student tailgating permit using your student ID number as a validation code. There is no charge for a student tailgating permit.
  • Student tailgaters must use the entrance at John Kirk Dr. and Van Landingham Rd. Tailgating lots will open at 8:00 a.m. on home game Saturdays.

If you're not going to the game but plan to be on campus that day, here's what you can expect:

  • The campus will experience high traffic, restricted parking, and restrained movement between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on game day. Allow extra time to exit or enter campus during these hours.
  • The only campus entrances/exits open for general usage on game day will be the main entrance off University City Blvd. (Highway 49) and the entrance at John Kirk Dr. and Van Landingham Rd. (see map).
  • Phillips Rd. will be closed to all but emergency and service vehicles.
  • Non-event parking for Visitors is limited to East Deck 1 and South Village Deck. Gates will be down and visitors must pay the normal fee ($1/half hour; $10 maximum per visit)

For those with UNC Charlotte Parking Permits:

  • C Permits will be valid only in East Decks 2 and 3. R Permits will be valid only in R Lots, including North Deck and South Village Deck.
  • Lot 25 and the upper section of Lot 6 are reserved for tailgating events.

Important Information for Resident Students

  • Vehicles parked in Lot 25 (on Cameron Blvd., across from Wallis Hall) must move their vehicles by midnight the Friday before a home game or risk being towed; tow fee is $75. Lot 25 is designated for FSL holder tailgating. Please park your vehicle in North Deck or another R lot.
  • Vehicles parked in Lot 6 must be parked in the lower bays closest to Cameron Blvd., as indicated on this map,  by midnight the Friday before a home game or risk being towed; tow fee is $75  More Football Game Day parking information here.
  • Please tell any friends/relatives who plan to visit you on home game Saturdays that they will be required to park in East Deck 1
  • Visitors parking and pay the normal visitor fee ($1/half hour: $10 maximum per visit) unless they have a Game Day prepaid permit or park in the Cash Lot at Cone Deck.

Parking demand was strong on the first day of classes and traffic on narrow campus roads had periods of being beastly. This is normal and expected... and annoying. But now that almost everyone has some kind of parking permit, picked up their books, and settled into a routine, parking patterns and traffic backups are easing.

That said, Union Deck, Lots 18 and 19, East 2 and West Decks are areas that will continue to fill up because they closest to the academic center of campus. Who doesn't want to park as close as they can? A class schedule that is heavily loaded from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Monday - Thursday ensures that once at capacity, those areas will stay packed for several hours.

Campus parking map with high demand parking areas highlighted

If you have an 11:00 am class and don't arrive on campus until 10:30, it's wise to assume that you will not easilly find a place to park in a high-demand area. It's far more likely you'll circle a full deck and be late for class. At peak demand (based on class schedule) the average time to find a parking space in the high-demand lots and decks is 30-45 minutes.

Why not try parking in a lower-demand area like North, South Village, or CRI decks or Lot 6? Every one of those places has plenty of available parking and a shuttle stop nearby. Install the free UNCCNextRide app (available for iOS and Android) to get real-time tracking and ETA of all campus shuttle routes. Many students and staff persons have found that it's easier to park farther out and either walk or take the shuttle.

Campus parking map with lower-demand parking areas highlighed

Try it for one day and see for yourself!

Watch our short video about parking in high demand versus lower demand areas. Parking doesn't have to be ugly. But it can be funny!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTflMM-7co4&feature=youtu.be

 


Student Parking Permit purchase and pick-up

The line and wait for student permit purchase can get very long the first few days of class. It's best to order your permit online, in advance. Permits ordered online will be waiting in an express pick-up line.

Student purchase/pickup, express pick-up, and temporary permit purchase will be in the Student Union Art Gallery (first floor) Thursday August 14 - Wednesday August 20. Before and after those dates, you may purchase and pick-up your permit in Parking and Transportation Services Office

DATE LOCATION HOURS
Thu. Aug. 14 Student Union Art Gallery 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri. Aug. 15 Student Union Art Gallery 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat. Aug. 16 Student Union Art Gallery 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun. Aug. 17 Student Union Art Gallery 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon. Aug. 18* Student Union Art Gallery 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue. Aug. 19 Student Union Art Gallery 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed. Aug. 20 Student Union Art Gallery 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

*Permit enforcement begins. If you do not have a permit, you must park in a visitor area.

Unable to buy a permit by the first day of class?

If you are waiting on a financial aid refund or other funds before you can purchase a permit, you may buy a temporary permit to hold you over. Price is $6 per day for as many days as you think you'll need.

Faculty and Staff permits

The parking office will be open 7:30 am-5:00 pm for faculty and staff needs only:

  • Thursday August 14
  • Friday 15
  • Monday August 18  – Wednesday August 20

49er ID Card and Meal Plans Office

Auxiliary Services Building (look for the green awning), #39 on campus map

  • Get a 49er ID Card
  • Change or purchase a meal plan
  • Add funds to card accounts (49er and ODA)
Friday August 15 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday August 16 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday August 17 CLOSED *
Monday August 18 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

* ID Office in Student Union is open. See times below.

ID Card Office

Student Union Room 127, #69 on campus map

  • Get a 49er ID Card
  • Add funds to card accounts (49er and ODA)
Friday August 15 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday August 16 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday August 17 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday August 18 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Barnes & Noble at UNC Charlotte Bookstore

Student Union first floor. Extended hours August 14 - 19.

Thursday August 14 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday August 15 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday August 16 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday August 17 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday August 18 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday August 19 7:30 am - 10:00 pm

 image of the UNC Charlotte planner cover Don't forget to pick up you FREE academic planner! No purchase required - just ask for one! (while they last).

Dining

Fall meal plans, both meal swipes and DB, activate at 10:30 AM, Friday, August 15.

Campus Shuttle

 

Welcome back and best of luck for a successful year.

Illustration of campus front entrance with pep talk text,


Permits

UNC Charlotte Parking Permits are required and will be enforced on the first day of class. If you have not already done so, purchasing online is the easiest way to get your permit. We’ll have it waiting for you in an express pick-up line the next morning after you order it.

Student permit purchase and pick-up will be at the Student Union first floor Art Gallery (#69 on campus map):

  • Thursday, August 14, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 15, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 16, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 17, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, August 18, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 19, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 20, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

Discount remote parking is still available to commuters and Faculty/Staff for Lot 6A (corner of Cameron Blvd. and John Kirk Rd., served by the campus shuttle) and Lot 27 (a walk-in lot near the Harris Alumni House) until sold out.

Permit hangtags have a Radio Frequency ID (RFID) chip that will open gated areas appropriate for your permit type. You may register more than one vehicle to a permit for an additional $15 fee. • Permits are to be displayed from the rear view mirror or on the driver’s side dash in a PaTS-approved clear pouch. The entire permit must be visible. (Dash pouches are available from the PaTS office at no charge).

IF...

  • you aren't able to get your permit in advance of the first day of class, park in Visitor Parking at the Union Deck, Cone Deck, East Deck 1, South Village Deck or CRI Deck. Upon request, you will be given a voucher for one (1) hour of parking when you purchase your permit. 
  • you’re waiting for a financial aid refund or otherwise need to wait to buy a permit, PaTS will be selling temporary permits for $6 per day at the permit purchase/pick-up stations in the Student Union from August 14-20. You may buy temporary daily permits for as many days as you think you’ll need. Please note that temporary daily permits do not allow access to gated areas.

Parking Changes

  • Parking gates in all gated lots and decks will remain closed from 5:00 a.m. Monday continuously through 10:00 p.m. on Friday evening, except during holidays when the University is closed.
  • Union Deck lower level, North Deck, and Lot 8 are now gated and restricted by permit type.
  • As of August 18, the Parking and Transportation Services Call Center is open from 5:00 a.m. on Monday continuously through 10:00 p.m. Friday evening to answer any parking or transportation related concerns: 704-687-0161.
  • Single and multi-space meters are enforced 24 hours per day, seven days per week, except during holidays when the University is closed.
  • All visitor decks are now automated. Keep your entrance ticket with you and pay at the pay station before returning to your vehicle. This allows traffic to flow smoothly in the exit lanes.

Parking Tips

  • Typically, the first two weeks of fall semester is when parking demand is exceptionally high, particularly at Union Deck. Plan for it by either arriving before 8:00 a.m., or parking in a lot toward the margins of campus and taking the Shuttle into the campus core.
  • Expect parking demand (and campus traffic circulation) to be especially high the first three days of class. That's because nearly EVERYONE (and their parents) will be on campus conducting business, buying books and parking permits, and going to class.
  • If you don't have a permit by the first day of class, you will not be permitted to park in student lots and decks. You will be directed to visitor parking at East 1, Cone, Union, CRI or South Village decks.
  • Peak parking demand will occur Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (based on class schedule). Expect decks and lots closest to the center of campus to fill up quickly and early.
  • Have a plan in mind for an alternative parking area if your first choice is full when you arrive. Parking map.
  • Circling filled parking areas makes traffic flow worse. Lot 6 (on Cameron Blvd. near John Kirk Rd.), North Deck, CRI Deck, and South Village Deck are lesser-used and are served by the Campus Shuttle.
  • Hang in there! By the third week of classes, parking demand eases.

 Traffic Tips:

  • Peak traffic times are 7:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ­– 6:00 p.m.
  • If leaving campus between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m., avoid exiting to John Kirk Drive by way of Van Landingham Rd. near Fretwell. Try using Mary Alexander Rd. to Mallard Creek Church Rd. or the bottom level of East Deck 2 that exits to University City Blvd. (N.C. 49 South).
  • If arriving on campus between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m., avoid the John Kirk Drive Entrance at Van Landingham Rd. near the Circle K station. Enter campus by using Cameron Blvd., the Front Entrance off of University City Blvd. (N.C. 49), Mary Alexander Rd., or the bottom level of East Deck 2 from University City Blvd. (N.C. 49 South).
  • Pedestrians have the right of way on all crosswalks on campus unless there is a traffic signal, which takes precedence. The traffic circle at Mary Alexander and Van Landingham Roads is controlled by a traffic signal, which must be obeyed by both pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
  • Follow @unccparking on Twitter. PaTS uses Twitter to instantly inform you of detours, delays and other relevant information. For those who don’t use Twitter, the same information is fed directly to the parking website and appears near the top of the home page.

A comprehensive guide to Everything You Need to Know About Parking and Transportation is available as a printer-friendly PDF.
 
For specific inquiries and concerns, the Parking and Transportation Services website has a contact form or you may email unccpark@uncc.edu directly. Or call the PaTS call center, 704-687-0161, open continuously each week from 5:00 a.m. Monday through 10:00 p.m. Friday, beginning Monday, August 18.
 
 

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Questions? Call the PaTS Call Center, 704-687-0161 or mention @unccparking on Twitter.