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Dining Hours Monday March 2 - Friday March 6

Dining Hours Saturday March 7 - Sunday March 8

Spring Break Bookstore Hours

PaTS Services over Spring Break

REPROS Copy Center Spring Break Hours

Dining Hours Monday March 2 – Friday March 6

  Mo 3/2 Tu 3/3 We 3/4 Th 3/5 Fr 3/6
ATKINS LIBRARY
 Library Café 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 Grille 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
FRETWELL
 Fretwell Café CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
CONE CENTER - MAIN ST.
 Au Bon Pain  Soups CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
 Bojangles' CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
 Subway CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
 Use Your  Noodle/Sushi  CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
PROSPECTOR
 Chick-fil-A Express 7:30 AM-5:00 PM 7:30 AM-5:00 PM 7:30 AM-5:00 PM 8:00 AM-5:00 PM 7:30 AM-3:00 PM
 Feisty's 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
 Gold Room 11:00 AM-2:00 PM 11:00 AM-2:00 PM 11:00 AM-2:00 PM 11:00 AM-2:00 PM 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
 Mamma Leone's 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
 Mondo Sub CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
 Salsarita's 10:00 AM-3:00 PM 10:00 AM-3:00 PM 10:00 AM-3:00 PM 10:00 AM-3:00 PM 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
 Za-tar 10:00 AM-3:00 PM 10:00 AM-3:00 PM 10:00 AM-3:00 PM 10:00 AM-3:00 PM 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
 Soup/salad 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
 Continental  Breakfast bar 8:00 AM-10:30 AM 8:00 AM-10:30 AM 8:00 AM-10:30 AM 8:00 AM-10:30 AM 8:00 AM-10:30 AM
SOUTH VILLAGE CROSSING
 SoVi   breakfast CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
           brunch
           lunch CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
           dinner CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
 SoVi2Go CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
 SoVi Market +  Bakery CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
 The Den CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
BARNHARDT SAC
 Papa John's *CLOSED *CLOSED *CLOSED *CLOSED *CLOSED
STUDENT UNION
 Bistro 49 CLOSED 10:30 AM-2:00 PM 10:30 AM-2:00 PM 10:30 AM-2:00 PM 10:30 AM-2:00 PM
 Crown Commons CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
 Einstein Bagels CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
 Mamma Leone's CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
 Outtakes 9:00 AM-5:00 PM 9:00 AM-5:00 PM 9:00 AM-5:00 PM 9:00 AM-5:00 PM 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
 Starbucks 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 CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
CENTER CITY
 Einstein Bagels CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED

* DB accepted at the Papa Johns on J.W. Clay Blvd., 704-503-5032 when the Papa John's SAC location is closed. (Driver tips can not be paid with DB).

Dining Hours Saturday March 7 – Sunday March 8

  Sa 3/7 Su 3/8
ATKINS LIBRARY
 Library Café 1:00 PM-4:30 PM 12:00 PM-11:00 PM
PORTAL
 Orbis Grille CLOSED CLOSED
FRETWELL
 Fretwell Café CLOSED CLOSED
CONE CENTER - MAIN ST.
 Au Bon Pain Soups CLOSED CLOSED
 Bojangles' CLOSED CLOSED
 Subway CLOSED CLOSED
 Use Your Noodle/Sushi  CLOSED CLOSED
PROSPECTOR
 Chick-fil-A Express CLOSED CLOSED
 Feisty's CLOSED CLOSED
 Gold Room CLOSED CLOSED
 Mamma Leone's CLOSED CLOSED
 Mondo Sub CLOSED CLOSED
 Salsarita's CLOSED CLOSED
 Za'tar CLOSED CLOSED
 Soup/salad CLOSED CLOSED
 Continental Breakfast bar CLOSED CLOSED
SOUTH VILLAGE CROSSING
 SoVi  breakfast CLOSED CLOSED
           brunch CLOSED CLOSED
           lunch CLOSED CLOSED
           dinner CLOSED 5:00 PM-8:30 PM
 SoVi2Go CLOSED CLOSED
 SoVi Market + Bakery CLOSED 1:00 PM-11:30 PM
 The Den CLOSED 3:00 PM-2:00 AM
BARNHARDT SAC
 Papa John's *CLOSED *CLOSED
STUDENT UNION
 Bistro 49 CLOSED CLOSED
 Crown Commons CLOSED 5:00 PM-8:30 PM
 Einstein Bros. Bagels CLOSED CLOSED
 Mamma Leone's CLOSED CLOSED
 Outtakes 10:30 AM-12:30 AM 10:30 AM-12:30 AM
 Starbucks 9:00 AM-4:00 PM 11:00 AM-7:00 PM
 Wendy's CLOSED 11:00 AM-12:30 AM
 CENTER CITY
 Einstein Bros. Bagels CLOSED CLOSED

* DB accepted at the Papa Johns on J.W. Clay Blvd., 704-503-5032 when the Papa John's SAC location is closed. (Driver tips can not be paid with DB).

Barnes & Noble at UNC Charlotte Bookstore Hours

  Sa 2/28 Su 3/1  Mo 3/2 – Fr 3/6  Sa 3/7
Student Union 10:00 AM-5:00 PM CLOSED 8:00 AM-5:00 PM 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Center City CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED

Parking and Transportation Services

  • Permits required and enforced over Spring Break; temporary permits are available from the PaTS Office for $6 per day.
  • No shuttle service Monday March 2 - Friday March 6
  • SafeRide, both daytime disability and evening safety transportation, will operate on regular schedule throughout Spring Break.

REPROS Copy Center

Sa 2/28 – Su 3/1 Mo 3/2 – Fr 3/6 Sa 3/7
CLOSED 7:30 AM-5:00 PM CLOSED

 


Dining Hours for the weekend of the MLK Observance, January 16-19:

  Fri 1/16 Sat 1/17 Sun 1/18 Mon 1/19
ATKINS LIBRARY
Library Café 7:30 AM-4:30 PM 11:00 AM-7:00 PM 12:00 PM-11:00 PM CLOSED
PORTAL
Orbis Grille 7:30 AM-3:30 PM CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
FRETWELL
Fretwell Café 7:30 AM-3:30 PM CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
CONE CENTER MAIN ST. MKT.
Au Bon Pain Soups 10:30 AM-3:00 PM CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Bojangles' 7:30 AM-3:00 PM CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Subway 7:30 AM-3:00 PM CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Use Your Noodle/Sushi  10:30 AM-3:00 PM CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
PROSECTOR
Chick-fil-a 7:30 AM-3:00 PM 10:30 AM-3:00 PM CLOSED CLOSED
Feisty's 10:30 AM-3:00 PM CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Gold Room 11:00 AM-2:00 PM CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Mamma Leone's 10:00 AM-3:00 PM CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Mondo Sub 10:00 AM-3:00 PM CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Salsarita's 10:00 AM-3:00 PM CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Za'tar 10:00 AM-3:00 PM CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Soup/Salad 10:30 AM-3:00 PM CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Cont. breakfast bar 8:00 AM-10:30 AM CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
SOUTH VILLAGE CROSSING
SoVi  Breakfast 7:30 AM-10:00 AM
SoVi Brunch 10:30 AM-5:00 PM 10:30 AM-5:00 PM 10:30 AM-5:00 PM
SoVi Lunch 10:30 AM-2:00 PM
SoVi Dinner 5:00 PM-8:30 PM 5:00 PM-8:30 PM 5:00 PM-8:30 PM 5:00 PM-8:30 PM
SoVi2Go 8:30 AM-5:00 PM CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
SoVi Market + Bakery 7:30 AM-11:30 PM 1:00 PM-11:30 PM 1:00 PM-11:30 PM 1:00 PM-11:30 PM
The Den by Denny's 3:00 PM-2:00 AM 3:00 PM-11:00 PM 3:00 PM-11:00 PM 3:00 PM-11:00 PM
SAC
Papa John's *CLOSED *CLOSED *CLOSED *CLOSED
STUDENT UNION
Bistro 49 10:30 AM-3:00 PM CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Crown Commons 7:30 AM-8:30 PM 10:30 AM-8:30 PM 10:30 AM-8:30 PM 10:30 AM-8:30 PM
Einstein Bros. Bagels 7:30 AM-3:00 PM CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Mamma Leone's 11:AM-7:00 PM CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Outtakes 9:00 AM-12:30 AM 11:00 AM-12:30 AM 10:30 AM-12:30 AM 10:00 AM-12:30 AM
Starbucks 7:30 AM-6:00 PM 9:00 AM-4:00 PM 11:00 AM-7:00 PM CLOSED
Wendy's 10:30 AM-12:30 AM 11:00 AM-12:30 AM 11:00 AM-12:30 AM 10:30 AM-12:30 AM
CENTER CITY 
Einstein Bros. Bagels 8:30 AM-2:00 PM CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED

* DB accepted at the Papa Johns on J.W. Clay Blvd., 704-503-5032 when the Papa John's SAC location is closed. (Driver tips can not be paid with DB

Other Service Exceptions 

  • No SafeRide evening services Sunday evening, January 18
  • Barnes & Noble at UNC Charlotte will be CLOSED Monday January 19.
  • The PaTS Call Center  CLOSED Monday January 19.
  • No CATS Campus Shuttle Monday January 19.

And remember, the 6th Annual 49ers4Life campus-wide blood drive is Tuesday, January 20. Please, if you can give, plan to do so!

49ers4Life blood drive logo

Walk-in or make an appointment at redcrossblood.org. Use sponsor code 49ers4Life.


Permits are required to park anytime the University is open.  

Unable to buy a permit right away?

If you are waiting on a financial aid refund or other funds before purchasing 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. Temporary permits are not available for online purchase.

If you bought a full-time permit last semester (C, R, G, 6A or L27), your permit will not expire until 8/14/15. Expiration date is on the back of our permit.

New students and students with Night and Two-day permits (which are sold by the semester):

  • Permits for spring semester are available for purchase online (credit or debit card only). 
  • Permits ordered by midnight will be available for pick-up the next day.

Documents needed to purchase a parking permit:

  • 49er ID Card
  • Vehicle Registration
  • Driver’s License
  • Proof of Vehicle Insurance

Student permit purchase/express pick-up at the Student Union (including temporary permits):

Student Union 1st Floor Art Gallery Mon Jan 5 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Student Union 1st Floor Art Gallery Tue Jan 6 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Student Union 1st Floor Art Gallery Wed Jan 7 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Student Union 1st Floor Art Gallery Thu Jan 8 8:00 am-6:00 pm
PaTS Office (#23 campus map) Fri Jan 9 7:30 am-5:00 pm

Permit Prices

$280  Full year beginning with spring semester
$130  Night Permit per semester (spring)
$260  Night Permit (spring and summer)
$15  Registration of multiple vehicles

 


Dining - What's Open

Dining venues not listed are CLOSED.

  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
Mon 1/5 7:30 am-5:00 pm
Mon 1/6 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 Wednesday January 7.

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.