Parking Services News

April 27, 2015

Bookstore dates:

Thursday, April 30

Textbook buy-back begins at Barnes & Noble at UNC Charlotte in the Student Union. 

Friday, May 8

Last day to return rented textbooks. 

Meal Plans and Dining

Thursday, April 30

Last day of regular spring dining hours. Exam week hours begin.

Wednesday, May 7

Last chance to use meal swipes. Dining Halls close and meal swipes expire after the dinner hours.

Thursday, May 8

Declining Balance [DB] funds attached the following meal plans EXPIRE.

  • Unlimited plans:
    • 7-day/200
    • 5-day/200
  • Block Plans (meal swipes with DB)
    • 175/300
    • 150/300
    • 125/300
    • 65/300

Unused funds are forfeited, so. please, use them up!

Funds remaining from the Straight DB ($845) plan remain available through the summer sessions, expiring August 5.

Remember, you can use DB at the campus convenience stores (Outtakes in the Student Union and SoVi Market + Bakery in South Village Crossing). Money deposited to 49er Account and Optional Dining Account (ODA) does not expire and rolls over semester to semester, year to year, as long as you're enrolled.

Parking and Transportation

Wednesday, April 29 – Friday, May 15

Relaxed enforcement for permit holders begins. This means:

  • Two-Day permits are valid on all days
  • Night permits are valid during the day and night
  • Any valid permit may park in any non-reserved student space and gate access will be adjusted accordingly
  • Commuter permits may park in Resident and Greek Village spaces
  • Resident permits may park in Commuter and Greek Village spaces
  • Greek Village permits may park in Commuter and Resident spaces
  • Faculty/Staff permits may park in any student space including Lot 16
  • Lot 6A and Lot 27 permits may park in any student space

It does not mean that those without permits may park on campus. Permits are required and meters and Visitor decks and lots require payment of fees.  More information.

Friday, May 8

Campus shuttle service remains on regular service schedule until ending at 6:00 PM. 

There is no shuttle service over summer. Service to resume the first day of classes, August 24.

Mail and Package Services

Before you leave

Resident students, please remember to EMPTY your mailbox and complete a icon for PDF  change of address form if you want your mail forwarded over the summer or permanently.

Dining and Auxiliary Services Hours May 1-17

Dining Hours May 1-7

What's Open Commencement Weekend, May 8-10

What's Open May 11- 17


April 21, 2015

That was then... 

If you recall a time when permits were not enforced during exam weeks and breaks between class sessions, or if you have a move-out brochure or notice that claims a period of no enforcement, that is out-of-date information. "Relaxed enforcement" is no longer as relaxed as it used to be.

...This is now

  • Permits are required whenever the University is open. That means even during exams and when classes are not in session. 
  • Meters and Visitor decks and lots require payment of visitor fees

Enforcement from April 29, 2015 through May 17, 2015:

Any unexpired semester or year-long permit is valid and will provide appropriate gate access

  • Two-Day permits are valid on all days
  • Night permits are valid during the day and night
  • Any valid permit may park in any non-reserved student space and gate access will be adjusted accordingly
  • Commuter permits may park in Resident and Greek Village spaces
  • Resident permits may park in Commuter and Greek Village spaces
  • Greek Village permits may park in Commuter and Resident spaces
  • Faculty/Staff permits may park in any student space including Lot 16
  • Lot 6A and Lot 27 permits may park in any student space

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.
  • Temporary (daily) permits are valid ONLY for the days purchased and not valid in gated areas

Why did the policy change last year?

It used to be that 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 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 unfair disruption and space competition with those who had never bought a permit. The time had come for an unfluctuating enforcement policy.

Establishing an enforcement policy that's consistent throughout the year is not a move designed to write more citations and collect more fines. In fact, PaTS and the University do not financially benefit from citation fines. State statutes govern our parking fines (GS 115C-457.1-3, page 305) and the law requires that, minus the cost of collection, fines be remitted to the State. The cost of collection is capped at 20% and costs University more than the amount we’re permitted to keep.

Reminder about loading and unloading

For short term parking by a building to carry something in or out, call the PaTS Call Center at 704-687-0161. Give your vehicle information and location. You'll be given some direction and 15 minutes to park.

PaTS' Call Center line has someone available to help you 24/5 (weekdays from 5:00 AM continuously through 10:00 PM Friday). When in doubt, ASK, please!

Summer Parking

Summer parking permits will be available for online purchase May 1 and may be picked-up from the PaTS Office May 11. 

  • If you bought a full-time permit in the fall or spring (Commuter, Resident, Greek Village, Faculty/Staff) your permit is good throughout summer (expiration is August 14).
  • Summer permits cost $110 per session (Summer 1 or 2) or $185 for both sessions.

Don't buy someone else's permit

This time of year offers pop up on Twitter and Craigslist that seek to sell unexpired full-time permits to summer students. Please, don't fall for that! Permits are registered to a specific person and vehicle. Buying and then using a permit registered to someone else may subject you to fines and other penalties. UNC Charlotte parking permits may only be bought through PaTS. 

Questions?

  • Call the PaTS Call Center, 704-687-0161
  • or email pats@uncc.edu
  • We're also on Twitter, @unccparking.

April 10, 2015

Permit Prices for 2015-2016

This is the time of year when parking permit rates are recommended and approved for the upcoming academic year. For the second year in a row, the recommendation is that the cost of UNC Charlotte parking permits remain the same. (Permit prices)

That's right, 0% increase! Which is especially good news considering that prior to 2014-15, the price was rising five to eight percent every year. 

Permit prices are determined by how much will be needed to support a ten-year financial plan that will pay for parking that accommodates enrollment. Although enrollment increased this year (and is expected to do so again next year) the demand for parking has leveled off. More students are electing not to bring a car on to campus, choosing remote parking options, taking campus- or apartment complex-provided shuttles, walking, and biking. No increase in demand means no need to plan, build and pay for additional parking facilities at this time.

Want to know more about how permit price is determined and where the money goes? Read The Truth About UNC Charlotte Parking.

Spring Space Counts

Another thing Parking and Transportation Services releases this time of year the semester's parking space inventory.

Spaces may be few in areas closest to the center of campus at the most densely scheduled class times, but there's plenty of parking available elsewhere. Space counts, which are taken regularly, prove that UNC Charlotte has sufficient parking for visitors, faculty, staff, and students. Students are the population who most heavily use parking and for whom most of the parking is designated. As you can see, even at peak scheduled class time, thousands of available parking spaces are empty.

Here are the numbers for Spring 2015, Monday - Thursday.* Italicized rows are areas that tend to fill at peak class times. Bold entries have the most parking to spare.

 

Student Parking Space Count, Spring 2015
Location Total Available Unoccupied 10:00 AM Unoccupied 12:00 PM Unoccupied 2:00 PM Unoccupied 4:00 PM Unoccupied 6:00 PM
Lot 26 (at FM/Police Bldg) 86 1 6 3 19 67
North Deck 1171 860 867 852 882 905
Lot 25 (across from Witherspoon) 497 127 125 138 146 179
Lot 19 (by Union Deck) 261 1 2 8 22 45
Lot 18 (by Union Deck) 94 1 1 3 18 35
Union Deck 682 82 16 54 176 389
CRI Deck 1 1319 1021 950 1025 1029 1215
CRI Lot 2 128 1 5 1 29 97
Lot 23 (CRI by stadium) 174 1 5 1 29 97
Lot 14 (by Tennis complex) 27 8 2 1 7 6
West Deck 760 180 28 83 295 476
Lot 7A (Memorial Hall) 37 1 2 1 6 25
Lot 7 (behind Cone Deck) 43 0 0 1 5 4
Lot 101 Foundation Bldg. 60 30 31 30 36 51
South Village Deck 1101 617 616 629 692 741
Lot 8 (adjacent to South Village Deck) 246 3 11 2 26 35
Lot 8A (by RDH) 55 0 2 0 1 0
Moore/Sanford U 51 1 1 1 0 2
Lot 16 (Oak, Pine, Maple, Elm) 233 0 1 1 7 9
Lot 20 (behind Witherspoon) 105 0 0 1 1 0
Lot 21 (next to Witherspoon) 134 1 1 1 4 5
Mary Alex (on street) 42 1 1 1 0 3
Lot 12 (NE corner Mary Alex & Cameron) 84 0 1 1 15 36
Lot 13 (Hawthorn) 140 0 2 5 9 18
Greek Village 324 153 157 158 153 161
Lot 6 (off Martin Village Rd.) 607 420 377 391 441 472
Lot 5 (Van Landingham Rd.) 582 67 43 94 234 334
Lot 5A (Van Landingham) 251 175 75 111 179 226
Lot 4A (Van Landingham at John Kirk) 128 24 14 40 72 109
East Deck 3 804 202 99 234 390 614
East Deck 2 539 6 20 31 61 173
TOTAL 10765 3984 3467 3905 4979 6512

The take-away for Commuters is same as last year:

  • Everyone wants to park as close as they can to their class and most classes are scheduled from about 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Therefore, more students are trying to park in the same places at the same time. Your competition is stiff.
  • Take a look at the Commuter parking areas in bold. Did you know that every one of them has a shuttle stop?
  • For just one day, try parking in Lot 6, North Deck or South Village Deck. The Red Line runs three buses from Lot 6 through the center of campus via the Student Union and out to the CRI campus (Mon-Thu; two buses Fri). You can catch the Green Line from North Deck and both the Yellow and Green Lines from South Village Deck. Download the UNCCNextRide app or view the mobile web site to see where the shuttle is and when it will get to your stop. It may seem odd to park so far away from your familiar, preferred spots, but just do it ONCE. After you see how easy it is to get from where you've parked to where you're going, it won't be nearly as annoying to park there are days when your favorite parking area is full.
  • There's NO REASON to park illegally in a full lot or deck and risk getting a citation and there's NO REASON to circle a deck until you miss class.
  • There are still no plans to take down the Belk Tower to put up a 20-story parking deck. Future parking facilities will continue to follow the campus master plan and be placed toward the margins of campus.

*Counts taken over a two week period of normal class schedule (no holiday/break).


April 8, 2015

Lot CRI 2 will be closed Friday, April 10 as mobile units for the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) are positioned. On Monday, April 13, the lot will reopen although 1/3 of the parking spaces will be occupied by NHANES survey trailers which will remain for about seven weeks. 

Map indicating location of lot CRI 2 and CRI Deck 1

Alternative parking is in CRI Deck 1. Permits that allow parking in Lot CRI 2 (Commuter and Faculty/Staff) automatically raise gates and allow parking in the adjoining deck.

NHANES is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention program of studies designed to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States. About NHANES

 

 


February 9, 2015

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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