Parking for Campus Visitors

Visitor Parking Decks

When parking in a visitor parking deck, you must pay at a pay-on-foot station before exiting the deck. Visitor decks accept validated tickets, cash or credit card payments at pay-on-foot stations.

There are five visitor decks on campus: 

  • Cone Deck (Rooftop)
  • Union Deck (levels 4-6)
  • East Deck 1
  • CRI Deck
  • South Village Deck (level 1)

Visitor Parking Map

Visitor deck parking fees

Price Time
$5 First hour (or any part of hour)
$2 Each additional hour
$15 Maximum for daily
$20 Lost ticket fee
All rates subject to change
When a department pays for visitor parking
  • Department provides the visitor with a validated ticket.
  • Upon exit, the visitor scans their entry ticket and then their validated ticket at the exit verifier.  You may also use the pay-on-foot station, following the instructions below.
  • Take a timed ticket at entrance gate. Keep ticket with you, not in your car. (Lost ticket or no form of payment incurs $20 fee.)
  • While returning to your car, insert the timed ticket into the pay-on-foot station, and pay the amount due indicated on the screen or insert validated ticket. Cash (no coins) and card payments accepted. Ticket will be credited, allowing 10 minutes to return to vehicle and go to exit lane.
  • Pay-on-foot station locations: Cone Visitor Deck, top level; Union Visitor Deck, levels 4 and 6; East Deck 1, level 1; South Village Deck, level 3; and CRI Deck 1, levels 1 and 4.

Metered and ParkMobile Parking

For short visits, a limited number of metered parking spaces are available.

  • ParkMobile parking is available in Lot 4, Lot 30 and Lot 28 (ADA only). Look for signage in lots for ParkMobile instructions.
  • UNC Charlotte permits are not accepted at meters or in pay-by-space areas. You must pay the parking fee even if you purchased a UNC Charlotte parking permit.
  • Parking in these areas is enforced 24/7, except when the University is closed.
  • Do not park at meters reading “OUT OF ORDER.” Report malfunctions to 704-687-0161.

ParkMobile

Meter prices

Price Time
$2.50 30 minutes
All rates subject to change

Parking for Visitors with Disabilities

ADA Visitor parking is located:

  • Lot 28 (by Robinson Hall) and Lot 30 (by Reese); pay with ParkMobile.
  • East Deck 1, Union Deck, Cone Deck, CRI Deck, South Village Deck; all with pay-on-foot stations.