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First Year Parking


Disability, Transfer Student, and Hardship Parking 

Though the Office of the Dean of Students is no longer assisting in or coordinating Hardship, Transfer Student, or Disability Parking, we are happy to offer general information regarding this matter, which can also be found at UNC Transportation and Parking. Traffic and Parking Ordinance prohibits undergraduate first year students from parking on campus. These students may apply for an exemption from this restriction through the Hardship Parking Application (

Newly-admitted transfer students with freshman standing may purchase a parking permit in-person from Transportation & Parking, located in the Public Safety Building.

Hardship Parking and Application Hardship Information

Hardship Parking is a student managed process that allocates permits to students whose schedule and transportation demands are significantly impacted by hardship circumstances which include, but are not limited to, medical non-mobility issues, family obligations, internship/clinical requirements, or significant extracurricular involvement. Students are responsible for the cost (Student Permit Prices) of a Hardship permit. For detailed information about the Hardship Parking Process, please visit

The Hardship Parking process is available to students with qualifying circumstances who may apply for an on-campus parking permit ONLY IF their time demands cannot be met by available parking options, transit, carpooling, biking, or walking. The Hardship Parking Committee is comprised of Student Government representatives along with a faculty advisor who review applications and assign the available hardship permits Students applying for a Hardship permit should do the following:

  • First, apply for a permit through the student parking lottery process, which begins June 22, and ends July 1.
  • Hardship applications must be submitted with required documentation attached by the specified deadline to be eligible for consideration.
  • An appeals process is available if a student does not receive a permit through the initial Hardship application process.

There are limited hardship parking permits available and applicants are NOT guaranteed a parking permit. Please direct all questions to the Hardship Parking Committee at

Hardship Application for Fall 2016 Semester

  • View Hardship Application at:
  • Deadline for application to be submitted: August 21, 2016
  • Assignments Posted: August 26, 2016
  • Permit Claim Deadline: September 6, 2016
  • In-Person Appeals: September 6-7, 2016
  • Appeal Assignments Posted: September 9, 2016
  • Appeals Permit Claim Deadline: September 13, 2016