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Transportation and Parking Information for Employees

School of Pharmacy employees have a variety of options for its employee with regards to parking on campus. Parking on campus is limited but the School has spaces allocated in various lots across campus. Employees must pay for on-campus parking and rates vary based on the lot (gated/non-gated) and the employees’ salary. Parking is payroll deducted from paycheck on a pre-tax basis. Spaces are allocated to Pharmacy employees based on the guidelines below.

Information about campus parking lots can be viewed here:

Priority parking is given to Pharmacy employees in the following roles:

  • Dean
  • Executive Vice/Associate/Assistant Deans
  • Chairs
  • Total State Service
  • Temporary Employees

Current employees are invited to participate in the parking lottery annually during the summer.  During the lottery process, all employees are invited to submit their top three parking choices based on the allocations available.  Employees are encouraged to be strategic about their requests based on their years of previous state service.  Once all interested employees have submitted their top three parking preferences, allocations are made based on the hierarchy above.  Every effort is made to assign a permit in an employee’s top three preferences.  If an employee does not get his/her first or second choice, they can request to be added to a wait list for that lot.  Parking permits are virtual, and you must register your vehicle and license plate via online services. You are able to change your parking option at any time by contacting the departmental parking coordinator.

As new employees join the School, they are offered parking in the lots available at the time of hire.  They are then added to the waiting list for their preferred lots and are offered the next available space there based on their state service.

Please note:  In rare instances, as new Deans, Chairs, etc. are hired, the last employees granted space in a lot may be bumped back to another lot in order to accommodate a new employee with priority parking.

Employees who park 3 days or less weekly are eligible for the daily parking option. Daily options for employees are:    

Daily Parking Options ($8 per day)
Occasional-use, daily parking options are offered via ParkMobile on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Hourly Options ($1.75 per hour)
Hourly parking options are available at meters, Rams Head parking deck, and Raleigh Road. Dogwood Deck and the ACC lot are reserved for patient/visitor parking only.

Park and Ride

Many School employees take advantage of alternative parking options. The University operates a park and ride system where employees can purchase a permit ($250/year – $390/year depending on salary) to park in one of a number of lots around Chapel Hill and take a bus to campus. Many park and ride buses stop right in front of the Pharmacy buildings.

Chapel Hill Transit

Chapel Hill Transit provides free bus services to a variety of stops around campus, Chapel Hill, and Carrboro. Employees who live in Chapel Hill or Carrboro may be able to take advantage of the free public transportation to get to campus.


Employees coming to campus from the Durham, Raleigh, or Hilllsborough area can take advantage of the free GoPass option through Triangle Transit/GoTriangle to bus to campus from stops in these surrounding areas. Employees who live in Greensboro, Whitsett, Burlington, Mebane, and Graham may use the free GoPass option to bus to campus from various locations through PART.


Rideshare options through vanpools or carpools are options as well for a nominal monthly fee.

Information on these options can be found at:

Alternative Graduate Student Parking is available to graduate students working on experiments/academics on football game days. Event permits of this type are for academic business only only (not for game parking) and are no additional cost to the student.

If you are a Graduate Student at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and would like to request alternative parking for UNC Football gamedays, please submit your request using the Qualtrics form below:

Graduate Student Alternative Game Day Parking Request Form

Please allow two business days for the School of Pharmacy Parking Coordinator to submit this request on your behalf to the Central UNC Parking Office. Once the request has been submitted, the Parking Coordinator will reach out to confirm submission.

  • The UNC Department of Transportation and Parking maintains a comprehensive website that details information on parking options, policies, and fees that is a great resources for new and current employees
  • For questions, additional information or if you would like to sign up for an on-campus parking option, please email