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Orientation Parking & Early Arrival/Late Departure Information

New Student & Family Orientation parking is located in the S11 Manning Parking Lot with the entrance on the corner of Manning Drive and Skipper Bowles Drive. Look for the S11 Manning Parking Lot sign and Carolina blue flags that read New Student Orientation Parking to find the correct parking lot. Additionally, you can enter “Manning Lot” into any maps app on a smart device to view the correct lot. Please note that your parking permit is only valid for the S11 Manning Parking Lot.

Bring with you the Orientation Parking Permit* that was attached to the confirmation email sent to you two weeks prior to your New Student & Family Orientation session and place it on the dashboard of your vehicle.

*SESSION 12: For Session 12 on July 13, 2019, you will not receive a parking permit since it is weekend parking. You will still be able to park at at S11 Manning.

Please make appropriate travel arrangements to arrive on-campus no later than 8:00 a.m., in order to check-in on time and attend the first session.

For more information about campus parking, please click here to visit the Department of Transportation & Parking's website.

Orientation Shuttle Drop-Off & Disability Parking

Once you park in S11 Manning Lot, you may board the Orientation Shuttle at one of the bus stops in the parking lot. Please note that the Orientation Shuttles continuously run approximately every 15 minutes from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. The Orientation Shuttle will drop you off at the FPG Student Union and Orientation Check-In will occur in the West Lounge of the FPG Student Union.

For additional Visitor Disability Parking, please visit move.unc.edu/files/2014/11/Disability.pdf - locations are indicated by a white V in a blue circle. For more information about disability parking on campus, please call 919-962-3951, NC Relay 711, or visit move.unc.edu/parking/accessibility.

Orientation Early Arrival and Late Departure

Early Arrival Parking is available in the S11 Manning Parking Lot, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m., and all day on Saturday and Sunday. Parking in the S11 Manning Lot outside of those hours without the appropriate Orientation parking permit may result in a parking ticket or towing violation. Please bring with you the Orientation Parking Permit that was attached to the confirmation email sent to you two weeks prior to your orientation session and place it on your dashboard.

  • For early arrival check-in, report directly to Cobb Residence Hall between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
  • If you arrive Monday - Friday, before 8:00 p.m., you may take the RU or U Route, Chapel Hill Transit by loading at the bus stop in the S11 Manning Parking Lot. For more information about the RU or U route, please visit their website.
  • If you arrive after 8:00 p.m., you may take the P2P Express. Please call P2P Dispatch at 919-962-7867 and let the staff know how many are in your party and your location at S11 Manning Parking Lot.
  • Arriving on Sunday? If you arrive on Sunday, please park at Cobb Parking Deck. You must move your vehicle before Orientation begins on Monday morning to S11 Manning Parking Lot. You can take the Orientation Shuttle from S11 Manning Parking Lot back to Orientation guest housing and programming areas. Please visit maps.unc.edu for a map of Cobb Parking Deck.

The next morning, you will proceed directly to Orientation Check-In (8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.) located in the FPG Student Union. Late departure check-out time is noon the day after your New Student & Family Orientation session.