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All students (including Freshmen) living on or off campus may purchase a parking permit until all available student parking space is sold. Demand for permits does exceed supply. A nine-digit student ID is required; permits are purchased online at the Transportation website beginning in early July based on credit hours; first-come, first served. Permits are mailed to the address provided at time of purchase. Freshmen are most likely sold a perimeter/storage lot permit served by the university bus service, Wolfline. Instructions on the homepage above will guide you through the purchase process.

Parking Enforcement

Appropriate parking permits must be displayed between the hours of 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (resident areas are enforced until midnight, Monday through Thursday). Permits are not required after 5 p.m. in any unreserved space/lot. Never park in “24-hr. reserved,” accessibility spaces, fire lanes, or “no parking at any time” areas; pay close attention to signs.

Rental Car/Rideshare Options

Transportation offers alternatives to bringing a vehicle to campus through the Wolfline Transit System, GoPass (free local bus pass), WolfTrails (carpool), and ZipCar (hourly car rental). For more information on alternative transportation, please visit the Wolftrails website

Wolfline (Buses)

All Wolfline buses are accessible and equipped with the Transit Visualization System (TVS) which allows you to see your real-time bus location online. No fare is required. Service frequency varies, but generally daytime service is available every 10 - 15 minutes (including Saturday/Sunday daytime connection between libraries), as well as evening service until approximately 3 a.m. Wolfline buses operate every day classes are held and during exams. They provide intra-campus service, service to the McKimmon Center, park and ride lots, storage lots and surrounding areas along the routes. There is no bus service on official university holidays. A special holiday/break shuttle service operates the evening before classes resume after holidays and provides continuous shuttle service connecting storage lots and residence halls. Rt. 6 Carter Finley, Rt. 7 Wolflink Shuttle, and Rt. 8 Southeast Loop continue to operate every day that faculty and staff report to work. Please visit the Wolfline website for the most up-to-date information about park and ride lots and locations, and bus routes and schedules. 

City/Regional Buses

The GoPass program allows students to ride city buses, GoRaleigh (formerly CAT) and  regional buses, Goriangle (formerly Triangle Transit), for no fare. All that is needed to travel to your favorite Raleigh or Triangle destination is a GoPass swipe card. Order your free GoPass online at the Transportation website beginning in early July. You will need your valid student ID number to complete your online order; your pass will be mailed to you at the address specified at time of order. 


Bicycling is also an inexpensive, healthy and environmentally-friendly way to travel to, from and around campus. Bike racks are conveniently located throughout our three campuses. Students are strongly encouraged to register their bicycles on-line at the website above or at Campus Police and Transportation Offices. For more information on bicycling and walking on campus (including a WalkTimes map), please visit Wolftrails online.

Transportation is located in Administrative Services I, 2721 Sullivan Drive, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., (919) 515-3424.