All students living on or off campus may purchase a parking permit based on completed credit hours and permit availability. First-year resident parking permits are sold via a permit lottery, while all other parking permits are sold on a first come first serve basis. Demand for permits exceeds supply, so parking permits do sell out. Students must be registered for classes to purchase a parking permit. All parking permits may be purchased online. All student parking permits are virtual. See our website for more information, transportation.ncsu.edu.
Wolfline is NC State's own full-service transit system. Wolfline operates every day class is in session, with limited service on weekends and breaks. Routes connect all three campuses, multiple park-and-ride lots, official NC State housing, and other destinations adjacent to campus. Buses are open to the general public and do not require any ID, pass, or fare. All buses are branded in NC State Wolfpack red, white, and black. Buses only stop at designated stop locations.
Please visit the Wolfline website for the most up-to-date information about park-and-ride locations, bus routes, and schedules.
Alternative Transportation Options
NC State University Transportation offers the following alternative transportation options:
- Bicycling: Bicycling is an inexpensive, healthy, and environmentally-friendly way to travel to, from, and around campus. Bike racks are conveniently located throughout our three campuses, as well as on all Wolfline buses. Bicycle fix-it stations are available on the main and Centennial campuses for basic bike repairs and adjustments. Students are strongly encouraged to register their bicycles through the Transportation office. Campus Police also offer free engraving on bicycles.
- Carpool: NC State students who participate in the student carpool program can enjoy carpooling benefits and gain access to premium parking areas. The Transportation office requires at least two commuter students to form a carpool. All registered carpool participants must show proof of vehicle registration and a local address.
- Local/Regional Transit: GoRaleigh, the City of Raleigh's public transit system, offers a city-wide bus service. Four GoRaleigh routes serve the NC State campus: Routes 4, 11, 11L, and 12. GoTriangle provides regional bus service to NC State from Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Zebulon, Wendell, and many points in between, including the RDU airport. Currently, GoRaleigh and GoTriangle buses are not collecting fares through June 30, 2023, which means the buses are free to ride without a pass. Please contact the Transportation office or visit our website for updates.
- Micro mobility: NC State has partnered with Spin to provide scooters and e-bikes for use by students, employees, and visitors. Find details on our website.
- Walking: As an urban campus, NC State University is very walkable with short distances to off-campus locations such as shopping and restaurants, as well as between campus destinations. Many students and staff choose to walk to school or work, and/or combine walking with another alternative mode to get around campus. Visit the Transportation website to download a Walk Times map.
- Wolfpack Pick Up: Wolfpack Pick Up is a service designed for students with injuries or living with disabilities. Wolfpack Pick Up services students on both Main Campus and Centennial Campus. Rides are scheduled online. Questions about scheduling may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NC State Transportation
Administrative Services I, 2721 Sullivan Drive
Campus Box 7221
Raleigh, NC 27695
Customer service hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Office hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.