Auxiliary Services News

August 12, 2015

Here are the changes you can expect, by location.

Cone Center

IN

Panda Express and Asian Eatery by Panda Express

  • Soon, the delightful aromas from Chinese dishes like orange chicken, broccoli beef and honey walnut shrimp will fill Main Street Market. Soups will also be served daily.
  • Fresh sushi will be made at the adjoining Asian Eatery counter.
  • Opening for Panda Express and Asian Eatery expected after Labor Day.

Subway

  • Subway will reopen Monday, August 24; hours will be 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM Monday – Thursday, 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM Friday.
  • Subway will add soups to the menu this year.

OUT

  • Use Your Noodle, Sushi with Gusto, Au Bon Pain Soups and Bojangles’ Express.
  • Bojangles’ has moved to the Student Union and Au Bon Pain soups will remain available at Atkins Café.

Student Union

IN

Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ’n Biscuits

  • Expansion to the Student Union brings Bo’s full menu to UNC Charlotte, including bone-in chicken and all the favorite sides and of course, that legendary iced tea.
  • Hours will be 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday.

OUT

Mamma Leone’s; but Mamma’s in Prospector will remain.

CHANGES

  • Crown Commons will have a “reset” period on weekends, closing after brunch at 2:00 PM, reopening for dinner at 5:00 PM.
  • Hours at Bistro 49 will be 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Prospector

IN

Feisty’s - for breakfast!

Dining Services first introduced made-to-order breakfast sandwiches on artisanal bread at Feisty’s this summer and they’ve been well very received.  Read about it.

OUT

Continental breakfast bar (at Prospector upper level salad bar).

CHANGE

Chick-fil-A, Mamma Leone’s, Za’tar, Mondo Subs and the soup and salad bar will close at 2:00 PM on Fridays, one hour earlier than last year. (Salsarita’s will stay open until 3:00 PM Fridays, same as before.)

South Village Crossing

IN

  • Expansion of returnable container program at SoVi2Go. For just $8, you can become a member of the SoVi2Go program. You’ll get two reusable containers (one small round and one large compartmentalized square) to use when you visit SoVi2Go. You can also just buy one container of whichever size you choose for $5.
  • How it works: Just swipe your card and fill a container with your take-out meal.  The next time you visit SoVi2Go, bring the back the used container in exchange for a clean on for your next take-out meal.
  • SoVi2Go is open Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM until 9:00 PM. Reusable container program is only available for use at SoVi2Go.

CHANGE

The Den’s hours will be Monday – Sunday, 3:00 PM - 1:00 AM this year. The one hour earlier closing time aligns service times better with SafeRide evening transportation.

Fall dining hours

Fall dining map PDF icon

"Eat like a Niner" illustration of Norm's hand holding a fork and logos of campus dining venues


August 4, 2015

Photo of a U.S.PassportA recent blog post on Medium.com titled, “On How the US Passport Office’s Failures Will Help Your Business” caught our attention. The article was written by Peter Shankman, PR entrepreneur, best-selling author and marketing pundit. The upshot: what he experienced while getting a passport for his two year-old child is enough to cure anyone of wanderlust.

Things may have turned out better for Mr. Shankman if he had applied for his daughter's Passport at Union Station in the Student Union. Union Station is an official U.S. Passport Acceptance Facility with a mission to make the process of getting government travel documents as painless as possible.

The primary reasons why Passport applications are delayed or returned is because applications are incomplete, illegible, do not adhere to submission guidelines, or the wrong fee was paid. Having an application properly prepared and carefully submitted can greatly reduce odds of it being returned or delayed. 

This is where the Union Station Passport Acceptance service excels! In five years of providing U.S. Passport service, Union Station has submitted thousands of applications to the Department of State with fewer than five returned. [Union Station serves 75-100 applicants per week on average; last year’s return rate was only one.]

Besides the superior attention paid to U.S. Passport applications, Union Station’s location in the Student Union is more pleasant than the average busy Post Office.  Walk-in customers may take a number and a comfy seat in the Student Union rotunda if there’s a wait. And there’s a Starbucks Coffee right there, too.

Headshot photos of F. Breeze and A. JamesUnion Station’s Certified Passport Agents include Felicia Breeze and Angelia James. Angelia’s advice to first-time applicants is, “Once you have an idea of when you plan to travel, go to the official website and get acquainted with the requirements, download the forms and gather your documentation. Make an appointment and bring it all with you. ”

Felicia adds that the payment method is a bit different at Union Station. The application fee must be paid by check or money order and execution photo fees are paid in cash only.

Final granting and issuance of U.S. Passports rests with the U.S. Department of State. Once an application is in their hands, the time it takes to approve and print is subject to requester volume. During peak travel seasons, the wait from start-of-paperwork until that little gold-embossed blue book arrives can be four to six weeks. So be sure to plan ahead and let Felicia or Angelia make the application part of the process easy on you.

Passport processing is best done by appointment; call 704-687-5893 to reserve a time. Walk-ins are accepted Monday-Thursday, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Passport photo service is also available.

More about the many services offered at Union Station: unionstation.uncc.edu.


July 29, 2015

The average amount a typical student at a four-year public university spends on textbooks is about $47 less than it was four years ago, $655 as opposed to $702. The National Association of College Stores (NACS) credits the decline to used book and book rental programs1. Barnes & Noble at UNC Charlotte has had both for years. In fact, our campus bookstore was among the first in the UNC system to offer a textbook rental program.

Publishers set textbook prices. This limits what university bookstores can do to impact textbook affordability for students. But there are actions we can take together to help control costs. 

How faculty can help control the cost of textbooks

  • Inform the bookstore about adoption decisions on or before adoption deadlines2, to allow enough time to plan for rental rents (as books adopted for the following term will be shelved as used books to save students up to 80% of the original price), buy-back (as books adopted for the following term are bought back at 50% of the original price), and to source used books in order to increase the likelihood of offering more used books (at a 25% discount) to students.
  • Consider costs of books and packages before making an adoption decision. Be aware that you may be able to negotiate prices with publishers. Ask the publisher how much the bookstore will be charged, and then make sure that price is honored.
  • Consider adopting stand-alone texts instead of “bundles” so students can rent up to an 80% savings or sell back at 50% and buy used at a savings of 25%.
  • When adopting a “value format” from a publisher (e-book, loose-leaf version, etc.), consider the impact on students not being able to rent (saving them up to 80%), or sell back a book at 50%, and not being able to buy used books (saving 25%). The bookstore can help you run the numbers to determine which version is most cost-effective for students.
  •  Inform students on the first day of class about their textbooks; or better yet, send an email prior to start of class. Let them know when a book is “required” vs. “recommended” and tell them how the book will be used. Will it be used in class, for homework or testing only? This helps students understand the value of their investment, and reduces the dissatisfaction many of them feel when they purchase an expensive book but do not use it in class.
  • If enrollments are large enough to make it cost-effective, consider a “customized” version of a text that may eliminate chapters not covered and may reduce costs.
  • Avoid “bundles” that contain items such as access codes, readers, etc., that you do not plan to use in class. While often billed as “free,” these items may add costs and may add to student frustration over being required to purchase items that they do not use, or being prohibited from choosing a used book.

What Barnes & Noble at UNC Charlotte bookstore currently does to help control textbook costs:

  • Your campus store offers a comprehensive textbook program that includes a variety of formats and processes aimed at affordability. We leverage relationships with more than 7,000 publishers to help faculty select from an extensive catalog of affordable textbooks and reference books – including rental, digital, and used formats – to help students save up to 60% on textbooks and achieve success in the classroom.
  • Textbook Rental Program: With more than 80 percent of titles typically available to rent, our students will have access to the industry’s leading textbook rental program. Our rental marketplace pricing and buyout programs offer a great opportunity for students to save money without compromising their educational experience. Students can purchase textbook rentals in-store or online; highlight text and make notes on pages; keep books until finals are over; and return books at the bookstore or through the mail.
  • Digital Textbook Program: We offer a robust, academically relevant digital library. Digital offerings are designed with convenience in mind, allowing students to purchase and access books immediately. And, to optimize the digital textbook experience, we offer an exciting new digital reading experience, YUZU.
  • Used Textbooks and Cash for Books: We obtain a large percentage of used book inventory for our students through our multi-channel buyback option known as Cash for Books. At the end of each semester, Cash for Books allows students to return their unwanted textbooks back to the bookstore for up to 50% cash back off the new textbook price. We closely review our school’s course information to identify those materials that may be used again..
  • Unbundled Textbooks and Custom Texts: We also offer several alternative textbook options that can help our students save even more money, such as bundled, unbundled and custom texts. While some bundled textbook packages include print and technology options that enhance the student’s learning experience like DVDs, study guides, online access and workbooks, others include additional course materials that may not be used in the classroom. When possible, we carry both bundled packages and the individual components, so that students can choose the option that works best for them. Many faculty members choose to create custom texts using select content and other materials. Custom texts address course-specific needs and objectives, allowing students more flexibility in their course material options.
  • Lower Margin on New Textbooks: Back in 2009, Barnes & Noble at UNC Charlotte agreed to lower their margin from 23% to 18%. This is the lowest in the state and among the lowest in the country.
  • Price Match Guarantee: Barnes & Noble at UNC Charlotte offers a 100% price-match guarantee vs. local competitors.

How students help control the cost of textbooks:

 Be informed and know what you’re getting. When price shopping, make sure you’re comparing “apples to apples.” For example, is the used book you’re about to buy online the correct edition? Did your professor order a book with a bundled code?

Have more questions? Just ask! Send questions via this contact form, and we’we will make sure it gets to the person who can best answer.

Bookstore staff person stacking textbooks in preparation for Fall semester

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  1. http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/01/why-are-college-textbooks-so-absurdly-expensive/266801/
  2. Fall, Summer 1, Summer 2 due date is in March and Spring adoption due date is in October

Thanks to Cheri Griffith, manager of Barnes & Noble at UNC Charlotte and Greg McCambridge, Auxiliary Services Licensing and Bookstore contract manager, for providing content for this article.

 


July 23, 2015

2015 update

Every year, PaTS posts the numbers that show how permit and visitor parking proceeds from the previous academic year were spent. Follows are the totals from academic year 2014-2015:

Income: $10,912,787

  • $7,870,029 came from parking permit sales;
  • The rest was generated from F/S premium gated access fees, and visitor parking fees, etc. ($1,830,734 came from visitor/short-term parking, including conferences, meters, visitor deck pay stations and visitor parking vouchers).

Operating expenses: $8,328,172

  • $4,167,485 went to debt service on existing decks;
  • $956,412 for CATS Campus Shuttle and SafeRide
  • $775,981 for repairs and maintenance of lots and decks
  • $1,279,749 for salaries (which includes enforcement personnel, most of whom are student workers)
  • $1,148,545 went to utilities, lease for Center City building parking, gate equipment, permit printing, credit card fees, insurance, maintenance contracts, etc.

How this year's numbers compare to 2013-2014

  • Again, most of the money from permit sales and visitor parking charges was used to pay back construction bonds on existing decks and maintenance/upkeep of all campus lots and decks (replace lights, repair surfaces, repaint stripes, etc.). 
  • Income was up over last year which correlates to an increase in visitor parking. Operating expenses went down. This is why permit prices did not increase, remaining the same for a third year in a row.  
  • Any money left that exceeds current obligations will go toward design and construction of future decks.

Permit prices are set to support a 10-year business plan that ensures that new decks can be built as enrollment growth demands, that parking removed by new buildings can be replaced, and that existing parking facilities are maintained so as to extend service life.

That’s because:

  • State funds are not used to pay for parking facilities
  • Tuition dollars don’t supplement parking
  • Citation fines cannot supplement construction/maintenance of parking lots and decks*
  • That means that parking has to be self-supporting, paid for by those who use it, students, faculty/staff and visitors.

PaTS will continue to publish the numbers every year so that you can know where the money goes. (Here’s the numbers from academic years 2013-2014 and 2012-2013). We’re also happy to answer your questions about parking. The Parking and Transportation Services call center is open from 5:00 AM Mondays continuously until 10:00 PM Friday; call 704-687-0161. Or you can Tweet @unccparking or write pats@uncc.edu.

*PaTS and the University reap no financial benefit from citation fines. Citation proceeds are governed by a State statute (GS 115C-457.1-3 – p. 305) which says that civil fines (i.e., parking tickets), minus the cost of collection, have to be remitted to the State of North Carolina, which then allocates the money to local K-12 public schools. The cost of collection cannot exceed 20% regardless of how much is actually spent to provide enforcement and collect the fines. Unfortunately, it costs PaTS more than the 20% they're allowed to keep to cover the cost of enforcement. Citation proceeds for 2014-15 was $117,424.

Photo taken from inside staircase of South Village deck, looking out upon one of the high rise residence hall

Photo taken from the inside staircase of South Village Deck.


June 17, 2015

Cone Center's Main Street Market, home to a Subway, Bojangles' Express, Use Your Noodle/Sushi with Gusto and Au Bon Pain soups looked like this a couple weeks ago:

Photo of Bojangles' Express in Main Street Market, before demo

And then this happened (on purpose):

Photo of Main Street Market during demolition

Drew Averitt, Facility Planner for Business Services explains, "Main Street Market will be totally new this fall, completing what began with our Subway project a while back." Use Your Noodle/Sushi with Gusto and Bojangles are coming out, Subway is staying and a Panda Express is going in!

Here's what it will look like:

Architectural drawing of Panda Express that will be going into Main Street Market

In addition to serving the delcious dishes that made Panda Express America's fastest growing Chinese restaurant, the area to the right will be a Panda-created sushi concept called Asian Eatery. (More about Panda Expresssee the menu.)

Au Bon Pain soups will continue to be served from an improved well station and an expanded grab-and-go counter will be added, too.

But wait -- what about Bojangles'?

Not to worry! No one would dare take Bojangle's famous chicken 'n biscuits and legendary iced tea away from UNCC!  Instead, Mamma Leone's in the Student Union will go away and an expanded, full menu Bojangles' will take its place. So just in time for football season tailgating, we'll have bone-in chicken and all the other good things Bojangles' has to offer, right here on campus. 

Fingers crossed, Panda and Bo should be ready in time for the start of fall semester. 

 


June 16, 2015

Photo taken from top of East Deck 1, looking down to area between East 1 and East 2

To help alleviate traffic backups that tend to occur during peak arrival and departure times, alterations will be made to the traffic pattern and parking designations on the first level of East Deck 1. 

The work will cause several traffic pattern and direction changes as it progresses. Please pay close attention to signage and lane markers to ensure safe movement.

East 1 was not originally designed for automated visitor pay systems; the retrofit works well most of the time but, explains Keith Wassum, Associate Vice Chancellor for Business Services, "Backups occasionally happen. We're making adjustments to alleviate that." 

So beginning Saturday, June 20 and continuing through the summer, Parking and Transportation will make the following improvements:

  1. Install an additional Exit Verifier so that both exit lanes can be used for Visitors and Permit holders (already in progress)
  2. Designate Level 1 of East Deck 1 for Faculty/Staff and Disability parking only
  3. Remove one row of parking spaces on the ramp from Level 1 to Level 2 to serve as a dedicated entry lane
  4. Change the down ramp from Level 2 to Level 1, creating two dedicated exit lanes
  5. Add a Faculty/Staff Only exit at the rear of Level 1 for direct access to the East Deck 2 exit. This exit will be installed later in the summer.

For those who park on the lower level of East Deck 1, egress will take an odd path for the next few weeks. Until the new exit is installed from Level 1, all vehicles parking in this area will be required to go up the ramp from Level 1 to Level 2, circle around, and then exit. "It's going to be awkward for a few weeks," says Wassum, "but now is best time to make these tweaks."

Faculty/Staff and Visitors who park on the second through fourth levels will exit as normal.

For questions, please call the PaTS Call Center, 704-687-0161 (open from 5:00 AM Monday, continuously through 10:00 PM Friday) or write pats@uncc.edu.

Do you have the latest Everything About Parking and Transportation Services guide? Pick one up at the PaTS office or Auxiliary Services office, or download the printer-friendly pdf.


May 28, 2015

"What nicer thing can you do for somebody than make them breakfast?" — Anthony Bourdain

Feisty's in Prospector building is open for breakfast this summer and it’s being made VERY NICELY!

Take a look at this sausage, egg and cheese melt:

Photo of sausage, egg and cheese grilled sandwich with home fried potatoes

And how about this bacon and egg grilled sandwich? It's a real eye-opener because the bacon is jalapeño infused. That crispy zip pairs just right with the creaminess of scrambled eggs and cheese.

bacon, egg and cheese grilled sandwhich

Here's the egg and cheese grilled sandwich shown with a side of breakfast potatoes:

egg and cheese grilled sandwich

And if your mouth wants to indulge in a trip to a Philadelphia diner, try the open-faced cheese steak sandwich:

open face sandwich of cheese steak meat, fried egg and cheese sauce

OMG (Oh my gastronomy!)

Even the bread is special. It's artisanal "can bread" (baked in a #10 tin can) from Masada Bakery, respected crafter of Old World breads. There are three breads from which to choose for your Feisty's breakfast sandwich: white, wheat and marble rye, and all are certified organic with no trans fats.

So check out the new breakfast menu at Feisty's in Prospector. Breakfast is served from 7:30 – 10:30 AM, Monday through Friday.

  • Steak and Egg Sandwich $4.49
  • Grilled Cheese $2.59
  • Sausage, Egg and Cheese $4.49
  • Bacon, Egg and Cheese $4.49
  • Egg and Cheese $3.99
  • Breakfast Potatoes  $1.79

Tell Corey how you prefer your eggs and he'll cook them just the way you like for your sandwich.

Photo of Fiesty's cook, Corey Dibble

 


April 27, 2015

Bookstore dates:

Thursday, April 30

Textbook buy-back begins at Barnes & Noble at UNC Charlotte in the Student Union. 

Friday, May 8

Last day to return rented textbooks. 

Meal Plans and Dining

Thursday, April 30

Last day of regular spring dining hours. Exam week hours begin.

Wednesday, May 7

Last chance to use meal swipes. Dining Halls close and meal swipes expire after the dinner hours.

Thursday, May 8

Declining Balance [DB] funds attached the following meal plans EXPIRE.

  • Unlimited plans:
    • 7-day/200
    • 5-day/200
  • Block Plans (meal swipes with DB)
    • 175/300
    • 150/300
    • 125/300
    • 65/300

Unused funds are forfeited, so. please, use them up!

Funds remaining from the Straight DB ($845) plan remain available through the summer sessions, expiring August 5.

Remember, you can use DB at the campus convenience stores (Outtakes in the Student Union and SoVi Market + Bakery in South Village Crossing). Money deposited to 49er Account and Optional Dining Account (ODA) does not expire and rolls over semester to semester, year to year, as long as you're enrolled.

Parking and Transportation

Wednesday, April 29 – Friday, May 15

Relaxed enforcement for permit holders begins. This means:

  • Two-Day permits are valid on all days
  • Night permits are valid during the day and night
  • Any valid permit may park in any non-reserved student space and gate access will be adjusted accordingly
  • Commuter permits may park in Resident and Greek Village spaces
  • Resident permits may park in Commuter and Greek Village spaces
  • Greek Village permits may park in Commuter and Resident spaces
  • Faculty/Staff permits may park in any student space including Lot 16
  • Lot 6A and Lot 27 permits may park in any student space

It does not mean that those without permits may park on campus. Permits are required and meters and Visitor decks and lots require payment of fees.  More information.

Friday, May 8

Campus shuttle service remains on regular service schedule until ending at 6:00 PM. 

There is no shuttle service over summer. Service to resume the first day of classes, August 24.

Mail and Package Services

Before you leave

Resident students, please remember to EMPTY your mailbox and complete a icon for PDF  change of address form if you want your mail forwarded over the summer or permanently.

Dining and Auxiliary Services Hours May 1-17

Dining Hours May 1-7

What's Open Commencement Weekend, May 8-10

What's Open May 11- 17


April 21, 2015

That was then... 

If you recall a time when permits were not enforced during exam weeks and breaks between class sessions, or if you have a move-out brochure or notice that claims a period of no enforcement, that is out-of-date information. "Relaxed enforcement" is no longer as relaxed as it used to be.

...This is now

  • Permits are required whenever the University is open. That means even during exams and when classes are not in session. 
  • Meters and Visitor decks and lots require payment of visitor fees

Enforcement from April 29, 2015 through May 17, 2015:

Any unexpired semester or year-long permit is valid and will provide appropriate gate access

  • Two-Day permits are valid on all days
  • Night permits are valid during the day and night
  • Any valid permit may park in any non-reserved student space and gate access will be adjusted accordingly
  • Commuter permits may park in Resident and Greek Village spaces
  • Resident permits may park in Commuter and Greek Village spaces
  • Greek Village permits may park in Commuter and Resident spaces
  • Faculty/Staff permits may park in any student space including Lot 16
  • Lot 6A and Lot 27 permits may park in any student space

Those without permits are required to park in Visitor parking or at meters and pay the standard hourly fee or buy a temporary permit.

  • Temporary permits are available at the PaTS Office for $6 per day.
  • Temporary (daily) permits are valid ONLY for the days purchased and not valid in gated areas

Why did the policy change last year?

It used to be that permits were not required to park on campus during exam weeks because there wasn't enough Visitor parking to accommodate students who had no permit but wished to park on campus to take their tests. This is no longer the case. There is plenty of short-term Visitor parking available in:

  • East Deck 1
  • Cone Deck
  • Student Union Deck
  • CRI Deck
  • Level 1 of South Village Deck
  • Lots 4 and 30 (and for disability parking, Lot 28).

As Visitor parking options increased, so did the number of complaints during exam weeks from permit-holding students and staff. To them, relaxed parking periods meant unfair disruption and space competition with those who had never bought a permit. The time had come for an unfluctuating enforcement policy.

Establishing an enforcement policy that's consistent throughout the year is not a move designed to write more citations and collect more fines. In fact, PaTS and the University do not financially benefit from citation fines. State statutes govern our parking fines (GS 115C-457.1-3, page 305) and the law requires that, minus the cost of collection, fines be remitted to the State. The cost of collection is capped at 20% and costs University more than the amount we’re permitted to keep.

Reminder about loading and unloading

For short term parking by a building to carry something in or out, call the PaTS Call Center at 704-687-0161. Give your vehicle information and location. You'll be given some direction and 15 minutes to park.

PaTS' Call Center line has someone available to help you 24/5 (weekdays from 5:00 AM continuously through 10:00 PM Friday). When in doubt, ASK, please!

Summer Parking

Summer parking permits will be available for online purchase May 1 and may be picked-up from the PaTS Office May 11. 

  • If you bought a full-time permit in the fall or spring (Commuter, Resident, Greek Village, Faculty/Staff) your permit is good throughout summer (expiration is August 14).
  • Summer permits cost $110 per session (Summer 1 or 2) or $185 for both sessions.

Don't buy someone else's permit

This time of year offers pop up on Twitter and Craigslist that seek to sell unexpired full-time permits to summer students. Please, don't fall for that! Permits are registered to a specific person and vehicle. Buying and then using a permit registered to someone else may subject you to fines and other penalties. UNC Charlotte parking permits may only be bought through PaTS. 

Questions?

  • Call the PaTS Call Center, 704-687-0161
  • or email pats@uncc.edu
  • We're also on Twitter, @unccparking.

April 10, 2015

Permit Prices for 2015-2016

This is the time of year when parking permit rates are recommended and approved for the upcoming academic year. For the second year in a row, the recommendation is that the cost of UNC Charlotte parking permits remain the same. (Permit prices)

That's right, 0% increase! Which is especially good news considering that prior to 2014-15, the price was rising five to eight percent every year. 

Permit prices are determined by how much will be needed to support a ten-year financial plan that will pay for parking that accommodates enrollment. Although enrollment increased this year (and is expected to do so again next year) the demand for parking has leveled off. More students are electing not to bring a car on to campus, choosing remote parking options, taking campus- or apartment complex-provided shuttles, walking, and biking. No increase in demand means no need to plan, build and pay for additional parking facilities at this time.

Want to know more about how permit price is determined and where the money goes? Read The Truth About UNC Charlotte Parking.

Spring Space Counts

Another thing Parking and Transportation Services releases this time of year the semester's parking space inventory.

Spaces may be few in areas closest to the center of campus at the most densely scheduled class times, but there's plenty of parking available elsewhere. Space counts, which are taken regularly, prove that UNC Charlotte has sufficient parking for visitors, faculty, staff, and students. Students are the population who most heavily use parking and for whom most of the parking is designated. As you can see, even at peak scheduled class time, thousands of available parking spaces are empty.

Here are the numbers for Spring 2015, Monday - Thursday.* Italicized rows are areas that tend to fill at peak class times. Bold entries have the most parking to spare.

 

Student Parking Space Count, Spring 2015
Location Total Available Unoccupied 10:00 AM Unoccupied 12:00 PM Unoccupied 2:00 PM Unoccupied 4:00 PM Unoccupied 6:00 PM
Lot 26 (at FM/Police Bldg) 86 1 6 3 19 67
North Deck 1171 860 867 852 882 905
Lot 25 (across from Witherspoon) 497 127 125 138 146 179
Lot 19 (by Union Deck) 261 1 2 8 22 45
Lot 18 (by Union Deck) 94 1 1 3 18 35
Union Deck 682 82 16 54 176 389
CRI Deck 1 1319 1021 950 1025 1029 1215
CRI Lot 2 128 1 5 1 29 97
Lot 23 (CRI by stadium) 174 1 5 1 29 97
Lot 14 (by Tennis complex) 27 8 2 1 7 6
West Deck 760 180 28 83 295 476
Lot 7A (Memorial Hall) 37 1 2 1 6 25
Lot 7 (behind Cone Deck) 43 0 0 1 5 4
Lot 101 Foundation Bldg. 60 30 31 30 36 51
South Village Deck 1101 617 616 629 692 741
Lot 8 (adjacent to South Village Deck) 246 3 11 2 26 35
Lot 8A (by RDH) 55 0 2 0 1 0
Moore/Sanford U 51 1 1 1 0 2
Lot 16 (Oak, Pine, Maple, Elm) 233 0 1 1 7 9
Lot 20 (behind Witherspoon) 105 0 0 1 1 0
Lot 21 (next to Witherspoon) 134 1 1 1 4 5
Mary Alex (on street) 42 1 1 1 0 3
Lot 12 (NE corner Mary Alex & Cameron) 84 0 1 1 15 36
Lot 13 (Hawthorn) 140 0 2 5 9 18
Greek Village 324 153 157 158 153 161
Lot 6 (off Martin Village Rd.) 607 420 377 391 441 472
Lot 5 (Van Landingham Rd.) 582 67 43 94 234 334
Lot 5A (Van Landingham) 251 175 75 111 179 226
Lot 4A (Van Landingham at John Kirk) 128 24 14 40 72 109
East Deck 3 804 202 99 234 390 614
East Deck 2 539 6 20 31 61 173
TOTAL 10765 3984 3467 3905 4979 6512

The take-away for Commuters is same as last year:

  • Everyone wants to park as close as they can to their class and most classes are scheduled from about 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Therefore, more students are trying to park in the same places at the same time. Your competition is stiff.
  • Take a look at the Commuter parking areas in bold. Did you know that every one of them has a shuttle stop?
  • For just one day, try parking in Lot 6, North Deck or South Village Deck. The Red Line runs three buses from Lot 6 through the center of campus via the Student Union and out to the CRI campus (Mon-Thu; two buses Fri). You can catch the Green Line from North Deck and both the Yellow and Green Lines from South Village Deck. Download the UNCCNextRide app or view the mobile web site to see where the shuttle is and when it will get to your stop. It may seem odd to park so far away from your familiar, preferred spots, but just do it ONCE. After you see how easy it is to get from where you've parked to where you're going, it won't be nearly as annoying to park there are days when your favorite parking area is full.
  • There's NO REASON to park illegally in a full lot or deck and risk getting a citation and there's NO REASON to circle a deck until you miss class.
  • There are still no plans to take down the Belk Tower to put up a 20-story parking deck. Future parking facilities will continue to follow the campus master plan and be placed toward the margins of campus.

*Counts taken over a two week period of normal class schedule (no holiday/break).