Greensboro, NC
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2 College Senior

Parking: Parking is ridiculous and there's no guarantee of a spot.

1 College Junior

Parking: hardly any parking on campus, parking enforcers give tickets like crazy and parking permits start at $400

3 College Freshman

Parking: Honestly, the campus has pretty much everything in walking distance. The only reason I would say someone needs a car, is if they are from out of town, go home mostly on weekends, or just want to have their own transportation for various reasons. Fortunately our campus and surrounding areas are a bus ride away or walking distance.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Not too bad, I park in the deck now which is better than the lot I was parking in

3 College Freshman

Parking: Parking close to the dorms is very difficult with very few spots near where people stay, unless you have an"A" spot. However that is extremely expensive. The "B" spots are also very expensive but around a 8 minute walk to most dorms.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1207th
    Best Off-Campus Parking
  • 1336th
    Most Reasonable Permit Costs
  • 1361st
    Best Parking Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Brook Taylor
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Good luck finding anyone who has anything nice to say about the parking situation on campus. UNCG has itself a real problem, and the only solution is to give out a sky-high number of tickets. They should be working to fix their mistakes—one of which is selling more passes than there are parking spots on campus—instead of striving to penalize students for trying to park so they can get to class. But parking isn't just hard on commuter students; it's also a huge pain for resident students who may find it impossible to find a spot after returning from a routine trip to Target or a night out with friends.

Unfortunately, students have no choice but to put up with the atrocious parking because it doesn't look like it is getting better anytime soon. If you're a resident student and you have to leave campus to run errands, try to be back before 6 or 7 p.m. The majority of commuting students will have left by then, so it should be easier to find a spot. If you're a commuting student, a great trick is to arrange your schedule so that you only have class two or three days a week. Yes, the days you have to be on campus will be longer, but it means you won't have to battle for parking as often. And as always, give yourself plenty of time in the morning to get to campus and find a spot before your class begins—you're going to need it.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
$31–$458 (depending on the lot)
Common Parking Tickets
  • Meter expired: $15
  • No valid UNCG permit: $35
  • Parked in a handicapped space: $250
Best Places to Find a Spot
Parking at UNCG is very difficult, but you can probably find a spot if you circle the lot behind Weatherspoon Art Museum or the one in front of Tower Village a few times, as students always trickle out to leave campus.
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
Anywhere that would be the most convenient, like in front of your dorm or the building where your class is taking place. Don't be surprised if you have to park far from your destination, and always be prepared to do some walking when parking is involved.
Getting a Parking Permit
Students apply online at UNCG's website for a parking pass for a given year. It is usually easy to get the type you want, except for the parking deck passes. If you sign up for one of these, you will be put on a waiting list. It is unlikely that a spot will become available for you before you need to park on campus, so most students end up purchasing regular passes anyway. The Park & Ride passes are a bit of a pain because you have to park in a lot away from campus down Lee Street, and then you get on a shuttle to take you to campus.
Parking Services
UNCG Parking Operations
Walker Avenue Parking Deck
PO Box 26170
(336) 334-5681

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 77 responses

  • 16% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.
  • 14% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 32% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 9% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 26% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 3% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 75 responses

Very poor
  • Distance from class
  • Distance from dorms
  • Ease of finding a spot
  • Parking enforcement
  • Permit cost

What are the best places to find a parking spot on campus?    Based on 17 responses

  • 56% Parking Decks
  • 28% No where
  • 11% Afternoon hours usually free up most parking oncam
  • 6% Heaven help you if you get here after 7:20am

What are the worst places to look for a parking spot on campus?    Based on 16 responses

  • 68% On campus
  • 16% Traditional dorms, terrible parking.
  • 16% On the streets
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