Visitor Parking

Visitors can now register in advance online and have the pass sent to their email!

Summer and Visitor Day Pass

There are approximately 40 visitor parking spaces available at UNC Asheville. Visitor parking areas are reserved at all times for campus visitors (a visitor being anyone who is neither a student, employed with the university, or otherwise permitted to park on the campus).

Visitor Permits

To aid parking enforcement all visitor spaces on campus require a displayed permit. Visitor permits are free of charge and can be obtained by:

  • Online via the UNC Asheville Permit Portal!
  • Visiting Weizenblatt Hall for a paper permit.
  • University employees expecting a small group of visitors (five to ten vehicles) should request a digital permit by e-mail a request to police@unca.edu or transportation@unca.edu. Please include the dates and times of the expected guest(s). We need at least 7 days prior notice.
  • University employees expecting fewer than five vehicles on campus should encourage visitors to use the online registration: Visitor Day Pass

Campus departments expecting large crowds or numerous campus visitors (more than ten vehicles) may contact Public Safety for information on parking arrangements for their event (828.251.6710 or police@unca.edu).

Visitor Parking Locations

There are three main visitor parking lot areas: P17 and P9 (lower level). Additional spaces are available in F/S lots P24 (Admissions visitors only) and P13. You may reference the lots marked in yellow on the Campus Map.

Visitors Lot P17

 

 

Lot P17 is located on the main University Heights loop across the street from Governors Hall (building number 21). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sherrill Deck Lower Entrance

 

 

Lot P9 (the Sherrill Center / Kimmel Arena Parking deck) is located off of Campus Drive near the intersection with University Heights. Visitor spaces are located in the lower level (entrance pictured) on the left hand side only.

 

P13 visitor spaces

 

 

There are four signed visitor spaces along University Heights across from Owen Hall in lot P13.

 

 

 

Admissions Parking Sign

 

Visitor spaces in lot P24 on University Heights near Brown Hall (Dining Hall) are reserved for Admissions visitors only. Obtain permits for these spaces by visiting the admissions office inside of Brown Hall.

 

 

 

Accessible Parking

There are approximately 70 accessible parking spaces located on campus. Any vehicle displaying a valid disability placard or license plate may park in marked handicapped spaces regardless of the permitted lot type. However, disability placards may not be used in lieu of a valid UNC Asheville permit in non-accessible spaces (except in circumstances where no accessible spaces are available).

Accessible spaces are available in the following parking lots: 

  • P4 (Lower Ridges Parking Deck): 4 spaces near West Ridge, South Ridge, and Overlook Residence Halls
  • P7: 2 spaces near the rear entrance to the Millar Facility Complex
  • P9 (Lower Sherrill Parking Deck): 9 spaces for access to the Sherrill Center / Kimmell Arena
  • P10: 9 spaces near the Reuter Center
  • P13: 4 spaces near Owen Hall
  • P14: 7 spaces near Weizenblatt, Lipinsky Hall, and Ramsey Library
  • P15: 3 spaces along the roadway near Justice Gym / Alumni Way
  • P16: 2 spaces near Karpen Hall
  • P17: 2 spaces near Karpen Hall, Phillips Hall, and the Quad
  • P18: 4 spaces near the Highsmith Student Union, Phillips Hall, Brown Hall, and Mills Hall
  • P19: 3 spaces directly in front of the Highsmith Student Union, Phillips Hall, Brown Hall, and Mills Hall
  • P20: 4 spaces near Founders Hall, Highsmith Union (lower level)
  • P24: 7 spaces along the roadway near Rhoades Robinson and Zeis Hall
  • P27: 7 spaces near Belk Theater, Carmichael Hall, Owen Hall, and New Hall

During large campus events, extra spaces are often reserved for guests with mobility issues. Please inform any event officers or staff directing parking if you require special accommodations to be directed to the nearest reserved parking area.