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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

UNC defers night parking

Matt Fajack, vice chancellor for finance and administration, sent the following communication to campus today (Aug. 14) with an update on night parking:

Faculty, Staff and Students:

As you are likely aware, the University had planned to launch a new night parking program requiring permits for people who park in University lots Monday through Thursday evenings. The program was part of a five-year transportation plan that the Board of Trustees approved in 2011 for implementation this fall, and it was scheduled to take effect on August 15.

Following extensive discussion among senior leadership, the University has decided to defer implementation of the night parking program to allow additional time to study any issues related to alternative transportation, equity and safety that have been raised recently.

Students who have already been billed for and paid a related $10.40 transportation fee will have that fee credited. Likewise, employees who have purchased night parking permits or set up automatic payroll deduction payments will receive refunds or will have the payroll deduction for night parking cancelled. The University will begin processing those credits, refunds and payroll deduction reversals as quickly as possible.

Thank you for your patience and understanding about this decision, which we believe is in the best interest of the University community. You can find additional information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department of Public Safety website. There will be opportunities for community input and dialogue in developing the next five-year transportation plan, and I hope you will participate in those conversations. Please look for information about that process during the upcoming academic year.


Matt Fajack

Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration