Dear Carolina Community,
A longstanding plan to charge for weeknight parking will take effect August 15. Beginning then, weeknight parking will require a permit or hourly or nightly fee from 5 p.m. on Mondays through 7:30 a.m. Fridays. Parking will remain available on the weekends without a permit or additional fee — from 5 p.m. Friday until 7:30 a.m. Monday.
Approved by the Board of Trustees in 2017, these changes come after significant consultation with students, faculty and staff. Weeknight parking allows a funding approach with daytime and evening users contributing to the system. Implementing weeknight parking limits increases to daytime permit and hourly rates, which have historically subsidized the overall cost of the parking system and a portion of the transit cost.
For more information on the upcoming changes and specific impact on students and employees, see the April 3 memo sent out to all Finance & Operations employees.