First-Year Orientation Parking and Driving Directions

  • Parking for all June and July Orientation attendees will be offered at Granville Towers.
  • Parking for all August 14-15 Orientation attendees will be offered at the UNC-Chapel Hill S-11 Manning Parking Lot.

Please plan to arrive no later than 7:45 a.m. on Day 1 of Orientation. Bring the Orientation parking permit that was attached to the confirmation email sent to you 2 weeks prior to your Orientation session. Staff will greet you in the parking lot. The Orientation shuttle will drive you from Granville to Cobb Residence Hall for Orientation Housing Check-In. For more information, visit our searchable campus maps and disability parking located at http://www.unc.edu/maps/index.htm

From I-40 East (Raleigh, Wilmington):

  1. Follow I-40 Westbound towards Chapel Hill.
  2. Take Exit 273-A towards Chapel Hill, to merge onto Highway 54.
  3. Continue on Highway 54/Raleigh Road until it merges with US 15-501, taking exit to the right after passing under the over-pass.
  4. Continue through 3 stoplights, and take a right onto Manning Drive.
  5. S-11 Manning Parking lot will be on your left.  Check-in with the lot attendant for a parking permit and proceed to park.

From I-85 North (Durham, Richmond, Washington, D.C.):

  1. Follow I-85 Southbound towards Chapel Hill.
  2. Take Exit 174-A to leave I-85 and merge onto US 15-501.
  3. Take Exit 105-B to complete the merge off the bypass.
  4. Continue to travel on US 15-501, keeping on 15-501 after the 54 merge, and continue until turning right onto Manning drive at the stoplight.
  5. S-11 Manning Parking lot will be on your left.  Check-in with the lot attendant for a parking permit and proceed to park.

From US 15 /501 South (Sanford, Pittsboro, Laurinburg, Bennettsville):

  1. Follow US 15 and US 501 North towards Chapel Hill.
  2. Exit to the right to merge with Highway 54 East-bound.
  3. Keep traveling on 15-501 and 54 until you approach Manning drive at the bottom of the hill, and the first stop light.
  4. Turn left onto Manning Drive.
  5. S-11 Manning Parking Lot will be on your left. Check-in with the lot attendant for a parking permit and proceed to park.


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