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Maps, Directions and Accommodations

Eventually, you’ll feel this place tugging you back wherever you go.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is located in the heart of the town of Chapel Hill, a quick walk to the artsy enclave of Carrboro, a short ride to the bustling burg of Durham and a slightly less short drive to the gleaming state capital of Raleigh. We’re also nestled by the Research Triangle Park, which is the largest research park in the world and the nation’s highest concentration of PhDs. Once you’re here in Chapel Hill, you’ll find the Office of Undergraduate Admissions on the eastern edge of campus in Jackson Hall.

Our information sessions are held in a variety of on-campus locations. Please check your confirmation email prior to arrival to confirm your event location.

Printable Campus Map | 3-D Interactive Campus Map


The GPS address of our office is 174 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599. Because some GPS devices have difficulty locating our office, we recommend you download and print our one-page driving directions. Also, please note that some online map systems will try to send you to the UNC Visitor’s Center, which is a separate location.


Parking is available to our campus guests in three locations, listed here in order of convenience:

Visitor Parking Spaces – 174 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

  • There are 12 visitor parking spaces, directly in front of Jackson Hall.  These spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis. If you are able to park in one of our Visitor Parking Spaces, please retrieve a Visitor Parking Permit from the front desk in Jackson Hall.

Metered Parking Spaces – 174 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

  • Along Country Club Road, there are also metered spaces. We are unable to provide parking permits for metered spaces. If you park in a metered space, please pay at a pay station using quarters or a credit card. The pay station does not accept bills. The parking rate at metered spaces is $1.50 per hour.

The Visitor Parking (Highway 54) Lot – 580 Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

  • An 8 minute walk from our office, this large lot offers parking to guests for $1.50 per hour. Cash and credit are accepted.

The Rams Head Parking Deck – 33 Ridge Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

  • A 15 minute walk from our office, this garage offers parking for $1.50 per hour. Cash and credit are accepted.

To help as you navigate around campus, you’ll want to download our campus map, which lists some points of interest to check out while you’re here. There’s also a searchable map  to help if you’re looking for a specific building or location.

The handicap-accessible parking nearest our office is marked on our campus map. For additional handicap-accessible parking, please view the UNC Visitor Disability Parking Map.

School Bus Parking Instructions

Buses that are accompanying groups of 10- 50 students visiting UNC may park in one of two locations, both indicated by a red circle on the following map: Directions and Parking (Updated 8.16.16).

One bus space is available at the corner of Boundary Street and Battle Lane on a first-come, first-served basis. This space converts into permit parking after 12pm. Bus parking is also available in the travel lane directly in front of the Smith Center (on Skipper Bowles drive). Neither option requires a permit. Please drop your group off at Jackson Hall before parking your bus at the Dean Smith Center. Please also be sure to arrange a meeting time and place for the bus to pick up your group following your visit.


Visiting campus and looking for a place to stay for the night? There are a number of options available, with hotels in Chapel Hill and Carrboro all close to campus. For options in the Chapel Hill area, we recommend checking out the Visitors Center website. The only hotel available on campus is the Carolina Inn. Book now and receive a 15% discount. No matter where you stay, rest assured, you’ll enjoy a pleasant stay and good ole Southern hospitality.

Self-Guided Tour

Want to explore on your own? Download our self-guided tour for a list of points of interest.


White cupcakes with chocolate frosting from the Carolina cafeteria