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Graduate Catalog | 2021-2022 
Graduate Catalog | 2021-2022 Previous Edition

Dining, Housing, and Parking

Dining And Meal Plans

Meal Plans, the 49er Account, and the Optional Dining Account all reside on the UNC Charlotte 49er ID Card.

For a listing of available dining locations, menus, Meal Plans, and Meal Plans Policies, visit


Semester rates for housing at UNC Charlotte.  Rates include rent, utilities (including internet, cable, and laundry) and membership in the Resident Students Association (RSA).  Prices and plans are subject to change.  Housing types are based on availability.  Current pricing can be found online at

Admission to UNC Charlotte does not guarantee residence hall space.  Arrangements for on-campus housing are made, after admission, with the Office of Housing and Residence Life.  Shared Residence Hall space is not available to spouses or children of enrolled students.

Housing Deposit

A $200 deposit must be submitted with all housing contracts.  The deposit is not applied toward payment of fees. It is refunded only after the student has left on-campus housing and only if the student has met all financial obligations to the University.  In the case of contract cancellation, the date of receipt of the written request for cancellation will determine, in part, the student’s financial obligation to the University (please see the Housing Contract for the current academic year for specific terms and cancellation dates).


Students attending UNC Charlotte (and faculty and staff) are required to register their motor vehicle(s) in order to park on campus. Vehicle registration and virtual permit purchase is available online.  Virtual permits are required at all times when parked on campus, unless parked in a visitor parking area.  For students, two categories of virtual permits are issued: Resident, for students living on-campus, and Commuter, for students living off-campus.

The 2021-2022 annual rate for a resident or full-time commuter student is $480.  Please see for a complete list of fees, permit information, and where each type of permit allows you to park.  Full-time virtual permits are valid from August 1 of one year through August 14 of the following year.  Semester permits are available for those graduating in December or wish to only purchase one semester at a time.

Parking permits are available to purchase for the fall semester only or the full academic year.  Discount remote lot and night permits are also available to commuters.  Night permits are valid only after 3 p.m.  Parking before 3 p.m. requires parking and payment in a visitor space. 

The primary factor that determines permit prices is the cost of new deck construction and replacing flat lots with decks.  Neither tuition dollars nor state funds are used toward parking facilities; therefore, parking fees must pay for construction and maintenance of all decks, lots, and associated operations.

Penalties for Parking Violations
  • Parking and Traffic regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Currently, permits are enforced at all times, and meters are enforced from 5 a.m. on Monday through 10 p.m. on Friday.
  • Violators of University parking regulations are subject to penalties ranging from $20 to $480, depending on the severity of the violation.
  • If a citation is not paid or appealed within ten (10) business days, the penalty will be applied to the student’s University account. Subsequent registration may be withheld for non-payment.
  • Copies of parking regulations and the citation penalty list are posted on the PaTS website

The Parking and Transportation Services website has current UNC Charlotte parking ordinances, parking policy information, virtual permit and citation FAQs.  It is also a source for transportation information, updates, and changes or disruptions to campus parking and transportation. 

Questions concerning parking on campus should be directed to Parking and Transportation Services Communications Center at 704-687-0161; open 24 hours weekdays, 5 a.m. Monday through 10 p.m. Friday, except on holidays when the University is closed.  Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.  Emergency situations and questions at other times should be directed to the Campus Police at 704-687-2200.