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Driving to the UNC Visitors’ Center

Driving to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Other parking on campus and downtown

Driving to the UNC Visitors’ Center

250 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Phone: (919) 962-1630

From Interstate 40 (from Raleigh and points east):

  • Take Exit 273-A (Hwy 54) toward Chapel Hill.
  • Continue straight for 4 miles to the top of the hill.
  • Turn right at the stoplight onto Country Club Road.
  • At the next light, turn right onto Raleigh Street.
  • At the next light, turn left onto left lane of Franklin Street.
  • After the next light, turn left into Morehead Planetarium Visitors Lot.
  • UNC Visitors’ Center entrance is on the west side of the Planetarium.

From Interstate 85 (coming from Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Greensboro):

  • Take I-40 East toward Raleigh.
  • Take Exit 273 and turn right at the end of the exit ramp
  • Continue straight for 4 miles to the top of the hill
  • Turn right at the stoplight onto Country Club Road.
  • At the next light, turn right onto Raleigh Street.
  • At the next light, turn left onto left lane of Franklin Street.
  • After the next light, turn left into Morehead Planetarium Visitors Lot.
  • UNC Visitors’ Center entrance is on the west side of the Planetarium.

From Interstate 85 North (from Durham and points north):

  • Follow I-85 to intersection with Hwy 15-501 South.
  • Follow 15-501 South towards Chapel Hill; the highway will divide.
  • Bear right onto Franklin Street.
  • Follow Franklin Street until you cross Raleigh Street.
  • After the next light, turn left into Morehead Planetarium Visitors Lot.
  • UNC Visitors’ Center entrance is on the west side of the Planetarium.

Driving to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Jackson Hall, 153A Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

From Interstate 40 (from Raleigh and points east):

  • Take Exit 273-A (Hwy 54) toward Chapel Hill.
  • Continue straight for 4 miles to the top of the hill.
  • Park at UNC Visitor Parking Lot on right before traffic light. Address is580 Raleigh Road.*

From Interstate 85 (coming from Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Greensboro):

  • Take I-40 East toward Raleigh.
  • Take Exit 273 and turn right at the end of the exit ramp
  • Continue straight for 4 miles to the top of the hill
  • Park at UNC Visitor Parking Lot on right before traffic light*

From Interstate 85 North (from Durham and points north):

  • Follow I-85 to intersection with Hwy 15-501 South
  • Follow 15-501 South towards Chapel Hill; the highway will divide
  • Remain on 15-501 South (Bypass) bearing left, away from Franklin Street
  • Turn right at Highway 54 Exit towards “UNC-Chapel Hill”
  • Continue to the top of the hill
  • Park at UNC Visitor Parking Lot on right just before traffic light*

Other Parking

* Visitor parking is also available at the Rams Head Deck at 33 Ridge Road. Metered spaces are available on Franklin Street. Public pay lots are located on Rosemary Street (one block north and parallel to Franklin Street). More on downtown Chapel Hill parking.