Motor Vehicle Registration and Fees

Anyone affiliated with the university as faculty, staff or student and wishes to park a vehicle in a university parking lot at any time of day or night, including after 4:00 p.m. weekdays, on weekends and during academic breaks, must register that vehicle with the Transportation and Parking Services office. Alumni and visitors coming to WFU more than once need to register their vehicle. For registration purposes, students, faculty, staff and alumni are defined as:

Student – Anyone enrolled in any class or program at Wake Forest University, including study-abroad programs. Unless formally withdrawn or graduated from the university, students are considered an active student.

Faculty – Assigned teaching responsibilities at Wake Forest University (Does not include students who are teaching assistants).

Staff – Non-faculty Wake Forest employee contracted to work on campus.

Alumni – Graduated from WFU and is not enrolled in a graduate program

Parking permits are not transferable from vehicle to vehicle or person to person. A vehicle is not considered registered until permits have been ordered, picked up and placed on the vehicle, as instructed on the permits.

A person may be asked to relinquish a permit due to a change in the permit holder’s role at WFU or due to misuse of the permit.


 

Parking Options

  • First-year students are required to register their vehicle and park off campus in Lot Z5 in the designated area.
  • Sophomore students are required to register their vehicle and park off campus in Lot Z2, which is located on the north side of Polo Rd. Parking in the sophomore parking lot (Z2) is limited. When lot Z2 is sold out, permits for Lot Z5 will be the only permits available to sophomores. The Z5 permit is not available online. A waitlist will be available when/if Z2 permits sell out. If Parking Services determines space is available at a later date, the waitlist will be honored. Students are encouraged to order the Z5 permit, even if on the waitlist, since there is no guarantee the waitlist will be honored.
  • Junior and senior resident students are required to register their vehicle.
  • Commuting upper-class students are required to register their vehicle and have the option to park on campus (on-campus commuter permits are limited and sold on a first-come first-serve basis), off campus (Winston-Salem First and the designated lot in Reynolda Village).  Commuting upper-class students may also purchase an evening permit. A waitlist will be available, if/when on-campus or Winston Salem First/Reynolda Village commuter permits sell out. If Parking Services determines space is available in either of these areas at a later time, the waitlist will be honored. Students are encouraged to register for a permit, even if on the waitlist. There is no guarantee the waitlist will be honored.
  • The evening parking permit is available to those who ride the shuttle to campus from apartment complexes or students who otherwise reside in off-campus housing and walk or bike to campus between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. The permits must be placed on the vehicle to be considered registered to park on campus after 4:00 p.m. on weekdays and on weekends. 

Fees for parking options can be found online during the vehicle registration process.

Online Registration and Permit Distribution

All permits can be ordered online. WFU IDs are required to pick up permits, if not delivered to a campus P.O. Box.  

First Year Students Permit Distribution Information

  • Permits ordered on or before August 6, 2021:
    • Pickup Date: Permits will be included in your packet from RL&H on move-in day
  • Permits ordered after August 6, 2021:
    • Pickup Date: August 16 - August 20
    • Pickup Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Pickup Location: First Assembly Christian School (3730 University Parkway) located on the north side of the church
    • Your Wake Forest ID is required to pick up your permit.
  • Permits ordered after August 6, 2021 OR you did not pick up permits on the above dates:
    • Pickup Date:  Monday, August 23, 2021 and thereafter
    • Pickup Time: Mon. – Thurs. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Pickup Location: Transportation and Parking Services will communicate to students with a registered vehicle via email on how to pick-up permits.
    • Your Wake Forest ID is required to pick up your permit.
    • First-year students Permits Will Not Be Mailed to a Campus P.O. Box.

Resident Upper-class Students Permit Distribution Information

  • Permits ordered on or before August 13, 2021: 
    • Permits will be available in your Campus P.O. Box. 
    • If you met the deadline and your permit is not in your Campus P.O. Box, inquire with Mail Services regarding your P.O. Box. 
    • Permits will not be mailed to a Campus P.O. Box if you did not register online by August 13.
  • Permits ordered after August 13, 2021:
    • Pickup Date: August 16 - August 20
    • Pickup Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Pickup Location: First Assembly Christian School (3730 University Parkway) located on the north side of the church
    • Your Wake Forest ID is required to pick up your permit.
  • Permits ordered after August 13, 2021 OR you did not pick up permits on the above dates:
    • Pickup Date:  Monday, August 23, 2021 and thereafter
    • Pickup Time: Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Pickup Location: Transportation and Parking Services will communicate to students with a registered vehicle via email on how to pick-up permits.
    • Your Wake Forest ID is required to pick up your permit.

Undergraduate Commuter, Arts and Sciences Graduate Student or Divinity Student

  • Permits ordered on or before August 15, 2021:
    • Pickup Date: August 16 - August 20
    • Pickup Time: Between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. 
    • Pickup Location: First Assembly Christian School (3730 University Parkway) located on the north side of the church
    • Your Wake Forest ID is required to pick up your permit.
  • Permits ordered after August 15, 2021 OR you did not pick up permits on the above dates:
    • Pickup Date:  Monday, August 23, 2021 and thereafter
    • Pickup Time: Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Pickup Location: Transportation and Parking Services will communicate to students with a registered vehicle via email on how to pick-up permits.
    • Your Wake Forest ID is required to pick up your permit.

Fines are assessed for violating parking regulations and range from $25 to $250. Visitors are subject to all parking rules and regulations. Students are responsible for their visitors. Students will be held financially responsible for citation fines issued to vehicles driven by family members or by friends who use a Wake Forest student’s vehicle. Visitors who plan to park on campus for more than one day require a visitor parking pass. Visitor parking passes can be obtained from the Transportation and Parking Services office.

The Transportation and Parking Services office is located in Alumni Hall, Suite 138. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Friday.  

For more information call 336-758-PARK or email.

Alternative Transportation

Wake Forest Transportation and Parking Services adopted an app that it encourages all shuttle riders to download and begin using immediately. The app, The TransLoc Rider, is designed to make the shuttle service more convenient for all riders, including those who take advantage of the OnCall service.  

Deacon’s Downtown Shuttle

The downtown shuttle provides evening service beginning at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Shuttles go to various restaurants and venues. The last downtown pick-up is between 2:30 and 2:45 a.m.

Bicycle

To register your bicycle, go here

ZimRide

ZimRide’s electronic ride-sharing board helps Wake Forest students and coworkers connect with others who are traveling to the same destination or just in the same direction. Rides are matched based on the criteria set by the individuals offering and seeking ride-share partners. Go here to find a carpool partner today.

Zipcar

Wake Forest offers a car-sharing program as an alternative to bringing your own car to campus. Zipcars are an affordable option that are available by the hour or by the day. Cars are parked on campus near the first-year residence halls and between Kitchin and Poteat Halls.