Parking & Transportation FAQ
How do I Register a Car?
If you are a student or employee, you can log into your WIN account and click on “personal” or you can register from the Parking and Transportation website. Check the Parking and Transportation website for permit distribution/mailing information. Temporary vehicles, replacement vehicles or other special circumstances will require you to come to the Parking and Transportation office to register. Visitors must come to the Parking and Transportation office. Students and employees must present a valid and legible WFUID to pick up permits.
If I get a different car, what do I need to do?
You must remove the gate pass and rear parking permit from the vehicle that you will no longer drive to campus and return the permits to the Parking and Transportation office to get a replacement set for $25. You cannot complete this process online.
What if I need to drive another car temporarily?
Students who do not have a registered vehicle for the academic year can purchase a temporary permit for up to two weeks at a cost of $20. If you have a temporary vehicle, you must register the vehicle with the Parking and Transportation office. If you have a registered vehicle and will be using a different vehicle for a short period of time (up to 2 weeks), there is no charge for a temporary permit. You can receive 2 temporary permits per semester.
Why would I get a citation?
The most frequent citations issued include:
- Having an off-campus permit and being parked on campus during restricted hours. (8am-5pm, Monday-Friday)
- Not registering your vehicle. (Citation costs will escalate)
- Parking in a fire lane for any reason.
- Parking in reserved spaces or parking lots that are for permits other than yours.
- Parking in handicapped spaces without a placard or using a placard that is not issued to you. Handicapped spaces are state mandated and enforceable by University Police as well.
You can be cited for more than one violation at a time. Parking Rules and Regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, whether class is in session or not.
My permit is for Winston Salem First Church lot, but the lot is always full. What should I do?
There are two lots on each side of Long Drive. On the church side (east of Long Drive), you have Lot B. When you turn into that lot, keep to the right of the driveway. Parking is prohibited on the left side of the driveway. Lot A is on the west side of Long Drive. Signs identify where student parking stops in that Lot. Be cautious, as signs mark a “sophomore only” section in that lot.
How do I appeal a citation?
All appeals must be filed online from the Parking and Transportation website. The appeal must be submitted within 14 days of the date the citation was issued. A person must have the citation number and the license plate number readily available before an online appeal can be filed.
There is a second level of appeals available, if the first level is denied. Second level appeals are not available online and must be filed in the Parking and Transportation office within 7 days of the first level denial.
How do I pay a citation?
- Student citation fines are automatically charged to their student financial account.
- WFU faculty, staff, visitors, concessionaires, vendors or others, may pay citation charges in one of three ways:
- Cash at Financial and Accounting Services in 107 Reynolda Hall. You will be required to provide the citation number and your name so the Parking and Transportation office can credit your citation charges to your parking account.
- Check or Money Order in the Parking and Transportation Office in Alumni Hall or by mail to: Wake Forest University, Parking and Transportation, PO Box 7244, Winston Salem, NC 27106. Check should be made payable to Wake Forest University.
- With a valid credit card, you may pay your citation online. You will need your citation number and your license plate number to pay the citation.
Where can I find shuttle schedules?
Visit Ride the Wake to find shuttle routes and schedules
Where can visitors park?
Visitors can park in any general parking lot on campus. Visitors should avoid reserved spaces, faculty/staff lots, fire lanes or other restricted area on campus. Frequent visitors should contact Parking and Transportation to register for a parking permit.