There are more than a few ways to navigate the Forest. We’re here to help you understand your options — and the rules of campus traveling — while finding your way.
Vehicle parking registration for incoming students will be available online beginning August 1 and is due by August 19. Please see updated information about the vehicle registration process. Visit our website to register your vehicle, access the parking map and become familiar with the Parking Rules and Regulations. Parking permits will be available for pickup in the Benson University Center on Move-In Day.
All first-year and transfer students, including those who commute to campus, are required to park in a designated lot off campus. Shuttle service is provided. Students with disabilities or health issues should refer to Disability Services.
Ride the Wake is a system of complimentary shuttles available to the Wake Forest community. Different shuttle lines will take you to parking, Hanes Mall, Target and various apartment complexes. See website for schedules and more information on how it can enable your travels. Download the “Shuttle Finder” app to your iPhone. Through GPS technology, the app provides the shuttle’s current location and estimated time of arrival and covers all campus routes.
The downtown shuttle provides evening service beginning at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Shuttles go to various restaurants and venues in the Dash. What’s the Dash? It’s the nickname for Winston-Salem.
Wake Forest offers this car-sharing program as an alternative to bringing your own car to campus. Cars are parked on campus near the first-year residence halls, between Kitchin and Poteat Halls, and on the North Campus. They are available 24 hours a day; rates include gas and insurance.
Zimride is an electronic ride-sharing board that helps students 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.