Parking and Transportation


Parking and Transportation
Alumni Hall, Suite 138
336.758.PARK (7275)

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Information on this site is for the class of 2020. Information for the class of 2021 will be available May 2017.

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.

Parking Registration

Vehicle parking registration for incoming students will be available online beginning August 2, 2016. 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

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 “Ride the Wake” 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.

Downtown Shuttle

Deacons Downtown provides evening service beginning a t 9:30 p .m. o n 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.


No room in the car for your bike? No worries. Borrow one for the semester or by the hour.