Parking & Transportation

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Contact Info




Alumni Hall 138

Mailing Address

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 7244
Winston-Salem, NC 27109


Navigate the Forest your way.

We’re here to help you understand your options—and the rules of campus traveling—while finding your way.

Parking Registration

For families who decide to send a car to campus, first-year parking permits will be available online beginning August 1. Visit the parking website to purchase your parking permit, 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 our disability services page for more information.

What you need to know

Wake Line Shuttles

Wake Forest operates a fleet of scheduled shuttle lines and on-demand services to members of the campus community. Different shuttle lines will take you to parking, Hanes Mall, Target, various apartment complexes, Wake Downtown and the Coliseum for men’s basketball games.

Download the TransLoc Rider app to your smartphone to track each shuttle’s location on the various routes and see estimated times of arrival. Nightly, you can request a ride for on-call service for a free ride around campus and to and from surrounding Wake Forest neighborhoods.

Bike Sharing

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

Share the Ride

SharetheRideNC 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 rides.


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.