Parking and Transportation

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

First-year parking permits will be available online August 1, 2017. 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 and Student Health Service.


Phone: 336.758.7275

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

Alumni Hall 138

Ride the Wake

Ride the Wake is a system of scheduled shuttles and on-demand services available to the Wake Forest community. Different shuttle lines will take you to parking, Hanes Mall, Target, various apartment complexes and the Downtown Campus. Download the TransLocRider app to your smartphone to track each shuttle’s location on the various routes and estimated times of arrival. Nightly from 5:30 p.m. to 7 a.m., you can use the TransLoc Rider app for a free ride around campus and to and from surrounding Wake Forest neighborhoods. Visit the website for schedules and more information:


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


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.


The zipcar 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.