Maps and Directions

Welcome to campus!

No matter where you're coming from, you'll find our easy-to-navigate directions below. 

Arriving for a campus tour

  • Directions for registered campus tour guests:  After driving through the main entrance at Broadrick Blvd., take the third right in the traffic circle onto Alumni Way.  Limited free visitor parking is available in the Admissions Lot adjacent to the Gage Undergraduate Admissions Center. If that parking lot is full, additional visitor parking is available in the South Village Parking Deck, located further down Alumni Way (past Levine Hall, Scott Hall and Hunt Hall). Parking is validated for registered campus tour visitors. Be sure to bring your parking ticket into the building for validation. Your tour will begin and end at the Gage Undergraduate Admissions Center in South Village. Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early for check-in. 

visitors to undergraduate admissions

  • Directions to Visitor Parking for Undergraduate Admissions: After driving through the main entrance at Broadrick Blvd., take the third right in the traffic circle onto Alumni Way. Continue on Alumni Way past Levine Hall, Scott Hall and Hunt Hall. Take a left onto South Deck Lane and then a left into the South Village Deck. 

Arriving for open house

  • Directions for Explore UNC Charlotte (Open House Event): After driving through the main entrance at Broadrick Blvd., take your second right in the traffic circle to stay straight on Broadrick Blvd. At the stop sign, take a left onto University Road. At the light, turn right onto Cameron Blvd. and follow the signs to the parking decks.

From north of Charlotte via I-85

Take exit 45A (Harris Blvd). Merge onto Harris, cross N. Tryon Street/Hwy 29 intersection, pass Grand Promenade Center on right, exit right to Hwy 49 at large green "Exit" sign (follow brown signs towards PNC Music Pavilion). At bottom of exit ramp, turn left on Hwy 49 (University City Blvd); main entrance to campus is 1 mile on left.

From north of Charlotte via I-77

Take exit #18 (Harris Boulevard). Turn left onto Harris and go seven miles to the exit for Hwy 49 (you will pass Grand Promenade Center on right, exit right at large green "Exit" sign (follow brown signs towards PNC Music Pavilion). At bottom of exit ramp, turn left on Hwy 49 (University City Blvd); main entrance to campus is 1 mile on left.

From south of Charlotte via I-85

Take exit 45A (Harris Blvd). Merge onto Harris, cross N. Tryon Street/Hwy 29 intersection, pass Grand Promenade Center on right, exit right to Hwy 49 at large green "Exit" sign (follow brown signs towards PNC Music Pavilion). At bottom of exit ramp, turn left on Hwy 49 (University City Blvd); main entrance to campus is 1 mile on left.

From south of Charlotte via I-77

Take I-77N to I-85N and follow the above directions via I-85.

From south of Charlotte via I-485 east

Take I-485 east to the Harrisburg/Highway 49 exit 33. Turn right at the end of the exit and keep going straight on Highway 49. Go past the intersection of Hwy 49 and Mallard Creek Church Road. Turn right into the main entrance of UNC Charlotte.

From east Charlotte via US 74

Turn right onto Harris Boulevard, and travel nine miles to UNC Charlotte/Hwy 49 exit. At bottom of exit ramp, turn left on Hwy 49 (University City Blvd); main entrance to campus is 1 mile on left.

From Concord area via US 29

Turn left onto Harris Boulevard, pass Grand Promenade Center on right, exit right to Hwy 49 at large green "Exit" sign (follow brown signs towards PNC Music Pavilion). At bottom of exit ramp, turn left on Hwy 49 (University City Blvd); main entrance to campus is 1 mile on left.

From airport

Leave terminal on Airport Freeway Road, go straight through traffic light. Get in left lane to exit for Billy Graham Parkway North to I-85. Stay in right lane on Billy Graham Parkway through two traffic lights. Immediately under second light, turn right onto I-85N toward Concord. Go 11.2 miles to exit #45A (Harris Boulevard East). Merge onto Harris, cross N. Tryon Street/Hwy 29 intersection, pass Grand Promenade Center on right, exit right to Hwy 49 at large green "Exit" sign (follow brown signs towards PNC Music Pavilion). At bottom of exit ramp, turn left on Hwy 49 (University City Blvd); main entrance to campus is 1 mile on left.

via light rail

The CATS LYNX Blue Line extension provides light rail service to the University’s main campus. The most convenient light rail station is UNC Charlotte Main Station.  At the stop, board the Niner Transit bus (Gold Line) (look for the bus stop sign across the street). You should expect buses to arrive approximately every eight minutes during peak weekday hours, depending on campus traffic.  Please pull the yellow “Stop Request” cord inside the bus as you approach your stop to indicate to the driver you need to exit at the Levine Hall stop.. The Gage Undergraduate Admissions Center is located across the street from Levine Hall. (The Gage Undergraduate Admissions Center is an approximate 30-minute walk from the light rail station.)