Welcome, First-Year Students!
If you are deciding whether to bring a car to Duke, here are a few things you will want to consider:
- Duke offers parking to students based on their residence location, but spaces are limited.
- Students who plan to park at Duke must register their vehicles by purchasing parking permits. Vehicles parked on campus must display a valid parking permit at all times for the area in which they are parked, including academic breaks and holidays.
- Student parking permits are issued for one year and are effective from August 16 through August 15.
- First-year students live on East Campus and may purchase a RED Zone permit only.
- Permit holders are responsible for all fees and fines incurred by either the vehicle they have registered, or any other vehicle which incurs a fine while displaying their parking permit. Charges will be automatically billed to student Bursar accounts.
- If you have a car on campus, you cannot drive from your residence hall to class.
- Transit bus and van service is offered free of charge to students and is a great way to move about campus without use of a car.
- Students 18 years and older may join Duke Enterprise CarShare and reserve cars by the hour or day. Restrictions apply.
If you have decided to bring a car to Duke, the first step is purchasing your permit.
- Permits purchased by July 27 will be included in the move-in packet you receive when you arrive on campus in August
- Remember to display your permit when you bring it to campus and be sure your vehicle is legally parked in the correct area!
- Permit fees are charged to your Bursar account. The annual residential fee for 2012-2013 is $264.
- You may purchase a permit throughout the academic year by using the link below. Your receipt will include a temporary, printable dashboard pass for your use until your permanent permit arrives. The fee is prorated monthly.
This website contains much more information about parking and transportation at Duke. We invite you to continue reading.