Accessible Parking


ECU is committed to accessibility and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (2008).  As a large, land locked University, parking is and always will be a challenge on campus.  In response to meeting the needs of students with disabilities, ECU operates a fully compliant Transit system consisting of modern buses that allow easy on and off access.  In addition, the University operates a point to point on demand service called Pirate Access.

ECU Parking

FAQ’s regarding students with disabilities and parking at ECU

I have a state authorized hangtag, does this mean I can park in any accessible space on campus?

No.  Students are only permitted to use their state placards in the zone for which they are eligible to park.  The following zones are designated for student parking, each lot has accessible spaces:

  • A2  for resident students living on College Hill
  • B2  for resident students living on Core Campus and West End
  • C     for commuter students at Minges Coliseum
  • D     for freshman students at the Belk Building

Once I have purchased a permit do, I need to do anything else?

Yes.  In order to assure we have the spaces we need, parking will ask you to register your hangtag number and expiration with their office.  Parking will add the universal accessibility symbol to your permit.  You will always still need to display your hangtag .

I am a commuter student but am unable to walk from the bus stop to my classroom building, how does Pirate Access help me?

Pirate Access will pick you up from the C zone and get you as close to your building as possible.  Keep in mind that some buildings are not easily accessible by vehicle.  You may need to work with your medical provider to determine if a mobility aid might assist you to navigate campus.

Are there exceptions that allow students with disabilities to park on campus?

Generally, no.  If you believe you have a circumstance for which an exception should be made, you’ll need to make an appointment with the Director of Disability Support Services.  Exceptions include conditions for which utilizing the transit system may have serious health consequences ie:  quadriplegia resulting in the inability to regulate body temperature; students with personal care attendants who assist with clearing airways and/or managing major bodily functions.