THE Crafts Center

Crafts Center Parking

Parking Permits

Parking permits are required for all vehicles on the University campus between the hours of 7 AM –
5 PM, Monday – Friday.  The Coliseum Parking Deck is the closest lot to the Crafts Center and has a limited number of visitor spaces available daily in its pay lot - the pay lot is by credit card only. Parking in the deck after 5 PM weekdays and all day on weekends is free - no permit required.



Online visitor permits will continue to cost $2 per day.  Effective August, 2012, daily visitor parking permits purchased in person will cost $5 per day. 


To Purchase Online

A printable online pass is available for $2.  E-mail or call 919.513.3614 one day prior to your expected date of studio use.  A link will be sent to purchase the permit online and payment can be made by VISA or MasterCard. The permit along with a map and directions to the parking deck is then E-mailed to you; print the permit and place it on your car’s dashboard.


To Purchase In Person

Daily visitor parking permits may be purchased at a cost of $5 per day at the Crafts Center Info Desk, a Visitor Information Center* (Main Campus, Stinson Drive, Centennial Campus or Varsity Drive), as well as at the NC state University Transportation office located at 2721 Sullivan Drive. The Transportation Customer Service area operates from 7 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Friday.

*(effective August 18, 2014, the VIC will only accept major credit cards and debit cards.) 


Hourly Parking

Visitors also have the option of using parking deck pay lots.  Rates are $2 for the first hour and $2 for each consecutive hour, with a $10 daily maximum.