Directions & Locale

 

Our campus is in Charlotte’s vibrant Gateway Village area, just a short walk (or free shuttle ride) from uptown Charlotte. We’re at the heart of the expansive revitalization of West Trade Street and Third Ward. It’s the perfect location to enjoy everything Charlotte has to offer.

Find things to do in Charlotte while you visit at FindYourCenter or CharlottesGotAlot.

Exploring campus? Download our printable campus map (677KB PDF).

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General Parking

GPS: 801 West Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

From Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Take Billy Graham Parkway to I-77 North. Take Exit 10B (Trade Street East). Turn right at the end of the exit and follow Trade Street toward Uptown. The Academic Center is approximately 0.2 miles on the right.

From I-77

Take Exit 10 coming from the north or Exit 10B coming from the south (Trade Street East). Turn right at the end of the exit coming from the north or keep straight if coming from the south and follow Trade Street toward Uptown. The Academic Center is approximately 0.2 miles on the right.

From I-85

Take I-77 South. Then take Exit 10B (Trade Street East). Turn right at the end of the exit and follow Trade Street toward Uptown. The Academic Center is approximately 0.2 miles on the right.

Residence Halls & Hotel

Follow these directions to our residence halls and university-owned hotel:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Charlotte - Gateway Village Proceed on Trade Street East approximately 0.2 mile (2 blocks). Turn right between the Admissions Office and the Academic Center.

Cedar Halls North & South Proceed on Trade Street East to Cedar Street (just past the Academic Center) and turn right. Go through the light at 4th Street and the residence halls will be on your left. Parking is by permit only, with very limited visitor parking.

City View Towers Proceed on Trade Street East to Graham Street (just past the Greyhound bus terminal) and turn left. City View Towers will be on your right. Parking is by permit only.

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Parking

For Week- Day visitors, parking is available in the Cedar Street Parking Deck, accessed from the DoubleTree Hotel:

DoubleTree Hotel-Charlotte

895 W. Trade St
Charlotte, NC 28202

Admissions visitors should bring their parking ticket to the Admissions Center to be validated.

Admissions is only able to validate tickets for those attending an Admissions tour.

If you are visiting the Charlotte Campus for a weekend Admissions Event, complimentary parking is available. Be sure to display the required guest parking permit which you can obtain from Admissions.

JWU Admissions Visitor Parking

JWU is able to validate parking for the Cedar Street Parking Deck located between West Trade street and 4th street:

116 South Cedar Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Bring your parking ticket into Admissions so that it can be validated prior to leaving campus.

Some public parking venues do charge a fee. Public parking is available at:

Gateway Village Parking Deck
700 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

You can also find parking through Park It!, with more than 1,000 on-street parking spaces in the Center City area, or AboutParking.com to learn more about parking in and around Charlotte.

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Transportation

Public Transportation

Visit JWU on the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS), the largest transit system between Atlanta and Washington, DC. CATS has over 70 local, express and regional bus routes, as well as a light rail line (LYNX), services for the disabled and vanpools.

Find discount CATS passes at The Village Bookstore.

Fly to Charlotte

Charlotte Douglas International Airport is the seventh-busiest airport in the nation, serving more than 34 million passengers annually and averaging nearly 700 daily flights.

The airport is just six miles from campus, with shuttle service to uptown Charlotte.

JWU Transportation

University-sponsored transportation is available on an event-specific basis.

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Area Accommodations

Looking for a hotel here in Charlotte? For your convenience, our university-owned hotel is right on campus, and special rates are offered to JWU visitors:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Charlotte Gateway Village
895 West Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
704-347-0070

You’ll also find a variety of affordable hotels in Charlotte, at many different price points.

You can also consider staying overnight at a stop along your route outside of Charlotte.