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Directions to the Global Education Center

The GEC is located at 301 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

From Greensboro and points west

Take I-40 East and exit onto exit 266, Hwy 86 South
Turn right from the ramp onto Highway 86 South
You will proceed for several miles, the road will become Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
When you get downtown, the road will become Columbia St.
Continue south on this road until the road forces you to turn.
Turn Right, and then at the light, make an immediate left onto Pittsboro St.
You will pass the Carolina Inn parking lot on your left.
Turn left at the first light, at McCauley St.
Make an immediate right onto Pharmacy Lane
Make another immediate right into the parking garage beneath the GEC.

From RDU Airport and points east

Take I-40 West to Exit 273A (Hwy 54 West/Chapel Hill)
Proceed several miles straight on Raleigh Rd / NC-54
(there is no need to turn or exit off of Raleigh/54, eventually you will arrive on campus)
The road you are on will "change names" several times as you pass through intersections.
As you arrive on campus, the road will become South Road. Continue driving straight, there is no need to turn, although Raleigh Road turns at that point, you will now be on South Road. Campus Recreation facilities will be on your left
After a large intersection with Columbia Street, the road will become McCauley Street. Continue onto McCauley
Make an immediate left onto Pharmacy Lane
Make an immediate right into the parking garage beneath the GEC

From Durham and points north

Follow I-85 to its intersection with Hwy 15-501 South.
Follow 15-501 south towards Chapel Hill
Once in Chapel Hill, the highway will divide.
Bear right at the fork in the road to get onto Franklin Street
Continue on Franklin Street till you get to Columbia Street
Turn left onto Columbia Street, and then follow directions given above.

From Pittsboro and points south

Take US-64 Bus to Highway 15-501 North
Proceed on 15-501 till it becomes NC-86 North
On campus, 86 will become Columbia Street. Proceed on Columbia till you get to McCauley St.
Turn left onto McCauley, and then make an immediate left onto Pharmacy Lane
Make an immediate right into the parking garage of the GEC.


The Campus Visitors Lots have parking available for a nominal fee. City bus lines also serve park and ride lots in the area. Please call (919) 966-1484 if you have a special parking request, such as disability parking information.