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  • Getting Around During New Student Orientation 

    Parents we welcome you to Shaw University! We are excited that you are here with us to support your student during this transitional time. We hope that you will enjoy your visit and learn about Shaw University and all of the great things available her to assist in the academic endeavors of your student. We know that when parents are informed, students benefit.

    Directions to Campus

    Direction Navigation
    From I-95 North Take the Raleigh / Hwy. 64 exit (138); travel 64 West to New Bern Avenue. Stay on New Bern Avenue to the corner of New Bern Avenue and Blount Street. Turn left onto Blount Street, go to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, turn left and go to first light, turn right onto Person Street, the campus entrance will be on left.
    From I-95 South Take the Raleigh / I 40 Exit (81). Take 40 West to the Hammond Road / Person Street, Exit 299. Near the bottom of the exit, merge right onto Person Street, after the second light you will see the campus entrance on left.
    From I-85 South Take the US #1/401 South Exit. US #1/401 South will become Capital Boulevard. Continue on Capital Boulevard to South Street. Turn left, go pass McDonalds, turn right at first light (Blount Street), go to first light turn left onto Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., go to first light and turn left onto Person Street. Campus entrance will be on left.
    From I-85 North

    Take the 40 East Exit, go past Cary. After the South Saunders Street (exit 298) there is a sign that reads "Shaw University Next Exit." Take the next exit, Person Street, Exit 299. Turn left onto Person Street, after the third light you will see the campus entrance on left.

    From 64 East Take 64 West to New Bern Avenue. Stay on New Bern Avenue to the corner of New Bern Avenue and Blount Street. Turn left onto Blount Street, go to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, turn left and go to first light, turn right onto Person Street, the campus entrance will be on left.
    From 64-West Take 64 East to US # 1 North. Stay on US #1 North to the exit for 40 East, on the right. Take 40 East. After the South Saunders Street (exit 298) there is a sign that reads "Shaw University Next Exit." Take the next exit, Person Street, Exit 299. At the bottom of the exit, turn left onto Person Street. After the third light you will see the campus entrance on left.
    From 70 East Take 70 East. As it approaches Raleigh, it becomes Glenwood Avenue. Continue on Glenwood Avenue to Morgan Street. Turn left onto Morgan Street. At the corner of Morgan Street and Blount Street, turn right onto Blount Street. go to first light turn left onto Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., go to first light and turn left onto Person Street. Campus entrance will be on left.
    From 70 West Take 70 West. After you pass 401 South, 70 West becomes Wilmington St.

    Parking Information

    Parking will be available at the following locations on campus:

    • Shaw Beach and Campus Police and Security Parking Lot:  Shaw Beach is a grassy area located at 730 S. Blount Street on the left.  The Campus Police and Security Lot is located on the right. If you are at the intersection of Blount and MLK you have passed the lots.
    • Dimple Newsome Parking Lot: Located at 724 S. Person Street behind the dormitory.
    • Wille E. Gary Student Union: Located at 212 E. South Street. Please be aware that construction is taking place on this street. The street will be open to participants parking in this lot from 7am until 9am. Barriers will be removed when the orientation is over to allow participants to exit the lot. Officers will be stationed in this area to direct traffic in and out of the lot.
    • Roberts Science Parking Lot: Located at 721 S. Wilmington Street beside the Science complex. 

    If the weather is rainy, participants will need to park at McLaurin’s Parking Lot at 115 S Wilmington Street Raleigh, NC 27601. Click for information about this lot and its pricing. 

    Participants requiring handicapped parking will be directed to the limited spaces available on campus on a first come first serve basis. Participants should first report to Campus Police at 730 S. Blount Street, Raleigh for directions on where to park. If handicapped parking is exhausted, then participants can drop individuals off on campus at Campus Police, park where directed and return to pick them up when orientation concludes.

    Shaw University Campus Police and Security can be reached at any time by calling 919-546-8249.


    Banks

    Bank of America (ATM)
    421 Fayetteville St. | (919) 829-6732

    BB&T (ATM)
    434 Fayetteville St. | (919) 716-9122

    First Citizens Bank
    239 Fayetteville St. | (919) 716-7050

    Mechanics & Farmers Bank
    13 E. Hargett St. | (919) 821-4611

    North State Bank
    230 Fayetteville St

    PNC Bank
    301 Fayetteville St. | (919) 835-6940

    State Employees' Credit Union
    1010 New Bern Ave. | (919) 839-5370

    Wells Fargo Bank (ATM)
    150 Fayetteville St. | (919) 881-7111

    ATMs
    Raleigh Convention Center
    500 S Salisbury St. 

    Hotel and Lodging

    Doubletree Hilton Brownstone Hotel 
    1707 Hillsborough St.  (0.1 miles)
    Reservations: (919) 828-0811  |  Visit Website

    Raleigh Marriott City Center
    500 Fayetteville St.  (0.1 miles)
    Reservations: (919) 833-1120  |  Visit Website

    Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
    421 South Salisbury St.  (0.2 miles)
    Reservations: (919) 834-9900 |  Visit Website

    Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown 
    320 Hillsborough St.  (0.7 miles)
    Reservations: 1-877-834-3613 |  Visit Website

    Hampton Inn and Suites (Raleigh Downtown)
    600 Glenwood Ave. (1.2 miles)
    Reservations: (919) 828-0811  |  Visit Website

    Grocery/Pharmacy/Dining

    Food Lion
    1601 Cross Link Rd | (919) 807-1395

    Harris Teeter
    500 Oberlin Rd | (919) 828-9216

    Save-A-Lot

    1610 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. | (919) 250-0296

    CVS Pharmacy
    200 Fayetteville St. | (919) 834-3336

    Person Street Pharmacy
    702 N Person St. | (919) 832-6432

    Riteaid Pharmacy
    1601-51 Cross Link Rd | (919) 821-1407

    WakeMed Pharmacy
    3000 New Bern Ave. | (919) 350-8196

    Local Dining: Looking for something to eat! Visit www.godowntownraleigh.com for the full list of locations.