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Driving Directions

From Chapel Hill / Carrboro (via 15-501)


Take the 15-501/54 East bypass as you approach Chapel Hill. Take the Hwy 54 East exit (approximately 2 miles) toward Raleigh. Continue to Hope Valley Road for about 3.2 miles.  Turn right at Martin Luther King Jr Parkway, take the 1st left onto Archdale Drive for Half-mile.  Continue onto South Roxboro Street for 1.6 miles. Turn right at East Lawson Street for about half-mile, you will reach NCCU's campus (1801 Fayetteville St, Durham, NC 27707). Consult our Campus Map to get location of the James E. Shepard Memorial Library ( #34 on PDF version of the Campus Map).

From Raleigh (via I-40)


From Interstate 40, take NC 147 North (exit 279 B) toward downtown Durham.  Exit at NC 55/Alston Avenue (Exit 11). Turn left on South Alston Avenue.  In about a half-mile, you will reach NCCU's campus (1801 Fayetteville St, Durham, NC 27707). Consult our Campus Map to get location of the James E. Shepard Memorial Library ( #34 on PDF version of the Campus Map).

From Fayetteville (I-95 to I-40)


Take Grove Street to Hwy 301 N. Take a left. Merge onto Interstate 95 North. Go 25 miles north on I-95 to I-40 junction. Take Exit 81 toward Raleigh (westbound on I-40). Go 49 miles on I-40 to NC 147 North (exit 279 B), toward Durham/Downtown. Merge on NC - 147.  Take the NC-55/Alston Avenue exit, (exit 11). In about a half-mile, you will reach NCCU's campus (1801 Fayetteville St, Durham, NC 27707). Consult our Campus Map to get location of the James E. Shepard Memorial Library ( #34 on PDF version of the Campus Map).

From Greensboro/Charlotte/Winston-Salem (I-40/I-85)


Take I-40 E / I-85 N. When the road forks (past Burlington), bear left to remain on I-85 toward Durham.  Continue on I-85 for 9 miles to the Durham Freeway/NC 147 (Exit 172).  Follow NC 147 for 5 miles to Exit 11 (NC 55/Alston Avenue).  Turn right (south) on  Alston Avenue. In about a half-mile, you will reach NCCU's campus (1801 Fayetteville St, Durham, NC 27707). Consult our Campus Map to get location of the James E. Shepard Memorial Library ( #34 on PDF version of the Campus Map).

From Henderson (I-85)


Take I-85 S. Take the Roxboro Road/Avondale Drive exit (Exit 177) and turn left onto Avondale Drive (NC 55).  Go 0.8 miles and turn right on Alston Avenue (remaining on NC 55).  Continue south on Alston for 2.2 miles, you will reach NCCU's campus (1801 Fayetteville St, Durham, NC 27707). Consult our Campus Map to get location of the James E. Shepard Memorial Library ( #34 on PDF version of the Campus Map).


Campus Parking is available in the following parking areas:

  1. Nelson Avenue near Fayetteville Street (near the Alfonso Elder Student Union - #4 on PDF version of the Campus Map)
  2. Front of the LeRoy T. Walker Physical Education Complex (#38 on PDF version of the Campus Map)
  3. Lincoln Avenue, near Cecil Street. (near the Miller-Morgan Building - # 44 on PDF version of the Campus Map)
  4. Alston Avenue, near Cecil Street. (near the H. M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education Building - #28 on PDF version of the Campus Map)
  5. East Lawson Street, near the Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE - #12 on PDF version of the Campus Map)

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