Events, Guests, Visitors, Conferences,meters

It is the responsibility of the host unit to notify PMTS of an event on campus. All events that are NOT prearranged with PMTS will be subject to ticketing.

Departmental Guest Pass Form:  Booklets of Guest Passes and/or Tokens

Department Request for Individual Guests Parking - A request to permit guests to park at the Collin Circle Visitors Lot (without having a token or guest pass) and then have PMTS bill your department.

Departmental Request for Individual Guests Parking is a request to permit guests to park at the Collins Circle Visitor Lots and bill your department. If guest passes or tokens are not used department will be billed at the Visitor Rate of $5.00 per visitor. 

On Campus Directions to the Parking Office.

Visitors to campus must pay to park. Visitors may use the Visitors Lots, purchase a temporary tag for $5.40 per day from Parking and Mass Transit Services Office, purchase a temporary permit on-line,  or park at a meter. Overnight parking in the Visitor Lots is not allowed.  On weekends (from 6pm Friday and 8am Monday morning), and weekday evenings between 8pm and 8am guests may park free of charge in any student gold lot excluding the Freedom Apartments, Empire Commons and Liberty Terrace lots.

Temporary (per day) Parking Permit $5.40
Visitor Lots before 4 PM - pay as you enter $5.00
Visitor Lots after 4 PM - pay as you enter $3.00
As noted on signs, NO OVERNIGHT parking in visitor lots

 Meter are available in various locations in the Uptown Campus. Please look at the meter to determine the appropriate amount of money required and the time allowed. Times are listed on all meters. Regardless of nearby signs, meters are in effect Monday through Thursday from 8AM to 8PM and Friday from 8AM to 5PM. University permits are NOT valid at meters without paying during required hours. If a meter is broken/out of order/covered by a hood, parking is NOT allowed at that meter.

Uptown Campus Maps identify visitor parking in green.

Community Parking:
Local community parking is available for short term parking in the last row of Dutch Gold for walkers, joggers, or those using the tennis courts. Students, Faculty/Staff, visitors, or those attending meetings are required to have a valid University at Albany decal or hang tag. All others who park in this area are subject to ticketing.

Guest Passes:
Guest Passes are available to University departments for their guests at a cost of $30 per book of 10 passes. These passes are valid for all-day parking. Passes are good for one day only and require a date and location.

Floater Permits:
Floater permits are allocated by and authorized through each vice president's office. University students and faculty/staff MUST have a valid and properly displayed University at Albany decal to use with a floater. Logs should be kept for all floater permit activity.

Conference parking arrangements should be made with Parking and Mass Transit Services at least two weeks in advance of the event. Organizers are encouraged to include parking fees in their admission charges or conference fees to cover the cost of parking for the event. University departments can contact Debra McGurn at or at (518)442-3120 to coordinate departmental conference, event or guest parking.

Handicapped Guest Parking:
If you are a handicapped visitor, please use the handicapped spots in the visitors’ parking lots on the uptown campus or the visitors handicapped spots available at other locations such as MSC and UAB.  These visitors handicapped spaces do not require a University parking permit.  Please do not use the handicapped spots that require a University decal as this could result in receiving a parking citation.


Visitor's vehicles on the Downtown Campus should be identified by permit; if a visitor's vehicle does not display a permit, it is at risk of being ticketed.

The permit system is intended for invited visitors - i.e., guests attending seminars, conferences, workshops, training and contract courses, client appointments, etc. and is not available to faculty, staff or students.

Visitor permits are valid for the Thurlow (Western Avenue) Lot only. Overnight parking is NOT allowed on the Downtown Campus.

Visitor permits for groups or contract classes should be requested at least one week in advance of the event.

Whenever possible, we ask units to complete and mail permit forms to participants in advance of their arrival on campus. If units must obtain and issue permits to guests when they arrive, be sure to allocate time to return to the vehicle to display the permit.

Units may obtain a limited number of visitor permits to issue to individuals invited to offices by appointment.

A Visitor Parking Permit entitles the holder to park in a legal parking space if one is available. It does not guarantee the visitor a space.

Campus maps and information regarding parking regulations are available on request from the Office of Parking and Mass Transit Services, 518-442-3121.