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Visitor Parking 

Visitors have several parking options, depending on where and how long they want to park. Download campus maps.

Day-long Parking in Student Lots using a Visitor Permit (includes Accessible Parking)

You must display a visitor parking permit to park in any student lot from 6 a.m. Monday to 6 p.m. Friday (a period of 108 consecutive hours).

A one-day visitor parking permit costs $5.40 and must be clearly displayed on the passenger side of your dashboard. 

You can either purchase a daily visitor permit online or purchase one at any of the pay-and-display kiosks, which are located at:

  • Visitor Lots 1 & 1A at Collins Circle

  • Visitor Lot 2 on Indigenous Quad

  • Visitor Lot 3 at Podium West

  • Outside of Parking and Mass Transit Services Services

  • Outside ETEC

Visitor parking permits are purchased for a calendar day. If you need to park overnight, you must purchase a permit for both days.

Visitors who want to park on the Downtown Campus are also required to display a temporary parking permit. The permit is valid only in the Thurlow Parking Lot on Western Avenue and overnight parking is not allowed.

Note: A visitor parking permit allows the holder to park in a legal parking space, if one is available. It does not guarantee the visitor a space.

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking is available for visitors who have a license plate or valid placard displaying the Universal Symbol of Access.

Accessible spaces also require a visitor parking permit anytime from 6 a.m. Monday to 6 p.m. Friday (a period of 108 consecutive hours).

Download accessibility maps of our campuses.

Day-long Parking in Visitors’ Lots

Our visitors’ lots collect a $5 payment on entry and do not allow re-entry. Overnight parking is not permitted in visitors’ lots.

Note: Current students, faculty and staff, as well as anyone else eligible to purchase a University parking permit, are not permitted to park in visitors’ lots.

Hour-long Parking in Metered Spaces

Meters are available in various locations on our Uptown Campus. These short-term, priority parking spots are primarily for visitors but may be used by faculty/staff with proper meter validation. Current students are not authorized to park at meters.  

Meters accept coins, credit cards, debit cards or Flowbird mobile pay for up to one hour of parking. Fees are listed on each meter. Metered parking is purchased in 15-minute increments, for a maximum of one hour.   

Vehicles that remain parked at a meter past the amount of time purchased will be ticketed. Parking is prohibited at a meter that is broken, out of order or covered by a hood. Additionally, overnight parking is not permitted in metered spaces.

Community Parking

Free, two-hour parking for walkers, joggers, and individuals using outdoor tennis or basketball courts is available in the last three rows of the Dutch Quad commuter student parking lot.



Departmental Requests

Departments can request passes or validation codes for their guests to park in any visitors' lot and/or a student lot. The passes or codes will be charged to your department account.

Guest passes and validation codes cost $5 each. They are valid for all-day parking but can only be used on a specific date and in a specific location. 

Please contact us at 518-442-3121 or [email protected] for detailed forms and information. 



Conference Parking

Using the Event Management System (EMS), please coordinate conference parking with Parking & Mass Transit Services at least four to six weeks before the event. We suggest including parking fees in your admission or conference fees to cover the cost of event parking.

Once you've submitted your EMS request, please contact us at 518-442-3121 or [email protected] to start planning.