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Visitor Parking 

Visitors have several parking options, depending on where and how long they want to park. You must display a visitor parking permit to park at the University from 6 a.m. Monday to 6 p.m. Friday (a period of 108 consecutive hours). 

Visitor parking permits are purchased at $5.00 for a calendar day and must be clearly displayed on the passenger side of your dashboard. 

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Daily Parking in Visitors’ Lots

You may park in any University Uptown Campus visitor lot with the onsite purchase of a daily permit for $5.00. Overnight parking is not permitted in visitors’ lots. Once purchased, the kiosk will print a receipt to be placed on the vehicle dashboard visible to the parking attendants. Kiosks are located at lot entry or in close proximity to the visitor parking areas below: 

  • Visitor Lots at Collins Circle, numbers 28 & 29 on the map. 
  • Visitor Lot at Indigenous Quad, number 30 on the map. 
  • Visitor Lot at Podium West walkway, number 31 on the map. 
  • ETEC walkway to building, number 10 on the map. 

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.

Daily Parking in Student Lots using a Visitor Permit

You can purchase daily visitor parking, valid for any student parking lot such as Freedom, Liberty, or Empire: 

Hourly 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 or 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.