Visitors and Events

Visitors
Visitors to campus must pay to park in any student, visitor, or apartment lot from Monday at 6am through Friday at 6pm. Athletic event parking times and charges vary. Infractions such as but not limited to parking in fire lanes, at fire hydrants, in travel lanes, in accessible spaces, and on the grass are enforced 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.Visitors may purchase a temporary tag from Parking and Mass Transit Services Office, purchase a temporary permit on-line, park at a meter, or use our mobile parking app Whoosh. Overnight parking in the Visitor Lots is not authorized.

Temporary (daily) Parking Permit $5.40
Visitor Lots pay on entry $5.00 (no re-entry)

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

Collins Circle Visitor Lot Form (Max. 20 guests)
Departmental Request Form

Meters
Meters 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. Students, faculty, and staff and those with University permits are not permitted to park at meters as they are reserved for visitors of the University. You may also pay via the mobile parking app Whoosh. If a meter is broken, out of order, or covered by a hood parking is not allowed at that meter.

Community Parking
Local community parking is available for short term parking in the last 3 rows of Dutch student parking lot for walkers, joggers, or those using the tennis/basketball courts.

Electric Vehicle Parking
The University provides 5 electric vehicle charging stations located at Collins Circle visitor lot, Indian Quad, Parking Services, and SEFCU Arena on the Uptown Campus and Thurlow Terrace parking lot at 135 Western Avenue on the Downtown Campus.

Charging is not to exceed 4 total hours in any given day to allow others to properly charge their vehicles. Failure to comply may result in a citation.

The EV stations at Collins Circle and Downtown Campus utilize Chargepoint while the other 3 EV stations utilize EV Connect

Guest Passes
Guest Passes are available to University departments for their guests at a cost of $30 per booklet of 10 passes. These passes are valid for all-day parking. Passes are good for 1 day only and require a date and location.

Conferences
Conference parking arrangements should be made with Parking and Mass Transit Services at least two to six 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 the parking department or at (518)442-3121 or parking@albany.edu to coordinate departmental conference, event or guest parking. 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. 

Downtown Campus
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.

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 to two weeks 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.

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.