Resident and Commuter Parking Areas 

Policy will be relaxed for Spring 2021 semester only. A vehicle with a valid parking permit can park in any student lot. 

Resident and Commuter students with a valid permit are permitted to park in their specifically designated lots 24/7 however they are not permitted to park in any other lot, M-F, 8a-4p. 

Resident parking lots are as follows: Northwest Gold, State Annex, Empire Commons, Liberty Terrace and Freedom Quad (excluding Freedom North).

Commuter parking lots are as follows: Colonial A & B (North and Middle lot), State Quad Gold and Indian Quad Gold.

Dutch Gold, Freedom North, East UAB and SEFCU Arena lots are shared lots for both Resident and Commuter students. 

Colonial C (South lot-formerly student parking) will now be for Faculty/Staff parking only, Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.

Students parked in incorrect lots will be subject to ticketing.  

Decal Ownership

Decal Ownership is not transferable. Affix decal to the inside passenger side of the windshield, in the bottom corner (opposite NYS registration/inspection stickers). Faculty, staff, and students are not authorized to use retiree decals.

The individual to whom the Office of Parking and Mass Transit Services issued a vehicle registration decal will be held responsible for all parking violations issued to any vehicle bearing the decal.

Please inform family and friends of the parking rules and regulations. The operator of a vehicle parked on campus is presumed to be affiliated with the University. Responsibility for parking violations cited to a vehicle will lie with the owner or family member of the owner affiliated with the University. The person affiliated with the University is held responsible for parking tickets issued to family members' vehicles.

If your license plate number changes (even if your vehicle does not), you must bring your decal to the Office of Parking and Mass Transit (park your vehicle in a "Parking Services 15 minute only" space while inside the Office of Parking and Mass Transit) and obtain a new one with the new license plate. The plate indicated on the decal must match the plate on the vehicle, even if the writing has faded and the license number on the decal is illegible.

Electric Vehicle Parking

The University provides 5 electric vehicle charging stations located at Collins Circle, Indian Quad, Parking Services, and SEFCU Arena on the Uptown Campus and Thurlow Terrace parking lot at 135 Western Avenue on the Downtown Campus. Access to the EV stations at Collins Circle and on the Downtown Campus utilize Chargepoint while the other 3 EV stations utilize EV Connect

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

Visitor Lots and Meters

In an effort to maintain adequate parking spaces for our daily visitors and guests, UAlbany faculty, staff, students, vendors, affiliates, and contractors who have purchased a valid University at Albany parking decal (including Special Permit) or those that are eligible for a University at Albany parking decal will not be permitted entry into visitors' lots at Collins Circle, Podium West, and Indian Quad pay lots or meters.  Those that park in all areas designated for visitors, including Dutch Visitor, will be subject to parking citations even if proper validation has occurred.

1 hour meters are available only to visitors for short-term priority parking in areas of high demand on campus. During these hours, patrons may park in these spaces ONLY for 1 hour maximum and can purchase in 15 minute increments. Meters accept quarters and credit/debit cards.

Immobilization Policy

Parking Management has an Immobilization policy where a device may be attached to any vehicle where the patron owes $100 or more in fines. The owner or registrant of an immobilized vehicle will have 72 hours from time of immobilization to contact Parking Services to settle the fines and pay the removal fee of $100 to have the device removed. After 72 hours, the University reserves the right to tow the vehicle from campus. The implementation of the Immobilization policy is designed to assist owners and registrants of vehicles at the University at Albany in avoiding the cost, anguish, and inconvenience that accompanies having their vehicle towed from campus for excessive parking violations. We strongly encourage the owners or registrants of all vehicles immobilized for excessive parking violations to take advantage of the immobilization policy and the convenience to settle their parking fines here on campus prior to their vehicles being towed.

Decal Replacement

If you get a new vehicle or change your license plate for any reason, bring your current decal back and register your new vehicle for $5. Only if you return your current decal will you get your replacement for $5. All other replacements will be $50 for students, $30 for non-union employees and $25 for Union employees. University members are responsible for obtaining a replacement decal if the license plate and/or vehicle information changes in any way.

Stolen decals will be replaced at no charge upon receipt of a copy of the original police report. All stolen decals/permits will be placed on a list and vehicles found displaying them will be ticketed, immobilized, and towed.


University parking permit regulations are in effect year-round, from Monday at 6am through Friday 6pm. Infractions such as but not limited to parking in fire lanes, at fire hydrants, in travel lanes, in accessible spaces, in University vehicle, and on the grass are enforced 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week. No overnight parking is allowed in the Visitors’ lots, metered parking spaces or any other parking lots where signage indicates no overnight parking (SEFCU Arena lot, University Administration/Management Services Center lots).

Abandoned, Unsafe, Vehicles Under Repair

The following will apply to all vehicles on University property that are unsafe, abandoned, and inoperable or under repair: Unsafe vehicles are those that present a clear and present danger or are threat to life safety or the environment. (As an example, a vehicle that is leaking gas, oil, or anti-freeze.) These vehicles will be ticketed as “unsafe” and must be immediately removed from campus. These vehicles can be towed off campus at any time at the expense of the owner or driver.

Vehicles without a valid State or Province vehicle registration are considered abandoned. These vehicles will be ticketed as “abandoned” and towed off campus.

Please note that any citations issued for towing charges will not be eligible for appeal to the Appeal Board.