8.10 Parking


The university provides parking spaces for Faculty, Staff and students in both structures and surface lots.

Parking assignments are available to all Faculty and Staff, residents of University Housing and students (Handicapped, Medicine, Pharmacy and Allied Health, and Graduate Assistants) who choose to participate in the program. Assigned parking is not available to undergraduate students in categories not noted above.

Open or unassigned parking is available to Faculty and Staff (not in the program), all students and visitors. Generally, entrance is free and the fee is paid upon exiting. Visitors can arrange parking either in the lot on W. Palmer, the lot on Warren and 4th or any open parking area. Call the Parking Office for more information.

The Parking Office is located in Room 103 at 6050 Cass; office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday. The telephone number is 577-2080. After 5:00 p.m., contact the shift supervisor in Parking Structure II, 5150 John C. Lodge Service Drive at 577-2075.


Assigned Parking

Areas designated for Faculty, Staff, residents and eligible students. Access is provided by gate card and space is available on first-come, first-served basis.

Open Parking

All open parking requires the payment of a fee each time a car exits. Some lots still accept coins. Most lots require the use of a plastic parking card which can be purchased at the following locations:

Parking Structure I

Parking Structure II

Parking Structure V

Science and Engineering Building

Purdy Library

Student Center Building

Academic/Administrative Building I

Joy Student Services Building

Public Safety

Matthaei Physical Education Center


The card is available at a one-time cost of $1.00. The card must then be encoded with monetary value by depositing $1, $5, $10, or $20 in the dispensing machines. The cards are reusable. There is also a one time use card available from the Cashier's Office and the McGregor Memorial Conference Center for $1.00. These cards can be obtained via Internal Requisition and Inter-Account Bill (IRB) form 108A,(refer to APPM section 1.4, Internal Billing) to be used by guests of the university. The McGregor Memorial Conference Center requires a cash payment.

Visitor Parking

Visitors fall into two broad categories; those who arrive on campus with definite appointments and are expected by someone associated with the university (includes conference participants). These visitors can be accommodated in the guest and visitor parking lot on W. Palmer, the lot on Warren and 4th, in metered spots about the campus, in any student area (a parking card is required for exiting), or by prior arrangement in an as signed area by securing a Temporary Parking Permit, form 3402,from the Parking Office.


The second category of visitor is probably broader and includes prospective students, concert goers, library users, alumni, interested citizens, etc. These people are eligible for the guest and visitor parking lots, or they may use the student parking facilities which have free entrance. A parking card is required and can be obtained at locations described above. Minimum cost is $1.00 for the reusable card and $1.00 for minimum encoding.

There is also metered parking about the campus and privately owned parking facilities at the south end of campus. On weekends, special events can be accommodated by reserving one of the surface lots for the prescribed fee.

Eligible Students (for assigned parking)

Handicapped students can obtain assigned parking from the Office of Educational Resources for Students with Disabilities.

Students in Medicine and Pharmacy and Allied Health can purchase assigned parking as available.

Graduate Assistants are eligible for assigned parking as available.