Undergraduate Student Permits

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Undergraduate students enrolled in fall semester classes are eligible to purchase a parking permit that is valid from Aug. 16 of the current year to Aug. 15 of the following calendar year. If you expect to graduate in spring or summer, you are not eligible to purchase a permit for the following academic year. We receive expected graduation information from the Registrar's Office.

We encourage you to purchase your permit before you arrive on campus.

  • First-year student? Read about your options.
  • If you live on West Campus or off campus (most other undergraduates), you are eligible to park in the Blue Zone.
  • If you live on Central Campus, including Swift Avenue (mostly undergraduates), you are eligible to park on Central Campus.
Alternative Transportation

Consider our alternative transportation options before you buy a permit.

  • Exciting benefits, including preferred parking locations and free permits, are available for commuting undergraduates who carpool.
  • Enterprise CarShare provides a convenient and eco-friendly way to get around – whether it's to run errands, drive around campus or take a road trip.
Studying Abroad?

If you're studying abroad and will need a parking permit when you return to campus, purchase your permit when you return.

Manage Your Parking Account

Permit fees are charged to your bursar account. The fee is prorated monthly. 

To purchase a permit, log in to your parking account. You may also:

Your receipt will include a temporary, printable (PDF) permit for your use until your permanent permit arrives.