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Types of parking permits

The Housing & Parking Office issues 3 types of permits to students:

  1. Regular permits may be reserved/purchased by seniors and juniors (beginning June 1), through this Student Parking site. Seniors and juniors will be able to reserve/purchase permits for Fall ONLY, Spring ONLY, or Fall AND Spring.
  2. Restricted permits may be requested by sophomores through this Student Parking site, but such requests are not "reserved" and are not confirmed through the online process. Rather, Restricted permits are only offered to sophomores by email from the Housing Director, after the review of the appeals in their requests. These permits are restricted in three ways: They are very limited in number, they are only issued for a single semester (not for the full year), and they require the permit holder to park in less-used parking area on lower campus.
  3. Temporary permits are available to sophomores, juniors and seniors from the Housing & Parking Office. They must be obtained in person.

See Permit requirement for students for what constitutes a valid permit. Guests and visitors are not issued parking permits, but may have a small Parking Notification card (5" x 8") placed on their vehicles by Public Safety to serve as temporary parking passes. A Parking Notification does not serve as a valid permit for students to operate a vehicle.

Spring permits

Students who want a permit for the Spring semester should request a Fall AND Spring permit, or a Spring ONLY permit, at the time of their online request.

Regular permits for Juniors & Seniors (i.e. with 59 or more units in Fall)

When seniors and juniors go online to reserve/purchase a permit, the program should finish by indicating when they have successfully reserved the Regular permit. Eligibility is determined by the Housing & Parking Office, but it can be affected by previous sanctions, loss of permit privileges, or insufficient units on record. The use of alternate criteria may be requested by students who think theyshould have junior standing, but do not have the requiisite number of units to qualfy for a Regular permit. Costs range is from $200 to $150, depending upon the discounts which are applied. These discounts are explained under Costs.

  • A Regular permit for one or both semesters should be requested from June 1-July 31 (which this is the early-request discount period), but may be requested/purchased or after August 1.
  • The early-request period may be changed to June 1-30 for Fall, 2018, or it may be eliminated.
  • A valid Regular permit allows the vehicle to be operated on campus "24/7" (no time restrictions) in acceptable locations (see Lot Map for areas where vehicles may be parked on upper and lower campus, and Vehicle Regulations).
  • Students who are in their first year of college are considered "First-Years" and will NOT be issued permits, even though they may have advanced academic standing and are techically able to submit a request.
Restricted permits for Sophomores (i.e. 26-58 units in the Fall)
  • A Restricted permit should be requested from June 1-30, but may be requested after July 1.
  • For Fall, 2017 most appeals for the Restricted permit were determined near the end of July.
  • For Fall, 2018 most appeals for the Restricted permit are expected to be determined in earlyJuly.
  • We recognize that the earlier notification the better, but we do not have the requisite data to review sophomores' appeals until early July.We review appeals and notifyas soon as we can.
  • Appeals are confidential in nature, and most are reasonable. We evaluate them as fairly as possible. However, it is not possible to grant every appeal. We ask students to trust our process and to refrain from asking why their appeal was not granted.
  • The unit basis is 26-58 units to be eligible for a Restricted permit (in the Fall semester)
  • For the Spring semester, the unit basis is higher (>71 units). See note below regarding "rising" juniors.
  • A valid Restricted permit allows the vehicle to be parked and operated on campus "24/7" in acceptable locations. However, there is a location restriction during specific, restricted hours.
  • By using parking space that is less-used on campus, we are able to offer permits to sophomores.
  • The restricted location for holders of Restricted permits is determined by the Housing Office, and is subject ot change. For Fall, 2017 the only location restriction is when Restricted vehicle are parked on lower campus during the restricted hours only. Restricted vehicles must be parked in the Abbott Tennis Court lot or the lowest VK lot (across the road from the Abbott Tennis Court lot)
  • The restricted hours are Monday-Friday from 7:30am - 4:00pm.
  • Restricted vehicles may be parked on upper campus without any restriction in location or hours.
  • Students who are in their first year of college are considered "First-Years" and will not be issued permits, even though they may have advanced academic standing and are techically able to submit a request.
  • See Lot Map for general parking information on where students may park on upper and lower campus, and Vehicle Regulations.
Permits for "rising" Juniors at the end of Fall semester

Since a large number of sophomores become "rising" Juniors at mid-year, after Fall course credits have been recorded in December, we "move the goalposts" for eligibility. Students must have >71 units to qualify for a Regular permit for the Spring semester. This is because we are unable to offer Regular permits to approximately 100 rising juniors. Eligibility is determined by the Housing & Parking Office, and it can be affected by previous sanctions, loss of permit privileges, or units on record. Costs are based upon the date of the permit request and the date of permit pick-up.

Temporary permits
  • Temporary permits may be requested by seniors, juniors, and sophomores--but are only intended to meet short-term needs of those who are eligible for a permit. Students will be charged for them (see Costs). A vehicle with a temporary permit (4" paper square, affixed by tape) may be parked and operated on campus "24/7" in acceptable parking locations (see Lot Map and Vehicle Regulations).
  • Sophomores with Temporary permits may be required to park on lower or upper campus during business hours Monday-Friday, in less-used parking areas, to reduce crowding on campus lots. The location restriction would not be enforced after 4:00pm on weekdays, or on weekends day or night.
  • A student with a medical need may contact the Campus Health Center to meet with the doctor, and a student with a disability may contact the Office of Disability Service (ODS). The Campus Health Center may have some transportation resources available, and can issue temporary, medically-based parking permits for students with their own vehicles. For long-term medical needs, the campus doctor or the Director of ODS may authorize the issuance of a Regular permit by the Housing & Parking Office.
Parking Notifications for Visitors only (i.e. not permits for students)

A small Parking Notification card (5" x 8") placed by Public Safety on a non-permitted vehicle is not a temporary permit for students (see Permit requirement for students). It serves as a citation for a student who parks or operates that vehicle, or as a temporary parking pass for visitors and guests (i.e. non-students).