Transportation Services is transforming our parking operations with new technology that offers increased flexibility and reliability. These changes will simultaneously provide better options to purchase parking permits, while also utilizing the University’s parking infrastructure more efficiently. Customers will be able to buy and manage most parking products online. Most products will no longer require a paper permit and will instead be tied to a license plate. Several existing products are also being modified.

Most current customers do not need to take any action until it is time to renew their permits. Customers who currently use Individual Commuter Tickets (ICTs) will need to act sooner, as will department and event coordinators

Thank you for your patience as we update our parking system. Here are the key dates to know:

  • Thursday, Dec. 3: Last day to purchase new ICTs or return old ones for a refund.
  • Thursday, Dec. 10 - Monday, Dec. 14: Parking system transition. You will not be able to conduct transactions with the Transportation Services office during this period. Campus gatehouses and parking lots will be open.

  • Tuesday, Dec. 15: New parking system launches. You will be able to log in to the new customer portal starting on this day.

For more information about the new customer portal, check out the user guide. For more information about how specific products are changing, please see the links below.  If you are interested in learning more about the project as a whole, please visit the parking modernization page.

If you have questions about your specific product after reading these details, please contact Transportation Services by filling out this form.

What’s changing and how will it affect me?

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Department products

Event parking

Multi-lot permits

Employees who need to park in multiple locations on campus may purchase a Multi-lot permit.

  • Multi-lot permits are based on availability and must be approved by the Transportation Services office and the appropriate department.
  • The cost difference between a regular permit (typically an SOV) and a Multi-lot permit may be paid for by a University department.
  • Permits are linked to your license plate, with no need to display a paper permit. You may have up to five vehicles linked to your permit, but you may only park one vehicle on campus at a time.
  • Multi-lot permit holders may park in any of the following lots, subject to availability at time of parking:
    • Central Plaza Garage (C01-C06)
    • E02, E03, E08, E18, E19, E21
    • N01, N05, N18, N20, N21, N24, N25, N27, N28
    • S01, S05, S08
    • W10, W12, W35, W46

You do not need to replace your U-designator permit until it is time for your annual or quarterly renewal or if you make changes to your permit after mid-December. You will then switch to the Multi-lot permit, which will be linked to your license plate. At that time, you will no longer need to display a paper permit.

What’s changing

  • The new Multi-lot permit replaces the previous practice of purchasing both a main parking permit (typically an SOV) and a Universal (U) designator. It will have the same functionality as a U designator.
  • Permits will be linked to vehicle license plates. You will be able to manage this online.
  • Please continue to use your existing paper permit for now. You do not have to replace your U-designator until it is time for your annual or quarterly renewal.

General changes

If you have questions about your specific product after reading these details, please contact Transportation Services by filling out this form.