River Campus faculty and staff who wish to park on campus must register their vehicles with the Department of Transportation and Parking through the Parking Management Center and purchase a permit (employees must pay for their own permit). Parking is permitted in your assigned zone between 7:30am and 7:00pm. Monday–Friday, and during weekends and University holidays.
Prior to your start date or immediately after orientation, please visit the Parking Management Center at 70 Goler House to apply for your permit. When you visit the Parking Management Center, please bring the following items with you to register:
- Vehicle Plate #
- Make and Model of Vehicle
- ID Badge
Disability Parking Accommodations
Parking for individuals with disabilities or those who require special accommodations is available in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended (ADA AA) and other relevant laws. Learn more about our facilities and how to apply for a permit through the Disability Parking and Accessibility page.
Self Service Online
Through My Parking Online you can manage your account, including annual permit renewals, appeal or pay citations, and request a transfer to another lot through the Waitlist feature.
Requests to transfer to another lot can be made at My Parking Online and are processed on a first requested/first transferred basis as space allows. Submit your request and you’ll be placed on a waiting list for the lot you desire. Waitlists are reviewed regularly and transfers are processed as space allows.
Is your car in the repair shop? Need to bring a rental or spare car to work? Read more information on bringing other vehicles onto campus.
If you utilize alternative means of transportation to and from the University—walking, bicycling, public transportation or carpooling—you qualify for the Occasional Parking Program through UR Connections.
Help the University in our commitment to embrace sustainability while reducing your impact on the environment. Join a carpool! A qualifying carpool is two people or more sharing a ride and reaping the benefits of minimizing traffic congestion, being green, and saving on the cost of parking permits. Learn more about our free on-line carpool matching program sponsored by Zimride here.
Carpooling is one of the many features of the UR Connections program to encourage alternative transportation. You can find out more about other UR Connections activities here.
Vehicle Assistance Program (V.A.P.)
Need directions? Have a flat tire? Car won’t start? Transportation and Parking Management is here to help!
In the event any of these unfortunate situations occur while you’re parked on University property, call (585) 275-4524 and we’ll come to you. All V.A.P. services are free of charge and available 24 hours/day Monday-Friday. We’ll get to you in 30 minutes or less. (Services are not available on weekends or University holidays; please contact Public Safety during weekends or holidays at 585-275-3333.)
When calling for service, please provide the make, model and color of your vehicle along with the license plate and location. Please stay with your car in a safe location.
What we can do –
- Jump start a vehicle with a dead battery
- Fill up flat tires
- De-ice locks
What we cannot do –
- Change a tire
- Provide fuel
- Unlock vehicles
Please note that this service does not provide towing services, nor aids vehicles parked in an off-campus location. V.A.P. is not available for motorcycles or scooters.
Select departments and organizations within the University with staff who regularly travel across our locations may qualify for a Business Permit. To apply, a department administrator or leader should contact the Parking Management Center.
A Business Permit is valid in Lot 3 (South Visitor), Lot 8 (MRB), and Lot 33 (College Town Garage)—require an AVI—and allows a vehicle to park for up to three (3) hours. These permits are also valid for any spaces labeled “Business” on River Campus or the Medical Center campus. Complete a River Campus Business Permit Application
Parking reserves the right to utilize any parking area during special events. An alternate parking site will be provided for your usage.
Enforcement, Citations and Appeals
Parking Enforcement is provided as a customer service for those who have purchased parking. Parking Citations are meant as a means of communication to inform our patrons when their vehicles are not parked in accordance to Transportation and Parking Guidelines. Should you receive a parking citation you have 10 calendar days in which to appeal. You may do this on-line at by clicking here.
River Campus Retirees
As a University employee who retired you are eligible for the following parking permits for the 2017-2018 parking year:
Zone 3 No Charge
All Other Zones Price will be calculated when permit is given
Permit registration forms for mail-in and on-line registration will be accepted through May 31, 2017. Walk-in registration will be held from June 1-June 28, 2017. When registering by mail, please complete the Parking Registration form that will be mailed to you and mail to the University of Rochester, 70 Goler House, Box 270348, Rochester, NY 14627. The Parking Guidelines will be provided with your 2017–2018 permit.
The Parking Management Center hours are Monday 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., and Tuesday through Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:15 p.m.