Medical Center Parking Permits

Medical Center faculty, staff, and students, who wish to park on campus must register their vehicles with the Department of Transportation and Parking and purchase a permit. Parking is permitted in your assigned lot, in the College Town Garage after 2 p.m., and in Lot 3 (Kendrick North) and Lot 8 (Medical School) between 5 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday – Friday, after 6 p.m. in the Hospital Garage, and during weekends and University holidays.  Employees should park on employee levels in the Hospital Garage: 4 (yellow L, M, N, O) 5 (Blue V, W, X, Y) or 6 (Z).

Permits are not valid for parking in the Cancer Center, Eye Institute, Patient Discharge, Kinder Care, Emergency Department, Strong Behavioral Health, or Musculoskeletal Lots at any time.  Exceptions may be granted if visiting as a patient, but you must first call the Parking Management Center at 585.275.4524.

River Campus Parking Permits

A parking permit is required to park on the River Campus. River Campus requires a valid permit Monday-Friday 7:30 am-7:00 pm. All permit holders must park in their assigned zone or lot during these times. All University paid permits are good on campus after 4:00 pm Monday – Friday. Areas posted as Reserved, any lots with gates in the down position, fire lanes, sidewalks, grass, or any space with a no-parking sign may not be used at any time (24 hours a day/7 days a week). Permits cannot be transferred, altered, forged or manipulated in any way.

Freshmen living on campus are not eligible for a parking permit. Students living off campus are offered commuter parking permits and cannot keep their vehicle overnight. Resident student permits are issued with student class seniority taken into consideration. Resident students may park 24/7. Special use permits for housing areas (University Park, Whipple Park, & Goler House) are only good for the area specified and are not valid in any other area.

Once your vehicle is registered, place your permit decal on your vehicle as shown here.

Cross Campus Privileges

For daytime meetings or training, River Campus permit holders may park in Medical Center Lot 1 (second-or-third row space) – visitor lots should not be used.  Medical Center permit holders may purchase a daily pass at the Wilson Blvd. info booth to park on River Campus, or use a metered spot on Wilson Blvd. for short-term parking.  (You can find and pay for metered spaces with Pango via your phone).  From 4 p.m. to midnight, any non-gated lot or non-reserved space on River Campus is available for University permit holders; there is no overnight parking.

Permit Holder’s Responsibility

The person whose name a vehicle is registered to at the Parking Office is held responsible for any violations involving the vehicle. It’s the permit holder’s responsibility to make the parking guidelines known to a person operating the registered vehicle on University property. It’s the responsibility of the permit holder to know when their permit expires or to notify the office if their permit has been lost or stolen. Permits are only to be used on the registered vehicle. Permits cannot be transferred, altered, forged or manipulated in any way. 

Permit holders may not park vehicles in the parking lots that take up more than one space, i.e. trucks with snow plows, etc.  Also vehicles cannot be left in the parking lots for extended periods of time, such as vacations, trips out of town, etc.  Areas posted as Reserved, any lots with gates in the down position, fire lanes, sidewalks, grass, or any space with a no-parking sign may not be used at any time (24 hours a day/7 days a week).

AVI Tags

Access to controlled areas for faculty and staff is obtained through programmed devices, called AVI tags. The AVI tag should be placed on your vehicle windshield and will allow you to access the lot you are assigned to.

Replacement/Cancellation of Parking Permit

If cancelling your permit, please return your permit to the Parking Management Center. There is a $20 fee for a replacement permit and $30 for an AVI tag. Replacement permits are issued when the vehicle for which a permit has been assigned is replaced. Remove as much of your permit from your old vehicle as possible and bring it to the Parking Management Center in exchange for a new one.

Limited Use Permits

Permits for housing areas (University Park, Whipple Park, Goler House), Corporate Woods, Rochester Tech Park, commercial properties, and reserved are only good for the area specified on the permit and are not valid in any other area.

Highland Hospital Permits

All paid Highland Hospital permits are valid in the College Town Garage. To enter/exit press intercom and provide name and permit number. All paid University permits are valid at Highland Hospital Garage for meetings and work related visits. To exit, write your permit number on the entry ticket. If you park at Highland Hospital for non-work related visits, you will be required to pay the visitor fee.

Motorcycle Permits

When riding your motorcycle to the Medical Center, please be sure to:

  • Register your motorcycle with the Parking Management Center (70 Goler House)
  • Display your permit on the front fork of your motorcycle
  • Park in your assigned lot or in the motorcycle parking area of Lot 1

When riding your motorcycle to the River Campus please be sure to:

  • Register your motorcycle with the Parking Management Center (70 Goler House)
  • Display your permit on the front fork of your motorcycle
  • Motorcycles can park in any non-gated lot in the yellow hashed out areas excluding handicap sections, sidewalks, Wallis Lot, and Dewey Lot

Occasional Parker Permits

The Occasional Parking Program supplies 26 single day parking passes (prorated through the permit year) to park a personal vehicle on campus in a designated lot. (The Parking Management Center will inform you of which lot you will be assigned to).

Our FREE Occasional Parking Program is available to faculty, staff and students who typically use UR Connections affiliated transportation programs.

Special Events

Parking reserves the right to utilize any parking area during special events (Example – Meliora Weekend, Commencement).  An alternate parking site will be provided for your usage.

Usage of Visitor Lots

All faculty, staff, students and affiliates that are at the Medical Center as a patient or visitor must take a parking ticket upon entry to the visitor lot and pay upon exit. Visitors must call the Parking Management Center for placement on the enforcement list to avoid a citation.

On weekends, and University holidays registered permit holders can park in the Hospital Garage, Lot 8, and Lot 3. Permit holders may not enter the visitor lots after 6:00 am Monday-Friday. You must park in your assigned parking lot.

All registered Medical Center permit holders are allowed to park in Lot 8 or Lot 3 between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Monday–Friday, in the Hospital Garage after 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, and all day Saturdays and Sundays. Lot 8 may be reserved for a special event, which overrides the above privilege. Evening staff arriving at 2:00 p.m. must park in the College Town Garage.

Wheel-Locks/Boots

Wheel-locking (Booting) is an immobilization device used as an alternative to towing a vehicle. When an individual has a history of repeat violations, alters a permit or accumulates unpaid violations, their vehicle may be wheel-locked/booted.

The permit holder has until the close of business to respond to the wheel-lock/boot or the vehicle may be towed within 24 hours. Vehicles presenting an immediate public safety hazard, are inoperative or unlicensed will be towed offsite.

The permit holder is responsible for the parking violations, wheel-lock/boot fee, towing and any applicable storage fees. Cash or credit card (Visa/Discover/MasterCard) are only accepted for these fees. Personal checks are not accepted.

Liability

While we endeavor to protect the property of our patrons, we are not responsible for the loss or damage to vehicles or their contents. Please report any loss or damage to Public Safety at 275-3333.

Overflow

If a lot becomes full, the Parking Management Center will assign overflow locations for that lot’s permit holders.  An overflow lot should only be used at the direction of Transportation and Parking Management.  Use of an overflow lot under any other circumstance will result in a citationThe UR Mobile app offers real time parking availability and overflow.

Business Permits

Business permits must be accompanied by another paid University parking permit and are valid for a maximum of three hours per day.  At the Medical Center, business permits may be used in the College Town Garage, Lot 8, Lot 3, or in designated “Business” parking spaces on River Campus.

Alternate Vehicles

If you need to use an alternate vehicle for less than two weeks, call the Parking Management Center at 585.275.4524 to provide the vehicle information (plate number, color, make, model, and location) to avoid a citation.

If a second or third vehicle is driven for more than two weeks, an alternate vehicle permit may be purchased per vehicle with the exception of River campus resident students.  Only one vehicle may park on University property at a time.

Disability Parking Accommodations

For individuals with disabilities who may need parking-related accommodations to access the buildings in which they work, live, or study, the University provides disability parking accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended (ADA AA) and other relevant laws.  To make a request, please follow the instructions for and complete the  Application for Temporary or Permanent Disability Parking or Student Transportation Assistance.

Enforcement

To ensure the safety of our University community and access to available parking, the Department of Transportation and Parking Management continually monitors all lots and parking areas on campus and will issue citations as a means of communicating to the owner when a vehicle is not parked in accordance with University parking guidelines.

Parking fines may be paid online, by mail or at the Parking Management Center with cash, credit card (Visa/Discover/MasterCard), or money order. Personal checks are not accepted.

Appeals can be submitted online .  Appeals of parking violations must be received within 30 days of the date the violation was issued. Qualifying appeals will be given to the appeals committee for review. A notification will be sent out on the results of an appeal either by email or mail.

Wait Lists

Requesting a transfer to another parking lot/zone, can be made online and are processed on a first requested/first transferred basis as space allows. Employees will be placed on a waiting list for the particular lot/zone assignment they desire. Wait lists are reviewed regularly and transfers are processed as space allows.

UR Connections

UR Connections is the University’s campaign to promote the use of transportation alternatives that assist in reducing commuting costs for employees, reducing campus congestion, and promoting the sustainability efforts for the University of Rochester and our community.

Get a Ride with UR Service Connections

Get connected around and between campuses with the University’s shuttle fleet, which offers convenience and gas savings.  Pick up a schedule or find student and employee routes online.  You can even book a shuttle for special events with our charter request form.

Zipcar can help you get around town when you need to.  Rent a ride by the hour or for the day to get out and about, attend a meeting, or get to an appointment (gas and insurance are included!).  New customers can receive $35 in free-driving credit toward their rental.  vehicles are located at the Medical Center, River Campus, and Eastman School.  Learn more and sign up at zipcar.com/rochester

Share a Ride with UR Commuter Connections

Hop on a Regional Transit Service (RTS) bus and save money with reasonable fares.  Use the RTS trip planner to find your route and view/download bus schedules at myrts.com.  Track your bus in real time online or thorugh the smarphone app. The University Parking Management Center offers one-, five-, or 30-day unlimited passes and single passes.

Carpool and get a discounted parking permit:  50 percent off for carpools of two, 75 percent off for carpools of three, and no charge for carpools of four.  Use Zimride to find interested drivers or passengers from the University and ride matching services at zimride.com/rochester

Skip a Ride with UR Healthy Connections

The University is proud to be bicycle friendly!  Bike racks, enclosures, and lockers are located throughout our campuses with maps available.  (Bicycles may not be parked next to sign posts, trees, light poles, or handrails and are not allowed inside University buildings.)

If you utilize alternative means of transportation to and from the University (walking, bicycling, public transportation, etc.) you qualify for our Occasional Parking Program where you get free parking two times per month.  We also provide a guaranteed ride home should you need one.  Learn more here…