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General Information

Student Services

Transportation and Parking

Upper-year students (seniors, juniors, and sophomores) may bring vehicles to the University, but should be aware that parking spaces are limited. Note: Parking is not available for resident first-year students.

Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on-campus parking for students, employees, and visitors is by permit. Vehicles displaying any paid University of Rochester parking permit may park in central campus lots not restricted by posted signs between 4 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. weekdays, and at any time on weekends and University holidays.

For one-day visits to the campus, parking information is available (and permits for the day may be purchased) at the Information Booth on Wilson Boulevard near Elmwood Avenue.

Parking on Wilson Boulevard is limited to short-term parking through a mobile service provider and is not intended for student use.

More information on parking guidelines and shuttle bus schedules can be found on the parking website.

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Bicycles, Mopeds, Motorcycles, and Scooters

Most resident students make use of the shuttle buses between University properties. Free shuttle buses providing service from the more distant lots to the campus, run various times weekdays when school is in session.

In all but the snowiest of seasons, bikes are a convenient and popular means of getting between University buildings and to nearby shopping areas. Bicycle registration is available to the University community free of charge and registration can be completed online. Parking permits are required for motorcycles.

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Intercampus and Public Bus Services

First Transit provides free scheduled shuttle bus service to members of the University community with a University I.D. between River Campus, Medical Center, South Campus, all University apartment buildings, and off-campus parking lots. Free service is also provided  between River Campus, the Eastman School of Music Living Center, and stops at selected points along the route.

Regional Transit Service (RTS) provides regular, full-fare, scheduled service between downtown Rochester and University facilities.

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