Alternate vehicles parking 3 days or less can be added quickly and easily by completing the online form. If you would like to permanently add an alternate vehicle, you can purchase an alternate permit for $35/yr. per vehicle (with the exception of River Campus resident students) at My Parking Online, or stop by the Parking office. Only one vehicle may park on University property at a time.
Medical Center employees and students who wish to park on campus must:
- Register their vehicles with Transportation and Parking Management and purchase a permit.
- Parking is permitted in:
- your assigned lot
- Lot 3-Kendrick North, between 5 p.m. and 6 a.m., Monday-Friday
- Lot 8-MRB, between 5 p.m. and 6 a.m., Monday-Friday
- Hospital Garage after 6 p.m., Monday-Friday, on levels 4, 5, or 6 ONLY, (up until 10 a.m. the following morning), and during weekends and University holidays:
Level 4 – Yellow V, W, X, Y
Level 5 – Blue L, M, N, O
Level 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 requires a valid permit Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 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 p.m. 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
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.
Access to controlled areas for faculty and staff is obtained with AVI tags. The AVI tag should be placed on your vehicle windshield and will allow you to access the lot you are assigned to.
Business permits must be accompanied by another paid University parking permit and are valid for a maximum of three hours per day. Business permits may be used in the College Town Garage, Lot 8, Lot 3, or in designated “Business” parking spaces on River Campus.
River Campus permit holders visiting Medical Center
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 visiting River Campus
For daytime meetings or training, Medical Center permit holders may purchase a daily pass at the info booth located on Wilson Blvd. to park on River Campus, or use a metered spot on Wilson Blvd. for short-term parking. 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.
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 request temporary or permanent closer-in parking, or a student disability transport, please complete our request form.
To ensure the safety of our University community and access to available parking, 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 via money order or check or at the Parking Management Center with cash or credit card (Visa/Discover/MasterCard).
All paid Highland Hospital permits are valid in the College Town Garage. To enter/exit, press intercom and provide your 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.
While we endeavor to protect the property of our patrons, we are not responsible for the loss or damage to vehicles, bikes, motorcycles, or their contents. Please report any loss or damage to Public Safety at 585-275-3333.
Permits for University Park, Whipple Park, Goler House, Corporate Woods, Rochester Tech Park, commercial properties, and reserved permits are good ONLY for the area specified on the permit and are not valid in any other area(s).
When riding your motorcycle, please be sure to:
- Display your permit on the front fork of your motorcycle.
- Park in your assigned lot or in the motorcycle parking area of Lot 1.
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 citation. The UR Mobile app offers real-time parking availability and overflow.
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.
- know when their permit expires or 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 that require more than one space in parking lots (i.e. trucks with snowplows, etc). Also, vehicles cannot be left in the parking lots for extended periods of time, such as vacations, trips out of town, etc.
If canceling your permit:
- Return your permit to the Parking Management Center.
- There is a $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.
Parking reserves the right to utilize any parking area during special events (i.e., Meliora Weekend; Commencement). An alternate parking site will be provided for your use.
All faculty, staff, students, and affiliates who 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.
U-Commute 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.
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. Waitlists are reviewed regularly, and transfers are processed as space allows.
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.
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.
- 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.