Resident Student Parking

Upperclass students may bring cars to the University, however, parking spaces for resident students on the River Campus are limited. Parking for resident students is offered by lottery to those who pre-register (first-year students are not eligible for the lottery and cannot bring a car to campus). Priority is by class year. It is possible that all permits may be awarded before all requests are fulfilled.  As an alternative many resident students make use of the University’s free shuttles and RTS bus service to go between University properties and community activities.

Vehicles displaying any paid University of Rochester parking permit may park in central campus lots in spaces not restricted by posted signs – reserved or disability spaces, and restricted areas – between 4:00pm and 7:30am weekdays, and at any time on weekends and University holidays.  Be advised that reserved spaces, disability spaces, and restricted areas are enforced 24-hours per day.

Graduate Student/Commuter Parking

If you choose to park on River Campus, a valid parking permit must be displayed in your vehicle at all times. Graduate and undergraduate commuter student parking permits may be purchased at the Parking Management Center (70 Goler House). The permits are lot-specific and sold based on lot availability.

Commuter students need to purchase a River Campus parking permit.  Additionally, they are also allowed to participate in the U Commute programs.

During the academic year, students studying abroad or who no longer need parking on campus can return their permit to the Parking Management Center to recover pro rata allocation of the cost of the permit.

Get In Touch

The Parking Management Center, located at 70 Goler House, is open by appointment only, Monday through Friday. For more information contact or call (585) 275-4524 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.