Parking permit fees
There will be a 2.5% permit fee increase for the 2023-2024 academic year. Permit cost is listed below by permit type.
|Permit type||2023-2024 Permit cost|
|Silver 21 zone reserved||$692|
Frequently asked questions
University Parking and Transportation Services annually conducts five parking-space availability counts to determine how many spaces are available every hour of the day. The results indicate that on the busiest hour of the busiest day, there are still about 870 spaces available. However, it is also true that many of these available spaces are located in the north of campus, which is relatively inconvenient for those who attend classes, work or live in the south end of campus.
As the University continues to grow, Parking and Transportation Services estimate that by FY22, there may only be an estimated 600 remaining parking permits available to be sold as compared to the 1,336 available today. Most of these available spaces are in the north campus while new residence halls and future University growth will occur in the south.
The last parking permit fee increase was in August 2020.
Because the unit is self-supporting, it does not receive any state funding and must cover the increase in operational expenses through the revenue raised from permit sales. Due to increases in routine operating expenses and rising construction costs, additional funding is needed.
Each spring, Parking and Transportation Services will review and consider the impacts of annual, incremental cost increases or decreases to their program.
Beginning in April 2018, the University began planning and design for a new parking complex. The new Gateway Garage, anticipated to house 700 to 1,000 cars, is in the early stages of design. We anticipate it will be available in summer of 2021 and will provide much needed additional parking on the south side of our campus.
The shuttle bus service will continue as a basic service when service resumes in August 2020. This service will operate in one continuous loop around campus, serving 12 stops from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
By way of background, the revenue derived from transportation services is not sufficient to cover the expanded service hours provided. As a result, the students of the University were consulted to determine if the expanded hours were important, and if so, would they be willing to pay a fee for the service. Although our students appreciated the expanded shuttle service, in the end, they decided not to fund the expanded hours of operation.
The Contractor, Silver Reserved, and Department Reserved spaces are not turned over several times per day, resulting in reduced revenue from each of these spaces. Similarly, this low ratio applies to the Yellow permits for residence hall students who park their vehicles overnight and essentially having a reserved space available in a specific lot.