Residents parking a vehicle in the residence halls parking lots are required to purchase and display a yellow or red parking permit, as well as a housing sticker.


Permit TypeTiming Parking InfoSemester Cost Annual Cost
7:30 am-7:30 pm
All surface lots & East Garage$160 $250
Red - Housing*24/7Housing lots only$50 --

*Requires free Housing Sticker to park in housing lots. 


Additional information on the Red Permits

  • Available to Student Residents only
  • Vehicle must remain at Housing
  • If on main campus the vehicle must utilize a metered space or Pay 'n Park

To obtain a Housing Sticker

  • Free upon request at University Housing in Commons


Housing Parking FAQs

What’s the difference between a red and a yellow permit?
A Yellow Permit allows access to surface lots on main campus, while a red permit is restricted to parking at housing only. 

Why do I need two stickers to park at housing?

The yellow or red permit is bought from Parking Services which is how you pay for your parking, the housing sticker, which is obtained from the housing office, is a verification sticker that allows your vehicle access to the housing parking lots. 

What do I do if I have more than one vehicle on campus?

Housing residents must display a valid permit for every vehicle parked on campus. A housing resident may purchase a maximum of two permits, one red and one yellow. 

Do I need a permit if I live in Templewood?

Yes. Every resident who owns a vehicle parked at housing must display a valid permit. This includes vehicles parked in Templewood garages or any surface lot at housing. 

Can my guests park in the housing lots?

No, your guests must park in the visitor lots adjacent to the housing parking. They will need to be displaying a permit, either yellow permit or a permit from the Pay 'n Park machine.

Are the visitor lots free to park in?

No, both Cottonwood and Willow lots require a permit 24/7. These lots are patrolled and it is posted in the lots that they require a permit and are patrolled 24/7. 

Where is the Pay 'n Park machine in Housing?

The Pay 'n Park machine is in the Willow lot behind the Commons. 

Can I park in Housing with a green permit?

No, if you are a housing resident you live in housing and have a car on campus all day and night; this means that the evening green permit will not cover all the times you will be parked on campus. 

Can I park in the loading zones outside my hall overnight?

No, the loading zone is for loading and unloading your vehicle only. Parking over the posted time limit may result in a citation. 

Where can I park when moving in/out of my hall?

The only places you can park are the loading zones, but only for the posted time limit. If there is no space in the loading zone you will need to park in the lot or wait for a loading zone space to open up. If you are parked in a fire lane or in the road you will be issued a citation. 

Can I park in front of the dumpster in front of my room to unload groceries?

No, you can only park in a loading zone to unload vehicles; you cannot park in the road, in front of a dumpster, or any other access area to get closer to your hall.


Need help?

Get more information on Park 'n Pay

View the guide for purchasing a permit online

Students - Learn how to apply the cost of the permit to your UAOnline (Student) Account

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