Student Permit Information

*NEW* Now offering commuter fall semester only permits valid through December 31st for: Coliseum Deck (CDP), Centennial Campus (CCP), West Deck(WP) and Dan Allen Deck - Graduate Student Only (DDP).

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Parking Permit: A How-to-Purchase Guide

How to Purchase a Parking Permit

When? Permits are available to purchase beginning in early July. The date you can apply & purchase is based on the number of credit hours you have completed.

Cost? Annual cost depends on the permit type you purchase.

How? You apply and pay online from 8:00 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. every day.

What do I need to apply?

  • Unity ID.
  • Unity password.
  • Vehicle make and model.
  • License plate number.
  • No unpaid tickets.
  • Permit type you wish to purchase.
  • Debit or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express).
    Note: You can cancel your transaction anytime prior to submitting your payment information.




There are a limited number of permits. They are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and sell out. Permits are sold based on number of credits you have and availability of parking spaces.

Receiving your Permit

Where do I receive my permit
Fall permits purchased prior to July 30th will be mailed directly to the student address provided at the time of purchase. Permits purchased after July 30 must be picked up at the Transporation office after August 3rd.

What if I purchase my permit after the fall semester starts
Pick up your permit at the Transportation office.

Check your online payment receipt for specific pick-up instructions. The Transportation office has special fall move-in weekend hours (Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.). Spring and summer permits must be picked up at the Transportation office during normal business hours.

Allow TWO BUSINESS DAYS from the date of purchase for processing time. Bring your student ID or driver's license. Someone else can pick up your permit for you, but they must present YOUR student ID.

How long are permits good
All annual permits are good through August 15th if you purchase in the fall or spring semester or summer session.

Parking Permit Refunds
Refunds are prorated on a weekly basis; refund is based on the date permits are physically returned to the Transportation office. The last day to request a prorated refund is the first Friday in May. Permit values of $5 or less are non-refundable.

Please allow three to four business weeks to receive your refund check.

Review "How Not to Get a Parking Ticket" Post

Displaying your Permit

Display the permit on the bottom of the driver-side (left) windshield.

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When can I purchase a permit?

All dates on this page refer to the 17-18 Academic Year.

Academic Year 2017 / 2018
Eligibility Status Date Start Time
Graduate Students July 6 10:00 a.m.
90 credit hours July 10 8:00 a.m.
60+ credit hours July 12 8:00 a.m.
45+ credit hours July 14 8:00 a.m.
30+ credit hours July 18 8:00 a.m.
Open Sale - Freshman July 20 8:00 a.m.


After all available permits are sold, waitlists automatically open. Waitlists are used in case any permits are returned or parking space becomes available. You must meet the permit eligibility criteria. Transportation communicates via a student's university email account.