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Student Parking Information

All permits are assigned to a vehicle(s).  To register your vehicle(s) with UMBC go to my.umbc.edu/go/parking, Parking Account Management.  To deactivate a vehicle, submit a written request to parking@umbc.edu.  Provide the vehicle information and the reason for deactivation.

Permits are enforced year round Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. on Friday. For additional information go to the Rules & Regulations link from the menu.

UMBC Zone Parking and Permits

Parking is assigned to parking zones with designated areas for each permit group.  Zone designations apply Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during the fall and spring semester.  During the winter and summer sessions, the modified zone plan allows student permit holders to park in Zones A, B or C.  The campus map link contains a color coded parking map.  Parking signs designate the applicable zone by both color and letter.

Student parking zones include:

Zone A – Red – Commuter Students

Zone B – Green – Walker Community Residents

Zone C – Gold – Residential Students  (excluding Walker Apts)

Zone F – Orange – Freshman Resident Students

If you change your campus residence status, please provide Parking Services with appropriate documentation in order to exchange your permit.

Student permits may be obtained through the online process and the permit will be mailed or a student may pick up their permit at Parking Services.  Student parking permit fees are included in the mandatory transportation fee with your tuition.

Permits are available before the start of a new semester/session as per the schedule below.  You are not eligible for a permit yet if you receive an error message containing “Invalid Authentication”.  Students must be registered for a class that includes the mandatory transportation fees to be eligible for a student permit.  Allow 2 business days for your course registration to update in the parking system.                      

Fall Semester – on or around August 15th, Winter session – after December 1st  

Spring Semester – after January 1st, Summer Session – after May 1st

Student permits are valid for the entire academic year for students registered for both fall and spring semesters at UMBC. Permits issued to students that attend fall semester only are invalid during the spring and summer semester.

Permits will not be automatically renewed each year. 

Students with outstanding debts to UMBC Parking Services will be required to satisfy the debt before they can be issued a new parking permit.

Obtain student permit by mail:  Log onto http://my.umbc.edu/go/parking; Parking Account Management; Purchase Permits.  Follow the prompts to order your permit.  There is no additional charge for the student permit.  UMBC is not responsible for permit lost in the mail.  Your vehicle(s) must be registered with UMBC to order a permit.

Obtain student permit in person:  Do not order the permit online.  Student permits are distributed at Parking Services.  Students must show their red and white UMBC ID when picking up a permit.  Your vehicle(s) must be registered with UMBC to obtain a permit.

First-year Resident Freshmen Parking


First-year resident freshmen are identified through Undergraduate Admissions based on high school graduation.  The classification is not established by college credit hours earned.  All first-year resident freshmen will remain in this classification for the entire academic year.

First-year resident freshman with vehicles must apply for a permit that will allow parking on the Satellite Lot at South Campus. Follow the instructions above to obtain a Zone F permit.  Resident Freshman may not park their vehicles on the main campus Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm during the fall and spring semesters. The restriction is enforced on the first day of classes. Parking is allowed on Stadium Lot at all other times. The Zone F permit must be properly displayed in the vehicle when parked at the Satellite Lot or on the Stadium Lot.

Resident freshman may park on the main campus in Zones A, B or C during winter session and summer sessions with their Zone F permit properly displayed.

UMBC Transit provides a shuttle between The Commons and Satellite Lot at South Campus. Shuttle schedules are available via the internet at www.umbc.edu/transit 

Resident freshman who cancel their housing contract on campus must provide documentation from Residential Life and return their Zone F permit to Parking Services.  A new permit will be issued.

In order to request a parking exception, students should visit the Student Judicial Programs website at www.umbc.edu/sjp to download the Parking Exception Request form.  Forms may be faxed or delivered to the Office of Student Judicial Programs or emailed to ParkingExceptions@umbc.edu.  Residential first-year students must complete this form for a request to be considered.  Supporting documentation is required and must be delivered with the request.  Exceptions will only be granted to those Resident Freshmen who have a valid medical or educational need.  Exception requests will not be granted for employment or convenience.  Submitting a request does not guarantee that a student will receive an exception.  Notice of decision will be delivered by email to the student.  Students who receive approvals must park legally in the Stadium Lot and must display their Zone F permit.

Visitor Parking

Please refer to Visitor Information for parking options.







PH 410 455-2551 / FAX 410 455-1399 / Email: parking@umbc.edu