University of California, Riverside

Transportation & Parking Services


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Incoming Freshman Resident Parking Information

Due to limited parking availability on campus, freshman residents should plan on NOT bringing a vehicle to campus with them.  Campus parking permits will only be issued to students who seek an exemption from Transportation Services based on a documented, compelling need for campus parking.  Residents will be sent information regarding the exemption process when they are notified of their housing assignment in September.

Campus housing for freshmen offers an all-inclusive package designed specifically to complement the student’s academic pursuits by addressing student lifestyle needs. Consequently, it has been our experience that freshman residents do not need a vehicle during their first year.  And if students do have a need to explore off campus, there are many ways for students without cars to get around, including: short-term car rental (Zipcar); bike sharing (Zagster); ride matching (Zimride); unlimited free rides on the RTA’s local and long-distance routes (U-Pass); and direct bus service to Metrolink’s Hunter Park station.  For more details about alternative transportation at UCR, visit Transportation Services’ “Alternative Transportation” web page

Point to Point Shuttle Summer Hours

Beginning June 26th through September 22nd, the P2P shuttle will run from 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM, Monday through Friday.  The last pickup will be at 10:30 PM.

TAPS Rate Increases for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Effective August 1, 2017

A rate increase for Transportation & Parking Services (TAPS) for fiscal year 2017-18 has been approved.  Please refer to the rate increase approval letter and rate table for details.

Summer Session Commuter Permits 

Summer Session Gold commuter permits will be available for purchase online via the Parking Account Center  beginning Monday, May 22nd.  Summer Session Gold Plus commuter permits for Lot 6 and Lot 13 will be available for purchase at the Parking Services office beginning Monday, June 5th in limited supply.

For permits purchased online, if you select MAILING for your delivery option, your permit will be mailed on the next business day.  Please allow 7-10 business days for delivery.  If you select PICKUP for your delivery option, your permit will be available the next business day at the Parking Services building.  We recommend the PICKUP option.

Parking Services is located on campus at 683 Linden Street.  Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 4 PM.

Commuter Permit Online Availability

The 2017-2018 Commuter Permit online purchase availability windows are shown below. Please note that the permit mailing option is only available at the beginning of the purchase window to allow time for the permit to reach its destination.  If you purchase a permit near the beginning of the quarter or after the quarter has begun, your only option will be to pick up your permit.

First Day of Quarter 9/25/2017 1/3/2018 3/28/2018
First Day of Instruction 9/28/2017 1/8/2018 4/2/2018
Commuter Permits Available for Purchase Online 8/14/2017 - 11/10/2017 11/13/2017 - 2/9/2018 2/12/2018 - 5/4/2018
Temporary Permit Valid Dates 9/25/2017 - 10/6/2017 1/1/2018 - 1/12/2018 3/26/2018 - 4/6/2018
Permit Mailing Option 8/14/2017 - 9/7/2017 11/13/2017 - 12/14/2017 2/12/2018 - 3/8/2018
Permit Pickup Only 9/8/2017 - 11/10/2017 12/15/2017 - 2/9/2018 3/9/2018 - 5/4/2018

Zagster Bike Share Program Now Available

Students and staff members now have access to the Zagster Bike Share Program managed by ASUCR.  A total of seven bike stations are located throughout campus and are available 24 hours per day/7 days a week.  Just choose a bike and ride, then return it to any of the UCR bike stations.  Trips under two hours are free and then pay $1/hour thereafter.  (A $30 overtime fee will be charged if the bike is kept over 24 hours.)  To get started you must download the Zagster app on your smartphone and have a valid UCR email and a credit/debit card to register.  For more information go to

Stonehaven Parking Permits

Parking permits for Stonehaven are available for purchase via the Stonehaven housing website.

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About Us

UCR's Parking Services department is committed to providing innovative and sustainable solutions to efficiently meet traffic and parking demands. Each day, UCR accommodates thousands of students, faculty and staff commuting to campus. Our goal is to get you here safely and efficiently.

Whether you are looking to share a ride, find a place to park your bike, need to purchase a parking permit, or pay a citation, this site will provide you with the information and resources you need.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Transportation & Parking Services
683 Linden Street
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tel: (951) 827-8277
Fax: (951) 827-2178