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Graduate Commuter Parking Permits

If you choose to drive to campus, a valid UCR parking permit must be associated with your vehicle license plate at all times on the UC Riverside campus. Graduate student commuter parking permits are available online by logging in with your UCR NetID or at the Parking Services office.  Most permits are lot specific and sold based on lot availability. Waiting lists are maintained for high demand lots. You may add/remove yourself from waiting lists via our Parking Account Center by logging in with your NetID.

Parking permits may be purchased using check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover or by Transfer to Student Account. Qualified employees may also pay permit fees via monthly payroll deduction. To qualify for payroll deduction, you must be in the payroll system with an appointment of 50% or greater (no fellowships, grants, or without salary appointments). Your appointment must be for a minimum of one year. 

  • Red Permit

    Red permits may be purchased at the Parking Services office.  Red permits are lot specific and sold based on lot availability. Waiting lists are maintained for high demand lots. You may add/remove yourself from waiting lists via our Parking Account Center by logging in with your NetID.

    Red permits are VALID:

    • In the Red lot designated on the permit
    • In Gold Lots 26, 30, 32, 50 
    • For up to 2 hours in non-reserved spaces of other Red or Blue lots one time per day
    • In Lot 25 Student Recreation Center 90 minute parking spaces one time per day
    • 6:00 PM-7:00 AM Monday-Friday and all day on weekends in all non-reserved spaces in Red, Blue and Gold permit lots

    Red permits are NOT VALID:

    • In Residence Hall, Campus Apartment or Oban Family Housing lots
    • In Pay-by-Space stalls
    • In Disabled or Medical stalls
    • In Service stalls
    • In any specially marked stalls
  • Blue Permit

    Blue permits may be purchased at the Parking Services office.  Blue permits are lot specific and sold based on lot availability. Waiting lists are maintained for high demand lots. You may add/remove yourself from waiting lists via our Parking Account Center by logging in with your NetID.

    Blue permits are VALID:

    • In the Blue lot designated on the permit
    • In Gold Lots 26, 30, 32, 50 
    • For up to 2 hours in non-reserved spaces of other Blue lots one time per day
    • In Lot 25 Student Recreation Center 90 minute parking spaces one time per day
    • 6:00 PM-7:00 AM Monday-Friday and all day on weekends in all non-reserved spaces in Red, Blue and Gold permit lots

    Blue permits are NOT VALID:

    • In Residence Hall, Campus Apartment or Oban Family Housing lots
    • In Pay-by-Space stalls
    • In Disabled or Medical stalls
    • In Service stalls
    • In any specially marked stalls
  • Blue Electric Vehicle Permit

    Blue Electric Vehicle Level I charging permits are available at the Parking Services office in limited quantities.

    Blue Electric Vehicle Level I Charging permits are VALID:

    • In the Blue lot designated on the permit
    • In the Level 1 Electric Vehicle Charging spaces in Big Springs 2, as long as you are actively charging
    • In Gold Lots 26, 30, 32, 50 
    • For up to 2 hours in non-reserved spaces of other Blue lots one time per day
    • In Lot 25 Student Recreation Center 90 minute parking spaces one time per day
    • 6:00 PM-7:00 AM Monday-Friday and all day on weekends in all non-reserved spaces in Red, Blue and Gold permit lots

    Blue Electric Vehicle Level I Charging permits are NOT VALID:

    • In Level II Chargepoint spaces unless you are actively charging.
    • In Residence Hall, Campus Apartment or Oban Family Housing lots
    • In Pay-by-Space stalls
    • In Disabled or Medical stalls
    • In Service stalls
    • In any specially marked stalls
  • Gold Plus Permit

    Gold Plus permits are available in limited quantities online by logging in with your UCR NetID.

    Gold Plus commuter permits are VALID:

    • In Gold Lots 26, 30, 32, 50 
    • In the additional lot designated on the permit
    • In Lot 25 Student Recreation Center 90 minute parking spaces one time per day
    • 6:00 PM-7:00 AM Monday-Friday and all day on weekends in all non-reserved spaces in Blue parking areas in Lots 1, 6, 9, 13, 23 and 24

    Gold Plus commuter permits are NOT VALID:

    • In Residence Hall, Campus Apartment or Oban Family Housing lots
    • In Pay-by-Space stalls
    • In Disabled or Medical stalls
    • In Service stalls
    • In any specially marked stalls 
  • 10-Pack Blue Permits

    10-pack Blue permits may be purchased at the Parking Services office beginning 7/1/2021.  10-pack Blue permits allow customers to have 10 one-day permits to use when they come to campus.  You will be required to go online up to 3 days in advance and reserve a permit from a list of available lots (see redemption instructions). Available spaces for each day may change based on lot utilization. All 10-pack permits will expire on 6/30/2022. No refunds will be issued for unused days.

    A 10-pack Blue permit is VALID:

    • In the lot selected when the permit is created

    A 10-pack Blue permit is NOT VALID:

    • In Residence Hall, Campus Apartment or Oban Family Housing lots
    • In Pay-by-Space stalls
    • In Disabled or Medical stalls
    • In Service stalls
    • In any specially marked stalls
  • Gold Permit

    Gold permits are available online by logging in with your UCR NetID.

    Gold permits are VALID:

    • In Gold Lots 26, 30, 32, 50
    • In Lot 25 Student Recreation Center 90 minute parking spaces one time per day
    • 6:00 PM-7:00 AM Monday-Friday and all day on weekends in all non-reserved spaces in Blue parking areas in Lots 1, 6, 9, 13, 23 and 24

    Gold permits are NOT VALID:

    • In Residence Hall, Campus Apartment or Oban Family Housing lots
    • In Pay-by-Space stalls
    • In Disabled or Medical stalls
    • In Service stalls
    • In any specially marked stalls
  • Orange Permit

    Orange permits are available online by logging in with your UCR NetID.

    Orange permits are VALID:

    • Monday-Friday 6:00 AM-6:00 PM in yellow striped spaces in the lot at Gethsemane Church located at 891 Blaine Street.
    • 6:00 PM-7:00 AM in Lot 25 Student Recreation Center 90 minute parking spaces one time per day
    • 6:00 PM-7:00 AM Monday-Friday and all day on weekends in all non-reserved spaces in Blue parking areas in Lots 1, 6, 9, 13, 23 and 24 on campus

    Orange permits are NOT VALID:

    • In Residence Hall, Campus Apartment or Oban Family Housing lots
    • In Pay-by-Space stalls
    • In Disabled or Medical stalls
    • In Service stalls
    • In any specially marked stalls
  • Red Carpool Permit

    Carpool permit holders must first enroll and be pre-approved to participate in the Carpool Program prior to a Carpool permit being issued. All carpool participants will be responsible for a portion of the permit costs.

    Red carpool permits are VALID:

    • In any non-reserved space in the Red lot designated on the permit
    • In Gold Lots 26, 30, 32, 50 
    • For up to 2 hours in non-reserved spaces of other Red or Blue lots one time per day
    • In Lot 25 Student Recreation Center 90 minute parking spaces one time per day
    • 6:00 PM-7:00 AM Monday-Friday and all day on weekends in all non-reserved spaces in Red, Blue and Gold permit lots

    Red Carpool permits are NOT VALID:

    • In Residence Hall, Campus Apartment or Oban Family Housing lots
    • In Pay-by-Space stalls
    • In Disabled or Medical stalls
    • In Service stalls
  • Blue Carpool Permit

    Carpool permit holders must first enroll and be pre-approved to participate in the Carpool Program prior to a Carpool permit being issued. All carpool participants will be responsible for a portion of the permit costs.

    Blue carpool permits are VALID:

    • In any non-reserved space in the Blue lot designated on the permit
    • In Gold Lots 26, 30, 32, 50 
    • For up to 2 hours in non-reserved spaces of other Blue lots one time per day
    • In Lot 25 Student Recreation Center 90 minute parking spaces one time per day
    • 6:00 PM-7:00 AM Monday-Friday and all day on weekends in all non-reserved spaces in Red, Blue and Gold permit lots

    Blue Carpool permits are NOT VALID:

    • In Residence Hall, Campus Apartment or Oban Family Housing lots
    • In Pay-by-Space stalls
    • In Disabled or Medical stalls
    • In Service stalls
  • Motorcycle Permit

    Motorcycle permits may be purchased online or at the Parking Services office.

    Motorcycle permits are VALID:

    • In designated motorcycle spaces only

    Motorcycle permits are NOT VALID:

    • In Pay-by-Space stalls
    • In Disabled or Medical stalls
    • In Service stalls
    • In any specially marked stalls
  • Medical Permit

    Students may purchase a one week temporary medical permit at the Parking Services office. If a student needs a medical permit for a longer period of time, they need to contact the Student Disability Resource Center. The Student Disability Resource Center will determine if accommodations are needed and notify Parking Services if a longer term medical permit is approved.

    Medical permits are VALID:

    • In Medical, Red, Blue, Gold, Residence Hall, Campus Apartment and Oban Family Housing spaces
    • In Disabled spaces if displayed with a valid Disabled Person Parking Placard or DP license plate issued to you by the DMV

    Medical permits are NOT VALID:

    • In Pay-by-Space stalls
    • In Reserved stalls
    • In University Village disabled spaces
    • In Disabled spaces if the student does not have a Disabled Person Parking Placard or DP license plate issued to them by the DMV
92%
of Graduate Students Commuted in Fall 2021
32%
Of Graduate Commuters purchased a parking permit Fall 2021
6:00 PM
Weekday time when Gold permits can park in Blue non-reserved spaces in lots 1, 6, 9, 13, 23 and 24