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Undergraduate 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. Undergraduate commuter permits are available online by logging in with your UCR NetID. Undergraduate commuter students MUST purchase their permit online. Commuter permits may be purchased using Visa, Mastercard, Discover or by Transfer to Student Account.

  • Carpool

    Student carpool permits are available in the Parking office only. Student carpools require a minimum of 3 undergraduate students living 3+ miles from campus who travel along the same route.  Each carpool group must register together in person. A quarterly permit must be paid for up-front and the cost split between the members of the group. One carpool permit will be issued per carpool.  Any carpool member with a current parking permit will be required to return it.  It is the carpool members’ responsibility to link the permit to each vehicle's license plate if they are using multiple vehicles. 

    Student carpool permits are VALID:

    • In Big Springs 2 Parking Structure
    • 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

    Student 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
    • 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 
  • 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
  • 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 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
74%
of Undergraduate Students Commuted in Fall 2021
37%
Of Undergraduate 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