Student Parking and Transit Options
Only the permits through and issued by the University of Michigan Parking Services office, are valid in university lots and structures; reproduction of any parking permit or decal is a violation of University policy. Parking options are for the purchaser's use only, and may not be given or sold to others.
Parking Options for Students
Parking for students in U-M lots is extremely limited, and overnight parking (storage) parking is not available in University lots, except for a few designated areas. There are many services available for moving around campus and the City of Ann Arbor, so personal vehicles are usually not necessary. Students may ride any U-M bus or shuttle free of charge as well as any Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA) bus route (free) by showing their valid University of Michigan Identification card to the bus driver.
Student permits for juniors, seniors and graduate students are available for purchase and are issued on a first come, first issued basis. Permits are valid from July 1 through June 30 each permit year. Parking fees are prorated per an established schedule. Freshman and sophomore students are not eligible to obtain a U-M permit, except for storage parking, which is very limited.
NOTE: Parking and Transportation Services does not issue permits for University Residence Halls or Northwood Community Apartments.
Students are not eligible for faculty and staff parking permits (Gold, Blue, Yellow or Orange). Please be aware that only permits obtained from and issued by Parking and Transportation Services are valid in University lots and structures.
Zipcars are available to students at least 18 years of age and can be rented by the hour. Ten cars are located in four locations throughout campus within walking distance from campus residence halls and classrooms and are located very close to U-M bus service routes. For more information regarding Zipcar membership, please see PTS web site at http://www.zipcar.com/umich/.
Fraudulent Use of Parking Options
Any person found to be using, or to have participated in or facilitated fraudulent use of any parking options (i.e., in disregard of the rules and regulations governing its use as stated in the Student Parking and Regulations booklet) will be prohibited from obtaining any parking option for a period of up to, but not exceeding, two years from the date the offense is verified. This penalty will be imposed whether or not criminal charges or disciplinary actions from any other university department, school or college is ordered.
Fees associated with the fraudulent use of an option will charged, when applicable, and must be paid in full before parking privileges may be restored after the penalty period.