Are exceptions ever made for First Year students to have a parking permit?
The University may grant a waiver in particular circumstances, where a student has:
1) verified and eligible employment need; or
2) verified and approved medical need(s).
Both circumstances require application and verification of eligibility by University authorities. The waiver must be approved prior to parking the vehicle on campus; any citations incurred prior to approval are the responsibility of the student, as is where the vehicle will be parked if the waiver is not approved.
Waivers will not be granted for:
- Illness (personal, friends, or family)
- Status checks on relatives/friends
- Continuation of hobbies
- Unpaid internships
- Volunteer work
Please follow the links below if you wish to pursue an application for:
I'm a transfer student. Is there anything special I should know regarding parking?
On occasion, transfer student's records of credits and not yet current at the Registrar's office, which is the source of the data that we use to determine student classification. This can sometimes lead to an inappropriate classification, and the data in our records may (falsely) indicate that a transfer student has First Year status. When this occurs, and pursuant to University policy, the student may not appear to be eligible to purchase a parking permit.
Don't worry! Please contact our office if this appears to be the case in your situation. We can review your transcripts, from this an other institutions to verify that you have accrued enough credits to qualify to purchase a permit. Be prepared to send copies of your transcripts via email so that we can work with you to make sure that your class status is accurately reflected. In order to qualify, a student must have completed two full time semesters at a higher education institution.
I live in Redstone Lofts/Apartments. May I purchase a parking permit?
Tenants or subtenants: UVM parking permits are not available for Redstone Lofts or Redstone Apartments tenants or subtenants. This includes warehousing. Please check with your individual main offices for your parking options.
Why do parking permit sales cease, when it looks like there are still empty parking spaces in UVM parking lots?
You may notice there are still empty spaces on campus (equally distributed in residential and employee lots). UVM is obligated to maintain 200 empty parking spaces by the City of Burlington in order to issue UVM construction permits for the expansion of the College of Medicine project slated to begin spring of 2020, in addition to the construction project at Gutterson (Athletics). These 200 spaces are required with the intention that they will be available for displaced employees and students who already have permits to migrate to during each phase of construction.
Our parking challenges have required us to locate off-site resources for our parking needs, and fortunately, we were able to locate a lot on Pine Street available to us without a significant increase in fees or adding transportation at an additional cost.
What about Move In/Move Out? What is the plan for parking?
The Office of Residential Life reserves the right to specify days and times which students are scheduled to move into or return to residence halls. Traditionally, each semester, this is a Friday for Transfer and First Year students, and the following Sunday for Upperclassmen. Move-out officially occurs the last Friday of the exam periods for the Fall and Spring semesters. Parking Services supports this schedule.
Please adhere to parking directions provided for move-in activity. This includes, but is not limited to, signs at lot entrances, notices placed on vehicles, and e-mail instructions by University departments.
You will not need a parking permit to park in regular spaces in residential lots on Move-In day. To be considerate of others, you must pull up to the residential hall as space allows, remove your items from your vehicle, and move to an alternate space away from the building. Anyone moving into a residential hall during a non-traditional time is encouraged to call the Parking Office for further instruction.
Parking officers will be checking to ensure emergency equipment has access through these areas, as well as the campus shuttle. Parking regulations are enforced as usual in non-residential lots. Enforcement starts on the first day of classes. Visit our website or call our office for extended hours for permit sales and permit sale locations.
You will not need a parking permit to park in regular spaces in residential lots on Move-Out day. To be considerate of others, you must pull up to the residential hall as space allows, load items into your vehicle, and move to an alternate space away from the building.
Parking officers will be checking to ensure emergency equipment has access through these areas, as well as the campus shuttle. Parking regulations are enforced as usual in non-residential lots.
Students will be receiving further information concerning the Move-Out process in their uvm.edu email account shortly. We thank you for your patience as we consider all parking options available. Any available parking will be designated by Parking Services.
I just need a place to store my car. Do you offer an option like that?
This would be considered "warehousing". We do not provide an option for "warehousing" vehicles on a regular basis, but will consider requests on a case by case basis. You must ask for availability by contacting the Parking Services office, and if approved, you must give Parking Services a contact person and phone number to someone who has keys to your vehicle in case it needs to be moved.
When approved, this special permit is sold at a price of $8 per day ($40 per week) and must be parked where designated by Parking Services.
Please note: Commuter permits are not intended for overnight parking.
Do I really need to bring my car to campus? What other options are available?