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  • How to Apply
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  • General Info

How to Apply

Applying for campus parking as a freshman resident student is a multi-step process.

  1. You must log in to your Terpmail account to apply for parking. If you have not set up your Terpmail account yet, directions can be found here.
  2. You will need the endorsement of your doctor, supervisor/employer, or other non-UMD student to submit with your request. Contact your doctor, supervisor/employer, etc. to complete the PDF(s) (see Supporting Documents tab on the left) that applies to your situation.
  3. Submit the online freshman parking request application, including the associated PDF from your doctor, supervisor, etc..

For best consideration, submit your application by August 15. A group of current UMD students will evaluate your request, and you will be notified by DOTS if you will or will not be eligible to register for parking by 8/21. After 8/21, applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Please be aware that submitting this online application does not guarantee parking.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR PARKING VIA THE ONLINE APPLICATION

Supporting Documents

To ensure that students are given fair consideration through this process, we ask that you include supporting documents for review by DOTS with your application. You must include at least one of the DOTS PDFs below with your application. Applications that do not include at least one of these PDFs will not be considered.

Personal Medical : For students who need access to personal transportation to travel to their medical appointments. Requires health care provider signature.

Medical Caretaker : For students who need access to personal transportation to provide or facilitate access to medical care or for an immediate relative. Requires health care provider signature.

Employment/Internship : For students who need access to personal transportation to travel to a job or internship. Requires employer/supervisor signature.

Other Reasons : For students who need access to personal transportation for non-medical or employment reasons. Requires support from a non-UMD student.

General Information About Freshman Resident Student Parking

Please be aware that all parking permit use and regulations apply to anyone parked on campus. Review the DOTS Parking Regulations online.

Lot Location: Freshman resident students will be assigned to Lot 17.

Link to Lot 17 map

How do I get from Lot 17 to my residence hall?

  • Shuttle-UM routes 104 and 122 have stops near Lot 17 and on campus. After 5:30pm on weekdays, route 104 intersects with routes 115, 116, 118, which have stops on north campus and/or south campus. View route maps and timetables here.
  • When Shuttle-UM service is not available, request a NITE Ride. Learn more about NITE Ride here.
  • Ride a bike - your own or try mBike, the campus bikeshare program.
  • Walk!
  • Visit the UMPD website for safety info and resources.
  • If you have a medical condition that makes it difficult for you to use transit, bike, or walk, register for Paratransit or request a Temporary Medical Permit.

Still have questions? Review this FAQ

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR PARKING VIA THE ONLINE APPLICATION