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To register for parking or to add/remove vehicles from your registration, log into your Parking Management System.

To cancel your registration and remove all cars from your permit please email our Customer Service Coordinator, Roxana Ferrufino, at


Fall 2015 Parking Registration

Fall 2015 registration is now open to everyone. Click on button below to register.

Registration for Fall 2015 is now open.

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Fall 2015 Parking Registration Dates

Dates Classification
  • July 27th, at 10am
  • Graduate & GI students
  • August 3rd, at 10am
  • Graduate & GI students & students with 90+ credits
  • August 10th, at 10am
  • Graduate & GI students & students with 60+ credits
  • August 17th, at 10am
  • Registration becomes available to all students
    (regardless of classification)
  • August 31st, at 10am
  • Fall/Annual parking registrations become valid
  • Lot availability chart
    Annual Fall
    100% - August 28 100% - August 28
    80% - September 21 80% - September 14
    60% - October 5 60% - September 21
    Spring Portion Only - January 25 -
    40% - February 15 40% - September 28
    20% - February 29 20% - October 5

    Summer 2015 Parking Registration

    For the summer term (June 1- August 28), students with spring registrations may continue to park in lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 15, or 16. Students without existing registrations may purchase a summer parking registration online by logging into your parking account. Summer registrations allow students to park in lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 15, or 16 unless there are signs that post additional restrictions to accommodate a special event. Registrants may park overnight in student lots during the summer as well.

    Registration for Summer 2015 is now open.

    Currently, summer parking registration is offered through walk-in only.

    Summer Session 1 Summer Session 2
    100% - May 31 100% - July 12
    70% - June 5 70% - July 17
    50% - June 12 50% - July 24
    20% June 19 20% - July 31


    Students with a class standing of Junior and above are eligible to register for parking. Freshmen and Sophomores are eligible on a space available basis. Students registered to park in some lots must move their cars for athletic events and other special events.

    All current student parking registrants may use Lot 4 as overflow parking when their own lot is full. Please refer to the regulations for more information.

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    academic term Resident Students Commuter Students Satellite Resident Expiration date
    Fall Only
    Spring Only
    Summer Only

    Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Surcharge

    *Courtyards, University Club @ College Park, Mazza Grandmarc, The Enclave, University View, and the Varsity are considered satellite properties. Students living in these locations must register as a satellite resident and park in Lot 7 if you plan to park overnight.  Satellite complex residents commuting to campus for class but not parking overnight may register for a satellite commuter registration.

    Lot 5 Lottery

    Graduate students who wish to register for Lot 5 must enter the Lot 5 Lottery before 11:59pm Tuesday, July 28.  All lottery participants will be contacted after 12:00pm Wednesday, July 29 via email whether they were chosen to receive a space in Lot 5 or not.

    Why a lottery?

    Last year DOTS received a significant amount of feedback regarding parking registration for Lot 5.  Many students felt like the registration process was unfair since the number of students logging on at 10:00am on the first day of registration exceeded the total number of spaces available in Lot 5.  In response to the feedback that we received, we have set up a lottery for the limited number of spaces that will be available in Lot 5 this year (just over 200 spaces).

    How will students be selected for Lot 5?

    DOTS will assign each lottery participant a unique number and we will use a random number generator to identify which students will be offered a space in Lot 5.

    If I do not receive a space through the lottery, how can I get a space in Lot 5?

    Following the lottery we will open up the Lot 5 waitlist.  If you are still interested in Lot 5 you may place yourself on the waitlist after you receive the lottery notification email.  If students who were awarded spaces through the lottery choose not to purchase their space or choose to return their registration in the future, we will offer these unclaimed spaces on a first come, first served basis through the waitlist as they become available.

    Should I register for another lot while I wait to hear about the results of the waitlist?

    No.  We have designed the waitlist process so that students will have ample time to purchase a space in their desired lot should they not receive a Lot 5 space through the lottery.  We recommend that all graduate students purchase their parking registration before 11:59pm Sunday, August 2.  After this time, the online parking management system will go down until 10:00am Monday, August 3 when seniors become eligible to register.  Once seniors, and later juniors, begin registering for parking, more popular lots will sell out.

    If I have questions, who should I contact?

    Phone: 301.314.3687

    Commuter Student Lot Assignments

    University of Maryland commuting students are assigned to a commuter parking lot based on their class standing and lot availability. Please note, overnight parking is prohibited in all commuter lots.  Commuters wishing to park overnight must register for Lot 7.

    Credit Range Year Standing Lot Assignment
    Credit level 0-29 Freshman Assigned to Lot 6
    and then Lot 4
    Credit level 30-59 Sophomore Choice of Lot 4,6 & 9
    Credit level 60-89 Junior Choice of Lot 1, 4, 6,
    9, 11 & SDG
    Credit level 90+ Senior & Graduates** Choice of Lot 1, 4, 6,
    9, 11 & SDG
    Commuter Students Wanting Overnight Parking All Lot 7 Only
    *Athletic Restrictions: Lot 1, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11 and SDG registrants will be required to relocate or park their vehicles in an alternate parking area for basketball, football and some other special events. Please check the Athletics page for information specific to your lot.

    Lot 7

    Students who reside off campus including students living in satellite housing complexes who wish to park overnight must register for a Lot 7 student parking registration.

    Where is Lot 7
    Lot 7 is located on the southeast side of the intersection at Route 1 and Paint Branch Parkway and will be enforced 24/7. Click here to view the location of Lot 7 and Lot 7a on a map.

    DOTS has added a second Lot 7 parking location to accommodate the growing number of students choosing to live off campus who wish to store their vehicles on campus. Lot 7a is located on the roof of Terrapin Trail Garage. Lot 7 registrants may choose to park in either Lot 7 or Lot 7a.

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    View live footage of the parking area in Lot 7 located east of Baltimore Avenue.

    Relocating for Athletic Events
    Football: Lot 7 registrants will be required to relocate their vehicles to Mowatt Lane Garage by 5 p.m. on the Friday before all home football games. Those students who choose to park in Lot 7a will not be required to move their vehicles for football games. Students may begin moving their cars at noon on the Friday before all home football games. The football schedule can be found here.

    Basketball: Lot 7 registrants will not be required to relocate their vehicles for home basketball games. You will receive additional information about these regulations in the fall, but you are responsible for reading and complying with posted lot signage in all affected lots. The Men’s Basketball schedule will be available online here.

    Shuttle-UM Service
    Shuttle-UM will continue to service the satellite housing areas during the daytime. In the evening, Shuttle-UM routes 104 College Park Metro and 117 Blue will provide service from Lot 7 to campus and some of the satellite housing areas. Please visit the Shuttle-UM Schedules section of the DOTS website for route maps and timetables.

    The University understands that safety is a priority. Any questions or suggestions related to safety should be directed to the UMD Department of Public Safety.

    Motorcycles & Scooters

    Motorcycle and Scooters must be registered with DOTS to be parked on campus. DOTS certified Motorcycle helmet and eye protection will be required. For more information about parking rules and regulations, please visit the Motorcycle and Scooter page.
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    Bundle Pack Permits

    Bundle pack permits are the perfect solution for commuter students who might have only the occasional need to drive a vehicle to campus. Each bundle pack contains 10 one-day parking permits and costs $60. To be eligible for these permits, you must not have a Department of Transportation Services' parking permit. You may purchase a bundle pack at the DOTS Regents bundle imgDrive Garage office.

    Students using these permits may park in lot 4 & 6 only. See campus map for area locations.

    Temporary Medical Permits

    If you have a medical condition that requires a different parking arrangement than that to which you have been assigned, you may contact the Health Center. The health center will evaluate your case and recommend a medical accommodation if necessary. This typically results in permission to park in any student lot.