The parking system is tiered and color-coded. Each tier is priced progressively higher, reflecting the parking proximity to campus core areas and user convenience. Higher-tier Faculty and Staff permits are valid in locations with lower-tier permit requirements, that is, Yellow permits are valid in Orange locations, and so on.
Student After Hours
Graduate Students are eligible for the Student After Hours permit. It is honored in any Blue, Yellow or Orange parking lot or structure from 3 pm to 5 am, Monday through Friday, and 24 hours on Saturday and Sunday with exceptions.
Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students are eligible for the Student Orange Permit. It is honored in any North or Ross Athletic Campus Orange lot. They are NOT honored in the Orange lots on Medical Campus, in lot W11, or W24.
Student Storage parking is designed for students who bring their vehicles to campus, but do not need to use them frequently. Storage parking is available to all students, including freshmen and sophomores. Distribution is first come, first served.
Student Yellow/After Hours
Graduate Students are eligible for the Student Yellow/After Hours permit. It is a dual permit combining two student parking options: Student Yellow and After Hours. Permits are honored at any North or South Campus Yellow or Orange lot (except for Lot NC40 – Stearns Building and the lots located on Medical Campus) and in Blue parking lots/structures from 3 pm to 5 am, Monday through Friday, and 24 hours on Saturday and Sunday with exceptions.
Student Accessible Parking
Student Blue Accessible (handicap) parking is provided in University lots and structures in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Students with disabilities may have access to faculty and staff accessible parking areas. Use of the accessible spaces requires display of a State-issued Disability Placard and a U-M Student Blue permit during enforcement hours.
Faculty and Staff
Orange permit parking is remote, located on the periphery of the north and Ross Athletic campuses. Bus service is provided to campus core areas.
Yellow permit parking is located on campus edges within a moderate walking distance to campus core areas.
Blue permit parking is located in the heart of core campus areas. All structures are tiered Blue parking.
Gold permit parking is located in structures and lots on all campuses, based on user need.
The After Hours permit is honored in all color-coded parking lots and structures (Blue, Yellow and Orange), except for Gold areas, from 3 pm to 5 am, Monday through Friday, and 24 hours on Saturday and Sunday.