Student parking permits are available to junior, senior and graduate students. All student parking options, with the exception of Student Storage permits, are intended for students commuting to and from campus. Student Storage permits are for those living on campus, who need access to their vehicle occasionally. Juniors and seniors are limited to the Student Orange permit; additional options are available to graduate students. All students, including freshmen and sophomores, are eligible to purchase Student Storage parking permits.

Class level is determined by your status as stated in the University’s student database. Transfer students may need confirmation of their class level from their University advisor. Advisors may contact Parking Customer Services (PCS) below to provide confirmation. Information should include the student’s name, University Identification number and class status.

Freshman and sophomore students with exceptional parking needs not met with the Student Storage permit may appeal the parking eligibility policy by completing a U-M Student Parking Appeal form. The form is also available at the PCS office at 523 South Division or may be ordered by calling +1 (734) 764-8291. All appeals will be answered within 5 business days.

Appeals for the following reasons will NOT be considered:

  • Work locations or responsibilities
  • Personal convenience
  • Proximity of permanent residence
  • Extracurricular activities

Faculty and Staff

Faculty must have a 0% appointment or above (tenure track), and staff at least a 50% appointment to be eligible for parking. Eligible faculty and staff may select from Gold, Blue, Yellow and Orange parking. Please note: because of availability, the number of Gold permits is limited.

Staff with less than a 50% appointment, temporary staff, affiliates and other non-University staff are considered “ineligible parkers” and do not automatically get a parking permit. However, ineligible parkers can submit an application for a parking assignment. These assignments are made at the discretion of Parking Customer Services, and are based on the specific needs of each applicant and the parking availability at the time of application. To apply for a parking assignment, temporary employees should ask their employing department to complete a Parking Eligibility Form. Please note the Parking Eligibility form is only necessary when seeking a U-M parking permit. It is not needed for the free parking options.


All faculty and staff who retire from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor Campus are eligible for the Retiree After Hours permit. The Blue AVI permit is only available to those who retired before July 1, 2000, already possess a Blue AVI permit as a Retiree, or formally request the Blue permit through their department.

New retirees who would like to continue to have access to Blue parking, due to continuing responsibilities at the University, must make a formal request through their department. The department can send the request to Parking Customer Services below. The request should include the individual’s full name, UMID number, and reason for the request. Parking Customer Services will respond to the request within 72 hours.

Parking Customer Services

Central Campus
523 South Division
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2912
M, T, Th, F 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
W 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m
Drop Box: Thompson St. Structure West side, level 1
University Hospital
UH South Room F2117
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2912
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Drop Box: UH South Room F2117
Phone: +1 (734) 764-8291
Fax: +1 (734) 763-4041
Contact: Contact PCS

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