Students - Eligibility

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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 e-mail Parking Customer Services (PCS) at 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 (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