Students - Orange Parking

Juniors, Seniors and Graduate Students are eligible for the Student Orange Permit. It is honored in any North or South Campus Orange lot. These lot numbers start with NC or SC – check entrance signs before parking. They are NOT honored in the Orange lots on Medical Campus. Orange parking is located in areas that typically require a short University shuttle or bus ride to campus core areas and within walking distance of some U-M buildings.


  1. The Student Orange permit is not valid and will not be honored in any lots located south of Hill Street on home football game Saturdays, nor will they be honored in any lots located on Kipke Drive during home basketball games.
  2. For home football games, all vehicles must exit the lots on Athletic/South Campus by 10 pm Friday. These lot numbers start with "SC".
  3. There is no overnight parking allowed in Athletic/South Campus lots.
  4. Per the Regent's Ordinance, no person shall park a vehicle for 48 or more consecutive hours in any U-M parking area, or they will be subject to enforcement action up to and including impoundment.
  5. Check the signs at the entrance and within the parking area for any special parking restrictions.

Bus Service

Orange lots not adjacent to buildings are served by U-M buses at 5-10 minute frequencies during daylight hours and at 15-20 minute frequencies during evening hours. Please refer to the University bus schedules for specific route information.

Permit Styles


Payment Options

Cash, check (payable to the University of Michigan), or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover). All student permits must be paid in full at the time of purchase.


To determine your costs, see matrix below. First look for the time period you will purchase your permit, then follow the line across to see your cost. This is the total amount you will pay for the permit year, which ends June 30.

Student Orange Parking Fee Schedule - Through June 30, 2018

DateYour Cost
July 1-14$80.00
July 15-31$76.67
August 1-14$73.34
August 15-31$70.01
September 1-14$66.68
September 15-30$63.35
October 1-14$60.02
October 15-31$56.69
November 1-14$53.36
November 15-30$50.03
December 1-14$46.70
December 15-31$43.37
January 1-14$40.04
January 15-31$36.71
February 1-14$33.38
February 15-28/29$30.05
March 1-14$26.72
March 15-31$23.39
April 1-14$20.06
April 15-30$16.73
May 1-14$13.40
May 15-31$10.07
June 1-14$6.74
June 15-30$3.41