CP Parking

Parking Permits for On-campus Students

On-campus residents are eligible to receive a parking permit for C or R lots. Residents of Roth Apartments are eligible to purchase B permits. ONLY students who renew their housing contract with the Department of Residence from one academic year to the next may ALSO be eligible to APPLY for a CP (C Preferred) parking permit.

CP Parking lots:

  • Rider/Shull lot (east of halls)
  • Interior Redeker lot
  • Noehren/Hagemann/Panther Village lot
  • Campbell lot (west of Campbell)
  • Towers lot (includes Price Lab lot)

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PLEASE NOTE: During move-in week (the week prior to the start of the Fall semester) all CP lots are restricted to 1-hour max and no overnight parking to ensure space for all those moving in.

How do I request a CP permit?

The online recontracting form includes a dropdown box that indicates a resident's desire to apply for one of a limited number of CP permits. Preference is given to those students who recontract by the end of February.

How do I purchase a CP permit?

In April, a limited number of qualified students will receive an email notifying them of their eligibility to purchase a CP permit beginning August 1 (or January 1 for the spring semester) for a limited time. Those who are not offered the opportunity to purchase a CP permit will also be notified.

CP permits are available for purchase online or in person from Public Safety in Gilchrist; visit the Public Safety website for costs. Applicants will need to know the make, model, year and license plate number of the vehicle in order to obtain their permit.

Individuals who do not purchase a CP permit by the deadline forfeit their position in the allocation process. The next individuals on the CP parking permit waiting list will then notified that they may purchase a CP permit.

Who is eligible for the limited number of CP permits?

Since there are fewer CP parking spaces and permits than there are students who request them, priority is given to residents who have continuously* lived the longest on campus, as measured by their ORIGINAL (not recontracting) contract date. Because the ratio of residents to parking spaces is different on the North and South sides of campus, two lists are generated in order to prioritize allocation of permits among those two populations.

Students who do not COMPLETE the recontracting process by the end of February - including agreeing to the terms and conditions - are not considered for a CP permit.

CP permits are issued to authorized students and are non-transferrable to any other person for any reason. The sale or use of CP permits to or by another person is prohibited. Both registered owner and user are subject to disciplinary action under the Student Code of Conduct up to and including the revocation of any future CP permit privileges.

*An exception is made for students who know they will be away from campus on University business (e.g. student teaching out of town, semester abroad, National Student Exchange) over the following fall semester, with the intention of living on campus during spring semester of that academic year. These students need to recontract for spring semester housing at the Department of Residence by the end of February and indicate they are also applying for a CP permit. Additionally, upperclass transfer students may be eligible to apply for a CP permit.