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Student Parking Information


All vehicles parked on University property must display a valid UD parking permit and a valid license plate.  Parking permits will be revoked upon leaving the university.

Commuter Students

  • Commuter Students will be sold parking permits to park in S1 or S4 lots.
  • Graduate Students and Graduate Assistants will be sold S1 or S4 parking permits if their class is before 4:00 pm or will be sold a Night permit if class is after 4:00 pm.
  • All Student permits, excluding House permits, will be honored at Curran Place.

 Night Permit Information

  • Everyone must display a valid permit.
  • Night permits are valid 4:00 pm - 8:30 am in lots A, B, C, D, P, R1, S1, S2, S3 or S4.
  • Due to limited space during business hours, Night permits are not valid from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
  • During the Summer Sessions only, Night Permits are valid in any student lot (AS, CS, GAS, GAN, CH, RP, PS, S1, S2, S3 and S4) 24-hours.
  • All Student permits, excluding House permits, will be honored at Curran Place.

Summer Policy

  • Resident student permits, Commuters and Night Permits will be honored in any student lot (Any RP lot, AS, CS, GAS, GAN, CH, PS, S1, S2, S3 and S4). Ending August 15
  • Open parking for permit holders begins at 4:00 pm in all single letter lots.
  • Open parking for non-permit holders begins at 7:30 pm in all single letter lots.
  • All Student permits, excluding House permits, will be honored at Curran Place.

Resident Students

  • First-year residential students will not be permitted to bring vehicles to campus.
  • Upper-class students in UD Residential Housing will be sold permits online, with priority given according to class at  Permits will be sold based upon space availability.
  • All Student permits, excluding House permits, will be honored at Curran Place.

Students in UD Houses and Landlord Houses in the Student Neighborhood

  • Will be sold permits which are valid only in the lots to which they are assigned.
  • Parking is allowed on hard surfaces only such as blacktop and concrete.  Vehicles parked on grass and dirt will be cited and or towed.
  • UD Houses permits are not honored in campus lots at any time.

UD House Permits

  • Areas posted as "UD House Permits" are for students who live in UD housing only.
  • UD House permits are not honored in campus lots at any time.
  • Night permits may be purchased by students who need to park on campus or Curran Place during evening hours.
  • Parking is allowed on hard surfaces only, such as blacktop and concrete.  Vehicles parked on grass or dirt will be cited or towed.

Disability Parking

Vehicles must display a University disability permit along with the state placard when utilizing a University disability parking space.

All disability parking spaces and zones are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Commuter students with disabilities 

  • Commuter students with disabilities may purchase a University disability permit.
  • You must provide Parking Services with a copy of your state disability registration to obtain a disability permit.     

Commuter Students with temporary disabilities and/or medical conditions

  • Commuter students with a temporary disability and/or medical condition, who require closer parking, must provide documentation by a physician, on letterhead, and include the anticipated duration of necessity. The doctor's statement should NOT include medical information. A temporary permit will be issued up to four weeks, to allow time to obtain a state disability, if required. 
  • A State Disability Permit is required in order to receive a university disability permit. (Temporary or Permanent).

Residential students with disabilities

  • Residential students will be sold non-disability permits for resident student lots.
  • To receive priority, contact Parking Services prior to the beginning of online permit sales to purchase a University of Dayton parking permit.
  • As a general rule, resident students with disabilities are not sold disability permits. 

If you believe your circumstances require an exception to the parking policies outlined above, contact the UD Office of Learning Resources (OLR) to discuss your needs. OLR Disability Services staff will review your information and send a recommendation to Parking Services.

Office of Learning Resources
937-229-2066 (937-229-2029 TTY/hard of hearing)

Holiday Parking for Students

Students who find it necessary to bring vehicles to campus during breaks or holidays will be accommodated, if possible, on a first-come, first-served basis.  Any student wishing this service must make arrangements with Parking Services before the holiday break.

Lost or Stolen Permits

Anyone who wishes to purchase a replacement parking permit, because the original was lost or stolen, may do so at Parking Services. The replacement charge is $20.00 for the first replacement. A full permit fee (the total being charged for a new permit) will be charged for any replacement permit purchased thereafter. The replacement charge for a summer permit will be one half the cost of the original permit fee.

If you provide a copy of a Police Report for a stolen permit, your fee may be waived.

Note: If a vehicle is found parked with a stolen permit displayed, the vehicle will be impounded.

Overflow Parking Policy

The University makes every effort to provide adequate parking for all parking permit holders. Due to space limitations, however, designated lots are sometimes full and one must proceed to an overflow lot.

If space is not available in your assigned lot, you must report this to Parking Services at 937-229-2128 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm weekdays or Public Safety at 937-229-2121 during all other times. Our department will respond by citing the area or towing.

Resident students, if your lot is full after normal business hours, weekends, or holidays:

  • Call Public Safety at 937-229-2121 and they will respond by citing and/or towing the area.
  • Alternatively, after hours, resident students with permits may park in single letter lots until 8:30 am

The designated overflow areas are as follows:

Assigned - Overflow

A - See attendant / S1
AS - See attendant 
B - See attendant / A
C - See attendant 
CS - See attendant 
FR - C
D - Northwest part of S1
G - S2
GAS/GAN - See attendant / S1
HR - See attendant 
L - See attendant / P
M - A
MR - S2
P - See attendant 
PS - See attendant 
RP - See attendant 
R1 - R2 
R3 - R2 
SR - S3 
S1 - See attendant 
S2 - See attendant 
S3 - S2
S4 - See attendant 
VR - S3

Permit Cost

  • August to August: $255.00
  • Night permits only valid after 4:00 pm in single-letter lots: $220.00
  • Second Semester Permits (sold beginning of January): $127.50 or $110.00 for evening parking
  • First or Second Summer Session:  $42.50
  • Full Summer Session:  $85.00
  • Permit Replacement Fee: $20.00
  • Temporary employee or Volunteer monthly permit: $25.00
  • All-year motorcycle and motor-powered bicycle permits: $127.50 or $5.00 additional for permit holders

Permit Sales

This year's parking permit sales letter (.pdf) explains everything students need to know to purchase their parking passes. 

Permit Display

Students will be issued a hangtag parking permit which must be suspended from the rearview mirror of the vehicle. Sticker permits are available for motorcycles and must be attached to the vehicle.

Permits are transferable by their owners from one vehicle to another, but not transferable from one person to another.

When permits are forgotten, students must obtain one-day passes from the Parking and Visitor Information Center (College Park & L Street), Lot C Visitor's Center (Stonemill & Evanston), or at the Parking Services Office (Fitz Hall).

Citations issued to a vehicle displaying a University permit are the permit owner's responsibility. Misuse will result in a fine totaling twice the amount of an annual fee for a permit, vehicle impoundment, and loss of annual parking privileges.

Permit Schedule

Student parking permits will be sold online only at the University's Parking Website:

2021-2022 Permit Sales Schedule

Apply Online

Disability Students/Residential Law/Grad/Seniors - July 27, 2021

Residential Junior's and above - July 29, 2021

Residential Sophomore and above - August 2, 2021

Commuter and Night Students - August 4, 2021

Employees - July 20, 2021

Spring Semester  - January 3, 2022

Summer 1/Summer 3 Semester - May 1, 2022

Summer 2 - June 14, 2022


  • Permits returned within two weeks from date of purchase will receive a full refund, less citations due.
  • Anyone not needing their permit after December must return it to Parking Services within the first two weeks of Spring semester for a half price refund, less citations due.


All vehicles parking on University of Dayton property must display either a valid permanent or temporary university parking permit at all times with the exception of open parking hours. All faculty, staff, and students who park on campus must purchase a permit.

Anyone who needs to park on campus routinely or for two weeks or more must purchase a parking permit.

Parking permits must be purchased and registered online at The parking office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am until 4:30 pm. Please contact Parking Services at 937-229-2128 with any questions.

When permits are forgotten, permit holders must obtain a one-day pass from the Parking and Visitor Information Center (College Park & L Street), Lot C Visitor's Center (Stonemill & Evanston), or at Parking Services Office (Fitz Hall). Temporary night permits can be obtained any time after normal business hours from the Department of Public Safety dispatcher.

Deliberately falsifying information to obtain a permit, possession of a stolen permit, or theft, alteration, or misuse of a permit will result in a fine totaling twice the amount of the annual fee for a parking permit, vehicle impoundment, and the suspension of annual on-campus parking privileges.

Curran Place Parking

Employee and Student Parking - Lot R1, R2, R3

  • All Employee/Student permits, excluding House permits, will be honored at Curran Place.
  • Night permits will be honored only after 4:00 pm.
  • No permit is required M-Th after 7:30 pm, Friday after 4:30 pm, and weekends.

Visitor Parking

  • A parking permit is not required for visitors in visitor parking spaces.
  • Employees and students are not permitted to park in visitor spaces.
  • For visits more than three days, contact Parking Services for arrangements.
  • For group events, contact Parking Services to make arrangements.

Short Term Parking

  • 30-minute delivery zones are available.  Emergency flashers are required.

Transportation Services

  • The University provides a campus shuttle service while classes are in session during Fall and Spring semesters. Please click on the below link for information about the campus shuttle service.

Special Parking Areas

Reserved Lots

Marked by double letters are restricted at all times to assigned permit holders only. Violators may be towed.

Delivery Zones

Marked 15/30 minute delivery zones are the only legal delivery areas on campus and are for 15/30 minute parking only. While parked in such areas, four-way flashers must be on. Any vehicle parked in a 15/30 minute loading zone for more than one hour is subject to impoundment.

Disability Spaces

These spaces are available only to those with appropriately designated UD parking permits. Vehicles without the appropriate permit displayed may be towed.

Motorcycle / Motor-Powered bicycles

All motorcycle and motor-powered bicycles must be parked in the special areas designated for such vehicles. Motorcycles may utilize 15/30 delivery zones without flashers; however, it will still be limited to the posted time.


May never be used for parking without written authorization from Parking Services. All roads on the UD campus are considered fire lanes and must be kept unobstructed and available to emergency response vehicles at all times. Access to fire hydrants must also be maintained at all times. Any vehicle presenting a hazard by obstructing a fire lane or a fire hydrant will be towed immediately.

Snow Removal Policy

Facilities Management provides 24-hour snow removal service and is responsible for the University sidewalks, roadways, and parking lots.

When weather conditions require University property to be plowed, vehicles may be TOWED in the following circumstances:

  • Vehicles parked on University property without a permit
  • Vehicles parked in "15/30 minute delivery zones" located next to residential halls
  • Vehicles parked on roadway without authorization
  • Vehicles parked in front of ramps/curbs/bollards

If you wish to park in a lot other than assigned during times the University is closed due to snow, you can go to the visitor center and we will provide a temporary permit for another lot if that lot has been cleared.

When Can I Park


Weekdays: M - F, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Permit holders must park in assigned lots

Weekdays: M - F, 4:00 p.m. - 8:30 a.m. Permit holders may park in single-letter lots (A, B, C, D, G, E, P, S1, S2, S3, S4 and Curran Place lots)

Employee permits will be honored in lot S2 at any time.


Weekdays: M - TH 7:30 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. In single-letter lots:  A, B, C, D, G, E, P, S1, S2, S3, S4 and Curran Place lots

Weekends: Friday, 4:30 p.m. through Monday, 6:00 a.m. In single-letter lots:  A, B, C, D, G, E, P, S1, S2, S3, S4 and Curran Place lots

University Holidays (when UD offices are closed)


  • Double letter lots
  • Disability spaces
  • Fire lanes/red zones

City of Dayton Parking Regulations for Neighborhood

Dayton - Parking, Stopping, and Standing
§72.03 Standing Prohibited in Specified Places

UD has placed RED marks on curbs designating the distance a person can legally park from the "stop signs" and "crosswalks". This will provide a reference point on the curb to help our students define where they can legally park.

RED marks have been painted 30ft from the stop signs and 20ft from crosswalks in compliance with the legal limitations.

For more information on the City of Dayton rules and regulations please visit for a searchable database of city ordinances.

To pay your City of Dayton citation, please visit:


Parking Services

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2914