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Daily or Short-Term Parking

If you have not purchased semester parking, you may choose to purchase a daily or weekly permit.  These permits may be purchased My UC Merced Parking Portal (preferred browser other than Google Chrome) Hourly permits are also available via WayToPark, our mobile app. Student Commuter parking is only available in Bellevue Lot.

To be eligible to purchase campus parking students must be a sophomore, junior or senior status (30 or more units). All other students will be placed on a waiting list and permits will be released as space is available.

Resident Housing Permit Information

Housing permit applications will be available beginning November 16, 2020. This includes the Freshman Exception and Continuing/New Transfer applications. Applications must be submitted by December 18, 2020. Purchasing a kiosk permit does not authorize on-campus parking during enforcement hours.

Freshman Residents

Incoming freshmen Housing residents are not eligible for on-campus parking. However, a limited number of spaces have been allotted to accommodate freshman residents who require frequent access to a vehicle. You may apply for a "H" Housing permit if you meet one of the exception criteria. "SPRING H" Housing permits can be purchased beginning January 4, 2021 and are valid January 12th - May 14th, 2021. Purchasing a kiosk permit does not authorize on-campus parking during enforcement hours.

Click on the permit "Type" to view parking locations on the campus map.

Type Description Cost
H Residents* (Designated zones in Bellevue & Scholars Lots Only) $200

*Available by approval only.


Commuter Student

Commuter Permits can be purchased via the My UC Merced Parking Portal beginning January 4th, 2021 and are valid January 12th - May 14th, 2021
Please note, freshmen are not eligible to purchase a commuter permit to park on campus. Our office, however, provides freshman exceptions, and you must submit online and be approved prior to parking on campus. Carpool permits may only be purchased at the TAPS office.
Carpool Applications now available.

Available for parking in Bellevue Lot.

Type Description Cost
Green Bellevue Lot $152
Green Carpool Bellevue Lot*
(2+ students driving 3 days/week)
Motorcycle Commuter Motorcycle* $120

Student Carpool Permit Requirements

Student carpools must have two or more currently registered students attending UC Merced.
Carpool members must ride together at least three days per week (Monday through Friday)
Each member must be present with their school and/or work schedules when the permit is purchased.
The primary driver must approve each member participating in the carpool.
The primary driver will be issued the parking decal. Each additional rider that has a vehicle registered with the carpool will have access to 6 occasional one-time use only permits. These permits are nontransferable and are for use on days when carpooling to campus is not feasible.

*Carpool and Motorcycle virtual permits may only be purchased at the office.  All students must be present and have class and/or work schedules at the time of purchase.

Want to recruit new carpool members? Click here to use our free online Ridematching Services.

Short-Term Medical Parking

Available for the short-term medical need for accessible parking. A doctor's note containing specific start and end dates is required.  Students must also purchase some form of paid parking to be eligible for Medical parking. Medical parking is valid in any non-specially marked space in any lot.  Parking is not authorized in ADA spaces.

Please note: Refunds will not be offered for semester permits.