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On Campus Parking 

Graduate residents are eligible for on-campus parking. "Summer" Housing permits can be purchased beginning Monday, May 3, 2021 and are valid May 22nd - August 20th, 2021. Purchasing a kiosk permit does not authorize on-campus parking during enforcement hours.

Summer Rate:
H Zone: $150 (Designated zones in Bellevue & Scholars Lots Only)

These permits are available at My UC Merced Parking Portal

Fall 2021 Parking - Graduate Students

Graduate Students are eligible for Faculty/Staff paid parking via monthly payroll deductions if applicable. 
Visit the parking and rates page for Faculty and Staff for additional information.
Graduate Students on Fellowships are required to visit the Parking Office. 

Daily Parking - Commuting to campus 12 days or less? 

TAPS is excited to offer a new graduate student daily paid parking solution through Flowbird. This option is for those graduate students telecommuting and traveling to campus 12 days or less in a month as their primary work schedule. The daily rates are prorated based on the three tiers below ($ .35 cents transaction fee will be applied):

Prorated daily rates:
Gold: $6.00 (Library Lot 2, Le Grand Lot)
Slate: $4.00 (North Bowl 1 & 2)
Blue/Green: $3.00 (P3, Scholars Lot and ECEC)


Monthly rates:
Gold: $74 (Library Lot 2, Le Grand Lot)
Slate: $50 (North Bowl 1 & 2)
Blue/Green: $38 (P3, Scholars Lot and ECEC)

Graduate students not eligible for payroll deduction must schedule an appointment with TAPS to purchase parking.
*** Paid by cash, check or CatCard ***

Payroll Deduction Information

Graduate students eligible for payroll deduction must request enrollment by emailing TAPS.


Visit the TAPS Hours of Operation page for additional information.