Graduate Students

Graduate Students


It is the mission of Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) to protect the parking spaces of those who pay for and properly display a valid parking permit to ensure a safe and user-friendly environment is maintained on campus. Parking citations will be issued to those who do not abide by UC Merced's parking regulations. Paid parking does not guarantee space availability.

Virtual parking permit purchases are on a first come, first served basis; this means certain virtual parking permits may not be available at any given time. Waiting lists are maintained by the TAPS office.

Graduate Students are eligible for Faculty/Staff paid parking via monthly payroll deductions if applicable. Graduate Students on Fellowships are required to visit the Parking Office to pay the permit rate in full or by the semester.

Click on the permit "Type" to view parking locations on the campus map. To purchase a virtual parking permit, please visit the Transportation and Parking Services office.

Effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020

Type Description Date
Available
Cost Per
Month
Gold Grad Library Lot 2, Le Grand Lots and Slate, Blue & Green Waitlist $74
Slate Grad Solar Covered: North Bowl, Blue & Green Continuous $50
Blue Grad P3, Scholars & ECEC Lots & Green Continuous $38
Green Grad Bellevue Lot Continuous $38
Motorcycle All Motorcycle Spaces Continuous $30

 

Carpool Permits - 2 or more people driving at least 3 days/week. These virtual permits may only be purchased at the Parking Office.  All carpoolers must be present. 

Type Description Date
Available
Cost Per
Month
Gold Grad Carpool Library Lot 2, Le Grand and Slate, Blue & Green Waitlist $74
Slate Grad Carpool Solar Covered: North Bowl, Blue & Green Continuous $50
Blue Grad Carpool P3, Scholars & ECEC Lots & Green Continuous $38

 

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

 

Accessible Parking - Only available for purchase at the Parking Office

Graduate Students using a DMV-issued Disabled Persons (DP) placard or similar distinguishing license plate must also purchase some form of paid parking when parking in a Disabled Parking space on campus.  Parking without a valid UC Merced virtual permit in accessible spaces, even with a Disabled Persons (DP) placard, is a ticketable offense for UC Merced affiliates and visitors.

Type Description Date
Available
Cost Per
Month
Accessible Parking All Zones Continuous $38

 

Short-Term Medical Parking

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