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On-Campus Resident Parking

Annual/Fall Semester 2023-2024 Resident Overnight Parking Permits

The application process for on-campus resident parking permits for fall 2023 will be available beginning April 3, 2023. Fall semester permits will be valid from August 21, 2023 through December 15, 2023 and will cost $200.  Annual permits will be valid from August 21, 2023 through May 10, 2024 and will cost $400.  Resident on-campus permits are only valid in H Zones

Annual/Fall 2023 - 2024 UC Merced On-Campus Resident Parking Application

Please contact our office with further questions. We can be reached at 209-228-8277 or

General On-Campus Resident Parking Information

Resident parking permits ("H" Zone) are available for students that live on-campus on a first-come, first-serve basis.  All other permit types (including kiosk permits) are not available for purchase by residents.  However, a limited number of spaces have been allotted to accommodate resident parking on an exception basis. You may apply for an "H" permit if you meet one of the below exceptions:

  • Health (Medical Exception) - A medical condition, disability, or frequent and urgent visits to an off-campus health care provider that cannot be accessed through Cat Tracks. You will need to submit a letter from your health care provider on his/her office stationary detailing your diagnosis. All information provided will be kept confidential.

  • Employment - Off-campus employment. Along with your resident parking application, you will need to submit your most recent pay stub and a written explanation of how your employment relates to your education. In addition, you will need to submit your most recent pay stub by the 10th day of each month as proof of your continued employment.

  • Military - Meeting your military service requirements. You will need to submit a letter from your commanding officer on unit stationary with your 1) full unit designation 2) drill location and 3) a drill schedule that reflects your required attendance.

  • Extreme Circumstances - Any other urgent transportation need. Having a car for convenience does not qualify for this exception. Please provide official supporting documentation.