University of California, Riverside

Transportation & Parking Services


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Spring Quarter 2019 Commuter Permits

Gold+ permits have sold out.

Spring quarter Gold and Night commuter permits are available for purchase online.  Undergraduate commuter students MUST purchase their permit online. A map with Gold permit parking locations is available here.  A $15.00 fee will be charged for lost, stolen or returned permits.  

If you select PICKUP as your permit delivery option, your permit may be picked up as follows:

Pickup Schedule:
LOT 26
April 1 - April 5
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Permits will also be available for pick up the next business day before and after these dates and times at the Parking Services building. Parking Services is located on campus at 683 Linden Street. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

If you select MAILING for your delivery option, your permit will be mailed on the next business day.  Please allow 7-10 business days for delivery.  The MAILING option is only available until March 8, 2019.  After that date, to ensure your permit is available for the start of Fall quarter, PICKUP will be the only option.

Free Parking at Hunter Park Metrolink Station 

The Riverside Hunter Park/UCR Station is an official county sponsored Park & Ride lot and offers complimentary parking (see map) for commuters.  The station is located at 1101 Marlborough Avenue, Riverside.  From there you can take RTA Route 52 directly to campus.  Bus service begins at 5:10am and the last bus back from UCR is at 7:30pm.  Buses run approximately every 30-40 minutes.  The P2P shuttle will take students back to the Hunter Park Metrolink Station in the evenings between 7:30 pm and 10:30 pm.

2018/ 2019 Campus Apartments / Residence Hall Parking Permits

Campus Apartment (Bannockburn, Falkirk, Glen Mor and University Plaza) parking permits (see map) and Residence Hall parking permits (see map) for the 2018/2019 school year are available for purchase at the Parking Services building. Incoming freshman living on campus must submit an exemption request to be considered for a parking permit. Campus Apartment / Residence Hall parking permits are available on a first come, first served basis - quantities are limited.

Please note that Glen Mor and Residence Hall parking locations have changed this year due to upcoming construction. Glen Mor and Residence Hall permits are only valid in Lot 21 and the Big Springs Parking Structure..

Incoming Freshman Resident Parking Information

Due to limited parking availability on campus, freshman residents should plan on NOT bringing a vehicle to campus with them.  Campus parking permits will only be issued to students who seek an exemption from Transportation Services based on a documented, compelling need for campus parking.  Residents will be sent information regarding the exemption process when they are notified of their housing assignment in September.

Campus housing for freshmen offers an all-inclusive package designed specifically to complement the student’s academic pursuits by addressing student lifestyle needs. Consequently, it has been our experience that freshman residents do not need a vehicle during their first year.  And if students do have a need to explore off campus, there are many ways for students without cars to get around, including: short-term car rental (Zipcar); ride matching (Zimride); unlimited free rides on the RTA’s local and long-distance routes (U-Pass); and direct bus service to Metrolink’s Hunter Park station.  For more details about alternative transportation at UCR, visit Transportation Services’ “Alternative Transportation” web page

TAPS Rate Increases for Fiscal Year 2018-2019

A rate increase for Transportation & Parking Services (TAPS) for fiscal year 2018-19 has been approved.  Please refer to the attached rate increase approval letter and rate table for details.

Commuter Permit Online Availability

The 2018-2019 Commuter Permit online purchase availability windows are shown below. Please note that the permit mailing option is only available at the beginning of the purchase window to allow time for the permit to reach its destination.  If you purchase a permit near the beginning of the quarter or after the quarter has begun, your only option will be to pick up your permit.

First Day of Quarter 9/24/2018 1/2/2019 3/27/2019
First Day of Instruction 9/27/2018 1/7/2019 4/1/2019
Commuter Permits Available for
Purchase Online
8/20/2018 - 11/9/2018 11/12/2018 - 2/8/2019 2/25/2019 - 5/3/2019
Temporary Permit Valid Dates 9/24/2018 - 10/5/2018 1/1/2019 - 1/11/2019 3/25/2019 - 4/5/2019
Permit Mailing Option 8/20/2018 - 9/6/2018 11/12/2018 - 12/13/2018 2/25/2019 - 3/7/2019
Permit Pickup Only 9/7/2018 - 11/9/2018 12/14/2018 - 2/8/2019 3/8/2019 - 5/3/2019

Parking Lot Spaces Available

Real-time parking spaces available can now be viewed through your mobile device for the following parking lots: Big Springs Structure, Lot 24, Lot 26, Lot 30, and Lot 32.

Stonehaven Parking Permits

Parking permits for Stonehaven are available for purchase via the Stonehaven housing website.


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Our Vision

To be the example of efficiency and sustainability in our industry. 

Our Mission

As a leader in our industry, we will move UCR forward with innovative, environmentally-sound, and resourceful transportation options for the future growth of our community. 

Our Values

  • Dedication
  • Accountability
  • Integrity
  • Respect


More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Transportation & Parking Services
683 Linden Street
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tel: (951) 827-8277
Fax: (951) 827-2178