All CU Buff Buses, Regional Transportation District (RTD) and Community Transit Network (CTN) buses, as well as light rail vehicles, are ADA accessible.


Via is a not-for-profit organization that provides door-to-door transportation services to people of all ages who cannot access or afford other transit alternatives. Via serves all areas of Boulder County as well as some adjoining towns in counties contiguous with Boulder County. Call 303-447-9636 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to start the new client process or to schedule a ride. You can find more information on Via’s services by visiting Via’s website.


The Access‑a‑Ride program through the Regional Transportation District (RTD) provides local bus transportation in the Denver metro area for people with disabilities. This program helps individuals who cannot access RTD’s fixed-route bus and rail system to maintain their freedom to travel around the metro area. Call 303-299-2960 for eligibility information. This program is not included in the Eco Pass or Student Bus Pass Program.

There is no building-to-building shuttle service on campus, but all Buff Buses are ADA accessible. 

Buff Bus

The Buff Bus moves thousands of students, faculty, staff and visitors around and through campus every day. All CU Buff Buses are ADA accessible. For route and schedule information, see our Buff Bus webpage

Temporary Medical Conditions

Temporary medical conditions (TMCI) such as injuries, surgeries, or acute illnesses may not qualify as permanent disabling conditions. However, Disability Services does provide assistance to students and guidance on working with a temporary medical condition while attending CU Boulder and we’d be happy to meet with you to discuss further. 

Temporary injury usually does not qualify for accessible parking. Contact Parking Customer Service to discuss options for purchasing a temporary permit to park near the building where you need to go.  

For accessible parking, you must have a state-issued accessible license plate, permit, decal, or place card.

ADA Accessible parking is available throughout campus in visitor lots, meters and pay stations and in permit-controlled parking lots. If you require ADA accommodation, please email your ADA placard’s registration to If you have not yet applied for a state issued ADA placard, email your request for accomodation to

Blue/white pavement striping, blue and white signs, and the universal access symbol identify these spaces. A state-issued accessible license plate, permit, decal or placard must be displayed at all times in vehicles parked in ADA accessible spaces. In permit-controlled lots, a UCB campus virtual permit must accompany the state-issued placard or license.

Purchasing ADA Accessible Parking

Complete the State of Colorado's Application for Disability Parking Privileges. Both the applicant and their physician must complete and sign the appropriate sections of the form to obtain a state-issued placard through the local county motor vehicle office.

Email the state-issued placard registration to the Parking Services' office to purchase your parking. (Email:

CU Boulder Football Games

Parking for persons with disabilities is available in lot 204 (18th Street/Euclid Avenue). A wheelchair-accessible shuttle transports ticket holders with disabilities between lot 204 and Folsom Stadium continuously for two hours before and for one hour after the game. If additional accessible parking arrangements are needed to accommodate fans' needs, please call Parking Services' Events Team at 303-492-7344.

Vehicles with no CU Boulder virtual parking will be charged $25 per parking space. Review the Virtual Parking Access webpage to learn how parking permits are recognized by License Plate Recognition.

CU Boulder Basketball Games

Accessible parking is available at meters along Regent Drive. No parking fee is charged during basketball games.

Additional Resources

For additional disability information visit the CU Boulder Disability Services website and the Boulder County transportation disability resource page.

[1]Some of the documents and forms on this page are not fully accessible for users who employ screen readers and other assistive devices. If you use assistive technology and need access to one of the not yet remediated documents, please contact Parking Services' Customer Service Specialists at (303) 735-PARK (7275).