Updated: August 13, 2021

Please check the CU Boulder COVID-19 Information page for the latest information on campus impacts. This page includes important information and impacts related specifically to Parking & Transportation on campus due to evolving campus operations.


Student Permits

Availability is changing each day and space may be available for both commuters and residents. Students can view real time, specific lot availability by logging into their parking accounts to purchase parking. Waitlists are also available if your desired lot is not available.

Faculty/Staff Parking Permits

If you have placed your parking on hold and need to reactivate it, you will need to complete/submit the Take My Parking Permit Off Hold form. If you request to take your permit off of hold during the fall semester, your preferred lot may not be available. Occasional parking during the fall semester may be accommodated by purchasing a short term temporary permit or paying in one of the hourly pay-to-park lots on a space available basis. Please refer to the campus interactive map’s visitor parking page which displays locations for all CU Boulder hourly parking lots.


ParkMobile allows you to pay for parking in short term parking areas by phone or smartphone app (contactless payment options). To begin using this service, create your account with ParkMobile today.


Impacts to Transportation Services on campus continue to evolve. Check back for updates as information contained on this page is subject to change.

Buff Buses (campus shuttles):

Face coverings are required when riding on the Buff Bus. Our Buff Bus campus shuttle system is an essential service and will continue to operate in support of the campus community. Information and details on modified schedules and routes for the fall are posted on the Buff Bus webpage.

Safety on Buff Buses

Our Transportation Services staff is following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and aligning protocols with our Regional Transportation District (RTD). RTD-Denver.com/Coronavirus

Other Local/Regional Transit

Face coverings are mandatory when riding on public transportation. RTD and HOP continue to operate many routes on reduced schedules. 

CU Bike Stations (UMC and Folsom locations) 

UMC and Folsom bike stations are open. The Folsom Bike Station opened up at a limited capacity due to adjacent construction. Any repair that typically takes over 15 minutes should take advantage of our new after-hours appointment-based drop off repair service. Fill out the bike repair request form here. We are trying to keep the line moving and serve as many students as possible. 48-hour Buff Bike rentals are currently suspended and we encourage students to instead utilize B-Cycle and get their free student membership.

Email bicycle@colorado.edu with any bike maintenance or bike questions you have. For more information on the bike program, visit the bike program webpage.