Parking Services offers short-term parking options for departmental guests and meeting attendees. In addition to short-term parking, we have options that will suit your department’s needs.


ParkMobile offers an avenue for departments to pay for their visitor’s campus parking. To pay for department guests with ParkMobile each department will need to open a “Basic Membership” account with ParkMobile. (This is the only account that allows guests/visitors to park within your account.)  Log onto ParkMobile to begin your registration process. If you need assistance in setting up your department account the phone number for ParkMobile’s Help Desk is 877-727-5457. To open your account, you will need a department credit card, which will be charged each time you enter a guest validation on your “Personal Pages”.  Review a current list of campus ParkMobile Pay-by-Phone parking lots and their locations. Verify CU Boulder lot numbers by looking at the CU Boulder parking map.

Daily Parking

Guests can purchase one-day and evening permits on the online services portal. Lot selection will vary and daily permits are not refundable.

Event Planning

If your department is planning an event in which four (4) or more vehicles will be brought to campus, please contact the Parking Services' Events Team at 303-492-7344. They will ensure that parking for your event is a non-event! You may also visit the special events page on this site.

Campus Operational Access

At times, employees may need to use their personal vehicle to conduct university business at campus locations away from their primary workplace. Campus operational parking access is used to conduct this business. There are multiple options from which to choose including single-user and multiple-user permits. Only departments are eligible to purchase these permits.