Purchase Student Parking

Parking Services encourages students to use alternate options for getting to and around campus. If there is no parking access available for purchase, you may be able to place your name on the parking waitlists. Parking Services continually monitors lot availability and will contact students if space becomes available.

CU Boulder features "virtual" parking access, with no need for printed hang tags. The vehicle's license plate information is registered and associated with the parking access, so your license plate is used to identify your vehicle and is valid to park in only the specific lot or zone you purchase. Parking at meters and pay station lots requires additional payment. For more information, please review the Virtual Parking Access for Students webpage.

Every campus parking lot requires lot specific parking access or payment. Please read all parking signs carefully before leaving your vehicle to avoid receiving a ticket.

  1. Students should review either "Commuter" or "Campus Resident" details and sale dates listed below.
  2. To purchase your student parking select the "Purchase Student Parking" button (below.) Important! During high volume times you may be directed to a waiting area until the next space in line is available. Once in the queue your position number will display, but will reset if you are using a mobile device and your IP address changes or cookies are reset.
  3. Parking Services understands that some students need personalized parking when the weeks you need for classes, research and work don’t align with the listed semester schedules. Our Customer Service Specialists are able to create personalized parking for the weeks you need. Contact: 303-735-PARK (7275).

Parking Online Sale Information

Review and confirm the location of the lot you are purchasing on the CU Boulder Parking Map prior to completing your parking purchase.

The student parking sale is based on class standing, per the Campus Registrar's cumulative hours.

You will need the following information available prior to logging on to the parking website:

  • Your student IdentiKey and password (Student IdentiKeys are not active for the sale until the upcoming term student download has been completed, shortly before the sale begins.
  • License plate number of the vehicle you plan to park on campus
  • Year, make, model and color of the vehicle you plan to park on campus

You may pay with a credit card or place the charge on your Student Tuition and Fee bill. (Maymester and Augmester may only be paid with a credit card.)

Student parking access is "virtual", which means there is no physical hangtag to pick up. The vehicle's license plate information is registered and associated with the parking access, so your license plate is used to identify your vehicle and is valid to park in only the specific lot or zone you purchase. Parking at meters and pay station lots requires additional payment

Maymester Online Sale

The Maymester parking online sale will open Monday, May 2, 2022 at 10 a.m. (MT)

Summer Online Sale

The Summer parking online sale will open Monday, May 23, 2022 at 10 a.m. (MT)

Augmester Online Sale

The Augmester parking online sale will open Monday, July 25, 2022 at 10 a.m. (MT)

Fall/Academic Year Online Sale

The Fall/Academic Year parking online sale dates will be posted in mid July.

Where You'll Park

Parking is assigned to specific lots. The specific lot or zone will be selected during the purchase process based on availability at that time. Examples of lots that may be available include 169, 282, 308, 391, 402, 436, 470, 543, 560 or 576. The specific lot will be selected during the purchase process based on availability at that time. View the CU Boulder Parking Map for locations. When campus lots are closed/impacted for events and maintenance, patrons will receive an email with an alternate parking option.

Off Peak Time Parking

If you need campus access in the morning, evening, or weekends (for classes or work), Off Peak parking may benefit you. Off Peak parking may provide closer parking to your campus destination. Visit our Off Peak parking page. Verify lot restrictions by reading signage in parking lots before parking your vehicle, or call Parking Services at 303-735-PARK (7275) for more information.

Parking Online Sale Information

Review and confirm the location of the lot you are purchasing on the CU Boulder Parking Map prior to completing your parking purchase.

The student parking sale is based on class standing, per the Campus Registrar's cumulative hours.

You will need the following information available prior to logging on to the parking website:

  • Your student Identikey and password
  • License plate number of the vehicle you plan to park on campus
  • Year, make, model and color of the vehicle you plan to park on campus

You may pay with a credit card or place the charge on your Student Tuition and Fee bill. (Maymester and Augmester may only be paid with a credit card.)

Student parking access is "virtual", which means there is no physical hangtag to pick up. The vehicle's license plate information is registered and associated with the parking access, so your license plate is used to identify your vehicle and is valid to park in only the specific lot or zone you purchase. Parking at meters and pay station lots requires additional payment

Maymester Online Sale

The Maymester parking online sale will open Monday, May 2, 2022 at 10 a.m. (MT)

Summer Online Sale

The Summer parking online sale will open Monday, May 23, 2022 at 10 a.m. (MT)

Augmester Online Sale

The Augmester parking online sale will open Monday, July 25, 2022 at 10 a.m. (MT)

Fall/Academic Year Online Sale

The Fall/Academic Year parking online sale dates will be posted in mid July.

Where Resident Students Park

Housing assignment determines parking lot options. Examples of lots that may be available include KIT Zone, 125, 136, 556, 610, 618 or 622. The specific lot or zone will be selected during the purchase process based on availability at that time. View the CU Boulder parking map for locations. When campus lots are closed/impacted for events and maintenance, parking patrons will receive an email with an alternate parking option.

Off Peak Time Parking

If you need campus access in the morning, evening, or weekends (for classes or work), Off Peak parking may benefit you. Off Peak parking may provide closer parking to your campus destination. Visit our Off Peak parking page. Verify lot restrictions by reading signage in parking lots before parking your vehicle, or call Parking Services at 303-735-PARK (7275) for more information.

ADA Parking

Please review the process for purchasing ADA Accessible Parking.

How to Cancel Your Parking

If you no longer need your parking, please email ParkingPermits@colorado.edu from your "Colorado.edu" email address, stating that you wish to cancel your parking. 

You may be entitled to a prorated refund if three weeks remain before expiration. Call 303-735-PARK (7275) to verify any unpaid tickets, including those that may have been transferred to the student's tuition and fee bill.