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Parking Services facilitates parking and transit options for more than 2,000 events each year. We diligently strive to balance the parking and transit needs of numerous campus and community stakeholders to provide the best options possible for attending a campus event. From time to time, certain lots need to be closed to accomodate these large events in support of our campus goals. The Parking Services Events group works to reduce impacts on event parking and traffic, however, Parking Services has no control over the hosting group, event locations, dates or times the events are scheduled. We offer support by providing realistic solutions as events arise.

The mission of the Parking Services Events team is to reduce and mitigate the impact of large campus events on daily university operations for permit holders and event guests.

We appreciate post-event feedback that can improve the experience for the visitor and the parking patron. Please email your suggestions to:

For large scale campus events such as athletic matches or commencements please see the links to the right for more information. For all other campus events, please contact the group hosting the event, or contact us for information about parking for your event.

Need to plan parking for your event? Are you planning an event on campus (parking for four or more vehicles) and need information about how Parking Services can help make your event a success? We are happy to discuss and determine the best parking or transit experience for your guests, provide you with cost estimates, and assist with wayfinding with custom maps or signage. Please fill out our Parking Request for Special Event Planning Form, and one of our event coordinators will contact you.  If you are not ready to submit a request yet but would like more information about event parking services, you can contact us by email at or by phone at 303-492-7344. It’s never too early to plan parking for your event!

Services We Provide

  • Reserved parking areas
  • Event parking
  • Parking attendants
  • ADA accessible parking options
  • Custom signs & maps
  • Bus & shuttle transportation options
  • Parking for oversized vehicles and buses
  • Cost estimates with guest or event host billing options
  • Comprehensive parking, traffic, and transportation plans for large scale events

Transportation Options

Boulder has a variety of great options for getting to and around campus for the events; here are some tips to help you get to town and move around once you get here.


Whether you are coming to campus from out of town or in Boulder, download Transit (App) or RTD's Next Ride trip planner to see options available, including from DIA Airport.  Once in town, ride the HOP for access from Downtown or 29th Street Mall, and use the CU Buff Bus for getting around between parking lots on Main and East Campuses. 


Bike share

Boulder BCycle has more than 15 stations on CU Campuses and is great for getting to and from events.  


Lime e-scooters are currently allowed only in select locations in Boulder, but are a great option for getting around from East Campus and west of 28th street. 

[1]Maps on this page are not fully accessible for users who employ screen readers and other assistive devices. If you use assistive technology and need assistance with parking lot locations please contact our Customer Service Specialists at (303) 735-PARK (7275).