Residence Hall Parking and Permits
Student parking on or near the Ann Arbor campus is very limited, including in the areas near the residence halls.
University Housing oversees parking and permits for several lots adjacent to residence halls:
- Baits Houses/Bursley Hall — Two parking lots with 225 available spaces. Permits can be used in either parking lot.
- Fletcher — One parking lot with 8 available spaces. Available for residents of Fletcher only.
- Oxford — Two parking lots with 40 available spaces. Available for residents of Oxford only.
Students living in the above residence halls have first priority in applying for a parking permit for the lot adjacent to their building. There are no guarantees that these locations will have enough available spaces to meet the demand. However, if extra spaces are available, opportunities for parking may be extended to students living in other residence halls.
University Housing parking lots are not part of the U-M Parking and Transportation System. To explore other U-M parking and transportation options, visit their website.
Important Parking Permit Information
How Permits are Awarded
A parking permit lottery is held for each residence hall with adjacent parking (see Lot Locations) and, initially, is open only to returning residents and new residents. First-year and returning residents of other halls are eligible to apply for a parking permit and will be offered after returning and new residents.
A lottery will determine the order in which permits are offered to eligible residents. Residents who do not receive a permit offer in their own hall parking lot may be offered a permit at another residence hall, depending on availability.
Applicants who receive a permit will receive an email via their U-M email account.
Permit Lottery Terms and Conditions
Residents may enter the lottery only once and will receive a maximum of one parking permit for one vehicle. No resident is eligible for multiple parking permits.
Residents who submit any false information as part of participation in a parking lottery or in the submission of a parking permit application will be subject to removal from the lottery and/or revocation of the permit.
Residents are not permitted to enter the lottery for purposes of acquiring a permit for anyone other than themselves. This includes selling permits or the sharing of vehicles owned by someone other than the applicant or her/his family.
Alteration, modification, duplication, or transference of University Housing parking permits is prohibited.
The cost of a University Housing parking permit will be billed to the student's account.
Individuals entering the University Housing parking lottery are entering a binding agreement. Any returns or reimbursements of sold parking permits will be granted solely at the discretion of University Housing.
University Housing's surface parking lots are for use by permit holders for the duration of their current Housing contract. Parking is allowed in designated spaces only. Vehicles must be maintained in good working order while parked in a University Housing lot. The Department of Public Safety patrols all U Housing parking areas and may ticket any vehicle that appears to be abandoned.
University ordinance indicates that a vehicle should not remain in the same parking spot for more than 48 hours. Any vehicle that has not been moved in over 48 hours is subject to ticketing and may be impounded as abandoned.
All permits must be attached to the inside, lower left corner (driver's side) of the front windshield and must be in plain view at all times.
The Department of Public Safety is responsible for enforcement of the University ordinance dealing with on-campus parking. Parking or driving vehicles off roadways or on sidewalks or grass is strictly prohibited. Violators are subject to vehicle impoundment and will be held responsible for any damages incurred.
All vehicles must be currently registered according to appropriate State law and properly display license and license tabs. In addition, residents are required by law to maintain insurance coverage on any vehicle parking in University Housing parking lots. The University and University Housing assume no liability for theft, damage or other loss to a vehicle parking in University-owned and operated parking lots.
Residents violating any of the above stated policies or any other policies outlined in Community Living at Michigan may face penalties including but not limited to loss of parking privileges without reimbursement and/or criminal penalties where applicable.
Ready to Apply?
To proceed to the lottery application, click the Apply Now button. Doing so implies that you have read and understand the above terms, condition and policies.