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.

Lot Locations

Students interested in a parking permit with University Housing apply through the student business portal after contract submission. Residents of the listed locations will have first priority for a parking permit. 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.

  • Baits Houses/Bursley Hall (250)
  • Fletcher (7)
  • Oxford (40)

Permits are only available to University Housing contract holders.

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

Parking permits can be used to park one vehicle in designated University Housing parking lot(s) only. The annual permit fee is $161 for residents of University Housing.

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 residents. Residents of other areas are eligible to apply for a parking permit and will be offered permits 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 preferred parking lot may be offered a permit at another lot, depending on availability.

Applicants who receive a permit will receive an email via their U-M email account August 9, 2017.

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.

Parking Policies

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 Housing parking areas and may ticket any vehicle that appears to be 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. During the winter months, snow removal must occur promptly so the permit is visable. Failure to clean the windsheild can result in parking citation.

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 on the Community Living at Michigan site may face penalties including but not limited to loss of parking privileges without reimbursement and/or criminal penalties where applicable.

If you are interested in Residence Hall Parking during the the academic please contact housing@umich.edu.

University Housing is a unit of Student Life, and an equal opportunity educator and employer.

For housing related questions, please contact University Housing.
Email: housing@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 763-3164