Freshman Parking Requirements

First-year student coming to campus? Find out about parking for on-campus (dorm) residents and off-campus freshman.

Parking Services Has Moved

The Parking Services Department address is located at the General Services Building located at 222 S. Chapel Street Newark, DE 19716.

Parking Permits are Required

Fall 2024 permits can be purchased beginning August 1, 2024. Winter session permits can be purchased beginning January 1 and Spring semester can be purchased beginning February 1.

Permits are required on campus and can be obtained by clicking the “Manage Your Parking Account” link below this box.

Register Your Bicycle

All bicycles parking on campus should be registered with the University. Please have your bicycle serial number, make, model, and color available when registering. Photos can be attached. For help finding the serial number on the bicycle, see this diagram.

Parking News

Fall 2024 Parking Info

Parking permits for the 2024-2025 academic year are required and have a fee associated with them.  Parking permits are virtual and uses the license plate of the vehicle as the parking credential.  The license plate of the vehicle must be clearly visible and face the drive lane.

Passport spaces and hourly parking in pay-to-park lots will require payment.  Parking garages, gate lots and reserved spaces will be normal operation based on the signs posted at each location.

Passport App

UD Parking Services removed all meters on campus.  Please download the Passport app to make payment when parking in a Passport app space or in a Passport app zone.  Learn Morepermit

Parking office hours

The Parking Services’ hours are Monday – Friday 8 AM – 4:30 PM.  We no longer take in person sales.  Representatives can be reached via email at, by leaving voice mail at 302-831-1184, or via our Virtual Front Office where Parking Representatives will be available Monday – Friday 8 AM – 4:30 PM.

2021 Annual Report

The report highlights notable accomplishments achieved by Parking & Transportation Services in FY21


Mobile Pay

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Zone 755 = Lot 1 501 Ice Arena Lot
Zone 756 = Lot 2 Townsend Hall Lot
Zone 486 = Lot 2A 501 South College Avenue
Zone 659 = Lot 3 General Services Building, S. Chapel St.
Zone 487 = Lot 4C Perkins Garage, 401 Academy St
Zone 488 = Lot 6 Laird Resident Lot, Christiana Drive
Zone 489 = Lot 7 Clayton Hall Lot, Hollowell Drive
Zone 1663 = Lot 14C CFA Garage
Zone 754 = Lot 17C Trabant Garage 19 West Main St.

Zone 757 = Lot 34 Library Lot
Zone 1665 = Lot 41 Visitors Center Lot
Zone 1661 = Lot 44 Pencader/Clayton Loading Dock
Zone 978 = Lot 51 & 51S E.L.C. / I.E.C. 
Zone 16670= Lot 52 University Courtyard                             
Zone 660 = Lot 54 192 South Chapel St
Zone 1662 = Lot 86 West Main Street Lot
Zone 979 = Lot 88 Field House/Stadium

Zone 16671 = STAR campus On-street Parking