Getting Around

Getting Around

You're in the center of it all
Living on campus puts all that the U has to offer right outside your front door. As an on campus resident, you have quick access to campus and beyond. In fact, the majority of our first-year residents choose not to bring a car to campus. Keep reading to learn more about transportation options available to you and why we encourage you to leave your car at home.

getting around campus

Campus Shuttle at PHC shuttle stop

The U has a free shuttle system that can transport you around campus. The Shuttle Tracker is the best resource to see where the current shuttles are and estimate the timing of your next ride. Find the shuttle tracker at or download the UofU Shuttles app from your mobile phone's app store.

Hour of Service: The campus shuttles operate Monday through Friday 6 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. depending on the route and are available free of charge to University of Utah students and public.


SafeRide provides a safe and reliable mode of transportation on campus to ensure safety during night hours. This free service is available to the university community but is especially meant to serve students on campus at night who need a ride to a parking lot, to their housing area, or to another building on campus.

Hours of Service: SafeRide operates Monday through Friday 6 p.m. - 12:30 a.m

For more information on SafeRide, visit or call 801-585-6471.

Safe Ride Van

Getting around greater salt lake city valley

Tap on, Tap Off!  Remember that being a student at the U gives you access to all public transportation (bus, TRAX, Frontrunner) in Salt Lake City at no additional cost, just using your student ID.

Explore beautiful Salt Lake City without having to find parking or pay for gas.  There is a TRAX stop right next to the Marriott Honors Community and will take you throughout the Valley.  Simply tap-on when boarding the train/bus, and tap off when leaving!

Wondering how to get to the ski resorts from the University of Utah? Learn more here.

For more information, visit Commuter Services,

Selecting a parking permit

On-campus residents are strongly encouraged to leave their vehicle at home. However, if you need to bring a car to campus, please keep the following in mind:

  • Students need to purchase a parking permit through University Commuter Services 
  • Parking spaces are not guaranteed nearby your housing building
  • Parking lots may close during campus events
  • Visitors and guests can purchase temporary guest parking passes online through University Commuter Services

HRE Residents can select from the following permit options (download Parking Poster Visual here):

  • Housing U: Valid in all Housing area lots and U permit lots. Cost is $270 for the 2018-2019 academic year.
  • Housing CU: Valid in all Housing area lots, U permit lots, the Central Garage, and Lassonde Studios. Cost is $648 for the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • Housing SHU: Valid in Shoreline Garage level one and all U permit lots. Cost is $648 for the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • M Permit: Sold to anyone affiliated with the University who wishes to park a motorcycle on campus. Motorcycles must be parked in designated pads around campus. They can also park in regular vehicle stalls, provided the appropriate permit is purchased. Cost is $80 for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Please visit Commuter Services for all parking related questions

Click here for a detailed parking map.

Click here for a detailed parking map of the new Shoreline Garage.

Parking at the University of Utah is entirely virtual, meaning your license plate serves as your parking permit.  Housing & Residential Education (HRE) residents have three different options when signing up for a parking permit.  The best option may be based on where you live and how you intend to use your vehicle.


To purchase a parking permit, go to Commuter Services Parking Portal

Parking at hre off-campus PROPERTIES

HRE off-campus buildings may require additional parking permits or vehicle locations. Read below to learn more. If you are a resident of an off-campus property, you will need to purchase a parking permit through Commuter Services if you wish to park your car on-campus.

Block 44

Garage parking is available on a first come first served basis for residents in Block 44. Parking stalls will be assigned for a fee of $60/month. Students will be given a parking fob to access the garage and a permit tag to place in their vehicle. Guests or residents without a Block 44 parking permit should use street parking, not the garage. Vehicles parked in the garage without a permit will be towed at the owner’s expense. Students interested in a parking space at Block 44 can request a spot by completing the online form below.

Click here to request parking at Block 44 

Downtown Commons 1 & 2

Downtown Commons 1 & 2 offer free parking. All lots include security cameras. At Downtown Commons 2, you have the option to pay for gated parking. Please contact your Community Manager to receive access to DTC 2 gated parking if you are interested.

Do you have a visitor coming to campus? 

Visitor parking passes can be purchased online through Commuter Services. "U" and "A" visitor day pass permits are applicable in all housing zone area parking lots.


2020 Campus Parking Map