Parking & Transportation

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
Commuter Services Parking Portal

Selecting a Parking Permit 

HRE Residents can select from the following permit options:

  • Housing U: Valid in Zone 1 or Zone 3, all U permit lots, and the lot on Guardsman Way. Cost is $250 for the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Housing CU: Valid in Zone 1 or Zone 3, all U permit lots, level 2 and 3 of the Institute Parking Garage, and in the E lot on Guardsman Way. The CU permit is valid in the CU stalls at Lassonde Studios and the Central Garage in the Business Loop. Cost is $600 for the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Housing E: Valid in Zone 1 or Zone 3 and the E lot on Guardsman Way. Cost is $210 for the 2017-2018 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.

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.

Do you have a visitor coming to campus? 

No problem, HRE sells one-day passes in their main office for $3.50/day.  Individuals with this pass are eligible to park in all Zone 1 parking (lots 67, 69, 74, 79, 82, 84 and 87).

Getting Around Campus

The U has a shuttle system that can get 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.

Live Shuttle Tracker:

New App: This app helps individuals figure out how to walk around campus. For any new sidewalks or pathways, the following app may be a helpful navigation tool:

Hours of service

The Campus Shuttles Department is dedicated to serving the Campus community through accessible routes and schedules.  Shuttles operate Monday through Friday from approximately 6:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. depending on the route. There is no regular weekend service.

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,