FAQ - Parking


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Fall 2020 Move-in Information
Lots D, G, H and part of C will be closed to all traffic and parking from August 6, 2020 – August 18, 2020 due to move-in
Will there be additional changes for parking in the future?

 RIT is always considering the parking system on campus and evaluating new opportunities. At this time, the only changes coming in the near future will be the reopening of the reconfigured T Lot and new electric vehicle charging stations in D Lot.

Why do I need to register my vehicle?

RIT requires that all Institute members (faculty, staff and students) register their vehicles. Your RIT vehicle registration identifies you as an RIT member; allows Public Safety to contact you if you leave your car lights on, or in other emergency situations; and provides a mechanism for the Parking Office to plan, manage and operate parking facilities.

How do I register my vehicle?

If you have an RIT computer account, go to the myParking Account to register your vehicle, pay citations or purchase permits online. The Parking Office will mail your registration decalor hang tag permit to your home address or office. If you do not have a RIT computer account, vehicle registration and permit forms are available and can be returned to the Parking Office for processing.

May I register multiple vehicles?

If you are a commuting student or employee, we encourage the registration of other vehicles in household that may be driven, even if only sporadically. Registering other family vehicles will minimize the need to obtain a temporary pass if your regular vehicle is out for service. Resident students however, can only register one vehicle per person due to limited parking facilities available in the Residence Halls or apartment areas.

I live on campus. May I purchase a Reserved Permit?

Because of parking limitations in academic lots, only commuter students and employees are eligible for Reserved permits. On-campus students are encouraged to use the enhanced transportation shuttle services. Effective Fall 2008, resident students are not eligible to purchase Reserved parking permits. Resident students include those assigned to: Colony Manor, Perkins Green, University Commons, Riverknoll/Greek Housing, Park Point and The Province.

May I share a Reserved Permit?

A reserved permit may be shared by family members that are on campus at different times, and by job share or carpool participants. Only one permit will be issued; it is up to the individuals to manage its use and whereabouts. The person who purchases the permit is listed as the owner and responsible for any incurred citations.

Is there a Reserved permit that will allow me to park in more than one lot?

Yes. Multi-lot permits are available and will allow you to park in Reserved spaces in lots E, F, J, L, and S. Quantities are limited.

If reserved spaces are full may I park in short-term?

No. If you cannot find a reserved space, please contact the Parking Office to advise of the situation, and then park in an unrestricted, general space.

Can a ticket be voided?

Yes, under certain circumstances. If the ticket is for "unregistered" and you register the vehicle within ten days, the ticket will be voided. The Parking Office does provide a "first ticket warning" each academic year. Since these are not automatic processes, you must contact the Parking Office for the tickets to be cancelled.

How do I dispute a ticket?

Citations may be appealed online using myParking Account within 10 days of the citation date. It is important to clearly and concisely explain the extenuating circumstances and to provide documentation to support your appeal. The Parking Appeals Administrator will review your appeal based on your previous history, extenuating circumstances and your documentation.

What if I disagree with the appeal decision?

You may schedule a hearing before the Parking and Traffic Review Board by completing a Request for Parking Appeals Board Hearing form or by contacting the Parking Office. The completed form must be returned to the Parking Office within thirty days of the date of the appeal decision.

I have a car and probably will not drive to the academic side unless I need to return books to the library or go to the Financial Aid or Student Financial Services while I am doing other errands. Is there anywhere I can park for brief stops?

There are a number of 20-minute parking spaces that are specifically for this purpose. They are available in the following areas and lots: D, L, M, S, NRH Circle, and Grace Watson Circle. Don't forget to turn on your flashers, as indicated by the signs.

I do not have a rear driver side window. Where do I place my sticker if I am a resident student?

Vehicle registration stickers should be placed as far back as possible on the driver's side. If you have a soft top, such as a Jeep, place the sticker on the upper right corner of the windshield so that the wiper blade will not go across the sticker.  For pickup trucks, place the sticker on the driver side of the rear window.