Students

All students must register their vehicle and purchase a parking permit annually at the start of the academic year through MyParking Portal.

Students who will not be at RIT for the entire year can register for a single semester permit at 50% the annual cost. Vehicle registration and permit sales begin each August.

The types of permits available to you are determined by your current local address, as specified in SIS. Please make sure your current local address is up to date before attempting to purchase a parking permit.

The RIT parking office regularly enforces parking on campus. All drivers are expected to park in accordance with RIT parking policies and procedures. All citations issued to vehicles parked on campus in violation of RIT parking policies will be the responsibility of the person who registered the vehicle.

Resident Students

Students who live in Residence Halls, University Commons, Perkins, Riverknoll, Global Village, or Charters Way must purchase this permit. Permits are tied to the student's apartment/residence hall and allow parking only in the parking areas designated for residents of that facility.  Parking in academic lots is not allowed between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Resident students may park in in academic lots after 5 p.m.

Commuter Students

Students who commute to RIT may purchase general or reserved parking permits.  Students living in RIT-owned housing, Park Point, and the Province are not eligible for these permits.  Proof of residence is required.


General Permits

  • General parking spaces are available in lots A, B, C, D*, F*, G, H, J*, K, L, N, S*, and T.
  • General permits are valid for any general parking space on campus.


Reserved Parking

  • Allows parking in designated reserved spaces in a specific parking lot.  Reserved permits are available for D*, E, F*, J*, M, R, S*, an U lots, CIMS West, Grace Watson, Kate Gleason, and Sol Heumann circles.
  • Reserved spaces are restricted to reserved permit holders Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Reserved permit holders may also park in general parking spaces in any campus lot.
  • Reserved permits are available on a first come, first-served basis and can be ordered through MyParking Portal account.
  • Full-year and single-semester permits are available.


Electric Vehicle Permits

  • The Electric Vehicle Permit allows owners to park at any charging station in lots D, T, and M for up to four hours.
  • An Electric Vehicle Permit Application must be submitted prior to August 12 to verify that you are an Electric Vehicle owner.
  • Once the application has been approved, the option to purchase an EV Permit will be made available through the MyParking Portal.
  • EV permits are available on a first come, first-served basis.

* D, F, J, L, and S lots contain both general and reserved parking.  Be sure to check signs for reserved rows and ensure you are parking in the area allowed by your permit.

Park Point, The Province and The Apex

Students residing in Park Point, The Province and The Apex are not permitted to purchase RIT parking permits and may not park on campus from 5 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (unless using ParkMobile with payment through the app).  RIT shuttles provide regular service between these facilities and multiple stops on campus.

On-campus parking is permitted after 5 p.m. or at any time on weekends without a permit.  

Special Exemption Permit

In limited cases, students residing at Park Point, The Province or The Apex may be approved for a special exemption that allows for on-campus parking. Students must contact the Parking Office for approval. A statement explaining why the campus shuttle is not viable, as well as supporting documentation such as class and work schedules and work verification from a supervisor, will be required.

Parking Rates

Student Permit Rates

Annual Permit - Fall Semester, Intersession, Spring Semester, Summer Term

Semester (Semi-Annual) Permit - two options available:

  • Fall Semester - valid for Fall Semester and Intersession
  • Spring Semester - valid for Spring Semester and Summer Term
Permit Type Annual Permit Semester Permit
General (Commuter) $100.00 $50.00
Resident Student $100.00 $50.00
Park Point/Province Special Exemption $100.00 $50.00
Co-Op Student $100.00 $50.00
Motorcycle Only $100.00 $50.00

Reserved Permit Rates (Commuter Students Only)

Permit Type Annual Permit Semester Permit
Reserved (Single Lot) $225.00 $112.50
EV Permit $300.00 $150.00