Visitor parking permits are available at the Welcome Center. 

Please make sure the pass is visible on the dashboard of your vehicle. 

RIT members are responsible for informing their guests of the RIT parking rules and regulations. All visitor spaces located on campus require a permit/pass. Sponsors of RIT departmental functions are responsible for any citations or towing fees incurred by their guests. Participants of multi-day seminar, camp, or conferences, should contact the department organizing the event for parking arrangements and instructions.

If your vehicle is issued a parking citation, please follow the instructions on the citation and file your appeal as appropriate.

Visitor Parking

Residence Halls Guests

Daytime or overnight visitors of residence halls residents may park in Lots C and K. A visitor permit is required between the hours of 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. This permit is free and can be obtained from the Welcome Center. Visitors arriving after 5 p.m. on Friday and leaving campus before Monday morning at 5 a.m. are not required to have a visitor pass to park in these lots. 

Apartment Complex Guests

Parking at Perkins Green, University Commons, and Riverknoll/Greek Housing is reserved for residents only. Visitors are required to park in designated visitor spaces in each respective complex. A permit is not required. Visitors who park in spaces reserved for apartment residents are subject to being ticketed/towed at their own expense.  During evenings and weekends overflow parking for visitors is available as follows:

  • Perkins Apartments – K-Lot
  • Riverknoll/Greek Housing – overflow parking in GV lot (located north of Kimball Drive).

Seminar/Workshop Participants

Seminar, workshop and/or conference participants should contact the organizers of their events for parking arrangements. Organizers of seminars, workshops and conferences are responsible for making parking arrangements for participants and for informing participants of RIT parking rules. The Parking Office should be notified well in advance of the event. Arrangements can be made through the RIT Event Management System (EMS).


Visitor permits for residence hall guests are available at the Welcome Center beginning at 7:00 am or at the Parking Office in Grace Watson Hall beginning at 8:00 am, Monday through Friday. Permits are free. Weekend visitors arriving after 5:00 pm on Friday and leaving before 5:00 am on Monday are not required to obtain a permit.

Parking regulations are enforced on campus. If you are issued a citation, follow the instructions on it for payment or visit the Appeals page of the website to file an appeal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Visitor passes are available from the Welcome Center.

There is no cost for a visitor pass.

You need a visitor pass to park on campus between 5:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  Permits are not required for overnight parking or for visitors who arrive after 5:00 pm on Friday and leave before 5:00 am on the following Monday.

There are designated Visitor parking spaces in E Lot.  The attendant at the Welcome Center will provide you with information about where your daily Visitor Pass is valid.

Parking in campus apartment lots is restricted to residents of the respective apartment complex.  You may, however, park in designated visitor parking spaces in campus apartment lots without a pass. 

Visitors who park in spaces designated for complex residents may be towed at their own expense.

Overflow parking for overnight guests is available in A Lot, K Lot, or the Global Village Lot.

Parking is enforced on campus.  If you receive a citation, payment instructions are on the citation or you may appeal the citation by visiting the Appeals section of the parking website.