Transportation Updates

 Non-University of Miami Graduations:

All ceremonies take place at the Watsco Center.  University parking lots and garages are enforced Monday through Sunday 8:00 am to 11:00pm.  A valid UM parking permit is required to park on campus, and vehicle must be parked head-in only.  

Parking Permit Options:

  1. Purchase a parking permit in advance for $6. For instructions on purchasing the permit online and creating an account, click here. This permit is available for students and their guests of the following schools - click here for list.
  2. PayByPhone: Download PayByPhone app and create account - Click icon paybyphoneParking cost $1.50 per hour plus .27 cents transaction fee. Credit card only (cash not accepted). 
  1. Pay Station: Available on graduation day at Watsco parking area. Parking cost $1.50 per hour plus. 27 cents transaction fee. Credit card only (cash not accepted). 

Baseball Games

University parking lots and garages are enforced Monday through Sunday 8:00am to 11:00pm. Vehicles must park head-in only. 

  • M-F 8:00am - 4:00pm: A valid UM parking permit is required. Visitors may park in the Burgundy and Gray zones using PayByPhone at $1.50 per hour plus 27 cents transaction free.
  • M-F 4:00pm - 11:00pm and weekends, 8:00am - 11:00pm: A valid UM parking permit is requred.Visitors may park any color zone using PayByPhone at $1.50 per hour plus 27 cents transaction fee. A pay station is located behind the McKnight building (across the entrance to baseball field); cost is $1.50 per hour (no transaction fee).
  • The Ponce Garage is available for parking after 5:00pm M-F and all day on weekends. PayByPhone is the accepted payment method.
  • For Regional and Super-Regional games, check with Athletics for parking instructions.


 Lifting Parking Zone Color Restrictions

Parking zone color restrictions will be lifted with the exception of the Purple color zone for the summer semester starting Saturday, April 27.

Be advised that a parking permit is still required to park on campus. Additionally, a 'Nights and Weekend' permit is only valid after 4:00PM Monday - Friday and any time on the weekend.

The color zone restriction will be reinstated Monday, August 19.

Campus Shuttles

The campus shuttle service will operate on a limited schedule during the summer. Click here for the summer schedule. Full service will be reinstated on Monday, August 19, a schedule is forthcoming. 

Garage Closures

The Mahoney/Pearson garage will close at 7:00AM Monday, May 13 and will reopen at 7:00AM on Monday, August 5. During this time there will be no access to the garage.

The Merrick garage will close beginning Monday, May 13 and will reopen at 7am on Monday, August 12. However, access to the Merrick garage will still be available through the summer via the Pavia garage.

Extended Enforcement

Effective Monday, August 20, 2018, parking enforcement hours at the Coral Gables Campus and Gables One Tower will be enforced 7-days a week from 8:00AM to 11:00PM. All vehicles will be required to have their license plate registered with the university during enforcement hours.

  • Daytime Campus Parkers (M-F from 8:00am to 4:00pm): There will be no change to current practice, which is; daytime permits are valid 24/7 in the assigned parking zone and in any other zone after 4:00pm M-F and 24 hours on weekends.
  • Visitors and Night and Weekend Parkers: Changes apply. Click here for additional information regarding extended enforcement hours. Available payment options include PayByPhone and Pay Stations (see map).

If you have any questions review the Frequently Asked Questions or contact Parking and Transportation at 305-284-3096, Option 2.

 No Back-In Policy

Effective Monday, February 19, 2018, all vehicles parked on the Coral Gables campus and Gables One Tower must have their licence plate number facing outward in order for it to be read by the License Plate Recognition (LPR) enforcement cameras.

Drivers with out-of-state vehicles that have both a front and back plate will be able to back-in. Drivers not having a front plate may purchase a "vanity" front plate from the Parking and Transportation Office located at the McKnight Building Suite 100. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the No Back-in regulations.

For answers to the policy's frequently asked questions click here. For suggestions on plate mounting kits click here.

Upgrade Your Parking Color Zone

Carpool to campus with a fellow 'Cane and park in the color zone of your choice (subject to availability) when you use the RideFlag Mobile App. Click here to learn how.


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