Permit sales for the 2019-20 school year will start on July 8th for returning students and July 15th for new students. The cost of the 2019-20 permits is listed below:
Regular Color Zone (Red, Purple, Brown, White, Yellow, Gray, Burgundy, Pink & Lot A) $542
Discount Permit (Mahoney Pearson Garage - Upper two floors) $271
Resident Student (1st Year freshmen are ineligible for a permit) $584
University Village Resident $271

Nights and Weekend Permit

(Valid after 4pm weekdays and any time at the weekend)

For detailed information on the rules and regulations pertaining to parking on campus, please refer to our Parking Policies and Procedures. (rev. May 2019)

In order to avoid fines, towing, and possible disciplinary action, all vehicles on the Coral Gables campus should adhere to these policies. Familiarity with, and attention to, the Parking Policies and Procedures is the most effective way of avoiding parking citations.

All vehicles on campus should be registered with our department and are required to have a valid parking permit. Parking permits are issued with an assignment to a specific color zone. One should park only in designated spaces within lots where the entrance signage includes the color matching your parking permit.

All Students may apply for a parking permit via the following link Apply for UM Parking Permit during our annual sign-up process. An e-mail will be sent to all with this link and the dates on which each group will be eligible to apply.  Once in the system, we will advise you which color zones you are eligible for and are available for purchase. 

IMPORTANT: Students with an unpaid parking citation balance may not purchase a parking permit until such balance is paid.  MasterCard and/or Visa payments are accepted at the Parking & Transportation office by calling 305-284-3096.  Cash or check payment for fine(s) are accepted at the University Cashiers in the Ashe Building.

Parking During Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring Breaks (Resident Students Only)

During winter and spring break holidays, 24-hour parking is provided in Pearson garage.

Commuter students are not permitted to store their vehicles on campus during the winter and spring breaks. Winter break parking is available the week of Fall Commencement through the opening day of student housing in January, both as determined by the University’s academic calendar. Spring break parking is available as of the Friday before Spring recess, as determined by the University’s academic calendar. For further information, please contact Parking & Transportation at 305-284-3096, or e-mail us.

Motorist Assistance Program

Our Motorist Assistance Program is designed to assist those who experience minor vehicle problems while on the Coral Gables campus. During fall and spring semesters, UM’s Motorist Assistance can provide jump-starts for dead batteries, access to your locked vehicle, and temporary fixes for flat tires. For assistance, contact UM Police by calling 305-284-6666.

We are committed to serving you.  If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions, please contact us.

2019 Fall Move-In

Students who reserve a container storage unit (i.e. POD) will be able to schedule the delivery to campus as early as August 2. The storage unit can only remain on campus for a maximum of 3-days. Please keep the following important information in mind when planning the delivery and pick-up of the storage unit.


  • Friday, August 2: First day PODs can be delivered to campus.
  • Monday, August 12 and Tuesday, August 13: No POD delivery or pickup on these dates due to Move-In operations.
  • Wednesday, August 21: Last day to remove all PODs from campus.

Approved storage unit placement on campus 

approved lod locations

City of Coral Gables Permit: Please ensure the company you are using secures the required Storage Unite Permit.

Should you have any questions, please contact Parking and transportation at 305-284-3096, Option 2.