Visitors, students, faculty, and staff can purchase temporary permits, annual permits, and daily passes from the Parking Department.
The Parking Department is responsible for university-owned parking lots and meters. The cities of Urbana and Champaign also own meters on campus. Meter rates of $1/hour may be paid by coins (quarters, dimes, or nickels), CashKey, or PayByPhone. CashKeys are programmable keys which may be loaded with $10 to $100 for each meter provider, eliminating the need to carry coins. The PayByPhone service allows you to call or use a phone application to pay for metered parking with a credit card. The service even sends you a text message when your meter is about to expire, giving you the option to add time directly from your phone.
If you bicycle, walk, or take a motorcycle during the nicer weather, you can get an annual permit for only the winter months. Faculty/staff members or students who plan to drive to campus during cold weather months or will be on campus for only part of the year may request seasonal parking. Seasonal access to parking is available in non-waitlisted lots, and is not available for shuttle lots or special shift permits.
North Shuttle Lot B22 and South Shuttle Lot E14 are available for faculty and staff who want to park at a significantly lower cost and take the MTD to their destination. Students may also be eligible to park in E14. Please contact Parking for eligibility requirements for these lots.
For more information about parking options and eligibility requirements, visit the Parking website or contact Parking at 217-333-3530.