Parking lots

General

  • Obtaining and displaying a parking decal or permit is not a guarantee of a specific parking space.
  • Park only in designated areas and observe posted restrictions. Do not park on unpaved or landscaped areas, block gates, entrances, crosswalks, or handicap access ramps.
  • Vehicles in unauthorized areas or in violation of the law, such as improperly using a handicap parking place or in a fire lane will be towed.

Parking decals

Parking decals designate the area and locations where you may park. Please refer to the campus map for parking lot locations.

Ring road

Ring Road parking is for commuters, faculty, and staff with valid decal only. Therefore, residents are prohibited from parking on Ring Rd with the exception of the designated spots outside adjacent to Lots 13A & 14A.

Commuter student/PCE

For information designated for commuter and Professional and Continuing Education students, refer to the campus map.

Residential student

Parking is restricted to each respective area. For information specifically designated for residential students living in East Campus, Cedar Dell and Woodlands, refer to the campus map.

Faculty

Lots 1 and 17 are designated for faculty/staff use only Monday through Friday between the hours of 7am and 3pm. These lots are open for any use between 3pm and 11:59pm, Monday through Friday, and all day on weekends to vehicles with a commuter decal.

Staff/administration

Staff and Administration may park in any space that is not designated as a residential or reserved parking place. Please contact the Parking Office for further details. Refer to the campus map for additional information.

Carpool spaces

A student who chooses to carpool may park in the designated carpool parking spaces only.

Handicap permits

Holders of approved handicap permits may park in any spot designated for handicap use.

Motorcycles, motorized cycles, and pedicycles

There are a limited number of motorcycle spots available in some lots. Motorcycles, motorized cycles, and motorized pedicycles must have a valid parking permit and may park at any designated motorcycle spot or any parking space with a proper permit for that lot. They cannot be parked off the roadway, next to a building or on a walkway. Violations are subject to citations and towing.

Special events

Special events and activities may require special regulations. Follow the appropriate signs and notices in regards to these restrictions. If you are planning an event, please contact Parking Services at 508.999.8121 and or parking@umassd.edu to make arrangements for your event or activity. 

Emergencies and special situations

During emergencies and special situations, it may become necessary for the University police to temporarily suspend or otherwise modify specific regulations found here or otherwise posted. In such cases, signs, other markings, or onsite supervision will communicate actions to this effect. Temporary regulations and restrictions shall be enforced accordingly. Some special situations include, but are not limited to, flooded roadways, construction, snow removal operations, ice on road, etc.

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