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2021 Parking Update

Get ready for a seamless, less-complicated parking experience.

Make sure you have a valid permit if bringing your car to campus! Ticketing will begin on the first day of classes. Visit to view parking information and visit the parking portal, where you’ll register your vehicle and purchase your permit.

Remember: Always park in your assigned lot to avoid being ticketed. Due to parking lot and space constraints, you may not always be able to park right next to your desired location. The UMass Shuttle Loop runs Monday through Friday, 7am – midnight or later, as well as weekend nights.

We know the first few weeks of the semester can be crazy. To help create a smoother parking experience, Lots A, B, C and Cedar Dell will have free parking until September 17th. Express shuttles will run to these lots throughout the day.

Parking Lot Ambassadors will be present in lots to assist with any questions you may have. Daily and semester parking permits are available on the portal if you do not have the funds to purchase an annual permit initially.  

Free up your Windshield, Free up your Spot

We've introduced a License Plate Reader (LPR) parking system. Your "decal" is now your license plate. The LPR system eliminates the need for physical decals. LPR will ensure you'll have a parking spot, as enforcement will be more fair, equitable and consistent.

Instead of purchasing a decal, you'll register your license plate based on your designation (such as commuter or residence hall assignment). Registration is simple: log into the parking portal and purchase a digital "permit." Then, attach it to your registered vehicle. 

The new and improved parking portal will open on Monday, August 9th. Here, you’ll view permit options, register your vehicle, purchase your permit, switch registrations between vehicles, pay parking tickets and manage your appeals.

Parking Designations based on Permit Type

Parking lots are assigned based on permit type. Parking lot designations are as follows:

Commuter Students: Lots 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 8a, 13, 14, 15, 16, Ring Road on East Campus

Students living in Balsam, Spruce, Pine Dale, Oak Glen: Lots A, B, C (East Campus), Lot J (behind Pine Dale/Oak Glen)

Students living in Woodlands Apartments: Woodland Apartment lots, 9, 10, 13a, 14a, Ring Road, Cedar Dell

LPR benefits

  • Students will be better able to park in the areas they've paid for.
  • Enforcement of parking will be more fair, equitable, and consistent.
  • Vehicles parked in spots without the right registration will be more effectively enforced than before, freeing up the spots that students are paying for.
  • Parking will be easier to manage for the individual, because switching registration between cars and registering guests will be easier than ever.
  • Flexible options will be available by the semester or acadmic year.

Flexible payment & parking plan options

One-stop flexible parking portal: view permit options, register guests, purchase your permit, switch registrations between vehicles, pay parking tickets and view appeals.

Improvements to on-campus shuttle routes

Shuttle schedule and routes are being changed to offer more reliable, faster express service from East Campus and Cedar Dell. Routes have been reworked to provide more consistent service from high-traffic areas: 2 express shuttles, 1 half loop.

Trip times will be cut in half with the new schedule, resulting in more shuttles available to you throughout the day and night when you really need them.

Download BusWhere to track all shuttles, up to the minute.

  1. Visit and sign up with your UMassD email.
  2. BusWhere will send you a confirmation email. Follow the link to register.
  3. Download "Buswhere for UMassD" in your phone's App Store.
  4. Log in to BusWhere using your UMassD email.

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