Students living in the residence halls are not eligible to purchase campus parking permits. Residence hall students may not bring a car to campus and instead are expected to utilize public transportation.
History: Expansion of Residence Hall Areas Reduces Available Parking
In response to long-term campus planning and increased enrollment at UC Davis, additional residence halls must be built. Ideally, residence halls should be built near classrooms, dining facilities, and support service buildings, meaning they need to be built on the central campus. Due to limited available campus land, several parking lots were selected as sites for new and future residence halls, reducing available campus parking. As a result, residence hall students do not have access to campus parking permits.
Campus visitors may purchase one-day parking passes for campus parking; refer to the Transportation Services website for specific information including rates and visitor parking lot locations. Self-service permit dispensers are located at or near the entrance of each campus visitor parking lot.
Guests visiting students who live in campus apartments may be eligible to receive a special visitor day-use parking pass from the apartment office; contact the appropriate apartment office for more information.
Alternatives for Travel
Consider using other transportation options; they're often cheaper and more sustainable than keeping a car while at the university.
Appeal Process - Residence Hall Students Requesting Campus Parking Permits
A residence hall student with an extraordinary situation may appeal for an exception to the parking policy. To file an appeal, complete an appeal form, and submit the form with a letter of explanation and appropriate supporting documentation to Student Housing either in person or by mail.
Student Housing shall review all appeals and respond to students in writing. Exceptions will be granted based on legitimate need and availability. Appeals must be approved before a permit can be purchased. Students who are granted an exception shall be required to park in a specific parking lot and will not have full campus parking privileges.
Reasons that are considered invalid justifications include: the distance one lives from home, work obligations, vehicle ownership, and social activities.
Please note: Parking is very limited and very few appeals are able to be granted.
Parking appeals for the 2016-17 year will start being considered at the beginning of September.
Appeal Process Audits
All appeals submitted to Student Housing are subject to verification via audits. If audited, appeal applicants may be required to provide additional documentation verifying all information provided in the appeal. Students who falsify information shall have their appeals terminated, or their parking permits revoked, and they shall be referred to Student Judicial Affairs (Standards of Conduct policy 102.02).