Parking Transition for Fall 2020 Begins August 3

Faculty and Staff

Published July 21, 2020

As we prepare for the return of employees and students to the university, we will transition back to our active parking program during August:

August 3, 2020 at 7 a.m.

  • Faculty/staff permits are required for parking in faculty/staff lots (lots that begin with a letter). 
  • Payment will be required in visitor parking locations. 
  • Parking spaces in student lots (lots that begin with a number) remain free and open. 

August 31, 2020 at 7 a.m.

  • Parking restrictions will resume in all campus lots. Registrants must park in their assigned lot or overflow area. 
  • Anyone who parks on campus will need a permit, or must pay for parking in visitor locations.

We have resources to assist you through this transition and beyond.

New Daily Permit for Employees and Commuter Students 

The daily permit is a single-use, digital permit that is meant to accommodate blended work and learning arrangements. It is ideal for those who need to park on campus one, two or three days per week.

Each permit costs $12 per day and will be sold in increments of five ($60 for a five-permit pack). Every time the user comes to campus, they must activate a daily permit through their parking account before arriving. View daily permit details.

DOTS will not offer bundle packs during the Fall 2020 semester. If you have unused daily hang tag permits from a previous bundle pack purchase, we will honor them.


We will also reinstate the $15 daily maximum fee in all areas controlled by a pay station. Those who need to park on campus less than one full day per week are encouraged to use the pay stations and/or parking meters to pay per hour for campus parking. While we do not expect a significant number of campus events to impact parking this fall, please keep in mind these parking areas are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You may need to plan to arrive earlier than usual to locate parking.

Changes for Carpool and Electric/Low Emission Vehicle Permit Discounts

Since many employees and students will continue to work or learn from home, we will suspend our carpool permits and electric/low emission vehicle permit discounts this year, and introduce new benefits for carpoolers and drivers of EPA Certified SmartWay Elite vehicles in the future. We welcome your feedback as we re-envision our carpool and green vehicle permit incentives.

DOTS Office Changes

As a precautionary measure for the health of our staff and community, our lobby, including cashiering services, will not be open to the public until further notice. We are working to implement numerous strategies that will allow us to continue to provide all of our administrative services while eliminating person-to-person interactions.  These strategies include increased online payment options for all customers. We will provide further details on these new processes as they are available.

Our customer service team is here for you as remote operations continue. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at, or call us at 301-314-3687 (4-DOTS). We are available Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.