Visitor parking is available on Central Campus at the Palmer Drive structure and on the Medical Campus at the P1 (Cancer Center), P2 (Taubman Center & University Hospital), P4 (C.S. Mott Children's & Von Voigtlander Women's Hospitals) and P5 (Cardiovascular Center) structures. Parkers pull a parking ticket upon entering a structure and pay the cashier to exit. The Palmer structure rate is $0.70 per half-hour. P1, P2, P4 and P5 structures rates are as follows:
- $2 for up to 4 hours
- $3 for 4-6 hours
- $5 for 6-8 hours
- $20 for 8-24 hours
Visitors can get their parking ticket validated in several locations for a $2 discounted rate.
Visitor parking is available in a number of locations throughout campus with either individual meters or central pay machines (CPM). Parking fees and maximum hours of use, which vary by location, are posted on the meters or pay machines.
Central Pay Machines
Central Pay Machines (CPM) are used at fifteen campus locations to control visitor parking.
|M66||Cornwell Place||North Ingalls Building|
|M69||West Medical Center Drive||Medical School MSRB 3|
|M86||Ann Street Structure||Biomedical Sciences Research Building|
|NC5||Beal Street at Fuller Rd.||School of Information; Ann & Robert H. Lurie Biomedical Engineering|
|NC10||Baits Drive||Earl V. Moore Building (School of Music)|
|NC26||Hayward Street||Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering|
|NC27||Murfin Street||Pierpont Commons|
|NC43||Fuller Road||Art and Architecture|
|NC44||Murfin at Hubbard Street||North Campus Recreational Building|
|NC48||Hayward Street||Bob and Betty Beyster Building|
|NC84||Huron Parkway||North Campus Research Complex East|
|NC99||Huron Parkway||North Campus Research Complex West|
|SC32||Greene Street at Hoover||Administrative Services Building|
|W5||Maynard at Jefferson||L S & A Building|
|W13||Thompson Street||Student Activities Building|
All CPMs, except for the machine located at lot W5, accept coin, currency and credit cards (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA). At lot W5, only coin or credit card payment is accepted. Each space is individually numbered. Be sure to observe your space number as it must be entered into the CPM to make payment.
All CPMs offer the option of a printed receipt that lists the expiration time.
All CPMs (except W5 and W13) will return payments if the transaction is canceled BEFORE it is finalized (the OK button is pressed). After the OK button is pressed, refunds are not available. The CPM will return a maximum of $5 only, in coin. If the amount owed is greater than $5, a refund slip will be generated for the remaining amount. To receive the remaining refund, call the Parking & Transportation Services phone number on the refund slip for instructions. A cash refund for the remaining balance can be obtained the same day between the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM. Refunds are not given for excess payment.
Add Time Feature
Time may be added to paid parking spaces. Select the Add Time option after entering the space number. You will be prompted to enter the Add Time Number, located on the original payment receipt. If the Add Time option is not selected, additional payments will not be added to the original transaction and the ending time will not advance. Instead, it will be processed as a new transaction, canceling any prior payment or time on that space. This feature is not available at lot W5.
Parking times may now be extended by cell phone when paying with a credit card. Ten minutes prior to expiration of the parking time a text message will be sent to the cell phone number entered into the Central Pay Machine during the initial transaction. Follow the directions in the message to extend parking time. A $0.25 transaction fee will be charged, in addition to the parking free. This feature is not available at lot W5.