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Visitor Parking Information

Visitors are always welcome at the University of Delaware. A visitor parking permit is required to park in lots other than the designated visitor lots, which are the Visitors Center lot (lot 41), the East Campus Visitor lot (lot 57), and the Parking Garage (lot 17). A visitor permit may be obtained at the Department of Public Safety or from the department or office visited. Visitor permits are valid in the Field House (lot 1) and Field House South (lot 88) parking lots adjacent to the Nelson Athletic Complex, as well as lots 3, 7, 39, 51, and 54, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Visitors are prohibited from parking in reserved and service vehicle spaces at all times.

Visitors who receive notice of a parking violation for "Lacks Valid Permit" may have the fine excused by coming to the Department of Public Safety and establishing their visitor status. During any academic year, the department will excuse no more than one such violation notices.

Parking for Athletic Events

David Nelson Athletic Complex:
Visitor parking permits are valid for both the Field House (lot 1) and Field House South (lot 88) parking lots. For permit holders, these lots contain red, gold, and blue designated parking areas (see explanations below).

Carpenter Sports Building:
The University Parking Garage, a pay-to-park lot, is within easy walking distance of Carpenter Sports Building, and is the most convenient parking for visitors.

Permit holders should note that the lot nearest to Carpenter Sports Building, North College (lot 20), is restricted to Gold permit holders at all times. Red or Blue permit holders may park in the Hollingworth lot (lot 19) across the street, during hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Color-Coded Parking System Explained

Each University parking lot is designated as a Gold, Red, Blue, or Pay-to-Park lot. Parking of registered vehicles is restricted by specific color coded areas from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Restricted to gold permit holders during the hours above. At all other times, red or blue permit holders may park in these lots, with the some exceptions such as the North College lot. Faculty, staff, and commuting students with 110 credits or more are eligible to purchase the Gold permit.

Restricted to red or gold permit holders during the hours above. All commuting students are eligible to purchase the Red permit.

Blue permits are free for faculty and staff.

There are three lots on campus that are pay-to-park lots: the Visitors Center lot on S. College (lot 41), the Parking Garage at S. College and Main St. (lot 17), and the East Campus Visitor Lot on Academy St. (lot 57).

Service vehicle, reserved spaces, and handicapped spaces are restricted at all times.

Metered Parking

Metered spaces are designed to provide convenient short-term parking and may be used for the time period activated on the meter. Metered parking requires activation seven days a week between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and midnight.

University Shuttle Bus System

UD Shuttle serves University of Delaware students, faculty and staff. Riders may be asked to present University identification before boarding. See the web site for stops and schedules.

Area transportation information