University Housing Parking

Parking is very limited on campus. Due to the limited space, we strongly advise you to leave your car at home. The University and the Metro Council, provide the U-Pass bus pass as an inexpensive alternative to driving.

All students (except those living in University Village) must enter the Parking and Transportation online parking lottery each semester for a chance at a student parking contract. You can submit your application, get your results, order, and pay for your contract online at:


Visit the University of Minnesota's Parking and Transportation Services website for information about applying for parking. If you have any questions about the lottery system, please e-mail Parking and Transportation Services at

University Village Parking

At University Village, parking is on the first level of the complex. The cost is $90/month for the duration of the entire housing contract. Payment is made to Great Lakes Management in one or two installments per year.

Alternatives to Parking

U-Pass: Bus pass

General Parking Information

Visit the Parking & Transportation Services web site at for information on the following topics:

  • Hourly parking ramps/garages
  • Parking meter map
  • Daily rate parking
  • Carpool lots
  • Off peak parking
  • Overnight parking
  • Motorcycle parking
  • Free Night & Sunday Parking Program
  • Disability parking
  • Motor Assistance Program