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Faculty/Staff Announcement

Parking Policy for Faculty and Staff

UMass Lowell continues to grow in size and reputation, and managing parking inventory is essential in maintaining a fair and equitable system is critical.

The university's Parking Committee, comprised of representatives from a cross-section of campus, carefully considered and adopted a number of policy change recommendations for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Summary of Policy Changes

All policies are subject to change as the campus formalizes it’s COVID-19 reopening plans and if new health guidance becomes available over the summer.

For the 2020-2021 Academic Year:

  • Decals must be ordered online (beginning August 3). Decals will not be available in-office.
    • All decals will be mailed via USPS to the address selected during ordering. Decals will not be sent via interoffice mail to departments.
  • North: There are no changes to the parking lot assignments on North Campus.
  • South: There are no changes to the parking lot assignments on South Campus.
  • East: The new Merrimack Lot located next to the newly opened Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) Center will be opened. This lot will be a hybrid preferred parking lot and general faculty/staff lot with an entrance gate located off of Merrimack Street, with exit gates onto Merrimack Street and onto Moody Street.

Parking Rates

Parking Rates for the 2020-2021 academic year are as follows:

  • Cabinet Parking - TBD (2019-2020 was $1400 / year)*
  • University Crossing Preferred - TBD (2019-2020 was $700 / year)*
  • Wannalancit Preferred East Courtyard - TBD (2019-2020 was $700 /year)*
  • GPS Center Preferred - TBD (2019-2020 was $700 / year)*
  • Wannalancit Preferred Tremont - TBD (2019-2020 was $600 / year)*
  • Department Chairs - $400 / year*
  • Benefited Faculty / Staff - $400 / year*
  • Non-Benefited Staff - $175 / year*
  • Adjunct Faculty - $60 / semester (fall 2020) and $65 / semester (spring 2021)*

*Benefited employees and adjunct faculty are required to enroll in a pre-tax payroll deduction. This is deducted each pay period that the faculty / staff member is paid. For fall 2020 (9/1/20 - 12/31/20) rates will be adjusted per collective bargaining negotiations.

Useful Information

For more information about 2020-2021 parking, visit the websites linked below:

Any questions regarding the parking policy can be directed to our office at