With the exciting announcement that UMass Lowell will be returning to normal operations for the fall 2021 semester, the student parking policies from the 2019-20 academic year will be returning with some small modifications.
For the last decade, the university’s size and national prominence have increased and now require managing parking inventory in a manner that ensures parking is available to all permit holders. Like most urban schools, UMass Lowell parking is in high demand and we work to aggressively manage parking supply to keep up with it.
With more than 30 surface lots and five parking garages on campus, procedures and regulations have been established to help provide for the most efficient use of our available parking inventory. As a result of an analysis of campus parking demand we continue to anticipate a commuter student parking shortage on North Campus.
The university's Parking Committee, comprised of a cross-section of campus personnel, carefully considered and adopted a number of policy change recommendations for the 2020-21 academic year, which will be implemented for the upcoming year. Effective September 1, 2021, these policies will continue to be evaluated during the summer if new health guidance becomes available:
Please go to the Parking Locations webpage for a complete listing and maps of parking facilities. The following is a summary of student parking locations for the 2021-22 academic year:
After 3 p.m. all students may park in the commuter surface lots on both North and South campuses.
*Freshmen are those students with less than 24 credits completed and sophomores are those students with less than 51 credits. Note: Junior status is 54 credits but we will allow students within 3 credits to be eligible for upperclassman parking status.
For more information parking, visit the websites linked below:
Any questions regarding the parking policy can be directed to: UCAPS@uml.edu.