Student Parking Information

Graduating Students

Fall Graduates: To avoid the Spring semester parking fee of $371 from being assessed to your student account, the hangtag must be returned to the parking office before December 18, 2020. It is recommended that you drop off the hangtag in person to avoid loss via mail.


Spring Graduates: To prevent a charge of $20 from being placed on your student account, your hang tag must be returned no later than July 30.  You can mail the tag to 1200 W Harrison St, Suite 2620, 60607; include your full name and UIN.

Parking Assignment Purchase

To purchase a semester parking assignment, you must have a valid UIC student i-card. A parking application must be submitted every summer and fall semester. If you enroll in fall semester parking, the spring semester fee will be automatically billed to your Student Account (regardless of class enrollment status).

CHARGES FOR SPRING WILL BE WAIVED ONLY IF THE ASSIGNMENT IS CANCELED BEFORE THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASS. If you did not enroll in fall semester parking, you must submit an application for the spring semester.

Online Application:

Fall 2020 Barcode Value Ticket Parking

During Phase 4: Recovery of the Restore Illinois plan, a barcode value ticket will be available for students who will only need to park a few days of the week.  By using the value ticket, you will pay $3.50 for the day.

Information on the barcode value ticket and on the return of parking hangtag during this time can be found here.

Parking Assignment Fees

Assignment Fees 

24-hr Assignment                                (08/17/20-12/27/20)                    $371.00

Evening/Night Assignment*             (08/17/20-12/27/20)                   $249.00

*Evening parking allows access between the hours of 3pm-8am (Mon-Fri & 24hr on Sat/Sun).

Access Information

When submitting the application, you will have an option to select the lot of your choice based on space availability at the time of enrollment. The lots that appear on the drop down menu on the application are the only lots currently available.  Please note, there is a high demand for parking on the West/Medical Campus.  Most lots have a wait list, some with up to a 7 year wait. A list of current wait times is available here. You will have the option to place yourself on up to three wait lists at the time of enrollment.

Your i-card will be programmed for access to the lot you were issued.  If applying in person, a tag will be given to you at the time of purchase.  If applying online, you will receive an e-mail with instructions for obtaining your tag. The parking tag issued to you must be displayed on the rearview mirror while parked, as well as, entering/exiting the lot to avoid receiving citations.


Cancellation of Parking Assignment

IF YOU NO LONGER NEED PARKING, leave the University, or graduate, you must return your parking tag to the Parking Office to avoid a charge for the subsequent term (Spring), and a fee for the unreturned tag from being applied.  You will remain responsible for the payment of all parking citations.

Parking Refunds

Prorated refunds will be issued for parking assignments canceled before the 12th week of class during Fall/Spring semester.  An assignment is considered cancelled when the tag is returned to the office.

Campus Parking Services Rules and Regulations can be found here.

Fall 2020 Parking

Due to the current Covid-19 events, we will not be taking in-person applications until the University resumes normal operations.  Starting July 20, 2020, if you wish to purchase a fall semester parking assignment, you can enroll online at  Your student account will be billed.  You will not be automatically billed for the fall semester pass if an application is not submitted.

Assignment Fees 

24-hr Assignment                                (07/01-08/16)                    $381.00

Evening/Night Assignment*             (05/18-08/16)                    $255.00

*evening/night parking – weekday access from 3pm through 8am the following day, and 24 hr. weekends.

Spring 2021 Parking

Enrollment for spring parking assignment will become available starting November 16, 2020.

Summer 2021 Parking

Summer 2021 Parking

Enrollment for summer parking assignments will become available starting April 19, 2021.

Parking Offices

Effective 7/01/2020, the office hours are as follows:

Parking Administration Office (Monday through Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm)
Wood Street Parking Structure
1100 South Wood Street
Chicago, IL 60612

West Parking Office (Monday through Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm)
Student Center West Parking Office
828 South Wolcott Avenue, Room B5A
Chicago, IL 60612

East Parking Office
Student Services Building
1200 West Harrison Street, Suite 2620
Chicago, IL 60607


Additional Information

All UIC parking lots are self-park facilities. UIC is not responsible for the loss of, loss from, or damage to vehicles parked in university parking facilities, on the UIC campus, or on UIC property.

There may be occasions when it will not be possible to park in your regularly assigned lot. We reserve the right to such times to relocate you to another lot.

If you park a car on campus without a hangtag, call Parking Enforcement at (312) 355-0555 immediately to obtain a one-day permit. If you will be parking a vehicle without a hangtag for more than one day, you must obtain a Temporary Parking Permit from one of the Parking Offices.

If you forget your i-card or access card, you have two options:

  1. Park in a visitor lot and go to one of the Parking Offices to obtain a no-fee exit permit.
  2. Upon arrival at your assigned parking lot, you can contact Parking Enforcement at (312) 355-0555 or by using the PAU (Parking Assistance Unit) located at the entrance of the lot in order to enter/exit. Only three no-fees will be granted per semester.

Rules and Regulations