Parking Areas

Visitor Parking

All visitors must park in pre-designated parking lots when attending special events, athletics home games, etc. Prospective students and their families are asked to park in the Welcome Center parking areas and sign in at the Admissions Welcome Desk located inside the atrium, on the ground floor of the Academic Center.

Guests of students must utilize street parking around campus. Guests are not allowed to park in campus parking lots.

Student Parking

To obtain a permit to park on campus, students must maintain a valid driver’s license, vehicle insurance and vehicle registration. All permit holders are expected to obey all state and local traffic laws and campus traffic regulations.

Student parking permits can be paid for by either purchasing online at or at the cashier's window in Student Academic & Financial Services on the first floor of the Academic Center. The permits can be picked up in Campus Safety & Security once the purchase is complete. Please allow one-to-two days for permits purchased online to be available.

The university provides parking to students on a first-come, first-served basis. The purchase of a parking permit does not guarantee the permit holder a parking space.

On-campus Parking Areas

Please refer to the Denver Campus map for designated parking areas.

All vehicles on campus property must be able to be moved at the request of the university in order to facilitate campus renovation projects, snow removal, paving, or for other purposes. Vehicle owners may not leave their vehicles parked in campus parking areas during term breaks, or when they leave campus to travel, without first obtaining formal approval from Campus Safety & Security. Minimally, they must provide contact information to a responsible person who is authorized to move the owner's vehicle upon request. Vehicles left on campus property that becomes closed to parking will be towed at the owner's expense.   

Street Parking

There is street-side parking available around campus. Some street parking is time-limited so please pay attention to street signs designating parking. The City and County of Denver is responsible for enforcing parking along the streets surrounding campus.

If you park in the surrounding neighborhoods, avoid parking too close to driveways and intersections as you could be ticketed and/or towed by the City and County of Denver.

Please be courteous to the residents whose homes border the campus property, as they also commonly park their vehicles on the street.