Fall/Winter Student Parking Sale Information

Winter Term Flexible Student Permit Sale - POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The winter term flexible permit sale has been postponed due to a technical difficulty that we hope to have resolved by the second week of December. Please continue to check back for a new sale date.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Flexible Permit Details

Cost (Includes GST)


Winter term January 1 – April 30, 2024 

$92 for the full winter term, per day

Monday - Friday 

Each permit sold separately


Regular student lots are now waitlisted. Only those who did not obtain a permit in the initial sale will be able to add themselves to the waitlist. 


Due to an increased demand in parking and limited availability, only students who have not obtained a parking permit in the initial permit sale will be able to add themselves to the waitlist. Students may put themselves on up to 4 waitlists, once they receive an offer and purchase a permit, they will be removed from all other waitlists. 

 Note: Once we have cleared the waitlist, we will open it up to those who wish to switch lots. 

To select waitlists, log into the parking portal using a UMNet ID. On the main page, scroll down to the “Permits” area and click on "View your Waitlists" to add, prioritize, and delete waitlist requests. Once a spot becomes available, an email will be sent to the U of M email associated with your parking account.  


Second Term Only Waitlist

November 2023 Update 

As we are unable to clear the First Term Waitlist, we will be merging the two waitlists together. If you have added yourself to the second term waitlist, you will be back dated to the date you added yourself to the Second Term Waitlist.

If you require parking for the winter term only, you may add yourself to the Second Term Waitlist.

  • This waitlist does not guarantee a spot will be available in January.
  • The 1st term and 2nd term waitlists are mutually exclusive, meaning students who add themselves to the 2nd term waitlist, will not be able to add their name to any waitlists for the 1st term.
  • This waitlist is for monthly reoccurring student permits and a permit will be awarded from what is available in January out of lots ACE, I, U, Q, Y and W.
  • Students should not add themselves to this waitlist if they require a Flexible Q lot permit as a separate winter term sale will take place in December for Flexible Q lot permits.

To select waitlists, log into the parking portal using a UMNet ID. On the main page, scroll down to the “Permits” area and click on "View your Waitlists" to add, prioritize, and delete waitlist requests. Once a spot becomes available, an email will be sent to the U of M email associated with your parking account.  


Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023, starting at 9:00 a.m., student parking permits will be available for purchase through the Parking Portal (Recommended browsers: Microsoft Edge or Safari). Commuter and resident student parking permits will be sold as a monthly auto renewable permit paid by credit card. Flexible permits will be a one-time purchase for the term.  

Parking privileges are virtually assigned and verified using licence plate recognition software. A maximum of four licence plates may be linked to a virtual student permit. It is the responsibility of the permit owner to ensure only one vehicle is parking using the permit at any given time. Residence students may only have one licence plate linked to their permit at one time.  

Vehicles must be parked within the numbered stall structure of the lot (no parking beyond or between rows, in drive aisles, on grass or centered on or between posts. 

Permit Types 

Cost (GST included) 

Lot Location Options  



Parking Map 

Monthly credit card auto renewable 

$80 monthly 

ACE – SOLD OUT/WAITLISTED (partial gravel, no electrical plug ins) 






*Monthly credit card auto renewable 

$120 monthly 


*Once purchased, our office will contact you by email to arrange pick up for the parkade access card, a deposit is applicable 




Fall term September 1 – December 31, 2023 

$92 fall term/per day 










Monthly credit card auto renewable 

$80 monthly 

D, F, L, R, St. Johns - Contact OPT for availability

Refund Fees 



Full term 



Flexible fall term 

$11.50 per permit 


Monthly auto renewable 


Cancellation required 

Monthly Auto-Renewable Permits - Commuter & Resident

Monthly permits will start September 1st and renew automatically on the 2nd last day of each month to pay for the next month of parking. During purchase, ensure to select September 1st as the start date of the permit to avoid being overcharged. September's payment will be due upon checkout. A total of 7 more payments of $80 each will be charged to the credit card on file. The permit will continue to renew monthly unless the permit is cancelled by submitting a cancellation webform or until the last payment is made in April 2024.  Cancellation forms must be submitted no less than 7 days prior to the end of the month for the cancellation to take effect for the upcoming month. No refunds will be processed for cancellations submitted mid-month.  

Confirmation of residence student status will be required to apply for a student residence permit. If you are a residence student and would like to purchase a commuter type permit, please contact our office

Flexible Day of the Week Permits 

Students will have the option to pick specific days of the week they require parking on campus. For example, if Tuesday and Thursdays are required for the term, you would purchase a Tuesday permit and a Thursday permit that would be valid only on those days from September 1st to December 31st. (Winter term flexible permits will be available on December 6th at 9 a.m.). If you wish to cancel your flexible permit, you must submit a cancellation webform and a refund fee will apply. 

Accessible Parking 

Once you have purchased a virtual UofM student parking permit, you may park in any of the accessible stalls on campus while displaying your active Manitoba Possible permit.   



Q: When does my payment get processed and how many payments will there be?

A: The first payment for September will be due at purchase. Subsequent payments will be charged on the second last day of the month to pay for the upcoming month. 

Q: Why is the expiration date on my auto renewable permit the end of the current month and not April 30th?

A: As your permit payments are made monthly, the permit is valid until the end of the current month until the next month's payment is received. Once the next month's payment is received, the permit's expiration date will automatically extend by another month. This renewal process will continue until the final renewal for April or until cancellation or if a payment is declined. The permit's final expiration date will be April 30th. 

Q: What happens if my monthly payment is not approved?

A: If a monthly payment is declined, you will be notified by email that the payment is going to be attempted until the 5th of the month. During this time, you are at risk to be ticketed as the permit will be expired. If payment is not received, we will notify you that your permit has been cancelled. You may attempt to reapply for another permit, but if there is no availability you will have to sign up to be on a waitlist. 

Q: How do I sign up for a waitlist?

A: If you did not get a permit in the original sale, you may add your name to a waitlist. In the Parking Portal, on the main page, click "View your waitlists" then click the "Add waitlist" button. 

Q: How do I change my credit card on file?

A: Log in to the Parking Portal. Once logged in, click “PERMITS” at the top left and select "View Your Permits". Scroll down and click on your permit number, edit your credit card under your permit details. 

Q: How do I cancel my monthly permit?

A: If you want to cancel your parking permit and do not want to pay for the upcoming month, you need to provide our office a minimum of 7 business days’ notice prior to the end of the month by filling out the online cancellation form. Refunds are not provided for monthly permits.  

Q: Can I use someone else's credit card to pay for my monthly recurring permit payment?

A: The first month of parking for September will be paid during the initial permit purchase. Whichever card you use to pay at that time will be the card that is charged for the recurring payment. Our system will not halt payment if the permit holder's name is different from the one on the credit card. 

Changes to Your Permit

Updating your Licence Plate Information

You can link up to four licence plates to your parking permit, but only one vehicle per permit can be in your assigned lot at any given time. To add a vehicle to your permit, please log in to the parking portal.

Though you can add other drivers you carpool with to your permit, you cannot transfer your permit to another person. Transfer of ownership of a parking permit is prohibited. Any student found in possession of a parking permit acquired from any source other than Parking Services is subject to a fine of $350.00 and will be prohibited from parking a vehicle at the university for a period of up to 12 months. A breach of this latter provision would subject the person's motor vehicle to being impounded.

Cancelling your Parking Permit

To cancel your parking pass, complete the Student Permit Cancellation Webform

Your permit will be valid until the end of the month in which you submit your cancellation.


Permit holders may link additional drivers to their parking permit at no additional charge. Log into the Parking Portal to add other vehicles to your permit. Residence permit holders are not able to carpool.

Those who participate in a carpool are responsible to ensure that only one vehicle registered to the virtual permit is in the assigned lot at any given time. Virtual parking permits are not transferable to a carpool member.

Student Parking Permits Explained

Student parking operates through a virtual permit system. Parking privileges are assigned to your parking account and are verified using licence plate recognition software. In other words, your licence plate is your permit. Parking permits are assigned for specific lots on a "scramble" basis—you will not be assigned to an individual parking stall. In order to park in a reserved lot on weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., your licence plate must be linked to a valid permit. 

Parking lots are sold to capacity. Assignment to a specific lot does not imply that space will always be available. If your lot is full please park in "U" or "Q" lot and notify our office immediately.

Evenings, Weekends and Holidays

On weekends, holidays and after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, there is no charge for parking in most staff, student, meter and Pay by plate lots. However, there are some restricted areas and times which cannot be used for general parking and which remain under strict control at all times. Review the IG Event Day Information Page to ensure you are familiar with event day parking.

Restricted areas include (but not limited to) :

  • No parking and no stopping zones
  • Loading zones
  • Fire lanes and driveways
  • Marked pedestrian areas
  • 24 hour reserved stalls
  • Accessible stalls
  • Landscaped areas
  • Lot corners, aisles, and end of aisles
  • Hooded and reserved meters
  • Certain lots during IG Field Events

Bannatyne Evening & Weekend Permits

Visit the Short-term Parking Page for information.

Motorcycle and Moped Parking

Motorcycles, motor scooters, and mopeds are considered to be motor vehicles and require parking permits, which are available on a monthly basis though the Parking Portal.

Contact us

Office of Parking & Transportation
Welcome Centre
423 University Crescent
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada