Student Parking Registration

Commuter and residence student permits are available for purchase for the 2021 Winter term.

The University has implemented a reduced rate for the winter term of $10/month. As our permit refund administrative fee is $37.50, refunds will not be available for cancelled permits. 

Commuter and residence winter term permit rate: $40 (January 1st to April 30th, 2021)

Permits are valid in the following student lots: Q, I, U, and L residence lot. Residence permit holders will be required to select a specific lot from one of the following residence student lots - D, F or St. John's.

Flexible M/W/F & Tue/Thur permits will not be available due to the temporary winter term rate.

Permits are available on a first-come, first-served basis and will operate through a virtual permit system. Parking privileges are assigned to your University parking account and are verified using licence plate recognition software; in other words, your licence plate is your permit. A maximum of four licence plates may be linked to a virtual student parking permit.


Important Updates

Winter Lot Closures

Parking & Transportation Services would like to advise that W, ACE, R residence and parts of U and Q lots will be closed for the winter months. Until further notice, these parking lots will not be accessible.

How to Login to the Parking Portal

Your UMnet ID is required for the Parking Portal login in order to purchase a student parking permit.

For help with your UMnetID and password, contact the IST Help & Solutions Centre or visit Self-Serve Password Reset

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 by completing a carpool form and submitting it to Parking Services. 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. 

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.

Accessible Parking Permits

To apply for an accessible parking permit, you will need to fill out an accessible parking application form and provide a valid permit from the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities (SMD). Accessible permits are not assigned to a specific lot, but can be used in any accessible stall on campus.

Accessible Parking Application (PDF)

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

Motorcycle parking application (PDF)

Contact us

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