With over 60,000 university students, faculty and staff members, and limited space on campus, it’s no wonder why parking is challenging at times. Parking is especially scarce during peak hours. Most popular lots like the West Stadium Lot, Eccles Broadcast Lot and Merrill Engineering are full by 9 a.m.
Additional U stalls on campus
A common complaint we hear from students is the limited number of parking stalls available during peak hours. As a response, Commuter Services converted 136 “A” stalls to “U” stalls. This change, effective immediately, allows more students with U permits to park in the following lots:
- West Stadium Lot: 31 new stalls
- East Stadium Lot: 48 new stalls
- Merrill Engineering Lot: 57 new stalls
Though the additional U stalls are a win for students, they still may not guarantee availability, especially during peak hours. If these lots are full, proceed to the Guardsman Lot, located on 500 South and Guardsman Way, which typically has open stalls throughout the day.
“U” after 3 p.m. parking
Students with “U” permits may park in designated “A” parking lots after 3 p.m. This safety initiative allows students to park in lots closer to central campus during the evening. However, not all lots have this accommodation, so please take care in reading the signage posted in the lot.
Additionally, students with “U” permits may park in designated stalls in the Marriott Library and Union kiosk lots after 3 p.m. Not all stalls in these lots allow “U” permits, so read the signs carefully.
Check out the map of lots that allow “U” permits after 3 p.m.
Ride UTA instead
If you’d like to avoid the parking challenges on campus, try riding UTA instead. Students have access to UTA buses, TRAX and FrontRunner trains at no cost. All you need to ride is your UCard.
The TRAX Red Line and several UTA bus routes come directly to campus making public transportation accessible to students in the Wasatch Front. Download the Transit app to find a route that works for you.