CU Reciprocal Parking Agreement


CU Reciprocal Parking Agreement

University of Colorado faculty and staff who have a valid full-time parking permit (or comparable official parking identification) may take advantage of this reciprocal parking agreement.  Valid parking permits include ones issued by UCB, UCCS, CU Denver and Auraria. 

UCCS faculty and staff who possess a valid, full-time parking permit from UCCS and are visiting other CU campuses may park their vehicle in designated lots on those campuses.  Displaying the valid permit in the front window is required.  Please refer to specific university links below for lot information.  UCCS virtual permit holders, having no hang tag or sticker, should contact the UCCS Parking Office and arrange to pick up a UCCS permit to display for reciprocal use while on other CU campuses.

Faculty and staff from other CU campuses who have a valid, full-time permit from their respective campuses and are visiting the UCCS campus may park their vehicle in lots 100, 170, 220, 228 and level 5 of the Gateway Garage. Displaying the valid permit in the front window is required. Those who do not display a valid, full-time CU parking permit must pay the hourly/daily parking fee at a pay station (Alpine Garage level 1, Gateway Garage level 3, or lot 220). Payment for hourly/daily parking may also be made through the smartphone app "Parkmobile."

This agreement applies only for travel related to official university business (such as attending a meeting).  You must display the official parking permit that was issued to you from your home campus in your front window.  The CU reciprocal parking arrangement is valid for specific designated parking lots only and availability is based on "first-come, first-served." 

Important note:  All CU campuses reserve the right to utilize alternate reciprocal lot locations or discontinue the reciprocal permit program altogether during major campus events or campus emergencies.


Reciprocal Lots


Main Campus: Lot 308 and Lot 436
East Campus: Lots 543 and 560

Reciprocal parking information for CU Boulder can be found HERE
CU Boulder parking maps can be found HERE

Note: Reciprocal parking is not available at CU-Boulder when lots are reserved for events parking.
Call (303)735-7275 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mon.- Fri. for information regarding scheduled events and alternative event-day reciprocal parking arrangements.


Vehicles displaying valid permits from other CU campuses participating in the agreement are allowed to park in specific lots at UCCS.

Lot 100 (located at University Hall)

Lot 170 (located at Lane Center)

Lot 220 (located on the main campus)

Lot 228 (located on the main campus)

Gateway Garage level 5 (located on the main campus)


Click HERE for PDF version of UCCS campus parking map



Auraria Campus:

5th Street Garage

CU Denver Campus:

Lot E & Lot W


Parking maps can be found HERE


Reciprocal parking information for CU Anschutz can be found HERE
CU Anschutz parking maps can be found HERE

Georgetown Lot on the northwest corner of 19th Ave and Victor Street

Julesburg Lot on the northwest corner of 17th Place and Victor Street

Ignacio Lot in center of campus just north of 19th Ave

Cheyenne Wells Lot on the north side of 17th Place between Racine and Revere Streets

Disability Parking

For information about reciprocal parking options for persons with disabilities, please contact the campus parking office at one of the numbers below.


  • CU Boulder Parking Services: 303-492-7384
  • UCCS Parking Services: 719-255-3528
  • CU Anschutz Medical Campus Parking Services: 303-315-5704
  • CU Denver Parking Services: 303-556-2000


Please Note

Individuals who park in lots other than those included in the reciprocal agreement may be ticketed or required to pay the daily fee.  Access to these lots does not include loading zones, fire lanes, metered parking areas or handicapped (unless vehicles also displays valid handicapped parking insignia).

If you are ticketed for failure to display a permit and you parked in the appropriate parking lot with the appropriate permit displayed, please contact this office at  Include in your e-mail the ticket number.  We will contact parking management at the other campus to research the ticket for you and to determine if the ticket should be voided.

DID YOU KNOW: UCCS parking permits are not required on weekends, semester breaks, and holidays where classes are not in session.  Parking is free during such times.  However, other violations are enforced 24/7 all year long, such as fire lanes, loading zones, handicapped violations. etc.