Contractor and Vendor Parking
A valid permit/pass for your vehicle is required at all times when parking in other than pay-to-park facilities. Representatives of service companies that have a contract to deliver goods or services on campus may apply for a parking permit. There will be a fee associated with the parking permit.
Contractors can purchase a limited number of contractor passes for the duration of the project or contract term. A contractor pass allows parking for up to 30 minutes in a service vehicle space and long term parking in central, gray, or red lots. A Night/Weekend permit is available and is valid in non-restricted lots after 5 PM, all day on weekends, and university holidays. It has no parking privileges on campus during restricted hours.
Vendors with highly recognizable vehicle logos performing routine deliveries/pick-ups at University buildings and requiring less than fifteen minutes are exempt from any permit requirement and must park in the service vehicle spaces.
Government vehicles displaying state or federal license plates are exempt from the permit requirement.
The University operates four (4) pay-to-park facilities that you are welcome to utilize. Pay-to-park sites are located at: South College Avenue next to the Visitor Center; the parking garage on West Main Street next to the Trabant University Center, Amstel Avenue west of the Center for the Arts, and Academy Street south of the Perkins Student Center.
As a non-university employee, you are eligible to purchase a Visitor Pass which is only valid in designated remote parking lots - Lots #1, 2, 88, 3, 7, 51, and 54.
Daily or monthly parking permits for the main campus may be purchased at the Parking Services Office, 325 Academy Street 147 Perkins Student Center. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please be prepared to provide a written form of documentation regarding your campus work assignment.
Monthly parking permits for a parking garage may be purchased if space is available. This permit allows 24/7 parking in the garage but does not have any other parking options on campus and no hangtag permit is issued. An access card will be issued in lieu of a UD ID card to access the lot. Monthly permits may not be renewed based on space availability in the garage.
When applying for a permit/pass please bring a photo ID such as a driver's license. Call (302) 831-1184 if you have any questions regarding campus parking.
Visitors are always welcome at the University of Delaware. There are a number of parking lots available to visitors on the Newark campus during the business day. These include the Visitors Center lot (lot 41), the Trabant Parking Garage (lot 17C), the Center for the Arts Garage (lot 14C), and the Perkins Garage (lot 4C). (see map above) A posted parking fee is designated for each lot. Visitors may also pay to park in metered parking spaces.
A visitor parking permit is required to park a vehicle in any lot other than the designated visitor pay to park lots. A visitor permit may be purchased online or at Parking Services or from the department/office visited. Guests of students are asked to go online or come to the Parking Services office to register for their visitor permit. These permits are valid in lots 1, 2, 3, 7, 51, 54 and 88 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. (see map below) At all other times this permit is valid in all non-restricted parking lots and spaces. Guests who will be on campus for several days are asked to store their vehicles in the perimeter lots. Visitors are prohibited from parking in 24-hour reserved and service vehicle spaces at all times.
Pay-by-plate kiosks are available for hourly or daily parking at lot 2A 501 South College Avenue or Lot 7 Clayton Hall Conference lot. Visitors to Laird Campus, may use the self-service kiosk near the bus shelter in lot 6 to obtain parking for up to 7 days for lot 6.
Visitors who receive a notice of violation for "Lacks Valid Permit" may have the fine excused by coming to Parking Services with a photo ID and a copy of the vehicle registration and establishing their visitor status; copies will be accepted via U.S. mail, campus mail, or faxed to 302-831-0594. (Please do not email copies of your documentation. Email is not considered a secure method of sending personal information.) During any academic year, the department will excuse no more than one such violation notice.
Persons with handicap parking privileges and visitor passes are eligible to park in handicap spaces, service vehicle spaces, and unpaid meters. Vehicles that display valid handicap privileges are exempt from meter activation.
Public off-street parking is available at the City of Newark Parking Division. For further information, call the City at 366-7000.