Important Updates

Certain permits extended due to strike

Fall term and December monthly parking permits now have an extended expiry date of January 16th, 2022. Affected permit holders will be notified by email of any further changes to their permit.

Fall Student Parking 

On Tuesday, August 24th, 2021, Fall term parking permits will be available for purchase through the Parking Portal. Parking privileges are assigned virtually and verified using licence plate recognition software. Commuter, residence and flexible student permits are available for purchase month to month or for the fall term.

A new type of flexible student permit is available. Students will have the option to purchase permits that are only valid for a specific day of the week. For example, if you only have Tuesday and Thursday classes you can purchase two permits, one valid for Tuesdays and one for Thursdays. These permits would be valid for all the Tuesdays and all the Thursdays for the month, or for the entire fall term, depending on which permit you decide to purchase. 

A maximum of four licence plates may be linked to a commuter or flexible permit. Residence students may only have one plate linked to their permit at a time. It is the responsibility of the permit owner to ensure only one vehicle is parking using the permit at any given 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.

Commuter and flexible permit holders will gain access to the following student lots - Q, I, U, W and ACE.

Residence permit holders will gain access to one of the following residence student lots - D, F, L and St. John's. Confirmation of residence student status will be required in order to apply for a student residence permit.

Permit Rates Cost (GST included)
Monthly commuter and residence  $75
Fall Term commuter and residence (Sept 01/21 to Dec 31/21) $300
Monthly Flexible  $18
Fall term Flexible (Sept 01/21 to Dec 31/21) $72

You may request and receive a pro-rated refund for term permits, less an administrative handling fee. Monthly permits are non-refundable.

Refund Fees

Commuter and residence fall term permit - $37.50

Flexible fall term permit - $18.00

Please check the IG Field Event Day Parking page for the most up to date information regarding the Event Schedule.


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 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