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Frequently Asked Questions
View Parking Procedures
These procedures serve as a guide to services and transactions for transportation needs on campus.
A limited number of parking spaces are available on the Lexington Market roof. To obtain a permit, visit the Office of Parking and Transportation Services or visit Student Parking for the Lexington Market Rooftop student rate.
Payroll deduction parkers will be limited to one refund in a 12-month period. Receipts older than 30 days will not be honored. Pay-daily parkers are not eligible for refunds. To request refunds, you must have a receipt from the garage attendant. For questions or concerns, call 410-706-5518.
Visitors must validate parking tickets or request parking vouchers from doctors’ offices or the information desk, located in the University of Maryland Medical Center lobby. Present vouchers to the cashier to receive the patient rate for parking.
Yes. For assistance, call PTS at 410-706-4260.
Located at Lexington Garage, 660 W. Lexington St., on the corners of Pine and Lexington streets. Student parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis and does not guarantee a parking space; however, we do our best to provide a space for everyone. Commuter student permits are to be used while you are attending classes and do not allow for overnight parking. Abusers could lose their parking privileges on campus permanently.
- From MLK Boulevard, traveling north, make a right onto Saratoga Street, then a right onto Pine Street. Make a left onto Lexington Street, and the garage is on your immediate left.
- From MLK Boulevard, traveling south, make a left onto Saratoga Street, then a right onto Pine Street. Make a left onto Lexington Street, and the garage is on your immediate left.
- If you are traveling north on Paca Street, make a left onto Lexington Street. Proceed through the first light and go two blocks. The entrance to the Lexington Garage will be on your right.
MTA College Program
Monthly MTA (commuter) passes are sold to students in the Cashier's Office at the rate of $52.90 per month with a valid student ID. Please call the parking office at 410-706-5518 for the date when passes are available for sale.
Located at 400 W. Lexington St. — $33 prepaid monthly. A limited number of spaces will be available. You must know your vehicle tag number or bring a valid vehicle registration, your One Card, or letter of acceptance to your school as proof of your student status. The Lexington Roof permits cannot be purchased online; you must come to the Cashier's Office to obtain this permit.
The cost of the daily permit is $5 and the daily parking fee is $5 per day. Students will need to link their UMB One Card to receive the student rate. Students also may link a debit or credit card to eliminate the need to carry cash. You will need to pull a ticket.
On the first day you arrive on campus, go to the Lexington Garage displaying your new student permit. If you don’t purchase your permit before the first day of school, just inform the attendant that you are a new student, pay the $5 daily parking fee, and visit the Cashier's Office to purchase your new permit.
After 4 p.m. on weekdays, students who have already paid for parking in Lexington Garage may move their vehicle to any other garage, if so desired, without having to pay for parking again. Evening students arriving on campus after 4 p.m. on weekdays and all weekend may park in any facility and pay the student rate of $5 when displaying a valid student permit. All students must remove their cars by 9 a.m. or you will be considered a visitor and charged the maximum visitor rate.
The dormitory resident parking fee per semester is $300. If you pay for the entire school year before or by the date provided by the Cashier's Office, the cost is $550. Dormitory residents are allowed 24-hour parking, so they may not purchase a daily permit. More details are available at the Residence Life Office at 410-706-5523 or Parking Services at 410-706-5518. Please visit the Parking and Transportation Services home page and click on Parking Information. Choose the Resident Student option, print out the application form, and bring the application to the Cashier's Office between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, for processing. If you will be living in the neighborhood but not in UMB housing, we cannot provide overnight parking for you. If you will be living at Fayette Square, your parking must come through Fayette Square and not the UMB Parking Office. Please contact the Fayette Square office at 410-706-5523 for parking information.
In Case of Emergency
If a shelter-in-place order is in effect, the doors on all UMB garages will be secured and no vehicles may go in or out. Please remain in place until further instruction.
The walking and van escorts and the UM shuttle are not in operation during a shelter-in-place order.
When the campus is closed, UM shuttle and the police escort services will not run. If the campus is closing early, the UM shuttle buses will leave the Pearl Street hub at the first scheduled time AFTER the time of closure and they will complete their routes if the situation permits. So that means, if the campus closes at 3 p.m., the last shuttle bus will leave the Pearl Street hub at the first listed time AFTER 3 p.m. NextBus should reflect the route closure on the schedule.
Yes, unless the evacuation order included instructions to the contrary.
Alternate routes home can be found on the Alternate Routes web page in the Office of Parking and Transportation Services website. In addition, several free navigation applications are available for your Android phone or iPhone. These services will provide not only maps but also assistance in finding the fastest route by avoiding traffic jams.
If you have not signed up to receive NextBus alerts, please do so. NextBus is your primary information source for the UM shuttle.