Visitor Parking

On this page:

As a visitor or guest you can get a guest permit, park in paid parking spots, or park in visitor parking areas.

Visitor Parking

Visitor parking is available throughout all of our campuses, but is typically limited to specific lots and metered areas.

Weekday Parking

North Campus

Invited Guests

Contact the department that invited you and ask if they can provide a guest permit; guest permits are valid in faculty/staff and student lots and should be obtained before you arrive on campus.

All Guests

South Campus

Invited Guests

Contact the department that invited you and ask if they can provide a guest permit; guest permits are valid in faculty/staff and student lots and should be obtained before you arrive on campus.

All Guests

  • Get a guest hangtag from Parking and Transportation Services in 1Capen
  • Pay to park in a metered spot; learn more about metered spots
  • Park and ride; park in the Main-Bailey Lot or Parker Lot and take the UB Blue Line shuttle to your destination; find the Main-Bailey or Parker Lot

Weekend Parking

You can park in any lot on campus — including residence hall lots — after 3 p.m. Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday, with a few exceptions:

Please use designated visitor parking if you have one of these permits:

•    Guest permit
•    Range permit (for guests on campus for multiple days)
•    Vendor permit (vendors can also park in faculty/staff and student lots)
•    Clinic permit
•    Special event permit

Find a Lot on North or South Campus

Parking Meters

For short-term parking, you can park at one of the parking meters conveniently located throughout campus. Please note that parking permits are not valid at parking meters.

Parking Meter Enforcement

Parking meters are enforced 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Rates vary per location.

Mobile Payment Metered Parking

You can use a 1-800 number or smartphone app to pay at select meters on campus when you pre-register through ParkMobile. ParkMobile is a service that lets you make payments from your credit card, get reminders before your parking expires, add time to your space from your phone and manage your parking receipts.  

North Campus

  • Select spaces at all traditional coin meter locations
  • Rensch Loop
  • Park Lot

How to Use ParkMobile

  1. You must pre-register through ParkMobile.com or download/register with their app
  2. Once you have found a parking space, launch the ParkMobile app, or call 1-877-727-5730 (as posted on the sign)
  3. Enter the 4-digit parking zone number located on the meter or nearby signage
  4. Enter your space number (if required)
  5. Keep your vehicle information correct and up to date with ParkMobile.com

Problems with ParkMobile?

Coin Operated Parking Meters

Traditional parking meters are located throughout North and South Campus. Parking is prohibited at malfunctioning meters.

North Campus Parking Meters

  • Alumni A Lot — near Center for the Arts, Slee Concert Hall, Alumni Arena 
  • Baird B Lot — near Center for the Arts, Slee Concert Hall, Alumni Arena 
  • Coventry Loop — near Center for the Arts, Slee Concert Hall, Alumni Arena
  • Fargo Lot — near Greiner Hall 
  • Flint Road — near Park Hall, Capen Hall, Jacobs Hall 
  • Hamilton Loop — near Capen Hall, Knox Lecture Hall, Student Union
  • Hochstetter B Lot — near Capen Hall, Knox Lecture Hall
  • Jacobs A Lot — near Capen Hall, Jacobs Management Center
  • Jacobs B Lot  — near Capen Hall, Jacobs Management Center
  • Jacobs C Lot —near Jacobs Management Center, Lockwood Library
  • Jarvis A Lot — near Davis Hall walkway
  • Moody Terrace — near Richmond Quadrangle
  • Park Lot — near Capen Hall, O'Brian Hall, Jacobs Management Center
  • Mary Talbert Way — near Mathematics Building, Computing Center, Fronczak Hall
  • Mary Talbert Way — near Natural Science Complex and Lecture Halls, Cooke Hall, Hochstetter Hall

South Campus Parking Meters

  • Clark Lot — near Clark Hall, Pharmacy Building
  • Hayes/Crosby Loading — near Hayes Hall, Hayes A-D, Crosby Hall
  • Michael-Farber Lot — near Squire Hall, Michael Hall, MacDonald Hall, Farber Hall, Sherman Hall
Downtown Campus Parking Options

To learn about parking and transportation options on UB’s Downtown Campus, visit the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus website.

Contact Us

Customer Service Walk-in Center
1Capen
North Campus
Monday — Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Administrative Offices
106 Spaulding Quadrangle
North Campus
Tel: 716-645-3943
Email: parking@buffalo.edu
Email: transportation@buffalo.edu

Have a Question or Comment?