CU Reciprocal Parking Agreement

The following applies only to the reciprocal parking agreement and does not affect the parking privileges of valid UCCS permit holders on the UCCS campus.  University of Colorado faculty, staff and students who have a valid 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.  This agreement applies only for travel related to the performance of official university business.  You must display in your car window the official parking permit that was issued to you from your home campus.  The CU reciprocal parking arrangement is valid for specific designated parking lots only and availability is based on "first-come, first-served." As of June 2013, the following parking lots can be used.

Vehicles displaying valid UCCS permits are granted parking access in specific parking lots at participating campuses as listed below.


Main Campus: Lot 308 and Lot 436
East Campus: Lot 560 Reciprocal Parking information is available at:
Note: Reciprocal parking is not available at CU-Boulder when lots are reserved for events parking.
Call (303)492-2322 between 8 a.m. and 5 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 220 (located on the far east end of the main campus)
Lot 100 (located at University Hall)
Lot 170 (located at Lane Center)

UC Denver

K Lot (located on the NW corner of 8th Ave and Clermont St) and the Tennis Court Lot, (just west of the A Lot structure on the SW corner of 9th Ave and Clermont St), BIG Lot, North Pavilion and HAL Lots. >

Anschutz Medical Campus (formerly Fitzsimmons)

Georgetown Lot, on the northeast corner of 19th Ave.and Uvalda Ct. 
Julesburg Lot, on the northwest corner of 17th Place and Victor St. 
Ignacio Lot, on 19th Ave. north of building 500 
Cheyenne Wells Lot, on the north side of 17th Place between Racine and Revere Streets.

UC Denver-Downtown Denver Auraria Campus

E Lot and W Lot 
(E Lot and W Lot are located on the lower left side of the parking map)

Don’t Have a CU Parking Permit? If you do not have an official parking permit issued by your campus and you are driving to another CU campus for university business, it may be possible to obtain a "day pass" from the unit that you are visiting or you may purchase one from the campus' parking office. Such requests are handled on an individual basis.

Click here for information on visitor parking at UCCS.

Disability Parking

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


  • UCB Parking Services: 303-492-7384
  • UCCS Parking Services: 719-255-3528
  • UCDHSC Parking Services: 303-315-5704
  • Auraria 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).

State vehicles displaying government plates may park in all permit parking areas.  However, vehicles with state plates may not park in self pay areas (such as meters) or daily fee parking lots at all three campuses unless the driver pays the appropriate fees.

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: Parking permits are not required on weekends, between semesters, and holidays where classes are not in session