Frequently Asked Questions
There is no free parking on the main campus or The Health Sciences Campus during weekday operating hours. All areas require a permit or a pass to park. Visitors and those with no permit may pay to park in a visitor deck or ParkMobile lot. Some areas are not enforced during evenings, nights, and weekends. Learn more about enforcement hours here.
Free motorist assistance is available for parking permit holders and guests from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on weekdays. Services include jump-starts, search (if you forget where you parked), lights-on notices, and assistance/directions for campus events. Call (706) 542-7275 for help.
Permit holders who are transporting large materials to campus can contact us at (706) 542-7275 to receive loading and unloading instructions.
The Park & Ride offers a low-cost parking option for $10 / month, located off College Station road. You can take a UGA bus or use the paved multi-use trail to bike or walk into campus. Learn more about the Park & Ride here.
Transportation and Parking Services promotes its service levels by several methods:
- Live track the bus on the UGA app.
- View schedule information online. Holiday and break information can be found here, while regular schedules can be viewed here.
- Follow Transportation & Parking on Facebook and Twitter (@UGA_TPS).
- In addition, the homepage of this website displays special announcements such as delays and detours.
UGA and Athens are well-connected to Atlanta and beyond.
Inclusion in this list is informational for the benefit of our customers and does not represent an endorsement of services provided.
For points within Athens-Clarke County, students, staff and faculty use Athens Transit fare-free with their valid UGA OneCard. Information about their services is available at the Athens Transit website.
For points in Atlanta and beyond, there are several options:
- Groome Transportation operates frequent service from the campus and other Athens locations to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
- Southeastern Stages operates to Atlanta, Augusta and points beyond.
- Megabus operates frequent service to Atlanta and points beyond for as little as one dollar!
All bus card requests are handled through Print & Copy Services, Room 375 Tate Student Center.
All bus cards must advertise an event sponsored by a registered student organization, a UGA department, or a U.S. government organization. Refer to the listing of registered clubs if you are unsure whether your organization is registered. The name of the sponsoring organization or department MUST appear on each poster. The Department of Campus Life reserves the right to disapprove any poster. All bus cards will be posted by employees of the Print & Copy Services.
For further information regarding prices and procedures, please refer to the Tate Print & Copy Center’s website or call them at (706) 542-8493. Please note that Auxiliary Services also reserves the right to disapprove any poster.
Log in to your online account. Follow each step and save the information. An assignment will be sent to your UGAMail when a permit is available to buy. Please review the Priority System before choosing lots to ensure you receive an assignment. Students, please select lots where you have high priority as a resident or commuter! Call (706) 542-7275 with any questions.
Customers select parking lot preferences using the priority chart on the Priority Areas Map. The Priority Areas Map and other helpful maps can be found here. The system assigns spaces based on customer classification, the type of lot, and other information. A detailed description of the priority system can be found here.
Students, faculty, staff, and affiliates must register between April and July for first round assignments in the following fall. Assignments are then issued weekly after the first day of class.
The cost of a permit is $10 (Park & Ride), $20, $30, or $40 per month depending on the lot. Permits are sold for nine- or twelve-month periods and expire at the end of the spring semester or on July 31st. Permits cannot be purchased monthly, but can be returned at any time. The price is then prorated monthly. Students are billed for their permit in two increments (half in Fall semester and half in Spring semester) through their Student Accounts. A detailed list of rates can be found here.
Transportation and Parking Services always has permits available for sale over the counter, but the available spaces may not be near your residence, workplace, or classes. Call us at (706) 542-7275 and ask what’s available.
Identifying your vehicle by linking it to your permit is a condition of use for your permit. It prevents accidental parking citations and allows Transportation and Parking Services to notify you of headlights on or emergencies. You may register a vehicle using your online parking account or by calling (706) 542-7275.
Transportation and Parking Services begins issuing football passes in mid-July. Please create an account by clicking here.
Paid visitor parking is available on the main campus at the North, Tate, South, Carlton Street, Performing Arts, and East decks and in ParkMobile pay lots. Please click here to see information on our visitor pay facilities.
Paid visitor parking is available on the Health Sciences campus just off the Oglethorpe Avenue entrance. See this Health Sciences Map (PDF) for details.
Generally, parking rules are enforced from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Housing Lots are restricted from 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Detailed lot-by-lot information is located here.
Overnight parking in surface lots is possible outside of normal enforcement hours, but generally vehicles must be moved into a paid visitor deck by 7:00 a.m. on weekdays.