Parking and Transportation Services

44 Lower College Rd. Kingston, RI 02881 – Phone: 401.874.9281 Fax: 401.874.4553

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Student Parking Permits

Student parking permits are available! Ordering information and details are outlined below.

Purchasing Methods:

Order Online: (Note: your URI Student ID is your Account Number)

You must pay for your permit by:

Debit Card, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover

In order to gain access to the permit portal, use your URI Student ID number as your Account Number. You are required to verify and link your vehicle to your permit to park on campus. You will need your vehicle’s license plate number, make, model, and registration expiration date.

The permit should arrive at the shipping address that you provide within 5 to 7 business days. Your vehicle’s license plate number¬†is used as a temporary parking pass until your new permit arrives in the mail!

Please review the insert that comes with your permit for the placement location on your vehicle and the specific parking guidelines to follow to avoid citations.

If you experience any “technical” issues, please contact

Feel free to contact us with any questions at (401) 874-9281 between normal business hours (8AM to 4 PM, Monday-Friday). We appreciate your business and look forward to serving your transportation and parking needs.

Temporary Student Parking Passes

Students who have a vehicle on campus infrequently may purchase a temporary parking pass online and print it from their computers.
The permit website also allows students to select a “Start Date”, giving them the option to choose in advance which date they would like the temporary permit to go into effect. For example, if you would like to buy a 7-day temporary pass but don’t need it until Monday of next week, you can just enter that Monday’s date as the Start Date.
Please be advised that temporary passes allow students to park in the General Student lots and the Plains Road Commuter lot ONLY (see Kingston Campus parking areas for details).

1-day Temporary Pass


7-day Temporary Pass


30-day Temporary Pass


Student Parking Permit Annual Fees

Commuter permits


Resident permits


Greek & Special Program permits



  • Permits are not sold in our office and are only available for purchase online.
  • Permits cannot be purchased for one semester.
  • Resale or transfer of permits is not allowed and will be subject to criminal or student judicial action.

Important Address Information:

Be sure to use the mailing address where you live at the time of your order. Permits mailed to a future address (i.e. September off-campus rental) may become lost in the mail. If you are renting off-campus, inform the town’s post office (i.e. Narragansett Post Office) that you are a new resident at that address or the mail could run into difficulties in being delivered.

On-Campus Mailing Address: If you do not know your on campus Union Express mailing information please log into your e-campus “my housing” link, click on personal information, click on update information, click on Fall semester and your UE Unit # is shown at the 5th option. The address should be written as follows:
Union Express
50 Lower College Road Unit #XXXX
Kingston, RI 02881

Note: Permit orders displaying only a Dorm and/or room number for a mailing address will not be delivered by the post office.

Returning Students: Be sure to update your mailing address. Permits not received due to an invalid mailing address will incur a replacement fee of $50.00.

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