Transportation and Parking Updates
URI Transportation and Parking wants to make sure you are prepared and informed about permits.
Fall 2023 Commuter Permits will go on sale Wednesday, August 23, 2023.
Commuter permits DO NOT sell out and can be purchased any time before the semester beings.
All students must park in student lots only and MUST have a valid permit to park AT ALL TIMES. Parking will be strongly enforced in all other lots during these times. Please view the campus map here for all available student lots.
Parking permits are virtual. URI uses license plate recognition to verify registered vehicles. Please park with your license plate facing outward, and be sure that it isn’t obstructed by license plate covers, stickers, or debris. You are responsible to keep your license plate updated PRIOR to parking on campus in order to avoid receiving a ticket.
Please click on the ORDER YOUR PARKING PERMIT button below.
Please view our off campus alternative parking options for additional options to park your vehicle off campus. You don’t need a campus parking permit to have easy access to your car! Park for free at the Wickford Junction Garage (20 minutes away) either daily or overnight for as long as school is in session. All students can purchase discounted 50% RIPTA passes, available at the Campus Store, Lower Level of the Memorial Union.
Commuter parking lots are marked in red on the Kingston campus map. Commuter students may only park in their designated lot for the permit they purchased, parking in any other lot or area will result in a $35.00 fine for the first violation and $50.00 for every subsequent violation.
Parking is enforced 24/7 and all vehicles must have an active permit and park in their designated lots AT ALL TIMES except Friday 5pm- Sunday 5pm in KEANEY LOT ONLY. Parking will be strongly enforced in all other lots during these times.
Parking Permit Rates
|Semester Resident Permit||$180|
|Academic Year Resident Permit||$290|
|Per Semester Greek/Special||$180|
|Academic Year Greek/Special||$290|
|Per Semester Commuter Permit||$135|
|Academic Year Commuter Permit||$215|
|Academic Year Permit (3+ commuters)||$300|
|Graduate Assistant Permits|
|Graduate Assistant Per Year (20-hour resident)||$75|
|Graduate Assistant Per Year (10-hour resident)||$180|
|Graduate Assistant Per Semester (20-hour commuter)||$0|
|Graduate Assistant Per Semester (10-hour commuter)||$55|
|One Day Passes (Kingston Campus)|
|One Day Resident Pass||$8|
|One Day Commuter Pass||$6|
Your License Plate Is Your Parking Permit
URI uses license plate recognition to verify registered vehicles. Please park with your license plate facing outward, and be sure that it isn’t obstructed by license plate covers, stickers, or debris. It is imperative to keep your license plate updated to avoid receiving a ticket.
If you have a symbol in your plate, enter the plate number without the symbol. For disabled license plates, enter “DV” or “DP” before the plate number. For example: DPSAMPLEOrder Your Parking Permit
Information You’ll Need
Avoid a Ticket
- Your license plate must be visible at all times. Pulling through or backing into parking spaces is no longer permitted.
- Take extra care to accurately enter your license plate number when purchasing your permit through uri.aimsparking.com.
- Park in your designated lot (even on the weekends).
- Purchase your permit before bringing your car on campus.
- Never park on hash lines or in a fire lane. Only park in a designated parking lot (between two white lines, not on hash lines or in the dirt/grass)
Keep Your Vehicle Information Current
It is important that your vehicle information is up-to-date. If you get a new vehicle or your license plate number changes, update it at uri.aimsparking.com. If you bring a different vehicle to campus, you must update your vehicle information BEFORE bringing that car to campus. Failure to do so, will result in a $10 fine.
Students may register one vehicle at a time.
Parking Permit Refunds
Permit refunds will be issued only upon withdrawal from the University or to resident students who become commuter students. Members of Graduate Assistants United (GAU) who are hired after the start of the semester will be refunded a prorated amount based on their hire date. All refunds will be made net of an administrative fee of $10.
Please review the Parking Permit Refunds for additional information.
If you are unable to log in, please contact the URI Help Desk at 401-874-4357, Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please call Transportation and Parking at 401-874-9281.