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Parking and Access Control

Location: HA-531 - A Level of the Hospital
Telephone: 505-856-3630 or 508-856-5934

The Parking and Access Control Department is responsible for all card access on Medical School properties. Access coded Identification Badges (ID’s) are prepared in the office, West Parking Garage, Level 1, and coded to allow entrance to both parking areas and doors, including student areas. These picture ID Badges must be displayed while on the campus.

Student Parking:
Year one medical students and Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences students will be assigned to the Plantation Street Garage. Year 2, 3 & 4 medical students & Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences students will be assigned onsite campus parking. Medical students and Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing students will need to pay a student parking rate for the year of $208. Only cash or check is accepted. All UMass students will be granted free onsite parking access only after 5 p.m. weekdays, all school holidays, and Saturday & Sundays.

Students will receive a “STUDENT” parking permit to be placed on the rear view mirror of their car. This permit allows students to park in unreserved parking areas during the day and Reserved parking areas (except the 1st floor of the First Road garage and the clinical lot) from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. weekdays and 24 hours on weekends and medical school holidays. In the South Road garage, you must swipe your ID badge to get “IN” as well as “OUT”. Those not eligible will be assigned to the Plantation Street Parking Garage.

Parking tickets are issued for violations and will result in further fines if not paid as required. Non-payment may also result in failure to renew your license or register your vehicle through the Registry of Motor Vehicles and/or affect your school registration/graduation. Appeals are made through the Parking Clerk. Forms are available at the Parking Office, the Police Station and on the UMass Intranet Parking/Access control web site.

Please see the Parking and Access Control website for the most up to date information at

This content is current to the 2021-2022 Student Handbook.