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Parking Alert: To ensure that residence hall students return to parking lots that are clean of snow and sanded, the following procedures have been developed.  Between 5:00 p.m. Friday, December 19, 2014 through 6:00 a.m. Friday, January 9, 2015 your vehicle must be parked in the Resident section of the Hilltop lot across the street from Oxford Hall; in the north section of the Steam Plant resident lot; or in the South York parking lot between York Hall and the York Village Complex.  Sandwich board signs located in these lots will direct you to the appropriate parking spaces.

During this period, if your vehicle is in one of these designated lots, it will not be towed.  The roadways and entrances to these lots will be plowed as well as possible, regardless of the weather.

For all other residential lots the following will apply:

  1. All resident cars must be in one of these three lots.
  2. Any vehicle remaining in the non-designated lots at midnight will be towed and stored at the owner’s expense.
  3. All other University of Maine parking regulations are in effect during semester break.
  4. Commuters, Faculty/Staff, and Visitor lots close at 12:00 midnight & open at 6:00 a.m.

Students are also reminded that all other winter parking regulations as outlined in the University Parking Regulations brochure/map.  Any cars that are not moved when plowing is necessary will be ticketed, towed and stored at the owner’s expense. Please direct parking related questions in person to the Parking and Transportation Services Office, 523 DTAV Community Center, or by telephone at 581-4047, or by email at


Winter Parking Ban
in Effect
November 1 through May 1

Between 11/1 and 5/1 the Commuter, Faculty/Staff, and Visitor lots are closed to parking between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 AM. Any vehicles in violation will be cited, towed, and stored at the owner’s expense.

The Bridge Tennis Court and College Ave South lots are available for temporary parking during these hours.

If you have any question or concern regarding this winter ban, please feel free to call 581-4047 Parking and Transportation Services, or stop by the office in Room 523 at the Doris Twitchell Allen Village, Community Building, or contact us by email at


You Never Need to Walk Alone

Call 581-WALK for an escort on campus, OR use one of the blue “call boxes” for assistance.  As part of their regular duties, the UMaine Police Department  provides this service when the walking companions are unavailable.


2015 Parking Permits may be purchased on-line!

 Before you begin, you will need:


 Permit Options

Parking and Transportation Services is now selling packs of 20 one-day parking permits for $20 to be used in Black (Commuter) signed lots.  These permits have scratch-off dates, months and years and are valid for one day at a time through 12/16.

These may be convenient for:

 20/20 permits are available at 523 DTAV Community Center
(directly across from the UMaine Credit Union on Rangeley Rd.)

 Call 581-4047 if you have any questions.


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UMaine is a busy campus; therefore, all parking rules and regulations are in effect year round.


Transportation, you ask?

The Black Bear Orono Express operates when classes are in session and there is no fee to ride.

Black Bear Orono Express Schedule – Monday through Friday 6:55 am – 9:55 pm

You may also ride the Community Connector free by presenting your MaineCard.

If you are going long distances, you may want to consider Concord Coach Lines.


UMaine’s Staff Carpooling Program

How would you like:

If you have answered yes to any or all of these questions, consider UMaine’s Staff Carpooling Program.


Key Information!

 Almost everything you need to know is on your permit.  Simply read both sides and follow the instructions.

Questions?  Call us at 581-4047.

 Residents, help your guests by having a temporary permit waiting for them when they arrive.  Unexpected guests may obtain a temporary permit from the UMaine Police Department open 24/7.

In addition to MaineCard Services, visitor/temporary permits are available at UMaine Police Department, the Visitor’s Center and Bear Necessities.

Additional Links

Contact Information

Parking Services
5702 DTAV Community Building
Orono, ME 04469-5702
Phone: 207-581-4047 | Fax: 207-581-3386E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469