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Maine Day Preparations!

Maine Day is May 4th (Wednesday). Be aware that the Belgrade lot will be prepared for the “Adventure Club” concert on May 3 and 4.

We suggest carpooling, walking or biking for those who can, May 3 & 4. Another option is always the Community Connector or the Black Bear/Orono Express. Just show the driver your MaineCard and ride for free.

Also, the Steam Plant lot will be closed from 5PM on May 3rd to 6PM on May 4th. You may park in the Alfond or Satellite lots during this time period. Any vehicle parked in the Steam Plant Lot after 5PM (5/3) will be cited, towed and stored at the owner’s expense.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Parking Office at 581-4047.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.


If you have any parking issues, please call us so we can help you. 

You may:

* have forgotten your parking permit,
* have a visitor coming to campus,
* have an immediate disability issue,
* not be able to purchase your permit until you get your check,
* have issues not mentioned here.

We will work with you to resolve your parking need.


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.


 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 12/31/16. These may be convenient for:

  • Regular visitors who don’t want to get a permit each visit,
  • Those who have regular meetings on campus,
  • The commuter student who visits campus on rare occasions,
  • The commuter student who takes classes just one semester, etc.

 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:

  • A free UMaine Parking Permit?
  • To save money?
  • Park in a lot of your choice?
  • Save the environment?

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.


The administrative office of Parking and Transportation Services is located in 523 DTAV Community Building, however, you may pay a citation, purchase a permit or obtain appeal forms at MaineCard Services, 130 Memorial Union and they are open 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday

Can’t Find Parking?

During the academic year, call 581-INFO

Space availability is updated regularly so we can direct you to open spaces.