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Snow Removal Tonight (2/5)

In view of the storm, snow removal will take place tonight (Friday 2/5). As noted on the back of all parking permits, the winter overnight parking ban is in effect from Nov. 1 through May 1. All staff, commuter, and visitor parking areas are closed to overnight parking. No vehicle should be parked in these lots between midnight and 6 a.m. Any vehicle left during snow removal will be towed and stored at the owner’s expense. The College Ave So. and the Bridge Tennis Court Lots are available for faculty, staff, commuter, and visitors who have a short-term need to park their vehicles overnight.


Winter Parking Ban begins November 1st

Between November 1 and May 1 the faculty/staff (blue lots), commuter (black lots) and visitor spaces are closed to parking between the hours of midnight and 6:00 AM. The Bridge Tennis Crt and College Ave. So. lots are available for temporary parking during these hours. Any vehicle left in the closed lots will be cited and towed at the owner’s expense. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call Parking and Transportation Services at 581-4047.


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:

 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.

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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