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Welcome, Visitors, to the University of Maine

A large number of individuals come to the UMaine campus every day.  Our campus is a wonderful resource of information as well beautiful grounds to explore.  As you drive onto our campus you will notice signs (at each entrance) stating that we are a park-by-permit campus. In a continued effort to assist you with your parking experience here, you may acquire a no-charge visitor permit for any day that you are here on campus.

Our goal is to create a positive parking experience for you.  Therefore, we offer you several locations to acquire a no-charge parking permit for the day of your visit.  Notice on our map that you may park in any Black signed area.


Visitor permits are available at:

  • MaineCard Services, 130 Memorial Union.  Business hours 7:30 – 4:00, Monday though Friday.
  • Bear Necessities, Alfond Arena.  Business hours 9:00 – 4:30, Monday through Friday.
  • The Visitor Center in Buchannan Alumni House.  Business hours 8:00 – 4:30, Monday through Friday.
  • UMaine Police Department  at 81 Rangeley Rd.  Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you are a regular visitor and do not want to stop each time for a no-charge permit, we also offer you the opportunity to purchase a visitor permit for one year.  These permits are valid from September 1st through August 31stwith a charge of $50.  The price is reduced at the end of each semester.  Another option is our 20/20 parking permits.  These permits are in 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 12/13.

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.

In order to insure the orderly flow of traffic, maximum utilization of parking facilities and access to buildings for emergency vehicles, it is necessary to establish and enforce rules governing vehicle operation and parking on campus. The policies governing parking at the University of Maine are clearly defined. Please read our Rules and Regulations carefully, as they apply to everyone utilizing roadways and parking lots at the University of Maine.

If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to Parking and Transportation Services at 523 DTAV, Community Center or call us at 207-581-4047 and again, welcome to our campus.