What types of Parking are available?

Types of Parking

Student Parking

Most students with motor vehicles prefer to purchase a parking permit on a semester or 8 month basis. If you plan to attend classes through the summer, as well as the fall and spring semesters, you may want to consider an annual permit.

Students have the option of purchasing their permit at the Cash Office, or reserving a permit on-line. The Cash Office accepts cash or debit card only. Students using the on-line service may apply the charge for their permit to their student account or to a credit card.


Bicycle Parking

The University encourages the use of bicycles as an economical and environmentally sound means of transportation. Bike racks are provided throughout campus.  Bikes may not be locked to stairwells, trees, lamp posts, or other structures aside from the designated racks. Bikes are not permitted in buildings, tunnels or on the Athletic Track. The owner is solely responsible for his or her bicycle. Security may move or impound any bicycle that is not proper stored. Abandoned bicycles are tagged at the end of each semester and if not removed within three days, they will be removed from the bicycle rack.

Motorcycle Parking

Campus Mobility Services offer two permit options for Motorcycles on campus:

Option 1: Motorcycle users requiring to park only within the Motorcycle designated areas are required to purchase a campus Motorcycle Parking Permit. Designated areas are provided in Lots C, O, N and P only.

Option 2: Motorcycle users who hold a valid University Parking Permit, may park their motorcycle within their designated permit area, and within the Motorcycle designated areas on campus. The motorcycle license plate must be registered with Campus Mobility Services.  Motorcycles not    registered with Campus Mobility Services will be ticketed and/or towed.

Motorcycles parked in Pay and Park areas are subject to the posted parking fees.

Motorized scooters are subject to the same regulations as motorcycles.

Residence Parking

Students living in residence will apply for a parking permit during thier Check-in through Housing Services. If a student missed the Check-in dates they may purchase a parking permit through Campus Mobility Services by emailing parking@uleth.ca.

Faculty and Staff Parking

Faculty and staff may purchase a general parking permit in any available permit parking lot on campus, except those areas reserved for resident students. Employees have the option of purchasing their permit through payroll deduction. Faculty and staff may apply to purchase a permit for the special parking areas. 

An annual permit is the best value.

Visitor and Short Term Parking


Visitor and short term parking is provided in various Pay and Park lots on campus.

When parking in a short term parking, please ensure that you park in a designated parking stall first before completing your purchase using the Pay and Park Dispenser or the HonkMobile app.

  • Lot D and H - 1 hour minimum-1 hour maximum
  • Lot C - 1 hour Minimum - 4 hour maximum
  • Lot G / E and Lot S- 1 hour minimum-2 hour maximum
  • Lot N   - 1 hour minimum-8 hour maximum

With the exception of Lot G all parking stalls for pay and park zones are lined in blue, with blue posted signage.


With the HonkMobile app, students, staff and visitors can seamlessly pay for parking from a smartphone, tablet or computer.


HonkMobile registers your parking transactions with your license plate number, so you don't need to display a parking receipt in your vehicle. The app sends your parking information to our parking enforcement officers.

Start Using HonkMobile!

Use HonkMobile at any U of L Pay and Park lot. Get started with three easy steps:

  1. Download the HonkMobile app. Find it at honkmobile.com, Google Play or the App Store.
  2. Set up your account. Conveniently store your vehicle and payment information.
  3. Pay for parking at U of L quickly and easily!

Purchasing parking through HonkMobile does not guarantee you a parking space. We recommend you wait until you have found a space to purchase parking and purchase before leaving your vehicle.

Ways to Pay

HonkMobile lets you choose your method of payment. The app accepts any major credit card, PayPal, VISA debit, and Masterpass digital wallet. Please note, HonkMobile charges a $0.35 user fee.

No Smartphone?

No problem! You can purchase parking through HonkMobile's website instead of the app.

Pay and Park Dispenser:

University of Lethbridge uses pay-by-plate parking technology for hourly parking. Parking dispensers are located in all Pay and Park areas on campus, and one is located in the Centre for Sports and Wellness adjacent to the rock climbing wall.

How Does the Pay and Park Dispenser Work?

The dispenser system is easy to use:

  • Park your vehicle in a U of L Pay and Park lot.
  • Visit the nearest Parking Dispenser.
  • Follow the prompts: enter your license plate number, select the amount of time you'd like to park, and pay with your credit card, or coins (no change is provided) .
  • You're on your way!

You don't need to display a daily  parking receipt in your vehicle. This integrated parking system sends your license plate number and parking information to our parking enforcement officers.

Disability Parking 

Disability parking requires the display of a valid University of Lethbridge permit and a Provincial Disability placard together. This also includes Disability placards used in combination with permits from Sport and Rec, or issued digital dash permits. Once you have acquired a disability placard you can contact Campus Mobility Services to arrange for a Disability labelled University of Lethbridge parking permit.


Electric Charging Stations

University of Lethbridge installed two electric vehicle charging stations in Lot “S” close to the Science Commons building. For those who wish to access the stations there are now 4 parking stalls that have been converted to accommodate this change. These parking stalls are to facilitate the use of the charging stations only. Only electric vehicles may access them, and only when charging. Signs have been installed to highlight these new regulations.

Non-electric vehicles attempting to access these parking stalls will be ticketed.