Parking Permit Types

Cancellation/Refunds

Permit refunds are available only after the first 30 days AND if at least 30 days remain the permit. Permits are only refunded for the unused portion minus a $20 administrative fee. This excludes permits paid via payroll deduction.

CWRU has multiple parking lots, but limited parking spaces. To meet all needs, permits and rates are tailored for faculty, staff, contractors, students, and visitors. Assignments to parking lots are made by need and availability. Permits are issued on a first come, first served basis. During summer, when fewer students are on campus, closer lots are a temporary option.

 

After Hours Parking

While parking permit assignments are limited during the day, the following lots are accessible to all CWRU permit holders after normal business hours  (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m) and on weekends.

You must have a valid permit to utilize this privilege.

  • Surface Lot - 1A, 44 & 47
  • Garage Structure 29, 46, 53 & 55 (lower level only)

Garages 55 and 46 require a valid Case ID card. S-53 & S-29 require a separate access card. This card requires a $10 deposit. The last time you can enter any after-hours parking lot/garage is 3 a.m., but unless you’re a resident student or working on campus you are forbidden to park overnight. To replace a lost gate card, you will need to pay a fee $25. You will also lose your $10 deposit for the missing card.

After hours parking is not guaranteed in any of the lots or structures if spaces are used by assigned permit holders or if parking arrangements have been made for special events.

Parking permit prices are prorated on a weekly basis.  

Residential (RC) Permits

If you are a resident student who parks in lot S-46, you MUST park on the third level or higher at all times. If you park in the lower levels, you will be subjected to receiving a violation.

Confirmation Permits

Confirmation permits are temporary permits that one may print out after the online purchase of a permit. The confirmation permit is to be placed face up on the dashboard of your vehicle to allow temporary access to the parking structure to which your permit dictates. The confirmation permit is for valid for five (5) calendar days only. Once your hang tag is received, the confirmation permit should be discarded and the permanent hang tag placed on the rearview mirror of your vehicle.

Vehicle Registration

To purchase a permit you must provide the vehicle’s make, model, color, and license plate info. You can update your information online and then send an email to parking@case.edu for updated access.

Violations & Penalties

Violations will be issued to CWRU and Service Vehicles parked in areas other than those specifically designated for them. They will not be waived or voided.
 Companies whose employees duplicate or falsify permits will automatically lose all parking privileges. New permits will not be issued until the beginning of the next fiscal year.
 Service Vehicle permit holders using Service Vehicle spaces as regularly assigned parking spaces will be subject to violations and their permits may be revoked.

Parking Violations

Outstanding parking citations, within the joint parking systems (CWRU, UHC, UCI), must be paid to purchase parking permits.

 

Faculty/Staff Parking

Faculty and staff are eligible for the parking lot of their choice, based on availability. Permits are limited to one per person and must be picked up in person from Access Service.

  • To change lots get on a waiting list. When your name tops the list you will receive an email. You have three business days to claim the permit or the spot will be offered to the next person. You can only be on one waiting list at a time.

  • Full time - Those working 21 or more hours per week receive full-time permits. Part-time - Those working 20 hours or fewer per week receive part-time permits, which cost less.

  • Faculty and staff may pay through monthly payroll deductions OR in person at the Access Services office.

  • Those who purchase permits through payroll deduction receive self-renewing hangtags. Changes in rate or policy/procedure are updated in late May on the Access Services website.

  • Those who use cash to purchase an annual permit face a June 30 expiration. They are responsible for renewing their permit for the next fiscal year.

  • Employees are not allowed to park overnight unless they are working on campus.

Commuter and Resident Students

Parking permits for undergraduate students are available online.  

To renew a fall/spring permit, students must go online any time after receiving an email from parking@case.edu.  Renewal is available until grades are in due in fall according to academic calendar or two days after commencement for the spring semester.

Failure to renew by the cutoff date -- usually the end of the semester -- will result in forfeiting the space. A canceled permit cannot be renewed and may result in a refund. Students may then get in the system to request a new space.

Permits not renewed will be available to others during the first-come, first-served period. First-come, first-served begin online at 12:01 a.m., June 6 , and at 9 a.m. that morning at the Access Services office.

If you do not have a parking permit or plan to change parking locations, you may purchase a permit online beginning at 12:01 a.m., June 6 or at 9 a.m. at the Access Services office.  Permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. When a lot is full, “SOLD OUT” will appear on the screen.

Students living in a residence hall must purchase an RC permit (examples: 04RC, 05RC, 46RC, 57RC)to be able to park overnight. Those with a 46RC permit must park on the 3rd level and above.

The following lots are available for undergraduate students on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lot Number Lot Location
Lot 5 Surface (residents) bottom of hill by Fribley Commons
Lot 57 Surface (residents) top of the hill
Lot 47 Surface (commuters)
Lot 46 (NRV) Northside garage (commuters and residence)

A student waiting list is available upon request. This list dissolves every May. When your name comes up on the waiting list you receive an email to your CWRU email address. You then have three business days to respond or the spot will be offered to the next person on the list.

Permit Payment

Undergraduate students have two options to pay:

  1. Use a credit card (Discover, MasterCard or VISA) online or at Access Services

  2. Pay with cash, check, credit card at Access Services

How to Obtain Your Parking Permit

When students request permits for pick up they will be available five days before start date. Parking permits that are requested by mail will be sent ten days before the permit starts.  Permits will not be mailed to University buildings.

Permit Start and End Dates

You have to choose the start date that is available that best fits your needs. All student permits are sold until the end of the semester your choice would either be the end of fall or spring.

Fall permits expire at midnight the day grades are due according to the academic calendar

Spring permits expire at midnight two days after commencement.

Graduate & Professional Students Parking Information

Parking permits for graduate students and professional students are available online purchase by visiting this page. A CWRU Network ID and password are required to gain access to online registration for a parking permit.

To renew a fall/spring permit, go online anytime after you receive a renewal email from parking@case.edu and until grades are in due in fall according to academic calendar or two days after commencement for the spring semester.

If you cancel your parking permit during the renewal period, you lose the privilege of renewing for the fall semester. You will be refunded for the permit.

All permits not renewed by end of the renewal period will be available for sale to others during the first-come, first-served sale period. Students who do not have a parking permit or plan to change parking locations may purchase these or new permit at that time. Purchasing begins online at 12:01 a.m., June 6, and in person at 9 a.m. the next business day at Access Services.

When spaces are unavailable, “SOLD OUT” will appear on the permit selection screen.

The following lots are available for graduate and professional students on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lot Number Lot Location
Lot 53 (Veale) Southside garage
Lot 44 Southside surface
Lot 46 (NRV) Northside garage
Lot 29 Campus Center/Severance garage

A student waiting list is available upon request. This list dissolves every May. When your name comes up on the waiting list you receive an email to your CWRU email address. You then have three business days to respond or the spot will be offered to the next person on the list.

Permit Payment

Graduate students have several options when it comes to payment:

  1. Pay with a credit card (Discover, MasterCard or VISA) online or at Access Services
  2. Monthly payment option
  3. Pay cash, check, credit card at Access Services

Parking permits for students have two expiration dates (end of fall or spring semester).

These structures require an after-hours gate card access.

  • S-53 and S-29. There is a $10 deposit for the card. The last time to enter these lots is 3 a.m.

After hours parking is not guaranteed in any of the lots or structures if spaces are used by assigned permit holders or if parking arrangements have been made for special events.

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How to Obtain Your Parking Permit

When students request permits for pick up they will be available five days before start date.  

Parking permits that are requested by mail will be sent ten days before the permit starts.  Permits will not be mailed to University buildings.

Permit Start and End Dates

Graduate students have to choose the start date that is available that best fits your needs. All student permits are sold until the end of the semester your choice would either be the end of fall or spring.

Fall permits expire at midnight the day, according to the academic calendar, that grades are due. Spring permits expire at midnight two days after commencement.

Contractor Service & Vehicle Permits

All contractor vehicles—except heavy types of machinery, such as cranes, dump trucks, and front-end loaders—need a current parking permit.

Parking requests for outside contractors must be requested by a CWRU project manager or coordinator.  If a project has one main contractor working with sub-contractors, parking requests must still come through the CWRU campus contact.

Long-Term Contractors

Outside contractors who perform on-going services, such as food service and custodial contractors, are eligible for individual parking permits.

Short-Term Contractors

Short-term contractors working on CWRU projects must obtain parking permits for remote lots or get special permits to park close to their project. These require approval from the University project manager overseeing their project. All University contract specifications require that contractors agree to pay for on-campus parking as a term of the contract.

It may be an impossible park near a job site, though a minimum of 10 days advance notice may make a difference. Each contractor vehicle must have its own permit.

Service Vehicles

Some long-term service contractors must have campus-wide access. University Project managers handling these services must authorize permits for designated Service Vehicle Areas. They generally used for fewer than two hours and not as permanent permits. Contractors who need parking longer-term parking arrangements are eligible for short-term permits. Service Vehicle Permits used as permanent parking permits are subject to a violation and may be revoked. These permits do not authorize parking in fire lanes or guarantee that space will be available.

University Vehicles

University vehicles (those displaying the CWRU logo) are authorized to park in areas designated specifically for CWRU or Service Vehicles.

The following restrictions apply:

  1. If spaces near the work site are filled, drivers must go to the closest available service vehicle area.

  2. Although some leeway is granted after hours when departments may park University vehicles in designated spaces near their central locations, they must move during regular business hours or be ticketed

  3. Vehicles blocking access to buildings and walkways or parking in fire lanes and other restricted areas will be ticketed and/or towed.

  4. University vehicles and those displaying the service vehicle permit parked in actual permit spaces will be ticketed.

  5. Vehicles without proper identification will be ticketed.

Emeritus Faculty

Please see the Emeritus Information Page.

Part-time Student Permits

Permits are available to students registered for fewer than 12 hours at the undergraduate level or fewer than 9 hours at the graduate level. Students who are registered for courses numbered 651 or 701 are considered full-time for parking purposes. Part-time students employed by University Circle institutions must purchase full-time permits.

  • Medical Students (in Rotation) Third- and fourth-year students doing rotations at University Hospitals may purchase monthly permits. Payment is made by cash, check or credit and refunds are unavailable.

  • Executive MBA + Professional Fellows Program students can purchase special permits in S-54 for class days.

  • Weekend Guest Permits are available to students in residence halls. Permits are valid from 4:30 p.m., Friday, to 7:30 a.m., Monday, of the specified weekend. These permits are good for Lots 44 and 46. They must be purchased at Access Services.

Other Permit Types

  • Motorcycle Permits must be displayed. Parking is restricted to designated locations.

  • Summer Permits are available to faculty and staff. Students who buy Fall parking, but need summer, can buy permits in some lots by week or season. Summer permits are ineligible for refund.

  • Outside Agencies and Organizations Permits. People who live in University housing, and work elsewhere, may buy permits. They may be assigned to lots near the residence when space is available and the waiting list contains no faculty, staff or students.

Visitor Parking

Visitors can park in the following lots unless they’ve made other arrangements. The University may restrict parking during special events and University activities. Lots include:

  • 29 (Severance Garage), 11001 Euclid Avenue

  • 53 (Veale),  2158 Adelbert Road

  • 55 (Health Science Garage), 2242 Circle Drive

Summer Parking Permit Info

Please see the Summer Parking Information Page for details. 

If you have any questions, call Access Services at 216.368.2273 or email us at parking@case.edu.

Weekend Permits

Having a visitor drive in for the weekend? Come on over to Access Services to get a weekend parking permit for them!

Weekend parking permits are valid Friday at 4:30 pm through Monday at 7 am and can be acquired for parking lots 4, 44, 46, 47, or 57.

If the CWRU Student has an active permit, then they may receive three (3) weekend permits free of charge per academic year. Any weekend permit acquired after the free ones are $20 each.

If the CWRU Student does not have an active permit, then the weekend permits are $20 in unlimited quantity.

These permits cannot be purchased over the phone or online. Times and days of the permit are not subject to negotiation.

Access Services cannot issue any weekend permit before the Thursday that the permit is set to be active. The CWRU Student must be present at the time of purchase, but the guest does not need to be. If the parking lot of choice required access (5, 46, and 57), the access will go on the CWRU Student ID card.

Employees who live on campus are also eligible to purchase these permits.