Some permit types & lots/garage have restrictions. Refer to the rules in HONK to determine if you are authorized to park.

Parking on campus is demarcated with colored signs, which are meant to serve only as general guides. It’s important to note that these signs should not be solely relied upon to determine if parking is allowed in a particular spot. The rules and allowances for each permit type, as well as specific lot and garage restrictions, can differ. Please refer to the detailed rules within the HONK system to ascertain if you are authorized to park in a given are an effort to ensure the safety of the University of Southern Maine campus communities and guests, it is necessary to establish guidelines, rules, and regulations for parking, motor vehicles, and pedestrians. These regulations are routinely enforced.

Garage 2 Portland Commons requires all EV users to be plugged in and charging while parked.

Motorcycles should park in designated spaces in Garage 1. Parking lots are available for Motorcycles if your permit allows parking in that lot.

A parking session must be started within 10 minutes of parking.

Parking and Pedestrian General Rules and Regulations

Some permit types & lots/garage have restrictions. Refer to the rules in HONK

Parking lots on the Portland and Gorham campuses have colored signs at the entrances. The following guide will help you identify which lots to drive towards. RULES DIFFER BY LOT ACCORDING TO PERMIT.

  • Blue signs: Employees. Visitors may not park until 3pm. Monday to Friday.
  • Red signs: Commuter Students.
  • Green signs: All gorham upper class residential, commuter students and employees. 
  • Green/white Striped signs: All resident freshman, resident, commuter students, and employees.
  • Garage 1 Abromson: Employees, Students, Visitors.
  • Garage 2 Portland Commons: Employees, Students.
    • Only Portland Residents 7pm-7am.
    • Visitors only 7am- 7pm.
  • Bus/Trailer: Lots P6, Science Bldg Circle, G13, G20.

Gorham Campus

Some permit types & lots/garage have restrictions. Refer to the rules in HONK. RULES DIFFER BY LOT ACCORDING TO PERMIT.

First Year Residential Student Parking
  • GS1 (Below Robie-Andrews Hall, along School Street)
  • GS2 (Next to McLellan House & ROTC)    
  • G12a (Lower Lot behind Philippi Hall)
  • G13 A, B & C (by soccer field)  
  • G14 (Behind Dickey Wood towers)
Gorham Upper Class Residential Student Parking
  • G2B (In front of Upperclass Hall)
  • G7 (Behind Woodward)
  • G11 (Behind Upton-Hastings)   
  • G12 (Behind Phillippi Hall)  
  • G1 (Old Admissions Office along Husky Drive)
  • GC2 (19 College Ave)
  • G20 (By Public Safety)
Commuter Student Parking
  • G2A (The Water Tower Lot)
  • G4 (Lower lot outside Bailey Hall)
  • G16 (All 3 levels in front of Gym)
  • G17 (Behind John Mitchell Building)
  • G19 (In front of John Mitchell Building)
Visitor Parking
  • Visitors may park but must start a payment session. Overnight parking authorized for one night only. G10 no parking allowed. We ask that you read the rules of each lot in the app/ONLINE to prevent a citation. No parking in G7 & G11 between 7pm-7am. No parking in Staff/Faculty lots until 3pm. Monday to Friday. Visitors parking is subject to change. Parking is purchased via a mobile payment app. You will not be able to book parking if restricted.
Employee Parking
  • G1 (Old Admissions Office along Husky Drive)
  • GC2 (Next to 19 College Ave)
  • G3 (Outside Bailey Hall)
  • GC3 (Next to 51 College Ave)
  • G6 (Front of Corthell Hall)
  • G8 (Behind Russell Hall)  
  • G15 (Next to Anderson Hall)

Portland Campus

Some permit types & lots/garage have restrictions. Refer to the rules in HONK. RULES DIFFER BY LOT ACCORDING TO PERMIT.

Employee Parking
  • Parking Garage 1 Abromson
    • Overnight authorized for 1 night – must contact Parking Services.
  • Parking Garage 2 Portland Commons
    • no parking 7pm-7am
  • P1 (Next to Luther Bonney)
  • P9 (In front of Sullivan Gym)
  • P10 (Next to Payson Smith)
  • P6 (Next to Old Law Building)
  • No parking in P8.
  • Reserved parking only behind Glickman.
Student Parking
  • Parking Garage 1 Abromson
  • Parking Garage 2 Portland Commons
    • Portland Resident Only 7pm-7am.
  • P6 (Next to Old Law Building)
  • No parking allowed in P8 or behind Glickman Library.
Visitor
  • Parking Garage 1 Abromson
    • Overnight Parking authorized for one night only and must start a payment session.
  • Parking Garage 2 Portland Commons
    • Only 7am – 7pm.
  • P6 (Next to Old Law Building)
    • Overnight Parking authorized for one night only and must start a payment session.
    • No parking allowed in P8 or behind Glickman Library.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
  • Parking Garage 1 Abromson
    • Overnight Parking authorized for one night only and must start a payment session.
  • P6 (Next to Old Law Building)
  • No parking allowed in P8 or behind Glickman Library.

Bus/Trailer parking in lots P6, G13,G20.

Portland campus – visitors and guests can use the Parking Garage 1 Abromson located on Bedford Street and lot P6 off of Deering Ave. No parking allowed behind Glickman Library & P8. Parking Garage 2 Portland Commons may be used only if using EV charging between the hours of 7am-7pm.

Gorham Campus – visitors and guests may park in any lot except for G10. Restrictions do apply and we ask you read the rules of each lot. No parking in G7, G11, G12 between the hours of 11pm-7am.

Overnight guests, event attendees, and other visitors to the Gorham and Portland campuses must pay pay for parking.

Parking on the Lewiston campus does not require a permit/payment for visitors.

Parking permits from any University of Maine System school are permitted to park but must start a payment session. You may request to receive a validation from the department you are visiting. Permit option is available.

Pedestrians should use crosswalks and sidewalks for their own safety. Pedestrians are prohibited from walking into traffic and/or obstructing traffic; this includes walking in the entry and exit lanes of the parking garage.

Public Safety offers on-campus safety escort services at any hour. To use this service please contact Public Safety at (207) 780-5211. A uniformed Public Safety officer driving a marked vehicle will pick you up at your present location and bring you to a different on-campus location such as your residence hall or to your vehicle.

Vehicle and Motorcycle cannot be parked on campus at the same time. Must have valid license plates. Residents & all parking patrons are restricted to one vehicle on campus. Visitors should abide by lot rules & pay the hourly rate. Motorcycle parking if parked in Garage 1 are in designated spaces only.

Permit holders are only allowed 1 vehicle on campus at a time. This includes Motorcycles. Up to 10 vehicles may be added under your permit. Ensure the plate # is active.

For UMS System & Staff/Faculty reciprocal parking: Prior to your campus visit, please email your vehicle’s license plate number to usmparkingservices@maine.edu. Or scan the UMS QR code within 10 minutes of arrival at the Portland Parking office window. You can reach out between 9am and 10:30pm, from Monday to Friday.

Permit holders may only park short term (1 night) on the Portland campus. Long term parking (1+ nights) may park on the Gorham campus in G13. Pre authorization by Parking Services is required or a citation may result. Not all permits allow overnight privileges.

No Staff/Faculty/Commuter Student Overnight Parking unless authorized by Parking Services prior to parking.

When parking on campus the vehicle is allowed 10 minutes to start a parking session either by paying, validation, or a permit.

When parking in any campus lot or garage, a 10-minute grace period is provided. However, loading/unloading zones are available on each campus. If a vehicle seems to be parked in these zones rather than actively loading or unloading, it might be subjected to a citation.

Vehicles that extend beyond their designated parking space can pose a hazard and inconvenience to other drivers. Parking spaces are designed with specific dimensions to ensure the safe and efficient flow of traffic within the garage. When a vehicle crosses over the lines or protrudes into drive lanes, it can obstruct the flow of traffic, increase the risk of accidents, and make it difficult for other vehicles to park or maneuver around them.

To accommodate larger vehicles, parking areas such as P6, G20, G13, or the rooftop of the garages should be utilized. These areas may have larger spaces, fewer obstructions, or be designated specifically for oversized vehicles. If the vehicle exceeds that of 1 space the bus/trailer rates should be purchased.

Moreover, clearance bars are installed in garages to indicate the maximum height of vehicles that can safely enter and navigate the facility. If a vehicle is taller than the indicated height, there’s a risk of it hitting overhead structures, pipes, or lights, causing damage to both the vehicle and the infrastructure of the garage. Therefore, any vehicle exceeding the height indicated by the clearance bars should not park in the garages. Instead, they should find alternative parking solutions or areas that can accommodate their size and height.

Drivers of oversized or tall vehicles are encouraged to be mindful of these guidelines to ensure the safety and convenience of all patrons using the facility.

A vehicle that fits the dimension of the striped space may park.

To be posted.