Transition highlights

  • May 20: HonkMobile app remains in place for all forms of parking payments and permits through June 30*
  • New walk-up paystations installed but not yet ready for use
  • June 21*: New parking permits available to purchase through ParkEngage
  • Parking rates remain the same
  • June 30: All current HONK permits expire
  • HonkMobile contract expires
  • July 1*: New ParkEngage signage (with new QR codes) available on Gorham and Portland campuses
  • Parking rates change
  • New text-to-pay option
  • New walk-up paystations ready to use on Gorham and Portland campuses
  • Validate parking using ParkEngage
  • Parking Revenue Recovery Services (which is under review) remains in place for parking lot cameras and fines
  • Lewiston-Auburn campus parking remains free of charge

Purchase your new parking permit

Please choose the icon that best describes you to learn about specific parking rates.

  • Commuter students
  • Gorham residential students & RAs
  • Portland Commons residents & RAs:
    • USM students
    • SMCC students
    • Maine Law students
  • All faculty
  • All staff
  • Resident Directors
  • Coaches
  • Graduate Assistants
  • Interns (non-USM students)
  • UMS employees who work at USM
  • UMS employees visiting from other institutions
  • Sodexo employees
  • Contractors
  • Service and on-call providers
  • Photographers
  • Account representatives
  • Members of the media
  • Online students
  • Prospective students
  • OLLI students
  • Maine Law commuters
  • UMS employees
  • Department guests
  • Event attendees
  • General public
  • USM alumni
  • USM retirees

We know the transition from HonkMobile to ParkEngage is complex, and we want to make it as easy to navigate as possible. We believe ParkEngage will provide a better and more user-friendly experience for everyone.

2024 implementation schedule

The full ParkEngage system, which will replace all HONK signage and systems, is expected to be operational by July 1*. Starting July 1, we will no longer accept payment, validations, and permits via HonkMobile.

Parking updatesParkEngage datesHONK dates
New permits (all types)Available June 21*Unavailable July 1
Validation codesAvailable July 1*Expire June 30
Current HONK permitsExpire June 30
Walk-up paystationsAvailable July 1*
New signage & QR codesStart July 1*Expire June 30
Text-to-pay option (QR code alternative)Available July 1*
30-minute grace period for Portland campusOngoingOngoing
60-minute grace period for Gorham campusStarts July 1*
Payment at exitStarts July 1*
Pay once, park in any designated campus lotStarts July 1*
Make sure to read the FAQs for more details.

Do you have questions about the transition process? We’re happy to help!

* Target launch dates are subject to change during the transition from HonkMobile to the ParkEngage system. Unless otherwise noted, all dates on this page are in 2024.