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Parking Procedures at Rhode Island College

Campus Parking Update

Please be advised that by State law, campus parking tickets are now $85 per violation. Campus Police will ticket violators for parking in unauthorized lots. Tickets will also be issued to vehicles that have no permit on their car.

If you have questions about parking procedures, contact the Campus Police secretary at (401) 456-9817.

Parking Map

Rhode Island College has partnered with iParq to institute specific parking procedures for the campus. This is a FREE service offered to our campus community. Under these new procedures, parking lots on campus have been assigned to specific groups of the campus community. Each is color coded differently. Only those vehicles whose colored permit matches the color coded parking lot signage will be allowed to park in that lot. All existing reserved and handicap spaces will remain the same.

Commuter Students (Gold) Parking available in lots B, E3, E6, F, H, I, J (lower two-thirds), T, and Y.
Resident Students (Green) Parking available in lot L. Parking also available in lot E3 (Recreation Center) after 5 PM.
Faculty/Staff, Adjunct Faculty, Part-Time Employees (Burgundy) Parking available in lots D, E1, E4, E5, E8, E9, E10, G, J (upper third), M, N, Q, R, S, U, V, and W. Parking also available in lot E3 (Recreation Center) after 5 PM.
Visitors All visitors MUST check in with Campus Police at Browne Hall to obtain a visitor parking tag. Visitors can park in ANY lot with an authorized visitor tag.
Open Parking (Grey) Parking lots A, C, E2, and K, as well as street parking, represent open parking which is available to all groups with the exception of resident students.

How to Obtain Your Parking Permit

  1. Before you log on to the parking permit web page, you will need to have the following information ready:
    • Your name, address, car make & model and license plate number.
    • You will also need your RIC Campus ID#. This is your confidential RIC Campus ID#; you should not share this number with anyone.
    Sample RIC ID Card
  2. Your campus ID # can be found in the top-left corner of your Campus Card (the number prefixed by ID#). If you do not have a campus card with an ID #, you can log in to MyRIC to obtain this information. Faculty/staff: Those who do not have access to MyRIC will receive a written notice with this information from Human Resources.
  3. Go to the iParq system at and enter your last name and Campus ID #. (You must enter all 7 digits including leading zeroes.) You will see you are pre-approved for the appropriate permit. In order to request your permit, you must create an account in the iParq system.
  4. Once you create an account, use the iParq system to submit your request for a parking permit. Your permit will be mailed to you. Until your permit arrives, you will need to print and display the temporary permit on the dashboard of your vehicle. If you do not have access to a computer/printer, a kiosk is available in the Campus Police office in Browne Hall to assist you.
  5. All students should register using their Live@RIC ( email address and resident students should use their RIC mailbox address so that the permit is delivered to the college. Faculty, staff, and commuters should use their home address for mailing purposes.

Additional Information

  • There is no longer parking on Dorm Lane due to fire safety regulations.
  • All are pre-approved for one parking permit. Faculty & staff: If you require an extra permit, you will need to request this through Campus Police.
  • Parking permits should be received through postal mail within 15 days of submission.
  • If your vehicle does not have a permit for any reason, you will need to notify Campus Police at (401) 456-8201.
  • For temporary disability access, students should request assistance from the Disability Services Center. Faculty and staff should speak with Maggie Sullivan in the Office of Human Resources.
  • No overnight parking is allowed except in parking lots L (for resident students only) and M (for police personnel only). If overnight parking is needed, students and faculty must first check with Campus Police.​
  • Any non-resident student staying overnight in a residence hall must obtain a visitor's tag at Campus Police located in Browne Hall.
  • Faculty and staff members who have bought new vehicles must bring their old permit back to Campus Police. A new one will be issued to you.
  • You will need to complete the entire registration process or error messages may appear. If you encounter problems, please begin the registration process again from the beginning.
  • Permits expire 7/31/2018.
  • Currently enrolled RIC students are able to request parking permits. However, if you are not currently enrolled, you cannot apply for a permit.
  • If you have just enrolled for the current semester, please wait for at least one business day before your account can be activated on the iParq Web site. Otherwise, you will not be able to find your record there.

For questions regarding this new system, please contact Campus Police at (401) 456-9817.​​​

Page last updated: August 10, 2017