Departments or individuals scheduling events which will attract visitors needing parking arrangements should coordinate the event with the Parking Office, x2023 or x2020. Non-Rice organizations wishing to submit a use request should contact the Executive Assistant in the office of the Vice President for Administration, x5206.

Gates that are open for athletic contests and other events are for the use of individuals parking for those events, as well as those contracted to park in the lot.


For current parking fees please refer to the Parking Registration section on our website under Parking Rates.

Parking refunds will only be given for unused future semesters, not the current semester. Permits are non-transferrable.


For details concerning visitor parking please review our website.


Alumni may purchase access cards allowing them access to all visitor lots after 5 PM on weekdays and any time on weekends. The card may be purchased in the Alumni Office, or through their website.

College Associates (who are not current Rice Students, Faculty or Staff) may register for parking that is equivalent to commuting student access.

Vendors and contractors should discuss parking arrangements with their Rice contact (the Rice person who hired them) to see what lot they will need to park in and, if authorized, how to get a hang tag from the Parking Registration Office.


If a lot is not currently available to purchase a permit, then visit the parking waitlist to add your name to the list.


Visitors who violate parking regulations and/or park anywhere other than designated visitor lots are subject to having their vehicle ticketed, booted or towed. Individuals, who park at Rice for non-Rice reasons, may be ticketed or towed without further notice. Citations must be paid at the Rice University Cashier’s Office or appealed through the Rice University Police Department.