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Parking Permits & Student IDs

Parking and ID is located on the first floor of the Student Center, adjacent to the Dean of Students Office. The center serves as an information hub and welcome center for students, colleagues and visitors to the Student Center.

Services:

ID cards for students, faculty and staff

Students

The Parking and ID Office provides identification cards/validations for students. To obtain a UDM ID card students must present a picture ID (driver's license, state ID card) and class schedule printout for the current term. ID cards must be validated each term that the student is enrolled. To validate an ID card students must present a class schedule printout for the current term.

UDM ID cards are not only student identification. They also allow students to check out books from the UDM library, game equipment in the Student Center gamesroom, purchase Theatre Company tickets at the student rate and attend UDM home athletic events for free. UDM ID cards can also contain a student's meal plan/flex balance information for resident students on a board plan.

If a student ID is lost, check with the Parking and ID Office to see if it has been turned in. There is a $20 charge for a replacement ID card, which will be billed to the student's account.

Faculty/Staff

The Parking and ID Office provides identification cards/validations for faculty and staff. New employees of the University of Detroit Mercy must present a picture ID (driver's license, state ID card) and a letter of hire from their department to obtain an ID card. If you are an employee and a student at the University you will only be issued an employee ID card.

UDM ID cards are not only employee identification. They also allow employees to check out books from the UDM library, game equipment in the Student Union gamesroom, purchase tickets for Theatre Company productions and UDM home athletic events at the employee rate.

If an employee ID is lost, check with the Parking and ID Office to see if it has been turned in. To replace an employee ID card, the employee must pay a $15 charge at the Student Accounting Office and bring the receipt to the Parking and ID Office.

Parking permits and traffic regulations for students, faculty, staff and visitors

Vehicle Registration

Obtaining a parking permit

Students

New students shall register their vehicle at the Parking & ID Office within the first ten business days of the semester for which they are enrolled. The hanging permit is transferable to all vehicles driven by you. If you are found in possession of a faculty/staff parking permit you are subject to possible student code of conduct violations.

A completed registration form is required when registering. The following documents must be presented:

  1. Current state vehicle registration
  2. Driver's license
  3. Printout of your class schedule for the current term

Faculty/Staff

University employees purchase parking permits via payroll deduction ($1.75 per pay full-time, $.87 per pay part-time). Paying this fee does not guarantee finding a parking spot when and where you want to park. The hanging permit is transferable to all vehicles driven by you.

A completed registration form is required when registering.The following documents must be presented:

  1. Current state vehicle registration
  2. Driver's license
  3. Employee ID or letter of hire from your department (new employees)

Permit location

  1. Permits must be visible from outside the vehicle.
  2. Daily permits shall be placed inside on the driver's side of the windshield.
  3. Hanging permits should be hung from the rear view mirror inside the driver's compartment only while parked. Remove the permit before driving as it can be cause for an "obstructed view" moving violation.
  4. The University is not responsible for any damage that occurs (e.g. exposure to the sun) to a permit left hanging in a vehicle while not parked on University property. 

Parking regulations

  1. All motor vehicles must be operated and equipped in accordance with the provision of the traffic laws as written in the Michigan Penal Code and Ordinance of the City of Detroit.
  2. Vehicles shall be permitted to park in designated parking areas only.
  3. All vehicles will observe the posted speed limits and will come to a full stop at all stop signs and crosswalks. In the absence of posted speed limit, the speed shall not exceed fifteen (15) miles per hour.
  4. All motor vehicle accidents on campus should be reported immediately to the Public Safety Department for investigation.
  5. Owners of motor vehicles are requested to remove vehicles from campus during vacation periods unless their vehicle is properly registered, and displaying a current permit. Otherwise the vehicle may be towed at the owner's expense.
  6. Loading and unloading zones and driveways are restricted to vehicles that have loading and unloading permits, maintenance vehicles and emergency vehicles.

(updated 6/09)