Parking Bans

The University strongly recommends that employees use public transportation during any weather conditions which may increase driving risks, particularly snowy or icy roads.

Where to Park During a Ban

When a City of Providence parking ban is in effect, community members who bring a car to campus and who have not paid for a parking pass for a University lot or have a parking pass for the on-street leased parking may report to one overflow parking lot: Lot 2, located off Hope Street:

They may also pay for daily parking at the Power Street Garage, if available:

Other Lots

Vehicles parked in any other University lot without a visible parking permit will be subject to being ticketed and/or towed. Space is limited and unpredictable factors such as weather conditions and the total number of employees desiring off-street parking make it impossible to guarantee parking availability.

The Transportation Office may lift gate arms due to icy or cold weather conditions or equipment mechanics. Please note that if a gate arm is left open, this does not mean the lot is open to anyone other than assigned parking patrons. Parking policies will be strictly enforced.