Event Parking Rate Increase for Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24)

  • All event rates will increase in FY2024. Full day event parking will increase from $10 to $14 and half day event parking will increase from $8 to $10.
  • The increase will take effect on July 1, 2023. The new rates were approved by the Chancellor and Board of Trustees (BOT).
  • Event parking rates last increased on July 1, 2018.
  • There is no increase in paid visitor parking rates in FY24. The rate remains $2 per hour.

Why do parking rates increase?

In addition to paying down the debt incurred from building parking garages, the costs for operating and maintaining a parking system with more 5,900 spaces, including 7 parking structures, 60 off-street lots, and other spaces across the campus, are significant. These costs increase over time due to inflation, and as parking assets age, maintaining becomes more expensive.
Why did rates increase by the amount they did this year?

DU is committed to supporting sustainability, as outlined in the University of Denver Sustainability Commitment. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, requires a holistic approach if we are to reach those objectives. Setting parking rates so that they encourage travel mode shift, away from single occupant vehicles, and to more sustainable modes such as transit, cycling, ride share, car sharing, and walking, supports the University in achieving its sustainability commitments. The new Residence Hall and Community Commons are being constructed on four existing parking lots. Besides reducing the physical inventory of parking spaces, those lots were highly utilized and generated significant revenue. The rate increases for this fiscal year will offset some of the lost revenue.

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Commuting Carbon Offset Program

The University of Denver has committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2030. Commuting to & from campus by the campus community contributes significant greenhouse gas emissions to the University’s carbon footprint.

The Green Commuter program will provide a carbon offset purchase option to all DU community members who wish to participate and help the University towards the goal of becoming completely carbon neutral by 2030.

Welcome to the 2022 Go-Tober Company Challenge!

By participating in the Go-Tober Challenge, you’re showing the Denver region that you care about reducing air pollution and improving the quality of life for everyone. Plus, businesses and individuals who participate in the challenge are eligible to win cool prizes! Review this guide to learn how to best support your employees in making eco-friendly choices for getting around, ultimately helping the Denver metro area get closer to meeting its air quality goals

Annual Bike Registration

Registering your bike assists in recovery in case of theft, and allows owners to be notified if there is a problem with the bike. Registration is free, but requires an annual update so we know that your bike is active on campus. Register at mobility/bicycling. If you have any questions please call us at 303-871-3210 or email

U-lock Enforcement Policy

We want to make you aware that beginning immediately the bicycle U-lock policy will be enforced regularly. This policy can be found on the Campus Safety website, Bicycle Security, and on the Parking and Mobility website, Bicycles . Remember, bicycles should not be locked to handrails, lampposts, or objects other than a bike rack.

As we realize that some of you may not have been aware of this policy we are giving you a grace period of one week to obtain a U-lock and properly secure your bicycle before Winter break. All bicycles left unsecured or improperly secured will be immobilized and/or impounded by the Parking and Mobility Services office.

Bicycles will only be released during our business hours. The Parking and Mobility office is open Monday – Friday from 8:30am until 4:30pm. We are closed all University holidays.



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