Flex Pass

To encourage staff, faculty and students to take a sustainable mode of transportation, Security & Parking Services has introduced the Flex Pass- a ten visit reloadable parking pass. Flex Passes expire 12 months from the date of purchase, and can be used for many lots on campus. For the fair-weather cyclist or the potential walker who occasionally has off campus meetings, or for anyone who drives to campus nine times or less each month. The Flex Pass provides a more sustainable option for on-campus parking.

Where to Park:
All gated lots with the exception of Lot A, Lot B, Lot D and Underground Wilson.

$110 for 10 entry/exits


  • Flex passes will only be issued to full time staff, faculty or student of the University. Any external users, such as contractors and/ or consultants, must either apply for a commercial permit or pay the daily rate for parking in the visitor lot of their choice.
  • The applicant cannot possess another McMaster parking permit, with the exception of a carpool permit. If the applicant already has another permit at the time of application for a Flex Pass, they must surrender their existing permit in order to obtain a Flex Pass. If the applicant possesses a Main Campus permit and wants to try another sustainable mode of transportation while occasionally using a Flex Pass, then their permit may be put on hold for a minimum of one month to a maximum of twelve months.
  • Purchase and/or renewal of flex passes are limited to only 10 visits per month (every 30 days).
  • Part time employees, part time students and employees working at an offsite campus location are not eligible to purchase flex passes.

How to Purchase:
Attend the Parking Services office at any location (ET Clarke Centre or Campus Store in Gilmour Hall). Make payment by credit, debit, cheque, etc.