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There are many great ways to get to McMaster campus! From walking to busing, biking to driving, McMaster has tons of great options. If you are unsure of which mode of transportation suits you best, take a look at our sustainable mobility options!

Important Updates

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2024 Student Parking Update

Returning Students (Lot M Permit Holders 2024/2025):

  • Permit sales start on July 15, 2024.
  • Previous transponders can be reactivated for Fall 2024; no need to purchase a new one.

New Students or Non-Previous Permit Holders (2024/2025):

  • Lot M permits will be available starting July 15, 2024.
  • The monthly cost is $55, with an additional one-time fee of $55 for the transponder.
  • Transponders must be collected from the Parking Office in T32, Room 104, located on West Campus. If purchased online, it can be picked up from the campus store.
  • You can return your transponder after use to receive a $40 refund.

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New Location for Transponder and Employee Card Pick-Up

Starting Monday, June 3rd, all employees can pick up their cards and transponders from the campus store. Pick-up will be available during regular business hours, Monday to Friday. Make sure to stop by the store to collect your new card and transponder at your convenience.

For further information regarding employee cards, please email or visit Campus Safety Services.

Motorcycle Permits are waitlisted

Motorcycle permits are now wait listed. Please contact us at to add your name to the wait list.

Lot M Waitlist

Lot M Permits have now gone into wait list. Please login to your parking account and put your name on the wait list under West Campus Lot M. Please do not put your name on any other wait lists if you are a student because you will be removed.

Waitlists Are Now Open

Wait lists are now open for all STAFF to enter. Please login to your parking account to add yourselves to the Waitlist.

Parking Office Moved Back

As of June 19, 2023 we have relocated our Office back to building T32 located near Lots N and P.

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For more News and Important Updates, explore the News Page.

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Parking Services Employee(s) of the Month

We’re excited to shine a spotlight on Kiara Rahm and Behzad Janjua, our incredible Employees of the Month!

Kiara, who is heading into her fourth year in Honours Life Sciences, and Behzad, heading into his second-year of Software Engineering, have been doing amazing work with us this summer at the McMaster Office of Parking Services. Their passion and creativity have been key in making our website more accessible and easier to navigate. But that’s not all—they’re also helping us drive sustainability initiatives across campus.

Please join us in celebrating Kiara and Behzad for their outstanding efforts and dedication to making McMaster healthier, happier, and more sustainable!

Images (Left-Right): Kiara Rahm, Behzad Janjua

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Parking Services strives to provide our University Community and visitors, with safe and well maintained parking and transiting infrastructure. We are dedicated to courteous and helpful customer service through information resources, polite and knowledgeable staff, and convenient parking facilities. We encourage voluntary compliance.

We also encourage alternative means of transportation to preserve the environment. We have collaborative initiatives with the office of sustainability, such as go transit, and secure storage and bike locker rentals to meet storage needs for green transit users.