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Permit Parking


*** Important Notice ***

For the health and safety of our campus community, Parking Service Counter inside the Cougar Campus Store will be closed for all in-person sales and services starting Wednesday, March 25, 2020. For ALL inquiries, please contact us by email at and they will be answered in the order they are received. Thank you for your understanding during this unprecedented time and we apologize for any inconvenience.

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Parking Permit Reimbursements Information:

Effective April 1, credits for parking fees will be deposited into parking accounts until students, staff and faculty are able to return to campus.

For students, credits can be used in the Fall Semester and will guarantee their current parking lot. Students returning to MRU for the upcoming semester will not need to sign up for parking in July 2020. 

For employees, payroll deductions for parking permits will stop until normal operations resume. For those who paid for the full year, a prorated credit will be offered for future use.

Employees can also redirect parking payroll deductions or refunds to bursaries for students feeling financial hardship right now. Please email for more information. 

Students and staff who are not returning to MRU in the Fall should contact to request a refund.  Please include your full name, MRU ID number, and a contact phone number in your email.  We will reply and contact you as soon as we can.

At this time, if you have to come to campus for any reason, you will not be charged to park.  All surface lots and the East Gate Parkade are open and free-of-charge. The parkade under the Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning is now closed and the parkade under the Riddell Library and Learning Centre is open for those with access.

For any other questions, please contact
Visit the Parking FAQ for more information
Key Dates for 2019-2020 Permit Sales

Parking permits may be purchased online or from the Parking Service Counter (H100 - Inside the Cougar Campus Store).
Valid photo ID is required (MRU ID Card, Driver's License or Passport).

Spring 2020 Semester Permits go on sale at 8:30 a.m.
Jun 15, 2019
Summer 2020 Semester Permits go on sale at 8:30 a.m.
Jul 6, 2020
Fall 2020 Semester Permits go on sale ONLINE at 8:30 a.m.
Nov 2, 2020
Winter 2020 Semester Permits go on sale ONLINE at 8:30 a.m.
Wait lists: Please note: Wait list offers will ONLY be sent to email accounts. Please check often to avoid offer expiration.

2019-2020 Permit Rates and Availability (Effective July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020)

Employees and students are eligible to purchase available permits at the following rates:

Permit Location Price Status
RMCCL Parkade - Annual 2019/2020 -
Staff Only (12 months)
$1665 N/A
Riddell Library Parkade -
Annual 2019/2020 (12 months)
$1665 N/A
East Gate Parkade - Fall and Winter 2019/2020 $930 N/A
East Gate Parkade - Fall 2019 $465 N/A
East Gate Parkade - Winter 2020 $465 N/A
East Gate Parkade - Spring 2020
$232.50 TBA
East Gate Parkade - Carpool Fall 2019 $465 N/A
East Gate Parkade - Carpool Winter 2020 $465 N/A
East Gate Parkade - Annual 2019/2020
(12 months)
$1395 N/A
Gated Lot 2 - Annual 2019/2020
(12 months)
$1263 N/A
Gated Lot 3 - Annual 2019/2020
(12 months)
$1263 N/A
Gated Lot 5 - Annual 2019/2020
(12 months)
$1263 N/A
Permit Lot* - Annual 2019/2020
(12 months)
$1131 N/A
Permit Lot* - Fall and Winter 2019/2020 $754 N/A
Permit Lot* - Fall 2019 $377 N/A
Permit Lot* - Winter 2020 $377 N/A
Permit Lot* - Spring 2020
$188.50 TBA
Permit Lot* - Summer 2020
Lot 6 Carpool*** - Fall 2019 $377 N/A
Lot 6 Carpool*** - Winter 2020 $377 N/A
LOT B ONLY - Winter 2020 $377 N/A
Evening/Weekend** $33.25 per month Available Now
Motorcycle Permit (Gated Lot 3 and Permit Lot 8) $40 per month Available Now

*Permit Lots are lots 1, 4, 6, 6A, 8 and 9.

** Evening Hours are Monday to Friday from 4pm to 9am the following day, all day Saturday and Sunday. Evening/Weekend permits are available to employees, students, and the general public (MRU Recreation users, Conservatory patrons, etc.)

***Carpool permits are available at the Parking Office only. Lot 6 Carpool stalls are located in Lot 6 only. East Gate Parkade Carpool stalls are marked and located in level P1 and P2 only. All members of the carpool must be present to purchase the permit. Please review the carpool program guidelines to ensure your eligibility.


Accessible permits
Purchase of an accessible permit requires valid photo ID and Alberta Registration Certificate for your Disabled Placard. For a short term accessible permit, please bring valid photo ID and a doctor's note indicating the reason and the length of time for which the permit is required.

Motorcycle Permits
Motorcycle parking is available for $40 per month. They are located at the entrance of Gated Lot 3 and Permit Lot 8. These are designated areas for motorcycle. Please refer to lot signs for exact location or contact the parking office for details.

Flex passes
Flex passes are available to MRU employees ONLY. Each pass is valid for one day and can be used in Permit Lots 1, 4, 6, 6A, 8 and 9 only. Flex passes are sold in packs of 10 for $87.50.

Display of permits

Permits Placard must be hung from the rear view mirror and visible from the outside of the vehicle. Any permit unable to be displayed on rear view mirror must be placed on the dashboard.

Refunds and exchanges
Refunds can only be processed in-person at the parking service counter inside the Cougar Campus Store (H100). Please have your valid photo ID, parking permit placard, access card, and a form of payment card (credit or debit card). Refunds will not be given once the permits reach the last month of validity. For further information, please contact the Parking Office.

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