Parking Validations & Event Parking at UVU

Parking validation codes

The parking garage, McKay meter lot, Lakeside 1 (L1) visitor pay lot, and the Mountainside 26 (M26) visitor pay lot all accept validation codes as a form of payment, in addition to cash or credit cards. Departments must purchase validation codes for guest parking at least 48 hours in advance of any event or campus visit by contacting Parking Services at

Validation codes are priced at the same rate as the hourly parking in the lots:
$1 per hour or $10 for the full day.

Parking Services will need the date range for the code to be valid

  • The date range for the code to be valid
  • The number of codes needed
  • The banner index for the department purchasing the codes
Interior of the parking garage

Event parking procedures

Parking should be considered at the beginning of the event planning process. Community events on campus should be planned in a manner that reduces the impact on student parking. Event parking in student and employee lots is free of charge on Saturdays and Sundays (visitor pay lots and the parking garage require payment between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. seven days a week). Events that fall within these “free of charge” time frames will not incur charges from Parking Services for parking needs at their events (charges for traffic control, if required, may be incurred). We highly recommend that event hosts attempt to plan community events on weekends whenever possible to allow UVU students ample parking to attend classes during the week. Any vehicle parked at UVU on a weekday must have a valid student or employee permit, or be parked in a visitor pay lot.

Event vehicle parking on campus

If your event will require vehicle parking on campus on a regular school day at UVU, the following procedures must be followed for the event:

  • Any event that requires specific parking arrangements on campus must be coordinated with Parking Services at least 15 business days prior to the event. Event hosts that do not arrange with Parking Services before this 15-day window may be subject to a late fee. Parking Services is not responsible for any inaccurate parking information given to attendees. Please note that all parking arrangements should be made with Parking Services prior to sending flyers, emails, notices, bulletins, etc. to event attendees.
  • Event hosts are generally asked to utilize the parking garage and visitor pay lots for their event parking when the event will occur on a weekday. Regular rates apply. Departments can decide whether they want each attendee to pay at the pay stations, or the department can purchase validation codes for their guests. The hosting department is responsible for communicating the validation codes to attendees prior to the event date, as well as securing the codes. There are no refunds on validation codes. If you need validation codes, contact Parking Services at or 801-863-8188. Please allow two business days for the codes to be created and returned to you.
  • Events that are determined to be larger than our visitor parking facilities can accommodate (there are roughly 600 visitor stalls on campus) need to make special arrangements with Parking Services at or 801-863-8188. In the case of very large events, Parking Services will determine the need and procedure for the event’s parking logistics. When an event requires parking outside of our pay lots, a fee per lot of $500 a day will be assessed to the hosting department or entity for use of these lots. Very large events may also require the payment of traffic control charges, which are determined on a case-by-case basis through Parking Services and campus police. There is no free event parking available on campus while school is in session. 

Buses on campus:

Buses are not allowed to park on UVU campus. When buses are used to bring guests to an event, the bus may come on campus to drop-off and pick up guests only. Off-site bus parking arrangements can be made during the event planning process with Parking Services..

The purposes for these procedures are:

  1. Ensure parking for events is safe, adequate, and properly communicated to attendees ahead of time
  2. Protect valuable parking space for UVU students

Directions to the Parking Offices in the Facilities Complex building

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 7am - 5pm
Phone: (801) 863-8188

Address: 936 South 400 West, Orem, UT 84058


Front of the UVU Facilities Complex building, Parking Services inside