Freshman Parking Waiver
Freshmen parking waivers
Students who would suffer an undue hardship under this policy can apply for a waiver. Waivers will be reviewed quarterly by the Freshman Parking Permit Waiver committee. Waivers are granted at an absolute minimum. Waiver requests must be approved prior to bringing the vehicle to campus.
Download the Freshman Parking Permit Waiver Request application form (PDF)
To submit a request for a waiver, complete the application and submit during the application window. Applications will only be accepted during the application window. The Committee may ask for documentation to support the request. A $100 application fee is also required. If the waiver is granted, the fee is credited to the parking permit purchased. If the waiver is denied, the fee is forfeited.
The committee will assess required documentation, space availability and level of hardship. Decisions of the committee are available one week after the application window closes. Decisions will be sent to each applicant by email.
Submit waiver application to:
Parking & Transportation Services
Attn: Review Committee for Frosh Parking
340 Bonair Siding
Stanford, CA 94305
You can also email it to our Administrative Associate.
Fall Quarter 2018 – Begins September 24, 2018
- Application window: 8/20/2018 - 8/31/2018
- Committee review: 9/4/2018 - 9/7/2018
- Decisions sent: during the week of 9/10/2018
Winter Quarter 2019 – Begins January 7, 2019
- Application window: 12/11/2018 - 12/14/2018
- Committee review / Decisions sent: 12/17/2018 - 12/21/2018
Spring Quarter 2019 – Begins April 1, 2019
- Application window: 3/11/2019 - 3/15/2019
- Committee review: 3/18/2019 - 3/22/2019
- Decisions sent: 3/25/2019 - 3/29/2019
If a waiver is denied: If the waiver request was denied the student can apply again for the next quarter within the application window. The application fee is required. There is no appeal process; decisions are final.
If a waiver is approved: If waiver is granted, a permit to park in a peripheral lot may be considered in lieu of close-in or dorm parking. The student will be able to purchase a permit for one quarter only, and will be required to re-apply for a waiver each quarter during the application window. The application fee is not required in subsequent quarters if the reason for request remains the same. The student may be required to provide documentation supporting their request.
If you have a permanent disability or medical condition that necessitates the use of a vehicle, we suggest you apply for a handicapped placard from your home state or from the California Department of Motor Vehicles. These placards are exempt and do not require display of any other type of permit on campus. If you have a temporary disability, the Office of Accessible Education (OAE) will assist in determining your needs, including making a determination about the need for a vehicle on campus.
Please call the Parking & Transportation Services main number at (650) 723-9362, and your call will be directed to the appropriate staff person.
Freshmen who obtain a parking permit by providing falsified information, as well as upperclassmen who attempt to purchase a permit for a freshman, will have future parking privileges revoked and may face judicial action.