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Use your UC ID to Access Your Garage

We are excited to announce that you can now use your new UC ID to access the garages! Simply touch your ID against the black box as shown in the picture until the gate responds. It works faster and is easier than using the barcode on the back of the parking hangtag. Your ID and hangtag can both be used to access your garage.

Haven’t picked up your new Bearcat Card ID? The new ID can be picked up at UC Public Safety’s Keys & Badges Office located in 4 Edwards Center.

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Parking Access Machine

Parking Garage Access

To access the new gate system, you will utilize your current permit hangtag in a different way. Instead of a proximity reader, the barcode located on the back of your hangtag will be read by the system. Note how in the picture shown here, and use these key tips:

  • Hold the hangtag still under the barcode reader. Waving the hangtag prevents the reader from being able to scan the barcode.
  • The hangtag can be held in any direction as long as the barcode is located under the reader.

Convenient Air Compressor Installed Outside University Ave. Garage

Parked on West Campus with tires that are low on air? Motorist assistance personnel helping other motorists? Use the new air compressor recently installed outside University Avenue Garage.

Parking Services has installed an air compressor outside University Avenue Garage for the convenience of campus students, faculty and staff, who need to add air to tires. When motorist assistance personnel are not available or the police cannot respond quickly due to other calls, this service will be especially handy.

Another compressor will be installed in Lot 13 outside Eden Garage on the Medical Campus when the adjacent construction project is complete.