Office of Student Advocacy and Support

Parking Exceptions

The parking exception application is for students who have below 30 credit hours and wish to apply to upgrade their university parking permit. The parking committee within the Office of Student Advocacy & Support reviews all applications and makes a decision based on the circumstances below that the student is submitting the application for.

Exception Request Reasoning's:

  • Medical reasons - Requires a letter from a licensed physician (on official letterhead) indicating a legitimate medical need. This letter should explain in detail the nature of the problem, the reason(s) for the student to have ready access to their own transportation and the time-frame projected for this need. Students must also demonstrate, in writing, the condition of their exception request, and include their class schedule as part of the documentation.
  • Off-campus Employment - Financial Hardship or Experiential Learning Exceptions will be granted in this category on a very limited basis. 
    • Financial Hardship- Students must demonstrate in writing, in the form of a personal statement, that they have a financial need for employment while attending UT, and explain why parking on campus is necessary to maintain employment. Documents that will need to be included in the application are a current class schedule, a copy of the student's invoice indicating a financial hardship (i.e. payment plan), a current pay stub, a written or typed personal statement, and a signed notarized letter on the company letterhead from the employer stating days and hours of employment. The letter shall include the employer's contact information. Students must show regular, scheduled employment. 
    • Experiential Learning – Students must demonstrate in writing in the form of a personal statement explaining how their employment is directly-related to experiential learning. Documents students must include are a signed notarized letter on the company letterhead from the employer stating days and hours of employment, a current class schedule, a written or typed personal statement, and a letter from the Center of Experiential Learning & Career Services or the college in which the student is enrolled in, supporting the off-campus employment and learning opportunity is required. 
  • University Obligation or Commitment – Students must demonstrate in writing in the form of a personal statement that their university obligation/commitment. Students should include a signed notarized letter from a university sponsor/coach/instructor on a official university letterhead, a current class schedule, and a written personal statement. Such obligations include athletic, band, internships, class participation off campus, etc. 
  • Extenuating Family Circumstances – Requires a legitimate written justification stating the reason for exception and all supporting documentation to positively establish your case. Students must demonstrate, in writing, the conditions of their exception request, and must also include their class schedule as part of the documentation.

To submit a parking exception application, click here. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office at 419.530.2471 or via email at askrocky@utoledo.edu 

Last Updated: 11/30/16