Parking Rates 2017-2018

The new parking rates for 2017 - 2018 are listed below and are effective July 1, 2017.  Please refer to the communication below the rate table to learn more about our parking and transportation changes. 

Faculty and Staff

Daytime Off-Street Lot Parking
Salary Range Annual Fee
Monthly Payroll Deduction
Bi-weekly Payroll Deduction
Weekly Payroll Deduction
$0 -
$635 $52.92 $24.42 $12.21
$50,000 - $99,999 $645 $53.75 $24.81 $12.40
$100,000 - $149,999 $890 $74.17 $34.23 $17.12
$150,000+ $1090 $90.83 $41.92 $20.96
Daytime On-Street Leased Parking - Map of On-Street Parking Spaces
Salary Range Annual Fee
Monthly Payroll Deduction
Bi-weekly Payroll Deduction
Weekly Payroll Deduction
$0 -
$475 $39.59 $18.27 $9.13
$50,000 - $99,999 $485 $40.42 $18.65 $9.33
$100,000 - $149,999 $600 $50.00 $23.08 $11.54
$150,000+ $750 $62.50 $28.85 $14.42


Undergraduate 24-hour Parking, per academic year
Undergraduate Commuter Parking, per academic year $645
Resident Graduate Student 24-hour Parking, per year
(Residing in University residence halls only)
Medical Student 24-hour Parking, per year $700
Undergraduate Summer 24-hour Parking (June, July and August) $353


Visitor Parking, per day $15
Department Vehicles/Reserved Spaces $645
Department Sponsored Visitors, per month $118
Resident Employee 24-hour Parking, per calendar year $1414
Resident Affiliate 24-hour Parking, per calendar year $1414
Resident Affiliate 24-hour Parking, per academic year $1060
Resident Affiliate Summer 24-hour Parking (June, July and August) $353
Resident Affiliate 24-hour Parking, per month
Recreation Parking Permit, Athletic Center Lot 2, per year
Scooter Parking Permit $220
Replacement Fee for Lost/Stolen Hang Tag Permit $30
Replacement Fee for Lost/Stolen Lot Access Card $30

February 6, 2017, Brown Community Parking Rate and Transportation Changes Notification 

Dear Members of the Brown Community,

The University is adjusting parking rates and adopting a new approach to fee-based parking at Brown, effective July 1, 2017. We also are completing plans for transportation improvements for members of the community who take advantage of shuttle and bus services.

We are happy to be able to share an approach that ensures that Brown can continue to offer designated parking to employees and students, despite ongoing increases in costs in a very competitive market. The new approach is sensitive to the quality-of-life and personal financial considerations that our faculty, staff and students have regarding parking and transportation.

Key features of the new approach to parking and transportation include the following:

  • Creation of a multi-tiered, income-sensitive approach to employee parking, varying parking rates by salary range
  • Increasing all employee rates to adjust fees that have not kept pace over the years with increasing University subsidies for parking and transportation
  • Moderate increases in rates for undergraduates, graduate students and medical students, keeping student rates at or below those of most peer institutions
  • Meeting 100 percent parking capacity for employees relocating to the Jewelry District
  • Ensuring employees don’t have to pay higher rates just because they might work in more expensive parking areas
  • Creation of an express shuttle between College Hill and South Street Landing (considering the relocation of several administrative offices in summer 2017)
  • A series of transportation improvements being planned for the coming year (includes conversations for locating a RIPTA stop in front of South Street Landing)
  • Ongoing significant subsidies of all parking and transportation to maintain designated parking for our community and offset market costs

The 2017-2018 parking rates are posted on the Parking and Transportation website.

Approach to parking rates

Brown has been fortunate to be able to avoid increasing employee parking rates since 2014 (a nominal $10 increase) and student rates since 2012 (a $30 increase). Parking studies have confirmed that we have maintained the lowest parking rates of other college and university peers in urban areas. This is even as Providence’s commercial rates and the associated costs for maintaining parking services has continued to rise.

The new approach that adjusts parking fees and upgrades transportation offerings recognizes that work travel is a budgeting consideration for Brown families. It continues Brown’s strong support for these costs with a subsidy in excess of $1 million annually.

Many employees choose not to take advantage of the University’s fee-based parking, and we expect that this will continue to be the case. We don’t expect changes to availability of non-Brown parking options on College Hill, though this is largely beyond Brown’s control.

Improved shuttle and transportation services

Our shuttle program will be expanded and improved later this year. A highlight will be a point-to-point express shuttle that will run between College Hill and South Street Landing, taking about 10 to 12 minutes.

This will be particularly useful for employees who choose to park on College Hill while working in the Jewelry District. Members of the community who travel between the Hill and the Jewelry District for any reason during their workday will also benefit.

Brown, the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College are working jointly with the state’s department of administration to locate a RIPTA stop in front of South Street Landing. We’ll be able to talk about additional transportation enhancements in the coming months.

We engaged in an extensive study to develop this new approach to parking and transportation, and we’re committed to being attentive to changes in market costs to allow us to make adjustments that are more incremental if the need arises in the future.

For more information about parking and transportation at Brown, visit the website for Parking and Transportation Services.


Barbara Chernow
Executive VP, Finance and Administration

Richard M. Locke