Parking is available for visitors on campus for a fee and is available in several on-street locations, open lots, and parking garages. Visitors can make/process parking arrangements via Pay by Plate  machines, or through ParkAdmin by selecting Temporary Parking Permit under the (P) Register a parking permit option in the user’s profile.

The HotSpot Parking App is available for anyone looking to access visitor parking on the Carleton University campus.
HotSpot offers users a mobile parking app for a $2 monthly or annual fee for the convenience of paying for your parking on your mobile device.

This gives users another payment option when parking on campus, in addition to the existing Pay-by-Plate machines and Text-2-ParkMe options.

Coin, CampusCard, and credit card (VISA or MasterCard) payment options are available at all CALE Pay by Plate machines on campus. Change service (bill changers) are not provided by Parking Services in any on-campus parking area and CALE Pay by Plate machines do not issue change or refunds for any over-payments. Making payments by coin? –  Please ensure that you have adequate change on hand to make accurate parking fee payments before your arrival on campus. If you are uncertain as to the length of your stay on campus, Parking Services recommends use of the “Daily Maximum” rate in Pay by Plate lots — please refer to the Parking Rates for visitor parking rates and choices.

All visitor and permit parking areas are enforced for payment compliance from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Monday to Sunday.

Parking is free on University recognized statutory holidays.

  • Parking is not free during the Fall and Winter reading/study breaks as the university remains open for business during these periods – only classes are suspended!