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For visitors who drive to campus, UC Merced has parking spaces available for $6 a day.

Visitor parking permits are on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitor permits are for temporary parking in any non-specially marked space in Lake Lot 2 and Evolution Valley Lots. Visitor permits are only valid in the lot from where they are purchased. Purchasing a parking permit does not guarantee space availability.

Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) also sells short-term visitor parking permits.