The Baker University Center Garage has non-reserved spaces within the facility. These spaces are intended for guests who wish to pay a fee based on the amount of time their vehicle has been parked within the facility. Guests will retrieve a ticket upon entering the garage. Upon exiting the garage, the ticket will determine the amount due.
The facility also has 100 numbered, reserved spaces in which any active Faculty/Staff or Student in good standing with the University may apply to be included in the lottery. These reserved spaces will be awarded using a blind lottery method. For more information regarding the application process to participate in this lottery, please complete the Application.
Hours of Operation
This facility is open to those with a reserved space 24 hours-a-day, 7 days a week. There is no overnight parking within this facility for those who do not have a reserved space. The non-reserved spaces may not be used between the hours of 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. daily. Any vehicle parked in a non-reserved space between these hours may be cited and/or towed at the owner/driver’s expense. If the vehicle is not towed, the vehicle will be charged an hourly garage fee upon exit.
Storage of vehicles in the facility for longer than 22 consecutive hours is prohibited unless prior authorization has been granted by Parking Services.
Fees and Parking Instructions
Fees are based on the amount of time the vehicle has been parked within the garage facility. When arriving at the garage entrance, customers will be required to take a “spitter” ticket. Once the ticket has been removed, the gate arm will rise. The ticket is date and time stamped. Take your ticket with you and keep in a safe place.
Prior to entering your vehicle for exit, take your ticket to the “Pay-on-foot Station” located across from the elevator. Instructions for usage of this machine are posted directly above the machine. Carefully review and follow these posted instructions. You will then be asked to pay the fee associated with the amount of time your vehicle has been parked within the facility. Once your payment has been processed, your ticket will be validated and dispensed. Take your validated ticket, and proceed to the exit of the facility. When you arrive at the pay-in-lane station, insert your validated ticket into the appropriate slot, and the gate arm will rise.
Acceptable payment methods are:
Cash—Valid United States issued billed ranging from $1 to $20. Bills larger than $20 are not accepted.
Coins—Valid United States issued Nickels, Dimes, Quarters, and Dollar coins are accepted.
Pennies, 50-Cent, and Canadian coins are NOT accepted.
Credit Cards—Visa, American Express and MasterCard are gladly accepted.
Once your payment has been processed, your ticket will be validated and dispensed. Take your validated ticket, and proceed to the exit of the facility. When you arrive at the pay-in-lane station, insert your validated ticket into the appropriate slot, and the gate arm will rise.
Hourly Fees associated with Garage parking are as follows:
Grace Period: 5 Minutes
|0.0 - 1.0
|9.1 - 10.0
|10.1 - 11.0
|11.1 - 12.0
|12.1 - 13.0
|13.1 - 14.0
|15.1 - 24.0
All fees are also posted at the garage entrances and exits.
During selected holidays listed below, free parking will be available within Baker University Center Garage hourly parking spaces only. Free access will begin at 12:01 a.m. on the first day of the holiday and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on the last day of the holiday.
- Christmas (continues through New Years to include the break period between Christmas and New Years when the University is closed).
- July 4th
Tow Truck Entry/Exit
Tow trucks intending to service a vehicle within the garage must enter the garage as any other vehicle wishing to utilize a non-reserved space. Simply take an hourly ticket upon entering the garage. When exiting the garage, pull up to the exit and use the intercom to call dispatch. Dispatch will ask for the hourly ticket number, subsequently raising the gate to allow the tow truck to exit.
State Vehicle Access
General state vehicle access will not be permitted in the pay facility unless hourly fees are paid. State vehicle parking is available on the upper deck (lot 122) of the facility. Should state vehicle access be required in the pay facility due to operational needs, Parking Services should be notified prior to entrance and arrangements will be made.
Motorcycle and Scooter Parking
Motorcycles are not permitted to park within this facility due to the limitations of the parking gates. Motorcycle parking areas are located in convenient locations around campus. Please refer to the campus parking map for these locations (marked as MC on the map).
Through on-going maintenance, Transportation and Parking Services strives to maintain safe and clean parking facilities. Every attempt is made to provide access to all garages year-round. Some maintenance projects require that areas in the garage be restricted ensure vehicular and pedestrian safety. Customers will be notified of impending maintenance by signs posted at the entrance to the facility in advance whenever possible. Additional parking locations will be offered to reserved space holders if reserved spaces are affected.