What is the Emeritus-Retiree Pilot Parking Program?
The Emeritus-Retiree Pilot Parking Program is a joint effort among the UCIRA, UCIEA, CER, UCI Transportation Services, and the UCI Division of Finance & Administration to encourage retiree engagement with UCI by offering complimentary parking on UCI's main campus. With this excellent program, UCI now joins some of our fellow UCs in making it easier for our own emeriti/retirees to visit and participate on campus.
How do I become part of this?
To meet the February 1, 2019 upload to the parking system, you must not be in any paid working status with UCI and you need to have a paid membership to either (or both) the UCI Emeriti Association or UCI Retirees Association, by January 28, 2019
How do I know if I am a member?
Email CER at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (949) 824 - 7769 to check your membership status.
Now that I am part of the program, what do I do?
As long as you have not returned to any paid working status, you may obtain your complimentary daily General (C) parking permit at any staffed parking kiosk (https://www.parking.uci.edu/parking/kiosks.cfm) by telling the attendant that you are “On the Guest List.” You may be asked to show a photo ID (driver’s license is OK).
Where can I park with the permit?
The permit will allow you to park in any General (C) parking spot on campus, in any lot. Permits are not valid in AR, P, or X parking spaces.
What are the limitations of the program?
Members may not be on paid “recall” status or be engaged in any other form of paid UCI employment. (This includes grants admiistered throught the campus). You are limited to one permit per active UCIEA/RA membership per day.
If I join one of the Associations after January 28, do I still qualify for permits through the pilot parking program?
We are currently unable to upload new names to the system more than twice per year (currently Feb. 1st and Sept. 1st). You may still obtain the 50% discounted permit (either C or AR) from any staffed parking kiosk ($5 or $7) as an emeritus/retiree of UCI by showing your Retiree ID card to the attendant. Should this change, we will notify all Retirees and Emeriti. If you do decide to join after January 28, and if the program is still available, you would be uploaded to the parking list no later than September 1, 2019.
How long does this program last?
The program is currently in its pilot form for a second year. It is set to run through August 31, 2019. We are working on an extension of this program and will keep everyone informed.
Please note: The Center for Emeriti & Retirees (CER) works in conjunction with both the UCIRA and UCIEA as an UCI administrative branch/office. CER advocates on behalf of all retirees and emeriti/ae regardless of membership status. 100% of UCIRA and UCIEA Association dues go directly to support the volunteer efforts of the UCIRA or UCIEA on behalf of all UCI retirees/emeriti-ae. The Parking Program is currently in its pilot stage. Therefore, UCI Transportation Services is using UCIRA and UCIEA members as the sample group for this evaluation period.