Parking Information

In March 2020, on-campus paid parking was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning Tuesday, September 7, paid parking will once again be required at the Oshawa campus for those parking on site. 

Due to new parking system upgrades, all new and returning students who require a Fall semester or annual parking pass at the Oshawa campus must register and pay for their passes online.  

Note: Parking Permits are not being sold for Whitby until further notice due to construction; however, students can still park at the Whitby campus if spaces are available. Parking at this campus will be very limited and students are encouraged to use public transit. Enforcement measures for illegally parked vehicles will be in place.

Annual and semester passes

  • Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Use the IPASS registration website to pay for your parking permit. You can choose to pay by credit card or pre-authorized payment. Please note: you will need your banking information upon registration to select the pre-authorized payment option.
  • You must use your @dcmail.ca email address to register.
  • After completing the registration:
    • You will receive an approval email within 24 to 48 hours.
    • An invoice will be issued on Sunday, August 15; the payment will be processed on Wednesday, September 1 and monthly thereafter, if applicable.
  • Please pick up your access card or hang tag before Friday, September 3. Pickup is at the Parking Services office in the Gordon Willey building at the Oshawa campus, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please remember to complete the COVID-19 screening questionnaire prior to arrival.
  • If you already have a parking access card, you can input your card number when registering. This card will be activated upon IPASS approval. No further action will be required.
  • If you don’t already have an access card, you’ll receive one at no charge. You can request a replacement card for $25.
  • Parking gates will remain open to allow free access up to Tuesday, September 7.

Note: Founders Lots 4 and 5 (north and south of the Campus Ice Centre) remain solely reserved for staff and clients of the Regional Mass Vaccination Centre. Campus Security and Durham Region Police Services monitor and patrol these parking lots.

Daily parking

  • Available in:
    • pay-and-display lots
    • gated lots
  • Fee: $5 per hour ($18 daily maximum).
  • Tap debit and credit card payment is now available at exit gates.
  • Pay stations accept cash, coins, debit and credit cards. They are located in Founders Lot 2 (southeast corner), and the Commencement Lot at the Oshawa campus.

Contact

  • For questions specific to IPASS registration and parking payments, contact the IPASS office at 416.243.6990 or Precise Parklink at 1.888.783.7275.
  • For general inquiries, contact Parking Services.