McMaster UniversityMcMaster University Retirees Association (MURA)

Campus parking

Retired McMaster University faculty and staff can apply for an on-campus retiree parking permit at no charge.

  • retiree permits are issued on a 12 month basis and must be renewed annually
  • retiree permits are not transferable to other people
  • let Parking Services know about any changes to your address or vehicle information by email, online, in person, or by postal mail
  • if you resume working for the University, you will need to pay for your parking permit


McMaster's automated parking system requires a transponder, Transponderwhich attaches to the car’s front window. Retirees with transponders park free any time of day in all lots except:
  • Lot A (Divinity)
  • Lot G (near Hedden Hall)
  • L.R. Wilson Hall underground
  • Stadium underground
  • David Braley Health Sciences Centre (DBHSC) surface and underground, Hamilton downtown
  • Ron Joyce Centre (RJC), DeGroote School of Business, Burlington
For more information, to apply for retiree parking for the first time, to update your address or vehicle information or to renew your permit, contact Parking Services:
  • email: parking@mcmaster.ca
  • phone: (905) 525-9140 ext. 24232
  • online: Retiree Parking
  • in person at the parking office, ET Clarke Centre, Room 102
      • west side of campus in the red brick building adjacent to the smoke stack, easily accessible via the Cootes Dr. entrance
      • open Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
  • in person at the parking counter, Campus Store,  Gilmour Hall
    • open Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • you can reach this location by calling (905) 525-9140 ext. 23018
  • by post:
    • Security & Parking Services
      McMaster University
      1280 Main Street West
      ET Clarke Centre, Room 102
      Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1
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