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; renew prior to your expiry date by email, phone or by postal mail to avoid service disruption
  • retiree permits are not transferable to other people (spouses, family members, friends, etc. when not accompanied by the retiree who owns the permit)
  • let Parking Services know about any changes to your address or vehicle information by email, phone 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, which attaches to the car’s front window.

Conditions of parking

Free retiree parking is available in all gated lots except:

  • Lot A (Divinity)
  • Lot G (near Hedden Hall)
  • L.R. Wilson Hall underground
  • Lot M (west campus)
  • David Braley Health Sciences Centre (DBHSC) surface and underground (downtown Hamilton)
  • Ron Joyce Centre (RJC), DeGroote School of Business, Burlington

September 1 to April 30 each year:

  • Access to Lots B, C, D and I after 12:30 pm on weekdays, and at all times on weekends and holidays
  • Access to Lots H, K, N, P and Underground Stadium at all times on weekdays, weekends and holidays
May 1 to August 31 each year:
  • Access to lots B, C, D, H, I, K, N, P and Underground Stadium at all times.

Accessible Parking

A valid MTO permit is required to obtain a McMaster Accessible permit. McMaster Accessible parking permit holders are allowed to park in most gated lots on campus. To apply for an MTO permit, please contact the Parking office by email or by postal mail

Other Special Parking Programs

  • Retirees participating in the MacSeniors Exercise and Wellness Program may be eligible to obtain a transponder through this program. This transponder would provide access to B, C, D and Underground Stadium. For additional information, please contact the PACE Office
  • Retirees attending the David Braley Sport Medicine & Rehabilitation Centre may be eligible for parking vouchers to cover their clinic visit. For additional information, please contact the clinic.

More information & contacts

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:
  • phone: (905) 525-9140, ext. 24232
  • by postal mail:
    • Parking Services
      McMaster University
      1280 Main Street West
      T32, Room 106
      Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1
Additional information:

© 2021 McMaster University Retirees Association | Having trouble with this site? Contact our Webmaster.

MURA, McMaster University, Gilmour Hall Room B108, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software