Parking and Other Frequently Asked Questions

Parking

  • New Employee Parking Guide PDF document - The following information is designed to provide new employees of Upstate Medical University with an understanding of parking choices, costs, and processes.  Please review this information thoroughly prior to attending New Employee Orientation in order to understand where to park for Orientation and to be prepared to register for permanent employee parking on the first day of Orientation.
  • Parking Shuttle Routes and Schedules PDF document

Q: Where do I park on my first day (New Employee Orientation) and what does it cost?

person looking at shuttle map and schedule
A: Parking is in Upstate Garage East. Please take a ticket upon entering and bring with you to New Employee Orientation to be validated.  Parking arrangements for NEO and ongoing employment will be discussed and finalized during the first day of New Employee Orientation.  There will not be a cost to park in the garage during the first day of Orientation.  After registering for parking, new employees will begin parking in their designated location for the second day of Orientation.  For those not registering for parking for any reason (working at off-site location, etc.), parking in the Garage East for the second day of Orientation will also be validated.  Any questions or concerns regarding parking and validation can be discussed during NEO with the facilitator.
Please note that to register with Parking during New Employee Orientation, you will need to bring your vehicle registration and first month's payment.

Note: For employees not starting on a New Employee Orientation day and planning on signing up for parking, you will need to report to the parking office during your first day to register for parking. Bring your garage stub to be validated.

The Parking Office is located at University Hospital, room 1801.

What to Bring

Q: What do I need to bring on my first day?

A: Please refer to the Checklist of Items Needed for Your First Day.

Meals

Q: On my first day (New Employee Orientation) what should I do about lunch?

A: Continental breakfast and lunch are provided free of charge during Day 1 of Orientation

Attire

Q: What is the dress code for New Employee Orientation?

A: There is no formal dress code for New Employee Orientation, but clothing appropriate (business casual) for a work environment is requested for the first day. You may be reporting to your department/unit on the second day, so please wear scrubs or other work-specific attire.