Parking Permits

All parking spaces in campus parking lots require a permit Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. when classes are in session.  Vehicles brought to campus by a student, staff, or faculty member, if it only parks on campus outside the hours of 8 a.m. - 6 p.m must be registered, though a permit is not required. Permits may be obtained at the Department of Campus Safety. All parking permits must be hung from rear view mirror or placed face up on the dashboard if it will not fit around the mirror. Visitor permits must be hung from the rearview mirror with valid date facing out or be placed on the dashboard, face up. Students living within the square created between N. McKenna, N. Olin, and N. Princeton in the University Park neighborhood are not authorized to obtain a University parking permit. A parking permit may be denied for vehicles that cannot fit into a single parking space.

Motorcycles and mopeds are not required to have a parking permit but must be registered with the Department of Campus Safety. Motorcycle and moped parking is available on campus. 

Parking Permit Fees

Permit Type Fee
Student Temporary Permit $5.00/day
Semester Student "S" Permit $80.00
Academic Year Student "S" Permit $160.00
Graduate Student/Non-matriculated student $75.00
Approved Freshman Exemption No Charge, Franz Lot parking only
Franz Campus "FL" Permit No Charge

Payments may be received in cash, check, Visa or MasterCard.

Purchase of a parking permit does not guarantee parking availability and the University does not grant refunds on parking permit purchases.

Parking Permit Types

The University issues several different types of parking permits. Each type of permit authorizes the holder to park only in specified parking areas. Parking permits are non-transferable, though the permit may be used in multiple registered vehicles belonging to the permit-holder. Types of permits and authorized parking areas are as follows:


"B" Permit

Bon Appétit employee parking permits authorize parking in any general parking space. Parking in the Commons Parking Lot, carpool, and reserved spaces is prohibited.

"S" Permit

Issued to students. Authorizes parking in any general parking space. Parking in reserved, carpool, Commons Parking Lot, and visitor spaces is prohibited at all times.

"FL" Permit

Issued to students. Authorizes student to park in the Franz Campus Lower Lot. Parking anywhere on the main campus is prohibited at all times except for loading and unloading.

"FE" Permit

Issued to faculty/staff for general parking. Parking in reserved, carpool, and visitor spaces is prohibited at all times.

"W" Permit

Authorizes parking in Waldschmidt Hall Lot and in any general spaces on campus.

"WR" Permit

Authorizes parking in "reserved parking" in the Waldschmidt Hall parking lot.

Reserved spaces and the Waldschmidt Hall parking lot require W or WR permits 24 hours a day, seven days a week. W and WR permits cannot be transferred, loaned, or borrowed. All permits issued to employees of the University must be returned to the Department of Campus Safety upon completion of employment at the University.