Parking Permits

All students who park on campus must obtain a university parking permit.

All visitors must park in pre-designated parking lots when attending special events, athletics home games, etc. Prospective students and their families are asked to park in the Welcome Center parking areas and sign in at the Admissions Welcome Desk located inside the atrium, on the ground floor of the Academic Center.

Possession of a parking permit allows students to park on campus, but does not guarantee that a parking space will be available. Permits may be purchased online or at the cashier's window in Student Academic & Financial Services located on the first floor of the Academic Center. To obtain a parking permit, students must do the following:

  1. Complete an application online or with the cashier in Student Academic & Financial Services. All vehicles using the permit must be listed on the application.
  2. Pay the required fee for the permit requested.
  3. Bring a receipt of purchase to the Campus Safety & Security office on the ground floor of the Academic Center to pick up the permit.

Note: During Wildcat Welcome, there will be a parking table where permits can be purchased. Any parking permits purchased online over the summer can also be picked up at this table.

Once a permit is issued, the vehicle operator must possess and maintain, at all times

  1. a valid driver’s license
  2. a valid vehicle registration
  3. valid vehicle insurance

Parking permits are nonrefundable and only transferable to vehicles listed on the parking permit application for that person. Students who purchase a new car or change cars during the year will need to complete a transfer application listing the new vehicle information.

Students are not authorized to share or sell parking permits to other students. Unused permits must be returned to the Campus Safety & Security dispatch center. Visitor parking permits are only available to faculty and staff and can be obtained by contacting Campus Safety & Security. These permits are valid for one day only and will be distributed in electronic format.

Guests of students must utilize street parking around campus. Guests are not allowed to park in campus parking lots.

All permits must be visibly displayed from the front of the vehicle and hung from the rear view mirror. Permits must be visible from the outside and not blocked by any sun visors, dashboard covers or other business permits.

Parking permits are required to be displayed year round, including during the summer semester. Summer permits are available, free of charge, to all students expecting to reside, study or make use of university services on campus during the summer.  

Students, faculty and staff may be asked to move their vehicles to help facilitate campus renovation projects, parking lot resurfacing, snow removal process, or for other reasons.