Student in Parking Lot


All students bringing a vehicle to campus must register that vehicle and order a parking permit online.  Permits for the 2023-2024 academic year will be available online beginning July 2023. As a student living in on campus student housing, if purchased, you will be issued a physical decal type permit that will be mailed to your designated address (must be a valid US Postal Address). A limited number of standard residential surface lot permits will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is important to register early. Once the standard residential permits in your designated area (based on residence hall location) are sold out, you will only have the option to purchase a Residential Garage decal. Residential permits are the only university permits that will be recognized for parking on home football weekends and must be on the vehicle accessing campus.

For information about the start of permit sales for the various permit types <CLICK HERE>.

Students living on campus will be issued a permit based on housing accommodations. Types of permits include:

  • Residential East
  • Residential West
  • Residential Northwest
  • Residential Central
  • Residential South
  • Campus Walk
  • Residential Garage (available to all zones except Campus Walk)

Decals to be sold on a first-come, first-served basis - Due to construction and growth on campus, a limited number of residential parking permits will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. One permit will be sold to one space, allowing for a better parking experience for those who purchase residential permits. Once the residential permits in your designated area (based on the location of your residence) are sold out you will have the option to purchase a Residential Garage permit.

Residential Garage - With the completion of the Residential Garage, the University no longer has to utilize off-campus satellite parking lots for overflow residential student vehicles. The garage is located in the area north of Minor Hall on the western edge of the residential zones. The facility has over 1,500 spaces available and will be used exclusively for residential students who select it as their first option or who were unable to purchase one of the standard residential surface zones (East, Central, West or South). The garage will be treated as a unique zone with a GR type permit. Only valid GR permits will be allowed to park in the garage from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday thru Friday.

Residential Overflow – Residential Overflow permits are for residential students that were not able to purchase an on-campus residential parking permit.  Vehicles with this permit option are able to park in any Commuter Red zone, Monday to Friday, 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM.  Permit holders may come onto campus and park in any residential zone during evenings and weekends.    Students are encouraged to utilize the OUT transit system in tandem with this permit. 
The preferred zone for this permit during normal enforcement periods is the Jackson Avenue Center (JAC) due to its proximity.  Any permit type is valid in the Commuter Red sections (white painted parking lines) at the JAC.  Commercial zones (yellow painted parking lines) are restricted to Malco Theater.

Residential overflow parking for home football games is at the Jackson Avenue Center.  Residential permits are the only university permits that will be recognized for parking on home football weekends in residential zones and must be on the registered vehicle accessing campus.

Residents with this permit may join our permit waitlist to upgrade their permit to an on-campus permit starting Wednesday, August 16th.  Please go to your “My Parking Account” to access the waitlist.