Office of Parking Services

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Parking Information for Guests and Alumni

Guest Parking Regulations

  • Permit - Permits are available from either entrance kiosk. Please ensure that the permit is displayed and completely visible at all times. If the kiosk is not staffed, a permit may be obtained from the Parking Services’ office in the University Center, room 102. The Parking Services’ office is open from 8:00am to 5:00pm on weekdays. Outside of this time, you may pick up a guest permit from the Public Safety office, located in Hughes 151.
  • Area Designations – You must park in the white lined spaces in the Mission Structure, located near the east entrance of campus or West Structure/Lot, located near the west entrance of campus. Please ensure that you are parked in one of these spaces from 6:00am to 7:00pm. A Tram service is offered free of charge from the West Parking Structure up to main campus. The tram runs every 5 to 7 minutes.For a complete tram schedule please click here.
  • Off Limits Spaces - You may not park in yellow lined spaces, fire lanes (red curbs), Tow-Away spaces. While parking on campus, please be mindful of reserved spaces. These spaces are reserved from 6:00am-5:00pm on weekdays (unless marked 24/7 or indicated as reserved by Parking Services) including summer, intersession, student breaks, holidays, finals, dead days and move in/move out days. You may not park in any residential area at any time.
  • Posted Signs - Please read all signs posted on cones and/or barricades before parking to ensure you don't park in an area that is reserved or closed.
  • Timed Spaces - Loading zones and time restricted spaces are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may only park in these spaces/areas for the amount of time indicated in the space/area.
  • Pay and Display Spaces – You may park in pay and display spaces for under the time allotted and must pay the parking meter.

Alumni Parking Regulations

  • USD Parking Permit -While parking on campus, a valid USD parkingpermit must be displayed at all times.A one-day parking permit available free of charge from either entrance kiosk. Alumnimust present a validAlumni Membershipcard (for information, click here) to the parking attendant to receive a parking permit. Please ensure that the permit is fully displayed at all times. If the kiosk is not staffed, a permit may be obtained from the Parking Services’ office in the University Center, room 102, between 8:00am and 5:00pm on weekdays or Public Safety in Hughes 151 after hours. When visits exceed one day per week, alumni must purchase a weekly permit at a rate of $5.50 per week.If you are staff or a returning student, you must purchase a valid staff or student parking permit.
  • Area Designations – You must park in the white lined spaces in the Mission Structure, located near the east entrance of campus or West Structure/Lot, located near the west entrance of campus. Please ensure that you are parked in one of these spaces from 6:00am to 7:00pm. A Tram service is offered free of charge from the West Parking Structure up to main campus. The tram runs every 5 to 7 minutes.For a complete tram schedule please click here.
  • Off Limits Spaces - You may not park in yellow lined spaces, fire lanes (red curbs), Tow-Away spaces. While parking on campus, please be mindful of reserved spaces. These spaces are reserved from 6:00am-5:00pm on weekdays (unless marked 24/7 or indicated as reserved by Parking Services) including summer, intersession, student breaks, holidays, finals, dead days and move in/move out days. You may not park in any residential area at any time.
  • Posted Signs - Please read all signs posted on cones and/or barricades before parking to ensure you don't park in an area that is reserved or closed.
  • Timed Spaces - Loading zones and time restricted spaces are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may only park in these spaces/areas for the amount of time indicated in the space/area.
  • Pay and Display Spaces – You may park in pay and display spaces for under the time allotted and must pay the parking meter.