University Invited Guests, General Visitors, Special Events

University Invited Guests

University Invited Guests include those who have been invited to campus for a specific purpose by faculty or other campus authorities, for example a guest speaker for a class, a trustee attending a board meeting or an invited external group. If you would like to reserve a space for your guest, please fill out the Reserved Parking Space Request form at least three (3) business days in advance.

  • Payment may be made by the sponsoring department or by the guest. University invited guests have dedicated meter parking in S7 (KIPJ South Parking lot) and N4 (Immaculata West Parking lot, after 9 a.m.) at a rate of $1.50 per hour up to $8 for all day.
  • Guests may also purchase timed parking privileges via the ParkMobile app. Visit the ParkMobile website for more information.
  • Note that USD employees and students may not use metered parking in these areas Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m

General Visitors

General Visitors include those who are on campus for tours, events and athletic contests.

  • Metered parking is available for general visitors in the MPS (Main Parking Structure), WPS (West Parking
    Structure), and W1 (West Parking Lot) at a rate of $1.50 per hour up to $8 for all day.
  • Visitors may also purchase timed parking privileges via the ParkMobile app. Visit the ParkMobile website for
    more information.

Additional Information

  • When visiting USD, please plan ahead and allow yourself ample time to park your vehicle, pay at a pay station, and take the tram to your desired destination or event. 
  • Tram Service - A Tram service is offered free of charge from WPS (West Parking Structure) up to main campus. The tram runs every 5 to 7 minutes. A complete tram schedule is available on the Tram Services Website
  • Restricted Spaces - You may not park in USD Only spaces, Tow-Away spaces, or reserved spaces.
  • 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.
  • Metered Spaces - You may park in metered spaces for under the time allotted and must pay at the Pay Station.

Special Event Parking

Parking e-permits are required between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, including vehicles displaying an ADA placard. Event coordinators may request e-permits in advance from the Parking Services Office at the rate of $8.00/day or $40.00/week.