Parking & Transportation

Parking at Public Safety

 Temporary Parking Changes - Effective Nov. 16-June 30, 2021.

Effective Monday, Nov. 16 the following changes will go into effect:

  • Free Early/Late Night Parking – Beginning daily from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and from 6 p.m.-midnight within any surface lot for permit and non-permit holders. Larger events on campus will be evaluated for parking fee responsibility. *Exceptions: Pay lots, 15-minute stalls, 4th Avenue Parking Ramp and any additional signed stalls
  • Open Surface Lots - Any university permit, student or employee, is valid within any surface lot. For example: A C-Lot permit holder can park within B-Lot. *Exceptions: Pay lots, 15-minute stalls, 4th Avenue Parking Ramp and any additional signed stalls. 
  • Reserved Lots - D-Lot, F-Lot/Lane, J-Lot, L-Lot, O-Lane, P-Lot and R-Lot will remain reserved for designated permit holders only. There will be specific signage for Reserved Lots at each entrance. *Monday through Friday until 3 p.m. After 3 p.m., any university permit, student or employee, remains valid within any surface lot.
  • 4th Avenue Parking Ramp – Remains available to all ramp permit holders and guests. *Exceptions: Surface lot permit holders are not able to park within the 4th Ave Parking Ramp.
  • Pay Lots/Meters – Remain available for any guests paying hourly parking ($0.75/half hour or $1.50/hour). Permit holders are unable to park within a Pay Lot at any given time without making payment. *Pay lots are not considered surface lots
  • Evening Permit Holders - Evening permit holders rules and regulations remain the same, parking will be effective at 3 p.m. within any surface lot. Evening permit holders are not able to park on campus earlier than 3 p.m.
  • Overnight Parking - Overnight parking remains restricted within any commuter or employee lot Monday through Friday - 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. Residents students should remain parked within their designated parking lot (Monday through Friday). Commuter students are not able to park overnight (Monday through Friday) until the weekend (Saturday and Sunday) within lots L & V ONLY. Employees are not able to park overnight unless otherwise approved by the Public Safety Center (Monday through Sunday).
  • Weekend Parking - There are no new changes made to Weekend Parking, Saturday and Sunday, on campus. Any SCSU parking permit is valid within any surface lot (reserved lots included).

Parking Changes for Students 

Commuter Students

  • K Lot permits are not recommended for purchase at this time. (No Bus Shuttle Services)
  • AA-Lot, C-Lot N-Lot and Ramp Permits have been made available for purchase.
  • Reminder: Any valid St. Cloud State University parking permit is valid in any surface lot after 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and any time on the weekends. (Exceptions: pay lots, resident lots, 15-minute stalls and individually signed parking spaces.
Resident Students
  • K-Overnight parking permits have been discontinued. (No Bus Shuttle Services)
  • Stateview lot no longer has assigned parking spaces.
  • A1, A2, and A3-Lot are now sold individually. If you purchase a parking permit for A2-Lot, you will be required to park in A2-Lot at all times.  
  • A1-Lot continues to be reserved for Stearns Hall residents only.
  • A portion of V-Lot permits have now been designated for Shoemaker Hall residents only, in addition to E Lot. 

Changes for Employees

  • Next Year's Permits must be renewed by June 30.
  • Payroll deduction will be spread over 26 pay periods.  
  • Payroll deduction can be added at any time.
  • Permits paid via payroll deduction will be automatically renewed and mailed annually. 

All parking permits must be purchased online and will be mailed to the mailing address listed within your parking account. Changes to your mailing address can be completed by logging into your parking account at