Registering Vehicles and Applying for Parking 

All students and employees who bring a car to campus must register their vehicle with the Office of Safety and Security, regardless of whether the vehicle is parked on the street or in an SPU parking lot.  SPU does not charge for vehicle registration, but SPU does charge for parking, and also issues fines for vehicles that are not registered. Vehicles must be registered within 10 business days of the start of a quarter (for students) or of the start of employment (for employees).  If a student or employee wants to park on campus, they need to both register their vehicle and complete a parking application.  

Registering vehicles and applying for on-campus parking permits can be done online.  To access the online parking application, log on to the Banner Information System and select the Personal menu, then the Parking and Commuting menu. Under this menu, you will be able to register your vehicle and apply for a parking permit. This process must be completed each year and updated as information changes. After this process has been completed, the Office of Safety and Security will issue a decal to the vehicle owner.  The decal will reflect whether the vehicle is merely registered or whether it may also park in an SPU lot, as further described in the Parking Regulations.

2017-18 student parking rates

  • Resident (Ashton Hall, Hill Hall, Moyer Hall, campus houses and apartments)
    Term: Quarter | Rate: $215
  • Resident (Emerson or Arnett Hall)
    Term: Quarter | Rate: $225
  • Motorcycle (Emerson or Arnett)
    Term: Quarter | Rate: $112
  • Commuter (M–F, 7 a.m.–4 p.m.)
    Term: Quarter | Rate: $215
  • Motorcycle only – commuter
    Term: Quarter | Rate: $108
  • Street (allowed in commuter lots after 6 p.m., before 7 a.m.)
    Term: All | Rate: No charge
  • 2nd vehicle decal
    Term: Quarter | Rate: $25
  • 2-person carpool
    Term: Quarter | Rate: $108
  • 3+ person carpool
    Term: Quarter | Rate: No Charge 
  • Replacement Decal
    Term: Quarter | Rate: $10

2017-18 faculty and staff parking rates

  • Fac/staff permit (payroll deduction required) Term: Monthly | Rate: $38
  • 2nd vehicle: Fac/staff permit
    Term: Monthly | Rate: $3
  • Street (allowed in commuter lots after 6 p.m., before 7 a.m.)
    Term: All | Rate: No charge
  • 2-person carpool
    Term: Monthly | Rate: $19
  • 3+ person carpool
    Term: Monthly | Rate: No charge
  • Replacement permit
    Term: All | Rate: $10 each
  • Day parking passes (pack of 20)
    Term: All | Rate: $60 ($5 for one)

Student parking information

2017-2018 Student Parking Information (PDF) and Campus Map (PDF)
Once your parking application has been received, submit changes online or through forms that can be picked up at the Office of Safety and Security. To change your parking information, visit Parking Changes Online.

Parking decals: If you are a Commuter, you will receive an email with instructions notifying you once your application has been processed to pick up your decals from Safety and Security. If you are a resident, you will receive an email with instructions once your application has been processed to pick up your decals from Mailing Services. If you register your vehicle but do not apply for parking, your decal will be issued in the same way. 

To cancel your parking, return your decal and inform Safety and Security in writing within 10 days of the start of the quarter. You may only receive a refund if you cancel and return your decal within this ten-day period.

To petition a parking citation, fill out the online parking petition form (see below) or fill out the parking petition form located in the Safety and Security office within 10 days of the citation.

Forms and more information

Parking Regulations – Set by the University for parking on or around campus.
Parking FAQs
– Learn answers to common questions about parking.
Parking Changes – Submit any changes regarding your vehicle.
Parking Petition – Petition a citation received while parked in University lots.
Special Event Guest Pass – Email the Transportation Coordinator to request parking passes for your special event and/or guest speaker.

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