Parking & Vehicle Registration

2020–21 Vehicle Registration and Parking Permit Purchases Available

Each SPU student and employee driving a vehicle to campus must register the vehicle with OSS, even if the vehicle is not parked in an SPU parking lot. Vehicle registration can be completed online, as described below. Vehicle information must be updated or verified at the start of each year and whenever vehicle information changes.

  • Log into SPU's Parking Portal.
  • Register your vehicle. Vehicle registration must be completed for street parking as well as parking in campus parking lots. 
  • Complete the application for a 2020-2021 Parking Permit. 

Parking on Campus

Because street parking is limited and impacts our neighbors, SPU asks each student and employee bringing a car to campus to utilize campus parking lots and obtain a parking permit. Spaces in SPU’s commuter and residential lots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A parking permit authorizes students and employees to park in designated areas in these lots, but is not a guarantee that a space is always available, especially during peak hours.

Parking Rates

Parking rates have been reduced for Fall 2020 as we recognize the impact of COVID-19 on our academic and work environments as well as our commutes. Although rates have been reduced from last year, they may be adjusted for subsequent quarters. 

Except for a Day Pass or Book of Day Passes, parking permits are set to an annual price that is charged per quarter (for students) or pay-period (for employees).  

 Student commuter permit
 $107.50 per quarter
 Student commuter 2nd vehicle permit
 $12.50 per quarter
 Student commuter 2-person carpool permit
 $54.00 per quarter
 Student commuter 3+ person carpool permit
 Student commuter motorcycle permit
 Student Resident: Emerson or Arnett
 $112.50 per quarter
 Student Resident: Hill, Ashton, CHA
 $107.50 per quarter
 Faculty/Staff commuter permit
 $25.00 per month
 Faculty/Staff 2nd vehicle decal
 $4.00 per month
 Faculty/Staff 2-person carpool permit
 $12.50 per month
 Faculty/Staff 3 or more person carpool permit
 Faculty/Staff motorcycle permit
 Replacement permit
 $10.00 per each
 Street parking permit (must register vehicle)
 Day parking pass
 $5.00 per each
 Book of day passes (20 day passes)
 $60.00 per book


Commuter students, faculty and staff are eligible for a discounted carpool permit. Two-person carpooling requires one driver to register and pay. The other rider can then choose to reimburse the driver for their portion of the carpool cost. Three or more people in a carpool get a space for free. Primary drivers are required to register their vehicle, along with the names and the SPU ID #s of all riders in the vehicle. Faculty and staff will also need to submit a Commute Trip Reduction form to the Transportation Manager.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations

Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations have been installed at the Ross Lot, Dravus Lot, and Otto Miller Hall South Lot. As these stations are located in campus parking lots, a valid parking permit is required to use them. EV drivers may use the charging stations as available or reserve specific charging times using ChargePoint’s website or mobile app. Charging is priced accordingly: $1.00 / hour for the first four hours and $2.00 / hour thereafter. The E-charge stations have a 4 hour maximum parking limit, as they are meant to just charge your car, and then re-park your car in an appropriate applied-space area. Follow these instructions on how to set up a ChargePoint account and use SPU's charging stations.

The Loop

Find Your Way

Get directions to SPU, and find your way once you’re here with the campus map and campus accessibility map.

Forms & More Information

Faculty Staff CTR Participation Form and Agreement

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.

Set Up a Electric Vehicle ChargePoint Account