Saint Louis University

Frequently Asked Questions About Permits

If I have Preferred parking, where can I park?

  • STUDENTS - You will be able to park in any of the preferred or general parking areas - with the exception of F/S ONLY and RESIDENT parking areas.
  • Faculty/Staff - You will be able to park in any preferred or general parking areas (with the exception of Resident lots).

If I have General parking, where can I park?

  • You will be able to park in any general parking areas only.

If I have Resident parking, where can I park?

  • You will be able to park in any of the Resident or General parking areas.

Do I have additional options after 5:00?

  • The Laclede garage will be open to all permit holders (except Evening General) from 5:00 pm to 2:00 am during the week and 6:00 am to 2:00 am during the weekend.

Can I park in a parking garage overnight?

  • Yes, but only if you have the type of permit that allows for overnight parking. The General permit (also known as a Commuter permit) does not allow you to park overnight. It is designed for those who drive to campus and do not store their vehicle on campus overnight. Resident and Preferred permit prices include the ability to park overnight within the areas allowed to the permits. Resident permits are only available to those living in SLU housing and anyone else needing overnight parking will need to purchase a Preferred permit. 

How is Law School parking different from other parking?

  • All Law School permits, 24 Hour Reserved, Premium, Preferred and evening, has the same access as Preferred or Preferred Evening permits on the North and South campuses. Due to the limited parking at the Law School, Law School permit holders will have parking access to areas on the North and South campuses, but you will need a Law School permit to park downtown in Law School parking locations.

When will Gonzaga reopen?

  • We do not have an exact time for when the construction project will be completed.  We will send out communication regarding the date and time once we have been notified.  

Does my permit guarantee me a space on a particular lot or garage?

  • Unless you have Premium or 24 Hour Reserved parking permit for the Scott Hall garage in the Law School, you are not guaranteed a particular space or parking area. Your parking permit gives you access to multiple parking areas, but does not guarantee you parking in any of them. For General Commuter and Resident General permits, most of the available parking spaces are located within the Olive garage on the North campus or the Hickory garages on the South campus.

Can I park in the Visitor sections of Laclede or Olive garage?

  • The Visitor Sections of Laclede and Olive garage (denoted by blue pillars with white lettering reading "VISITOR") are reserved for visitors only 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have a valid SLU parking permit, you are no longer considered a visitor and cannot use these areas or their discounted daily and hourly rates for parking in those locations.  

What do I do If I own multiple vehicles?

  • I am using a different vehicle for LESS than a month:
    • You will need to contact our office and inform us of the vehicle information (make, model, color, and License plate number.
  • I am using a different vehicle for MORE than a month or alternating between more than one vehicle frequently:
    • Register the vehicle(s) using Banner Self-Service. Click on either your employee or student tab. Find the "Parking and Card Services Vehicle Registration" link. Next click  "Register Vehicle(s)" and fill out the vehicle information. Finally click "Add Vehicle."
      • If you have difficulty registering your vehicle online, you may send your vehicle information (Make, Model, Color, and License plate number), name, and banner number to In subject of the letter, write "vehicle registration" and in the body include the information above. One of our staff will be able to register the vehicle for you. 
  • I am using two or more vehicles on campus at once:
    • Only ONE vehicle is allowed on campus per permit. If you want to have more than one vehicle on campus at a time, you will have to pay for a permit for EACH vehicle or pay the hourly/daily rate in the garages as a visitor. Abuse of this policy will result in fines up to and including termination of the privilege to park on campus.

If I forget my ID, do I have to park on the street?

  • If you forget your ID, you can still park within the areas authorized to your permit. However you may have to utilize a garage that your permit has authorization to access instead of the desired surface lot. If it is during our office hours, our staff can assist in remotely raising the gate after verifying active parking in our system. In any case, you must still park according to your permit's restrictions even in the absence of your ID.  

When does my permit expire?

I have a permit for the North and South Campuses.

  • Fall Semester: January 15**
  • Spring Semester: May 31
  • Summer Session: August 31

I have a permit for the Law School.*

  • Fall Semester: January 15**
  • Spring Semester: May 31
  • Summer: July 31

* Due to the fact that some of our permits rely on externally controlled parking facilities downtown, we must communicate the number of renewals prior to the permit's expiration. The renewal date will be communicated to permit holders in advance.

 ** This date varies depending one the academic calendar, but coincides with the first Friday of the Spring semester.

How do I renew my permit?

      Starting August 1st, the physical parking permits will be obsolete and renewal will be able to be done online through Banner Self-Service or at our office in DuBourg Hall, room 33. If you have issues renewing online, you can contact or come into our office.

Do hazard lights allow me to park in any location temporarily?

      Hazard lights do not allow you the ability to park temporarily. You must park according to the rules and regulations regarding parking on campus at all times. Regardless of duration parking in a Reserved Business, Visitor Section, Fire lane, etc. will result in a parking citation. If there is an emergency such as a vehicle breakdown, please contact our office (314-977-2957) and the Department of Public Safety (314-977-3000) in order to provide vehicle description, situation and estimated time of repair. If towing or a jump start is needed, we can assist or refer you to those who can. 

If the gates to the lot/garage are raised, can anyone park there?

      There are several instances where gates may be raised (inclement weather, gate arm repair, special events, etc.), but in each of these situations parking regulations and parking permit restrictions remain in effect. If you are unable to utilize the parking area due to time restrictions, permit restrictions, not meeting reserved criteria, etc., then the absence or the raising of a gate to that area does not grant you permission. If you have questions about your permit's restrictions, you can contact us during our office hours and a Parking and Card Services staff member will be able to assist you.

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