Parking Administration

Parking overview


Parking regulations are enforced on campus 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Parking permits are required year-round to park on campus.

Parking on University property is a privilege. Violations of these Parking regulations may result in the loss of campus parking privileges.

Use of the University’s parking lot facilities and/or receipt of a parking permit, constitutes consent to/and agreement with the Parking regulations, and authorizes University action as described therein.

Finding a legal parking space and displaying a valid permit is the responsibility of the vehicle owner/operator. Registration of a vehicle and purchase of a parking permit does not guarantee a space to park.

Lack of a convenient parking space is not justification for violation of University Parking regulations.

Motorized vehicles of any sort, including mopeds, scooters, and similar non-licensed vehicles, are prohibited on the University sidewalks and bicycle paths, other than licensed and non-licensed University-owned vehicles being used in the conduct of University business or in case of fire or to otherwise maintain the public peace and order. Non-licensed vehicles, such as mopeds and scooters (49cc or less) are required to register their vehicle with the Parking Administration Office, display a University motorcycle permit and park in designated motorcycle spaces on campus.

Parking in other than designated parking spaces is not authorized at Missouri State University.

Parking permit fees

Permit TypeFall & Spring
Per Year
Commuter $93.48 $24.60 $118.00
Residence Hall $167.28 $24.60 $188.00
Lot 27A N/A N/A $360.00
Reserved N/A N/A $180.00
-Second Reserved
N/A N/A $12.00
Evening $49.20 $24.60 $72.00
Service Vehicle N/A N/A $180.00
Vendor N/A N/A $180.00
Motorcycle N/A $8.61 $22.00
Overnight N/A N/A $390.00
Metered Parking N/A N/A $1.00 per hour
Orange N/A N/A $65.00

Street closures

February 26, 2016 until project completed - JQH Transitway from the southern sidewalk parallel to Parking Lot 19 to the southern fence line of Allison South Stadium will be closed to through traffic.

Effective February 26, 2016 until project completed - the Library and Glass Hall BearLine shuttle stops will be closed. Individuals who would typically use these stops are encouraged to use the BearLine shuttle stop at Bear Park South. John Q. Hammons Transitway from the southern sidewalk parallel to Parking Lot 19 to the southern fence line of Allison South Stadium will be closed to through traffic during this time. This is due to the cranes and other overhead work that will be occurring to build the addition to Glass Hall.

Expected completion date is December 7, 2016 - The east leg of Kimbrough Ave and Cherry Street has been temporarily closed by the City of Springfield for construction of a box culvert across Cherry Street.  A soft closure, which are barricades that can be driven around, have been placed across Cherry Street just west of Holland Street.  This still allows access to the parking lots at the Professional Building and Child Development Center but restricts traffic into the worksite.  Sidewalks have been closed along Cherry Street in front of the Professional Building and the McQueary Family Health Sciences Hall.  The Mid Block Pedestrian Crossing on Cherry Street is still open to foot traffic.  The intersection will be a two way stop on the Cherry Street approaches until the signals have been replaced. 

Bear Line Shuttles

Bear Line Shuttles are easy to use and hassle-free. Jump on one of the convenient routes that serve the campus throughout the week. Shuttle routes and information may be found at

Parking lot(s) closures and information

There is available parking in lots 39, 51 and 52 on the north side of campus. The Blue Shuttle route stops in lot 51 with stops at BPN and PSU.

Additional information

Parking meter rates are $1 per hour. Some metered lots are enforced 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday - while other metered lots are enforced 24/7 Monday through Sunday. Times are posted on the meters themselves. Also, the multi-space meter in lot 14 will only do 1-hour increments of time and will not give change. Learn more.

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