Permit Options

Where you can park on campus depends on your permit type. Find a permit that best meets your needs.

Reserved permits (Blue)

Park in a lot with a sign matching the permit’s lot number and color (blue), or any commuter lot. The permit is also valid in all other lots between 4 p.m. - 7 a.m., unless posted “reserved 24-hours, 7-days a week.” 

We issue reserved permits on an annual basis, upon request. We issue these to faculty and staff members based on seniority.

When a reserved parking permit is unavailable

When space is not available in a reserved lot, faculty, staff and students may place their name on a waitlist by contacting parking administration.

An alternate reserved lot parking permit (must be the same lot as regular permit) may be purchased for $12.  The regular reserved permit and the alternate permit cannot be used at the same time. 

Evening permits

Park in any reserved lot, unless posted “reserved 24-hours, 7-days a week.” This permit is valid from 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. every day. You can purchase online.

Commuter permits (Yellow)

Park in a lot with a yellow sign, or reserved lots from 4 p.m. to 3 a.m., unless posted "reserved 24-hours, 7-days a week." 

Exceptions include:

  • Lot 18 parking is prohibited 6 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Monday.
  • Lot 28 parking is prohibited 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday,. and closed all day Saturday and Sunday.
  • All commuter lots are closed from 3-5 a.m. 

Remote permits (Orange)

Park in a lot with an orange sign. No parking with this permit from 3-5 a.m. daily.

Residence hall permits (Red or Green)

Park in a lot with a red or green sign. You may also park in reserved lots and commuter lots from 4 p.m. - 7 a.m., unless posted “reserved 24-hours, 7-days a week.”

Motorcycle, moped and scooter permits

Buy a permit from the parking administration office. You must register non-licensed vehicles, such as mopeds and scooters (49cc or less), with the parking administration office.

Parking locations

Park in designated motorcycle, moped and scooter areas, or in the triangles at the end of the parking row. Do not cross over the white lines or park in ADA-accessible striped areas or crosswalk striped areas.

The university prohibits motorized vehicles, including mopeds, scooters and similar non-licensed vehicles, on sidewalks and bicycle paths.

Overnight permits

Buy a permit from the parking administration office. You can only park in the Bear Park North parking garage.

Accessible parking permits

To park in an accessible space, you must have a parking permit and a state issued placard or license plate. The Missouri Department of Revenue has two types of accessible/disabled placards:

Per course faculty permits

Complete and submit the vehicle registration and parking permit request form to parking administration.

Service vehicle permits

Complete and submit the service vehicle parking permit request form to parking administration.

West Plains parking permissions

West Plains campus parking permits are valid in commuter (yellow) lots and reserved (blue) lot 24.