Driving and Parking
The University of St. Thomas provides multiple parking options for commuter students, on both the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses. Like most urban schools, the University of St. Thomas (UST) has an ongoing concern with parking. More than two thirds of our students, faculty and staff commute to the university.
In order to be parked legally on property owned by UST, you must purchase and correctly display a valid UST parking permit. Purchasing a permit does not guarantee a parking space and a lack of parking is not a valid excuse for any violation of parking regulations.
The following parking areas are designated for commuters with a parking permit:
Anderson Parking Facility (St. Paul south campus parking ramp)
Commuter Parking Lots (campus map)
Lots A, C, I, K, M, N and O
Lots B and G are open to Commuter permits after 5:00 pm
As most on-street parking around our St. Paul campus is residential permit restricted, it is not recommended that commuters attempt to park in the neighborhood.
Public Safety at St. Thomas offers a couple of services that are beneficial to commuters:
Walking Escorts: if you call Public Safety at 962-5100, they will send an officer to walk with you anywhere on campus or up to six blocks off-campus.
Jump-starts: if your car won’t start, call Public Safety at 962-5100 and they can come to give your vehicle a jump-start.
Lock-outs: if you’ve locked your keys in your vehicle, Public Safety can attempt to get you in. Call them at 962-5100 and they will help you get into a vehicle that you have registered in our Murphy Online system.
HOURCAR provides all of the convenience of owning a car with none of the trouble. For just a few dollars an hour, you can reserve a car in seconds, drive it immediately and let someone else worry about parking, maintenance and insurance. For more information, visit the Hour Car website.
We have vehicles on both the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses: in Lot K (behind McNeely Hall, at Grand and Cleveland) in St. Paul and in the School of Law parking lot in Minneapolis.
For a listing of all Hour Car locations, visit http://www.hourcar.org/locations
Planning your commute to campus and want to check out the traffic situation? Visit http://www.dot.state.mn.us/tmc/trafficinfo/traffic.html to get an updated, live look at traffic information