Parking & Transportation Services

Fall 2020 Resident Parking Permit Lottery

We will hold a second round of the resident parking permit lottery. Resident students will have through Weds., Sept. 16 to submit a lottery form. Those students who entered the first round, but weren't awarded a permit will automatically be included in the second round. The lottery form can be found on the Resident Student Lottery webpage. 

Parking Updates for Fall 2020 

Consider All Transportation Options 

While new parking facilities have been added to campus, parking spaces will still be at a premium this fall. We encourage all members of the University community to consider alternative transportation options rather than driving to campus, which supports the University’s commitment to sustainability and helps alleviate parking congestion on and around campus.

Alternatives include: 

  • Walking/biking to campus
  • Metro Transit, with discounted passes available Learn more >
  • Carpools 

Parking Changes

With several construction projects on campus coming to an end in summer 2020, designations for parking lots, ramps and garages have changed. 

St Paul campus designations, effective September 1, 2020: 

Faculty/Staff (Red) Permits 

Lots A, B, C, D, G, I, K West, L, M, N, O, V and Anderson Parking Facility 

Faculty/Staff Contracts 

Anderson Student Center Garage, McNeely Hall Garage, Tommie North Garage 

Commuter Student (Yellow) Permits 

Lots A, B, C, D, G, I, K West, L, M, N, O, V and Anderson Parking Facility 

Commuter Student (Blue) Evening Permits

Lots A, B, C, D, G, I, K West, L, M, N, O, V and Anderson Parking Facility 

Resident Student Permits 

Lot U, Morrison Hall Garage levels R2 and R3


Anderson Parking Facility, Tommie East Garage, Anderson Student Center Garage (after 4 p.m.), McNeely Hall Garage (after 4 p.m.), Tommie North (after 4 p.m.) 

Admissions Guests 

Tommie East Garage 


Lots K East, P1, P3, P4, X and Y 

Please note: Morrison Hall Garage will become resident student permit parking only.  There will no longer be parking for faculty/staff, commuter students or visitors.

Parking/Transportation Costs 

Parking permit prices will not change for the 2020-21 academic year. Visit our parking options web page to see permit and contract prices. 

The price of student bus passes will not change for the 2020-21 academic year.  

The Employee Metropass, available to full-time employees (.625 FTE or greater), will increase to $400 per year. The University heavily subsidizes the cost of the Metropass for employees, which costs $83 per month if purchased directly through Metro Transit. 

New Parking System

St. Thomas has launched a new parking system, which means there’s not only a new look and feel but also a new registration and permit purchase process. Please see the Parking Services website, registration instructions, for details and instructions.

Getting a Permit/Contract 

Parking permits must be purchased through the St. Thomas Parking Portal, prior to picking up the permit. In keeping with Covid-19 distancing practices, you may also choose to have your parking permit mailed to you.

Minneapolis commuter student parking permits will be available for pick up from the Parking Services Office, TMH 106, beginning August 17.

St. Paul commuter student

The resident student parking permit lottery opened June 15. The deadline for entries is August 31. Results will be emailed on September 2.  

The lottery form can be found on the Parking Services webpage,

For next academic year, we are planning to automatically renew parking permits purchased this academic year.


For questions regarding campus parking, please visit Parking & Transportation Services or contact us at 651-962-PARK or  


St Thomas Shuttle Will Resume on August 24

The regular fall St Thomas shuttle schedule will resume on August 24. The shuttle will follow the regular schedule; however, shuttle capacity will be reduced by 50%. Due to the limited number of people allowed to ride the shuttle at a time, it will be critical to plan ahead for possible delays in boarding a shuttle. There will no longer be Saturday shuttle service.


For questions regarding campus parking, please contact Parking & Transportation Services at 651-962-PARK or