Parking & Transportation Services

The Parking & Transportation Services office handles all parking questions, issues parking permits, takes requests for special event parking, sells Metro Transit bus passes, and processes University of St. Thomas parking tickets and appeals. 

Parking Updates

All parking regulations are enforced during J-Term. This includes having a valid parking permit for the location you are parking.

Only a construction permit is valid in Lot A Sundays from 10 p.m. to Fridays at 6 p.m., 24 hours a day. At 6 p.m. on Fridays to 10 p.m. on Sundays, any vehicle may park overnight in this lot. This will continue from now through the end of construction. The general stalls in the southern-most row are still reserved for St. John Vianney Seminary permits.

Lots C, D, and L are available for holders of valid J-Term, Red and Yellow permits. Since it will take a couple of weeks to change the signs, Public Safety will not ticket holders of J-Term or Yellow permit that are legally parked in these locations. There is no overnight parking in these lots from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. This is a permanent change for this year.

Only an Admission Guest Permit is valid in Lot B Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Mondays-Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., the holder of a valid J-term, Red or Yellow permit may park in Lot B. There is no overnight parking from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. 7 days a week. This is a permanent change for this year.

There is no overnight parking in any of the parking lots, garages or ramps or in any of the lots except for holders of the R-3 Residence permits. Also, on weekends, overnight parking is only permitted in Lot A or Lot V beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday nights and Saturday nights. All vehicles must be moved from these lots by 10 p.m. Sundays.


J-term Shuttle Schedule

Changes have been made to the J-term schedule to account for rush hour traffic. The first stops of the day have been shifted to match the once an hour pick ups followed throughout the day. 

Summer and J-term Schedule shuttle service will resume on the  on January 2. The regular schedule will resume on Monday, February 3.


Resident Spring Semester Parking Permit Lottery

There will be a lottery for spring semester resident parking permits. The lottery form is available on our website starting Mon., Dec. 9. The deadline for submitting the lottery will be Fri., Jan. 24. Lottery results will be emailed after 3:00 pm, Mon., Jan. 27.


Changes to Lots D and L for Spring Semester

Beginning in spring semester 2020, Lots D and L will open to commuter student permit parking. This means commuter student permit holders will be able to park in Lots C, D, I, K, L, M, N and O during spring semester.

Those with faculty/staff permits may continue to park in Lots D and L.


J-term and Spring Semester Parking Permits and Bus Passes

J-term and spring semester Minneapolis and St Paul parking permits will go on sale Mon., Dec. 9. J-term permits for commuter and resident students will be $30. Minneapolis spring semester commuter permits will be $225. St Paul commuter permits will be $125. You will need to register for your permit through Murphy Online before picking it up from the Parking Services Office.

Metro Transit College Passes will go on sale Mon., Dec. 16. College passes will cost $150.




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