Parking & Transportation Services

New St. Thomas Shuttle Schedule Starting November 30, 2020

The St. Thomas  Shuttle schedule will change, beginning on Monday, November 30.

Two shuttle busses will run throughout each week day, from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The shuttle will stop at both campuses at the following times:

6 a.m.6:30 a.m.7 a.m.7:30 a.m.8 a.m.
8:30 a.m.9 a.m.9:20 a.m.9:40 a.m.10 a.m.
10:20 a.m.10:40 a.m.11 a.m.11:20 a.m.11:40 a.m.
12 p.m.12:20 p.m.12:40 p.m.1 p.m.1:20 p.m.
1:40 p.m.2 p.m.2:20 p.m.2:40 p.m.3 p.m.
3:30 p.m.4 p.m.4:30 p.m.5 p.m.5:30 p.m.

One shuttle bus will run in the evenings, starting at 6 p.m. It will stop once per hour at each campus. Evening shuttle schedule:

6 p.m.


6:30 p.m.


7 p.m.


7:30 p.m.


8 p.m.


8:30 p.m.


9 p.m.


9:30 p.m. 


10 p.m.


10:30 p.m.


More Shuttle Information >

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  



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