Commuter Parking Options and Fees

There are several parking options available on both the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses for commuter students. See the St. Paul and/or Minneapolis Campus Parking Maps for parking lot and parking ramp locations.

St. Paul Campus

    • St. Paul Commuter Permit--$225/year or $125/semester--valid from 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. in all yellow parking lots and the Anderson Parking Facility (valid in red parking lots after 5 p.m.).
    • St. Paul Evening Permit--$150/year or $75/semester--valid from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. in all yellow or red parking lots and the Anderson Parking Facility.
    • St. Paul Hourly Parking--$2.00/hour before 4 p.m. and $1.50/hour after 4 p.m. Hourly parking is available in the Anderson Parking Facility from 5:00 am to 2:00 am, or the Tommie East Residence Hall Parking Garage from 5 a.m. to midnight. The McNeely Parking Ramp, Anderson Student Center Parking Garage and Tommie North Residence Hall Parking Garage are open to visitors after 4 p.m, until midnight.

From one year to another, there will be no guarantee that these permits will be available. 

Minneapolis Campus

  • Minneapolis Commuter Permit--$225 One Semester, plus one-time $30 refundable damage/lost card deposit (refunded at the time of the termination of your contract with the University).

Only students who are registered for 12 or more undergraduate credit hours, or 6 graduate credit hours, and who are on campus between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. will be permitted to purchase a parking permit for the Minneapolis parking ramp. Eligibility for full time permits is at the discretion of the Public Safety Department.

Commuter permits will be valid for parking in the Minneapolis 11th St. & Harmon Place Ramp. In the case that the ramp becomes full, Parking & Transportation 
Services will determine alternative parking locations.

Minneapolis Commuter Permits are also valid in all St. Paul campus commuter parking lots and ramps.


Purchasing a Permit

All students wishing to purchase a parking permit or Metro Transit C-Pass must purchaser their permit through the St. Thomas Parking Portal.