Commuter Parking Options and Fees

There are several parking options available on both the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses for commuter students in the 2019-20 academic year. 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 or the Morrison Parking Ramp from 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. The McNeely Parking Ramp is open to visitors after 4 p.m.

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 $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 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, Public Safety will determine alternative parking locations.

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

Students registered for less than 12 credits qualify to purchase a stored value card for the 11th St. and Harmon Place Ramp. Stored value cards also require a $30 refundable damage/lost card deposit, which will be refunded at the time of the termination of your contract with the University.

Stored Value Ramp Cards

  • $224.00
  • $336.00
  • $112.00
  • $84.00
  • $56.00
  • $28.00

Students using Stored Value Ramp cards should follow the Directions for Hourly Parking in the Ramp found in the Minneapolis visitor parking section.

Purchasing a Permit

All students wishing to purchase a parking permit or Metro Transit C-Pass must first register for their permit through Murphy Online.