Permit Lottery for Fall 2020

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 below.


All resident parking permits are awarded through a lottery. All resident students may enter the lottery. Priority for these permits is given to seniors, juniors and second-year students, then first year students.

Entering the lottery 

Option 1: Fill out and return a lottery form to the Department of Public Safety and Parking Services. 
Option 2: Complete Resident Permit Lottery form online.

Indicate what your class standing will be as of August 31. This information will be checked against the records at the Office of the Registrar. You will not be entered in the lottery if class standing information is incorrect.

Lottery winners will be notified on Sept. 2, 2020 via email.

Purchasing your parking permit:

Resident parking permits will go on sale Wednesday, Sept. 2. If you receive an email confirming that you have received a resident permit, complete the permit registration through Murphy Online. Starting on Sept. 2, and after you have completed the registration, come to the Parking Services Office at Murray Herrick 106 to pick up your permit.

Should you be selected in any lottery that you enter, you will have until 4:30 pm. on Friday, Sept. 11, 2019 to purchase your permit. Failure to do so by this date will result in your space being re-entered into future lotteries. Permits can be purchased at the Parking Services Office at Murray Herrick 106.

You will need the following items in order to purchase a permit/contract:

  • A valid St. Thomas identification card.
  • An accurate license plate number.
  • Proof of ownership for the vehicle you register (insurance card, registration, etc.) NOTE: Your permit is only valid for the vehicle to which it is registered. If you drive another vehicle, you MUST exchange your permit or obtain a temporary permit (by providing proof of ownership again.
  • Payment – all parking permits must be paid for by student account charge.