Permit Lottery

Spring Resident, and Non-Resident Overnight, Permit Lottery

The spring 2019 resident student parking permit lottery is closed. There will be no further lotteries for spring 2019 resident permits.


North and South Campus Residence Parking Permits

Juniors, Seniors, Grad Students: All juniors, seniors, and grad students will be allowed to purchase a north or south campus permit provided they fill out a lottery form and submit it before the deadline date. Students entering after the deadline are NOT guaranteed a permit.

Sophomores: The remaining permits, as parking space allows, will be awarded to those sophomores who complete and submit a lottery form by the deadline date.

Freshman Resident Contracts

A limited number of Freshman Resident contracts will be awarded on a lottery basis. All resident students are eligible for ramp contracts. They will not be awarded based on class standing.


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.

The form must be filled out completely. Indicate the residence hall in which you will be living. Indicate what your class standing will be as of Dec. 31. This information will be checked against the records at the Office of the Registrar at the end of December. You will not be entered in the lottery if class standing information is incorrect.

Forms need to be delivered to Parking Services- Murray Herrick 106, faxed to (651) 962-7280, mailed to Parking Services at mail #4019, 2115 Summit Ave, St Paul MN, 55105, -or- submitted through the online Resident Permit Lottery form.




If you receive an email confirming that you have received a resident permit, complete the permit registration through Murphy Online. Once you have registered, print the confirmation sheet and bring it to Parking Services 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 Tuesday, January 29, 2019 to purchase your permit or contract. 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:

  • Confirmation of online registration. Print the form at the end of the registration.
  • A valid UST 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.