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Faculty & Staff Parking

The University of St. Thomas provides multiple parking options for faculty and staff, on both the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses.

In order to be parked legally on property owned by St. Thomas, you must purchase a valid St. Thomas parking permit or contract, or pay hourly in a visitor parking location. To qualify for a parking permit or contract, you must have a valid St. Thomas ID card and must be engaging in St Thomas related business or events. Faculty and staff are eligible for either a parking permit or University-subsidized Metro Pass. For those who purchase a permit, but would also like to use the Metro Transit system, $20 Stored Value cards and 10-Ride Passes are available for purchase at the Campus Store.

Purchasing a permit does not guarantee a parking space and a lack of parking is not a valid excuse to violate parking policies. There are multiple parking options across campus, along with the Anderson Parking Facility. If a space is not available closest to where you need to be, make sure to check the other available lots. Parking enforcement is managed through license plate recognition. St. Thomas no longer uses hang tags. It is critical that permit and contract holders have an accurate license plate number connected to their parking permit. Visit the Parking Portal to verify that your license plate information is up to date.

Faculty/Staff Permit/Contract Options and Fees

Prices for faculty and staff permits and contracts are determined by an employee's FTE. All faculty/staff parking fees are paid for through payroll deduction. The cost of parking is divided into 25 payments (26 pay periods per academic year), which are deducted, pre-tax, from the bi-weekly payroll. Adjunct faculty, please see section below for details about parking for adjunct faculty.

St. Paul Campus Permits

Valid in Lots A, B, C, D, G, I, K, L, M, N, O and V and the Anderson Parking Facility.

  • Part-time employees (under .625 FTE): $250/year
  • Full-time employees (.625 FTE and above): $450/year
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McNeely Ramp Contracts

A limited number of contracts are available in the McNeely Parking Garage underneath McNeely Hall, and are issued through a waitlist. Add your name to the waitlist on the Parking Portal.

  • Part-time employees (under .625 FTE) - $350/year
  • Full-time employees (.625 FTE and above) - $700/year
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Anderson Student Center Contracts

A limited number of contracts are available in the Anderson Student Center Parking Garage underneath the Anderson Student Center, and are issued through a waitlist. Add your name to the waitlist on the Parking Portal.

  • Part-time employees (under .625 FTE) - $350/year
  • Full-time employees (.625 FTE and above) - $700/year
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Tommie North Residence Hall Contracts

A limited number of contracts are available in the Tommie North Parking Garage underneath the Tommie North Residence Hall, and are issued through a waitlist. Add your name to the waitlist on the Parking Portal.

  • Part-time employees (under .625 FTE) - $350/year
  • Full-time employees (.625 FTE and above) - $700/year
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Minneapolis Faculty/Staff Permits

Valid in the 11th and Harmon Ramp

  • Part-time employees (under .625 FTE) - $350/year
  • Full-time employees (.625 FTE and above) - $700/year
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Adjunct Parking Permits

Adjunct faculty are eligible for parking permits. St. Paul campus permits are valid in all red, faculty/staff surface lots and the Anderson Parking Facility. Minneapolis campus permits for adjunct faculty are valid in Lot 3, next to the Law School. The full cost of adjunct parking permits will be taken by payroll deduction in one payment.

St. Paul Campus Parking Permit: $250/year; $130/semester

St. Paul Campus Evening Parking Permit (valid after 4 p.m.): $150/year; $75/semester

Minneapolis Evening Parking permits, valid only after 4 p.m., are available to adjuncts, by semester, and cost $75.

Purchasing a Faculty/Staff Parking Permit

All faculty and staff must purchase their permit through the St. Thomas Parking Portal.

Faculty/staff who are interested in a contract in the McNeely Garage, the Anderson Student Center Garage or the Tommie North Garage should add their name to the waitlist on the Parking Portal.

Permit purchasing instructions:

  1. Login using your St Thomas email address and network password. Make sure to select "St. Thomas Login".
  2. Click "Get Permit" in the lower right hand corner.
  3. Read the instructions on the following page and click "Next".
  4. Select the permit you wish to purchase.
  5. Agree to the policy statements.
  6. Click "Next".
  7. Either select a vehicle already on your record or click "Add Vehicle" to add a new vehicle. Make sure any vehicle you will drive to campus is in the system and attached to your parking permit. 
    If not adding a new vehicle, skip to step 10.
  8. To add a vehicle, enter and confirm the vehicle license plate number. An inaccurate license plate number could lead to a parking citation.
  9. Complete the remainder of the vehicle information. Click "Next".
  10. Click "Next".
  11. You will be taken to the payment page. Your method of payment will be automatically selected as "Payroll Deduction" for faculty/staff.
  12. Click "Pay Now".