Student Parking Lot

Student Parking

Any vehicle on parked on campus must either have a parking permit or be parked in visitor parking ramps.

To qualify for a parking permit, you must have a valid St. Thomas identification card and must be engaging in St. Thomas related business or events.

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 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.

Resident Student Parking

Resident Parking Permit - $550/year

Resident parking permits are awarded through a lottery. All resident students are eligible to enter the lottery. Preference is given to seniors, juniors, sophomores, and then first year students.

Resident Parking Permit Areas: Morrison Parking Ramp levels R2 and R3, lower level APF, Lot U

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Resident Student Parking Permit Lottery

Resident student parking permits are awarded through a lottery. 

All resident parking permits available for the spring lottery have been awarded. There will not be any further lotteries for the 2022/23 academic year.

Students enter via the online lottery form, and will be notified of the lottery results by email. Students who are awarded a parking permit will have a designated period in which to purchase their permit. Failure to purchase the permit within the communicated time period results in a forfeit of the parking permit.

Commuter Student Parking

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

St. Paul Campus

St. Paul Commuter Permit--$225/year or $125/semester--valid from 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. in all yellow and red parking lots and the Anderson Parking Facility. J-term commuter parking permits are available for $30.

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 Campus Commuter Parking Permit Areas

  • Lots A, B, C, D, G, I, K, L, N and O.
  • Anderson Parking Facility (St. Paul south campus parking ramp)
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Minneapolis Campus

Minneapolis Commuter Permit--$225/semester or $450/year, plus one-time $30 deposit.

Only students who are registered for 12 or more undergraduate credit hours, or 6 graduate credit hours for classes in Minneapolis, 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.

Minneapolis Campus Commuter Parking Permit Area

  • 11th St. and Harmon Place Ramp
  • Minneapolis Commuter Permits are also valid in all St. Paul campus commuter parking lots and ramps.
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Purchasing a Student Parking Permit

All students must purchase their permit through the St. Thomas Parking Portal. All student permits are paid for by a charge to a student account. 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 "Student Account" for students.
  12. Click "Pay Now".