Yes! All vehicles must be registered to park on campus, unless they are parked at a meter and have purchased time to park. Permits are issued by the Department of Public Safety only, unless authorized by our office.
Students may click here to learn how to register a vehicle.
Faculty/Staff may click here to learn how to register a vehicle.
Guests may click here to learn how to obtain a guest permit.
Students may only purchase their parking permit ONLINE. Click this link to order your permit online.
*Faculty/Staff permits will renew during the 2021/2022 summer; however, new faculty/staff or those needing replacement will need to order online or contact DPS at (231) 591-5907 or 5909.
The permit will be mailed directly to your address. BEFORE ordering your permit verify that your address is correct. If there are any issues please call our office at (231) 591-5907 or 5909.
Students, faculty, staff and guests must have a valid registration and driver's license to obtain a permit.
Our Police Division is open 24/7/365, including the non-emergency phone line answered by our dispatch center.
The Parking Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 4:30pm. However, students, staff/faculty, or guests who need a permit outside of business hours may obtain a overnight/guest permit from the dispatch center at any time.
I bought a new vehicle or am driving a different vehicle for an extended time. How do I transfer my CURRENT permit to a new one?
You must bring in your old permit and current driver's license and vehicle registration you will be driving for a permit exchange. If you are unable to get your parking permit due to car crash, windshield repair, selling to a dealership, etc., we need proof of this. Proof may include an accident report, receipt for repair, or even something from the dealership that can be faxed, mailed, or emailed to us.
Please contact the parking office if you have other questions at (231) 591-5909 during our business hours. If after business hours contact Public Safety at (231) 591-5000.
Parking on campus is by permit only. You may only park in the lot(s) for which your permit is valid for. We do not allow overnight parking in commuter or faculty/staff lots.
Residential and Apartment permits are valid only for the permit number they are assigned too.
Commuter permits may park in any commuter parking lot.
Faculty/staff permits may park in any faculty/staff, commuter, or residential lot
If you received a citation that states you owe $0.00 and it is labeled as a Warning Violation; you do not owe a fee. The citation was issue as a warning to help educate you on following the Parking Rules and Regulations.
My vehicle is currently disabled and I am borrowing another vehicle. How can I obtain a temporary permit?
Students and Faculty/Staff who bring an unregistered vehicle to campus will need to stop by our office to register the vehicle.
Students will need to purchase a temporary permit from the parking office.
Faculty/Staff may obtain a temporary permit from the dispatch center.
Please contact our office at (231) 591-5000 to report the parking lot and meter.
It depends on your campus residence. Residential Hall and East Campus Suites students may not purchase more than one parking permit. Commuter and West Campus Apartment students may obtain more than one permit.
To appeal a ticket, you must contact the parking office by the fifth business day of the issuance of the citation and post a "bond" in the amount of the ticket.
If you have received this email, this means you have accumulated multiple citations on your account. Please contact the parking office to resolve the issue at (231) 591-5909.
No. However, students, faculty/staff, or guests with a valid parking permit may park in any residential or commuter parking lot from 5:00pm until 2:00am. Meters are also free after 5:00pm, with the exception of the Lot 39 (Rock Cafe) meters, which are enforced until 8:00pm.
What does Patient Parking mean? Do students who have an appointment get to park in these areas and use the services?
Patient Parking is reserved for specific patients or patrons of the University who have a scheduled appointment.
Students will need to park in their designated parking lots, unless authorized by our office or the clinical office they are visiting with a properly displayed authorized permit.
My vehicle is disabled (e.g. flat tire, dead battery, etc). Can I leave it on campus for an extended period of time?
No. Disabled vehicles are not allowed on campus for an extended period of time without authorization from our office.
No. However, students who are considered part-time in the fall semester, but will be full-time in the spring and summer semester should consider purchasing a full-time permit for the full year to save costs.
No. Students may not choose to have a citation placed on their student account. However, unpaid citations are transferred over to your student account after seven or eight days.
We accept Cash, Check, and most major Credit/Debit Cards (we do not accept American Express).
You may also pay your citation online by clicking here.
Parking - Did You Know?
Last Updated: December 23, 2020