Parking Permits

Parking Permits

All parking on campus is by permit only. Request and registration MUST be done every year. Students who wish to park a vehicle on campus must purchase a current year parking permit. Permits are distributed on a seniority and first-come, first-serve basis for all students. Dates and deadlines are located below and on your student portal. We have transitioned to the FCFS basis to make our fall transition more efficient for less parking and billing confusion. When registering your vehicle for a parking permit the following information is required: license plate #, state, make, model, color and year.

Each student has the option of requesting a permit for the parking area designated for their housing placement (residence hall, theme house, apt.) or for the Elmen Center parking lot. Unfortunately, there is not enough parking for every student to park in the area designated for their housing placement. With the Elmen Center student parking area we can accommodate many, if not all, who wish to park their vehicle on campus off the city streets. Regrettably we cannot guarantee a parking space.  Students who DO NOT purchase a current year permit are not allowed to park on campus at any time. They will need to find off-campus parking on the surrounding city streets where signs allow.

Student parking permits are valid only during the academic year (September through May).  No permit is required during summer months (June, July and August). If you do have a vehicle on campus during the summer, we do request that you register this vehicle at DCS on a sign up-sheet. Such areas as fire lanes, delivery areas and overnight parking are enforced all year.


Parking Permits for the 2021/2022 academic year:

Residence Hall & Computer Permits = $205

Apartments, Elmen, & East Residence Hall = $155

3rd and 4th Year Students:  Start Date: June 15th  End Date: August 26th

1st and 2nd Year Students:  Start Date: July 1st  End Date: August 26th

Parking Permit Request (on

For new/incoming students the above link will become available after July 1.

Notification will be sent to you via your Augie email regarding the status of your parking permit request as soon as possible after your request is received. If you do not receive an email within 7-10 days regarding the status of your request, please contact the Department of Campus Safety at 605.274.4014. After end dates available spaces will be re-evaluated. If you do not receive the permit you requested, an option for an Elmen permit will be available! If the vehicle you registered changes, YOU MUST NOTIFY the Campus Safety office as soon as possible. All Student parking permits expire 06-01-22.

After August 26th ALL parking permit inquiries must go through the Department of Campus Safety, primarily Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The portal will be CLOSED. Our office is located on the ground floor of the Morrison Commons Building. If you have any questionscontact DCS at 605.274.4014.


Parking permits can be returned during the academic year. The actual permit must be returned to receive a prorated refund which would be applied to your student account. A waiting list is maintained for students wanting a permit during the academic year for their designated housing placement area. It is prohibited to give your permit to another student. Permits are sold throughout the academic year at a prorated cost upon availability.

Other parking permit information:
THEME HOUSE parking permits are now included in the resident housing contract. This does not mean you will automatically receive a parking permit. YOU WILL STILL NEED TO REQUEST a permit on-line during the time available. If it is after the on-line registration time then you will need to come into the Campus Safety Office to fill out a vehicle registration form to request a permit.

The parking permit has an adhesive back and must be placed on the rear window, upper left—hand corner on the outside of the vehicle.

Temporary permits are available for short—term use at the Campus Safety Office. This is ONLY for current year permit holders and visiting speakers or professors. Complete Vehicle information must be provided.

While parking permits are required, they do not guarantee a place to park.

In the event that a vehicle must be left on campus (unusual circumstances) call Campus Safety, 605.274.4014, for assistance and direction.

Permits reported as lost, stolen, or a withdrawn student will be kept on record by Campus Safety. Vehicles displaying a permit reported as lost, stolen, or registered by a previous student will be subject to immediate towing at the vehicle owners expense.

Faculty and Staff Parking Permits

Faculty and staff must also register their vehicles to park on campus.  Faculty/Staff parking permits are issued at no cost. An Augustana University Faculty/Staff ID card is required.  Faculty/Staff parking permits can be issued by registering your vehicle on your S/F myaugie portal or by stopping in the Department of Campus Safety office and completing a vehicle registration form.