About Saint Mary's

Student Parking



 Please review pickup and payment details before coming in.


**ALL PERMITS (excluding Motorcycle) CURRENTLY SOLD OUT**


Please continue to fill out application to be placed on waitlist 


**Resident Students: 

You will receive an email within 3 business days.**


Parking Applications

Please note: Parking on campus without a valid permit will lead to ticketing. Three or more violations can result in an immobilization boot being placed on your vehicle or your vehicle being towed at your cost without warning.

Saint Mary’s University will not issue a valid parking permit until ALL outstanding tickets have been paid. Unpaid tickets may be assigned directly to your student account without notice.

Parking Permit Overview

All Student permits are sold on a first come, first serve basis. Above ground permits are valid in general parking spaces only. 

Permit lengths are as follows:

  • 8 month (valid from September 1st to April 30th) - above and underground
  • 12 month (valid from September 1st to August 31st) - above and underground
  • Summer (valid from May 1st to August 31st) - above ground only

The cost will be pro-rated according to the month they are purchased (Summer permits will not be pro-rated). You will be contacted by email or telephone if your name must be placed on a waiting list prior to 'sold out' posting online.

Application Dates: 

All permit applications open at 9:00AM Atlantic Time on the noted dates. Applications received before 9:00AM will be void.

  • All above ground permits – August 2nd
  • Underground permits (most are 12month; there are a small number of spaces designated for 8month only) -- Living On SMU Campus -- August 2nd  Living Off SMU Campus – August 16th
  • Summer 2017 (above ground only) - TBA

Please note, you will not  be contacted for confirmation of application receipt or approval unless otherwise stated (**Read pickup details below**). If your name must be placed on the waitlist prior to 'sold out' posting online, you will be contacted via email.

Pickup & Payment details  

Please be sure to have your updated SMU Student ID card. If you require above ground overnight parking, please bring a copy of your 'Account Summary' page which you may print from your SMU Banner account or bring a copy of your lease agreement. Full payment of parking permit as well as, payment of any outstanding SMU parking fines, is due at time of pickup.

PICKUP DEADLINE - for all permits is September 16th; after this date, any permit not picked up will be offered to the waiting list. 

Please be sure to have all necessary documents (listed above), to avoid delay.

  • General Above ground permit pickup begins on August 22nd at 9AM in the Service Centre, McNally Main building rm. 108, until September 9th. After September 9th, pickup will be in the Facilities Management office, McNally South basement, rm. 011. 
  • Motorcycle and Auto & Motorcycle Combo permit pickup begins on August 22nd at 9AM in Facilities Management, McNally South basement rm. 011. 
  • Carpool permit - You will be contacted within 5 business days after applying. Please wait to be contacted before coming in. Each group member must show an updated SMU Student ID card and vehicle registration (see more details under Carpool below) upon pickup.
  • Underground permit - You will be contacted within 5 business days after applying; please wait to be contacted. (NOTE: If you applied for underground prior to August 16th, you must show proof of living in SMU residence - ie. Account Summary page from Banner or Lease Agreement).

General Above Ground 

Purchasing a general above ground parking permit does not guarantee a parking space. We suggest arriving on campus as early as possible, leaving yourself with enough time to try and find a space in one of our 8 parking lots. Keep in mind that general permits are not valid at parking meters, in a faculty/carpool designated space or in the Homburg Members Only parking lot. 


  • 8 month permit - $274
  • 12 month permit - $388
  • Summer 2017 (above ground only) - $TBA 


With payment of an underground parking permit, you will be issued an assigned parking space to use at your leisure. Underground permits are not valid in above ground parking lots.


  • 8 month permit - $492
  • 12 month permit - $642

Motorcycle or Automobile & Motorcycle Combo

Motorcycle parking is located in the Arena parking lot. Motorcycle permits are not valid any where else on campus.


  • Motorcycle only - $71
  • Motorcycle & Automobile combo 8 month - $284
  • Motorcycle & Automobile combo 12 month - $415


Carpool permits are offered at SMU for groups of 3 or more people. Each person must have their own vehicle to register.


  • 8 month - $274
  • 12 month - $388
  • Summer (2017) - $TBA

Please note:

  • Each group member must show proof of a registered automobile at time of pick up along, with updated SMU Student ID. (NOTE: Motorcycles, motor scooters and mopeds are excluded from the carpool program).
  • One permit is issued to each group and must be transferred between vehicles for on campus use.
  • Each group is assigned a reserved parking space.

facilities.management@smu.ca or 902-420-5572


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