At Saint Mary’s University, we work hard to ensure that our parking system is fair and beneficial, whether you are a faculty or staff member, a student, or a facility user.

If you are a current Saint Mary's University faculty, staff or student please read the 'Getting Your Parking Pass' section below for more information; if you are a visitor to the university and will require parking, please contact Facilities Management 902.420.5572.

Getting Your Parking Pass

Starting the first full week in August, we will begin accepting applications for academic year parking permits. Summer parking applications will be available in April on a date specified by Facilities Management each year. For students, these passes are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you apply after the passes are sold out, your name will be placed on a waiting list and you’ll be contacted if one becomes available.

Show your status: If you are a student, you will need to show proof of student status before receiving a pass. If you are a SMU Resident, you will also need to provide proof of campus residencey to receive overnight parking priviledge.

Acceptable proof of student status:

  • an updated SMU ID card

Acceptable proof of campus residencey:

  • Banner system verification
  • Original lease agreement
  • Official signed letter from the Residence Life office (acceptance email may not be used)

Apply online/Parking fees & dates: 

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