Student Parking

Parking applications for Fall/Winter 2021/2022 will open on August 25th, 2021 to anyone that will need to be on campus in September.

If you do not plan to be on Campus until January 2021, you will not be able to apply for parking until January. We will not be creating a waitlist for individuals who apply in September, but do not want to pay until January. All parking prices will be prorated depending on month of purchase. 

Please go to the following link to create an account

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-served basis. General Above Ground permits are valid in general parking spaces only. 

Permit lengths are as follows:

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

The cost will be pro-rated according to the month they are purchased (Summer permits will not be pro-rated or refunded). 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: 

  • General Above Ground and Motorcycle- August 25th, 2021 at 12 am
  • Underground (for students in residence only) - August 25th, 2021 at 12 am

Please be sure to apply for your permit on the correct date for your permit type. Applications recieved prior to dates noted above, will be voided without notice.

Please note, you will not be contacted for confirmation of application receipt or approval unless otherwise stated - *see below*


General Above Ground 

Includes a limited number of Single Student Housing and Family & Graduate Housing overnight parking permits. Overnight parking for SMU campus residents is only available in the Rice Residence parking lot. 

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, pay & display spaces, in faculty designated spaces or in the Homburg Members Only parking lot. 


  • 8-month permit - $296
  • 12-month permit - $420
  • Summer 2021 - $138


With payment of an underground parking permit, you will be issued an assigned parking space to use at your leisure. All users requesting an underground spot should join the Ops-Com wait-list and you will be assigned on a first come first served basis. Underground permits are not valid in above ground parking lots.


  • 8-month permit - $532
  • 12-month permit - $695


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


  • Motorcycle only - $76
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