Transportation Services

Parking Regulations

Use Space Efficiently

Park your vehicle between the marked lines, using the minimum amount of space required.

Do Not Obstruct

  • No vehicles may obstruct parking or removal of another vehicle.
  • It is illegal to park within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.

Sidewalks and Lawns

Motor vehicles or motor-driven cycles may not be parked or driven on sidewalks, lawns, or running tracks without permission from Transportation Services Director. Bicycles are subject to the same restrictions, except that they may be ridden on campus sidewalks in accordance with provisions of Michigan Tech traffic ordinances.

Parking Enforcement

  • Designated parking areas (lots and meters) are enforced 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. (except Saturdays, Sundays, and University-closed holidays), unless otherwise noted below. 
  • Faculty/Staff and Commuter Permits are valid only in Lots indicated with their applicable parking permits.  
  • Residential Lots are enforced 24/7 for proper permit. Residential permits are specific to an assigned lot.
  • Lots 7W, 15E, 15W & 16 are enforced seven days a week from  2 a.m. to 4 p.m. for proper permit.

Night Parking Ban

November 1 through April 30, between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m., parking is prohibited on campus—whether it is snowing or not. Exceptions:

  • Campus housing residents may park in their designated lots.
  • Employees who work an assigned shift may park in an overnight parking space assigned to them by Transportation Services.
  • Those granted extended parking accommodations by Transportation Services or Public Safety and Police Services. Public Safety and Police Services can be contacted after 1 a.m. on weekdays to request extended hours parking accommodations - those granted permission must have a permit or pay to park at their assigned meter area. 
  • Campus visitors with a purchased parking permit may park in Lot 24. 

Snow Removal

Transportation Services posts notices in residence halls at least 24 hours in advance when lots are going to be cleared. It is the responsibility of vehicle owners to be aware of these notices and move their vehicles accordingly to avoid being ticketed and/or towed.

Parking for Persons with Disabilities

Students needing temporary accommodations should contact Disability Services to discuss options available.

Designated parking spaces are available to people who possess a valid disability parking placard or license plate issued by the Secretary of State. View the Secretary of State’s regulations for disability plates and placards.

Permits are required to park within any Lots on campus. Please see Transportation Services to register your handicap placard and inquire about permit options.

Rozsa Performing Arts Center and Theater Parking

Lots 5, 8, 9, 14 and the visitor lot next to the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (Building 13) are open for theater parking during evening and weekend theater performances.

Lot 22 (SDC Visitor Lot) and Lot 95 (ATDC/Mineral Museum Visitor Lot)

SDC Lot 22 and the ATDC/Mineral Museum Lot 95 have free two-hour parking for visitors. Permits are  available for purchase at the SDC Ticket Office and Mineral Museum (or the Transportation Services Office) for community members/visitors who need extended parking while visiting any of these facilities.

Pay-by-Use Parking

Metered parking is available to everyone for a fee between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Vehicles may park in a metered space for a maximum of eight hours. Meter rates are 25 cents for 20 minutes.  Meters can be paid with US Quarters or via ParkMobile.


Credit card payments can be made using the ParkMobile, LLC Payment App or by calling the ParkMobile 800 number displayed on meters and nearby signs.

  1. Register with ParkMobile using the ParkMobile App or at
  2. For instructions, see: How to Register and Pay