Student Parking Information
In order to reduce the amount of congestion on campus and create a safer environment for pedestrians we will be reducing the number of cars that have access to core campus parking. In order to move towards this vision, we will be offering top floor (not covered) parking at the surface lot rate.
Students living in residence halls
Students living in residence halls who bring a vehicle to campus must purchase a virtual parking permission through the Tiger Park Portal. The number of parking spaces in proximity to the residence halls is limited. Once an area has been assigned to capacity it will no longer be listed as an option.
Students living off campus
Students living off campus can purchase a parking permission online through the Tiger Park Portal. The number of permit parking spaces in parking lots and garages in the core campus is limited. Once an area has been assigned to capacity it will no longer be listed as an option.
Students requiring disabled parking
Information regarding parking in disabled spaces can be found on our Accessible Parking page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why can’t I park on the core campus?
Priority for core campus parking is given to graduate students and those students who live in residence halls.
Why can’t I get into the portal? It appears to be crashing.
Demand is high. Refresh or try again later. There are plenty of spaces in commuter lots.
Are you sold out?
No. We still have plenty of space in commuter lots.
If I bought a pass in one lot but you have opened up space in another lot, how do I move to the other lot?
Email us with your request. We use the day and time stamp to work through requests. We will do our best to accommodate your request, but this may take a few days.
Is it unsafe for me to walk from a commuter lot?
Safety is our No. 1 priority. If you are working/studying at MU after hours and want an escort to your car, call MUPD at 573-882-7201. We’ll send a security officer. We encourage everyone to take necessary precautions to maintain their own safety.
Additionally, Tiger Line shuttles run from 5 a.m. to midnight for Hearnes, 6 a.m. to midnight for Trowbridge and 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. for Reactor Field to provide a safe ride for students when school is in session. The Go Mizzou app has a real-time map.
Mizzou’s blue light emergency phones also are visible across campus. The phones connect directly with an MUPD dispatcher who will respond immediately.
It will take me 30 minutes to walk to class; how can the university make these changes that have this kind of impact?
We understand that parking in commuter lots can increase the time it takes to get to the core campus, and that it will require students to plan for necessary travel time. Shuttles run every 10-15 minutes during peak hours; it takes approximately 10-15 minutes for a shuttle from the commuter lots to reach the core campus drop-off points.
Mizzou’s Tiger Line shuttles run from 5 a.m. to midnight for Hearnes (SG4), 6 a.m. to midnight for Trowbridge (AV14) and 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. for Reactor Field (RP10). The Go Mizzou app has a live map.
Will I have to pay for parking if I am attending an event or studying on campus in the evening?
Enforcement in parking garages and surface lots ends at 6 p.m. except in restricted garages, which include Parking Structure 7 and Tiger Avenue (both garages over by MU Health Care), and some floors in Virginia Avenue Garage that are designated for Residential Life students. Lots restricted 24/7 also include Residential Life parking lots and surface lots noted as “restricted.”
The university has more than more than 75 surface lots and garages available on campus, most of which are unrestricted after 6 p.m. every day of the week. These include Turner Avenue Garage, Conley Avenue Garage, and most surface in the core campus.