All students are welcome to purchase a permit to park on campus. The parking options available depend on your student status and the location on campus. The following options are available for undergraduate students; graduate and professional students have other permit options.
- Permit types:
- Purchasing a permit
- Cancelling a permit
- Parking notifications
Note: Per federal regulations, the university is not permitted to discuss student records, including billing, with parents/guardians without the student’s consent. These regulations apply regardless of the student’s age. Students may choose how to grant others access to information.
ResLife permits are available to undergraduate students who live in a residence hall on campus. Permits are purchased each semester and registration opens for different sections of campus at different times; see the “Purchasing a permit” section for information on permits currently available.
The locations where you park vary depending on where you live and the spaces available. For example, returning ResLife students receive priority when purchasing their permit, and a someone living in Mark Twain Hall could be assigned nearby in Lot RC16 or Lot RC9.
- Park View (Res North): Mark Twain and McDavid (printable handout (PDF))
- College Crossing (Res East): College Ave., Hatch, Gateway and Schurz (printable handout (PDF))
- Southwest Village (Res South): Bluford, Brooks, Center, North and South (printable handout (PDF))
- Truman Central (Res Central): Defoe-Graham, Discovery, Dogwood, Excellence, Galena, Gillett, Hawthorn, Hudson, Johnston, Respect, Responsibility and Wolpers (printable handout (PDF))
For additional information about ResLife permits for both incoming and returning students, see the ResLife Permit FAQs webpage.
Commuter permits are available to undergraduate students who live off-campus and drive to campus to attend class. Permits are purchased each semester and registration opens at different times based on credit hours/class year (i.e., senior, junior, sophomore, freshman). See the “Purchasing a permit” section for information on permits currently available.
The location where you park will vary depending on spaces available. Higher class years receive priority when purchasing their permit.
Overnight permits are for Fraternity & Sorority Life students and students who live in non-Res Life locations near campus. Overnight permit holders may park in RP10. Purchasing is available on a first-come, first-served basis and follows a separate process and application form from other permit types. See the “Purchasing a permit” section for information on permits currently available.
Purchasing a Permit
See the permit rates webpage for pricing information before making a purchase. Follow the purchase instructions based on the type of permit needed. Permits are issued based on campus parking priority. For questions, consult the Parking FAQs and, if needed, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do not create a visitor account. If you need assistance, contact the Parking and Transportation office at 573-882-4568.
- Summer 2023 permit: Summer permits will be available for purchase online through your parking account beginning 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 8, 2023. See the permit rates webpage for pricing information.
- Fall 2023 permit: Purchase a permit online from your parking account beginning 9:00 a.m. on your priority date, listed below, unless otherwise noted. If you match more than one category, choose the earlier date. See the permit rates webpage for pricing information.
- Senior: July 10
- Junior: July 11
- Sophomore: July 12
- Freshman: July 13
- Complete your priority parking selection through your StarRez housing portal by June 1, 2023.
- Res Central : July 17
- Res South: July 18
- Res North: July 19
- Res East: July 20
- Complete the overnight permit online application form.
Cancelling a Permit
Per university policy, all permit cancellation requests must originate from the student permit holder’s official university email address (e.g. email@example.com). Cancellation requests sent from alternate locations will not be processed.
All students who are issued a permit will receive emails to their university email address with updates and notifications related to their parking permit, such as relocating to alternate parking when game day parking provisions are in effect or related to construction or events in the area that may impact parking availability.
Students who park in a prohibited location will receive a traffic citation. Unpaid citations will place a hold on your account that will prevent you from registering for courses for the next semester. To remove the hold on your account, either appeal or resolve the citations.