You must have a valid USF parking permit to park in any of the USF parking lots Monday through Friday, 6 a.m.–4 p.m.
- Resident Students – $30 per year
- Employees & Commuter Students – $50 per year
- Adjuncts & Contractors (Sodexo, Ricoh, ABM, and Barnes & Noble) – $10
- Motorcycles – Free but you must register your bike
Parking permits may be obtained by completing the appropriate form found on the MYUSF Portal.
After logging in, click on DEPARTMENTS in the left column. Scroll down to SAFETY & SECURITY. Click on Parking Permit Request and complete the form. Once you come to the Safety & Security desk with your driver’s license and/or USF ID you will receive your permit. All permits must be displayed on the rearview mirror or on the dashboard in clear view.
Temporary guest permits can be obtained at the Safety and Security desk, located in Tower Hall, TG-20.
The university has five parking lots. The Safety & Security Department is responsible for monitoring vehicle parking and ticketing violations on campus. The Joliet Police Department also regularly patrol the campus and issues ticket violations in handicapped spaces, fire lanes and near fire hydrants, in addition to the enforcement of local ordinances. The speed limit is 10 mph in all campus lots. Please note that during the hours of 4 p.m. until midnight, there are no permit type restrictions.
Visitor spaces are located in the Motherhouse Lot. These spaces are for visitor use only, for no more than three hours, unless otherwise specified. They may be requested through the Welcome Center, located in the Motherhouse. No student, faculty or staff member is allowed to park in the designated visitor spaces.
Overnight restrictions are from midnight until 6 a.m., Monday through Friday. Vehicles with resident permits are allowed to park overnight in the Recreation Center Lot or the Taylor Street Lot. If the owner of a different permit type (commuter, faculty or staff) wishes to leave his or her car on campus, the owner must register for a temporary permit with the Security Department. The same rule applies to any overnight guest without a permit.
All posted parking regulations are strictly enforced. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the parking regulations in the areas that you frequent.
Parking Ticket Payment and Appeals Procedure
Violators have 14 days from the date of issue to pay the original fine amount. If not paid by the 14th day, the fine will automatically be billed to your tuition account. Tickets are to be paid in the Cashier’s Office (201/202) in Guardian Angel Hall, located at the St. Clare Campus.
If you wish to appeal a parking ticket, please email the Director of Safety & Security Jason Williams at email@example.com and explain your situation of appeal. Please allow up to 14 business days for processing of appeals. Everyone is automatically allowed one ticket per semester that will be voided after discussion of how and why the ticket was issued and how not to get another violation in the future.
Reminder: The purchase of a parking permit allows you to park legally on campus. It does not guarantee you a parking space. Lack of parking or running late for class is never an excuse for parking violations and will not be admissible in an appeal.