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About SOU Permits

All vehicles parked on Southern Oregon University campus are required to display a 2014-2015 permit when the posted signs require a permit. (Click Here to view OARs). Vehicles that fail to display a valid permit may be subject to a citation. Permits may be purchased online or in person at the Enrollment Services Center (located in Britt Hall) during regular business hours.

Parking lots are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Parking lot numbers are marked on the lot entrance signs. Faculty/Staff parking lots are posted yellow; Student Commuter lots are posted green; and Resident Student lots are posted red. The 2014 campus map shows the numbers, locations, and permit types required for each lot. Free parking maps are available at the campus map stations in lots 18, 29, & 32 as well as at the Campus Public Safety Office, located at 382 Wightman Street. 

Please Note: Parking permits are registered to vehicles, not inviduals. For example, just becuase someone purchases a permit for one vehicle, he or she is not then permitted to park any other vehicle on campus as well. 

To view the 2014 parking map, click here.

2015-2016 Parking Permits are now available to purchase online. You can do so via MySOU by selecting the Parking Self-Service link. The new permits will be valid starting now until the end of summer term 2016, as long as the permit is affixed on the vehicle or the temporary permit is visible on the dashboard.

Parking is first come first serve, buying a parking permit does not guarantee you a parking space.

(Note about ordering permits: If you are having trouble logging on with your pin, make sure that you are selecting the Fall 2015 term. If you are still having trouble getting in, call the IT help desk to reset your pin. IT Help desk: 541-552-6900)

After ordering your permit, they may be picked up in the Enrollment Services after 10 am the next business day.  Alternatively, you may elect to have your permit mailed to you. 

Carpool permits may be ordered online however, to add a vehicle to a carpool permit, please complete the Add Hang Tag/Carpool Vehicle Form.

Persons with disability placards are still required to purchase a parking permit to park on campus. To view the locations of handicap parking spaces: (see pdf map).

If you are not currently an SOU student or faculty/staff but are interested in purchasing a parking permit, please email to learn about your options.

Permit Types and Prices:

Fall term through summer term: $140. (For first registered vehicle).

Student Commuter parking permits are Green decal stickers, and are sold only to students who live off campus and wish to bring their vehicles on campus. Vehicles displaying Student Commuter permits are permitted to park in Student Commuter (green) marked parking lots.

Fall term through summer term: $140. (For first registered vehicle).

Residence Hall parking permits are Red decal stickers, and are sold only to students living on campus in residence halls. Vehicles displaying a Residence Hall permit are permitted to park only in Residence Hall (red) marked parking lots.

For first registered vehicle:

Fall term through summer term: $150.
Faculty/Staff parking permits will be sold to classified employees, graduate assistants, temporary employees who are half-time or more, and faculty. Half-time employees will receive a discount relative to their .fte. Bring a copy of your acceptance letter outlining your .fte to the Enrollment Services Center to obtain discount. Vehicles displaying Faculty/Staff permits are authorized to park in designated Faculty/Staff (yellow), Student Commuter (green), and Residence Hall (red) parking areas.

Guest permits: $48 book. 

Guest permits are available at the Enrollment Services Center in Britt Hall, departmental offices, school offices, and/or the Campus Information office. Guest permits are issued for one day only. Guest permits may not be used in timed lots. Buses will be expected to have a Guest permit and park where directed by Parking Services. If a citation is issued to a vehicle while the driver is obtaining a Guest permit, it will be waived if Parking Services is notified in a timely manner as stated in the Guest parking permit policy. Guest permits will not be valid if issued to university employees, faculty, students, or vehicles displaying a valid parking permit. Guest permits will not be valid and may be cited for failure to display permit if any of the following information is illegible or omitted:

(a) Both license number and make or color,
(b) Date that permit is valid,
(c) Name and telephone extension of departmental personnel issuing the permit.

Valid for up to three years, hangtag permits are available for faculty and staff only. For more information, Click Here.

Motorcycles, mopeds, and scooters, shared space marked "motor cycle only": Fall term through summer term: $57.    (See an ESC representative at Britt Hall counter for optional Full space parking)

Mopeds, scooters, and motorcycles must be parked in parking spaces designated and posted for "Motorcycles Only." Mopeds, scooters, and motorcycles parked in bicycle racks and on the campus grounds will be cited for improper parking. Vehicles parked inside university buildings will be towed at the owner's expense.

Carpool, sold for entire school year only: $135 each pool.

Carpool parking permits will be sold for entire school year only if the carpool meets the following criteria:
(a) The carpool must contain at least two individuals with cars, but no more than six.
(b) No more than one vehicle from the carpool is allowed on campus at a particular time. No second permits will be sold. However, replacement permits are available if requirements as stated in regulations for replacement permits are met.

Commercial permit, each vehicle:

Long-term, twelve months: $215.
Long-term, six months: $115.
Short-term, one month: $32.
Short-term, daily: $12.

Commercial permits will be sold to commercial vendors, including vending machine, video game, outside maintenance, travel, office supply, and food vendor companies, and contractors' employees. Companies or departments can purchase a long-term permit for six months or a year. Short-term permits are available for one day or one month.

Daily parking permits (valid in red and green lots only): $12 per day.

Weekly or Daily permits for those persons who use the campus parking facilities only intermittently may be purchased at Business Services or Parking Services.

Weekly parking permits (valid in red and green lots only): $32 per week.

Weekly or Daily permits for those persons who use the campus parking facilities only intermittently may be purchased at Business Services or Parking Services.

We now have visitor parking meters located in lots: 1, 12, 29, 36, and 41. Lots 1, 29 and 36 have new parking meters that will accept both coin and credit/debit cards (Visa and MasterCard). The payment rates are as follows:

$0.25 - 15 Minutes

$0.50 - 30 Minutes

$0.75 - 45 Minutes

$1.00/Hour (up to 5 hours)

$6.00 - 24 Hour permit

$2.00 - Weekend permit (valid Saturday-Sunday)

$20.00 - 5 Day permit

PLEASE NOTE: The meter tickets are valid only in the lots that the tickets are purchased. With the exception of lot 1, meter tickets purchased in lot 1 are also valid in lot 2. 

The parking meters located in lot 12 and 41 are also $1.00 per hour. These meters accept coins and bills, but not cards.

Vehicles parking in those lots marked "Pay at meter" are required to display the serialized meter ticket purchased at each lot of this type. Failure to display the meter ticket on the dashboard of the vehicle may result in a $30.00 citation for failure to display a permit. There is no grace period to obtain change for the meter machine. Signs in the lots will instruct users to immediately purchase a meter ticket and place it on the left side of the dashboard of the vehicle.

Courtesy permit: Free

Courtesy parking permits are available to personnel retiring with ten years of service or more, volunteer board members, designated governmental officials, media representatives, and such others as deemed necessary by the President to facilitate their interaction with the institution.

Second Vehicle permit: $49.

Second parking permits may be purchased for an additional vehicle if more than one vehicle will be brought to campus except Red Residence Hall. The purchaser must also be the registered owner of the vehicle. Only one permit (the original or second permit) is valid on permit-required lots at a time. If both first and second permits of one person are parked in permit-required lots at the same time, both vehicles will be cited for improper permits. A second permit may not be purchased for a car if the first permit is for a vehicle used in a (Red) Residence Hall Parking area, motorcycle, moped, or scooter.

NOTE: The second permit is for the convenience of those persons who may be driving a different vehicle from time to time. Only one permit (the original or second permit) is valid on campus permit-required lots at a time. Violation of this rule will result in both vehicles being cited for improper permit. Second permits will be sold only to Faculty/Staff and Commuter permit holders. One second permit is allowed for each full-price (first registered vehicle) permit purchased.

Volunteer permits

Volunteer, each vehicle, long-term, one year: $8. Available through Departments JV only. Volunteer, each vehicle, short-term, up to one month: $3.

Volunteer permits may be obtained through Parking Services. Volunteer parking permits will be sold to departments for use by volunteers. Departments can purchase long-term permits for one year or short-term permits for one month or less.  To request a volunteer permit, please print, complete, and return the Volunteer Permit Application

Replacement Permit or Hang Tag: $30.

Replacement permits or Hang Tag may be obtained for a damaged, unreadable permit or for a replacement vehicle. The replacement vehicle must be registered to the same owner as the original vehicle. The permit which is being replaced will be considered void and should be returned to the Enrollment Services Center, Britt Hall upon purchase of a replacement permit. Replacement permits can be obtained only in accordance with OAR 573-050-0025(8).

      Parking permits are serialized for use on a specific vehicle with a license plate designated by the purchaser at the time of purchase. The permit must be affixed outside to left-rear bumper, left-rear body, left-rear window, or rear side window behind driver of the vehicle where visible. The adhesive on the back of the permit must be the attaching mechanism. If a vehicle is disposed of, the permit must be removed and returned to Parking Services.

      NOTE: Persons, departments, or schools sponsoring university-hosted events must contact Event Parking Services to arrange for parking and fee payment as appropriate. Unless otherwise arranged, participants will be restricted to Lot 1 or Lot 41 during the academic school year.