2017 Parking Policy Update - Frequently Asked Questions

In March 2017, the parking policy was updated to make our parking program more efficient and increase the benefit to our users. Additionally, Electric Vehicle Charging spaces were added on campus and the policy update addressed how those spaces will be regulated. The full, updated parking policy can be found on the University Policies webpage.

I have a General parking permit. What has changed about where I can park with that permit?

  • General parking permits continue to be valid 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in lots E, F, J, G, H, L, M, N, and O. General permits are also valid during the summer months in Housing Parking.
  • NEW: The hours that General parking permits are valid in the Housing lots has been expanded to accommodate employees working the University's business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. General permits are now valid in Housing lots between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • NEW: General parking permits have not historically been permitted in Reserved parking lots. General parking permits are now valid in Reserved parking lots at night, between 5 p.m. and 6 a.m.

I have a Housing parking permit. What has changed about where I can park with that permit?

  • Housing parking permits continue to be valid 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in all Housing lots and in General lots E, F, J, G, H, L, M, N, and O.
  • NEW: Housing parking permits have not historically been permitted in Reserved parking lots. Housing parking permits are now valid in Reserved parking lots at night, between 5 p.m. and 6 a.m.

I have a Reserved parking permit. What has changed about where I can park with that permit?

  • Reserved parking permits continue to be valid 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in all Reserved lots and in General lots E, F, J, G, H, L, M, N, and O.
  • NEW: Reserved parking permits have only been permitted to park in Housing lots during business hours. Reserved parking permits are now valid in Housing parking 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

I purchased a Spring 2017 reserved permit but don't really need it now. Can I get a refund?

  • Generally, parking permits are non-refundable. However, since the policy update did not take effect until mid-semester, an exception is being made between March 17 and April 30, 2017. During this time, you can visit Seawolf Services with your valid Reserved permit and exchange it for a General permit. You will be refunded the difference between the current value of each permit (permits are prorated throughout the semester).
  • Employees who are on payroll deduction can visit Seawolf Services with their valid parking permit to exchange to a General parking permit if, if they prefer. There are no refunds, however, for partial month exchanges.

How do the new Electric Vehicle (EV) spaces work? Do I need a special permit to park there?

  • SSU is happy to partner with Chargepoint to bring electric vehicle charging to campus. Under this partnership, users must have an account with Chargepoint to use the system. Chargepoint offers affordable rates and a user-friendly platform to set up and maintain your account.
  • Vehicle charging spaces are located in parking lots L and D. Even though D lot is a reserved parking lot, you do not need a reserved permit to use the EV space. You are required, however, to move your vehicle to a parking lot you have a valid pass for once your time is up.
  • Vehicles can charge in each lot for up to 4 hours. Please note that all of the regular rules regarding timed zones apply, so you cannot move your vehicle to different charging spaces in the same parking lot multiple times within one day. To make sure that the spaces are available for those who need them, you will also be cited if you are parked in the charging spaces when you are not charging.