Student Parking Permits

USF Students may enter the Student Parking Lottery for Full-Time and Part-Time parking permits. Winners will be provided with a link to the online parking program where they will be able to purchase and manage their permit and personal information.

The lottery is for parking during the following academic year. Students living on campus or within a 3 mile radius from the university are not eligible to apply for the lottery. 150 permits (full-time and part-time) are allocated through this process to commuter students only. Students with outstanding parking citations may not receive a parking permit and will be withdrawn from the lottery.

Outside of the lottery, students living off-campus, outside a 3-mile radius may purchase one of the following permits within the first three weeks of the semester: Evening, One Day, or Motorcycle. Daily permits are also available for purchase at the Main Gate in the Memorial Gym parking lot or at the Lone Mountain Campus Visitor Gate/Information Booth. Students with outstanding parking citations will not be eligible to purchase a parking permit until the citations are paid for and cleared.

Disabled Permits

The University issues disabled permits to those identified by needing special parking due to a medical necessity. This must be documented through the possession of a DMV Disabled Placard or Plates or Student Disability issued paperwork. A copy of the placard registration must be uploaded at the time of applying for a disabled permit online. To be placed on the priority list for the disability shuttle on weekdays, please contact Human Resources or Student Disability Services.

Semester and Annual Permits Types

  • Full-Time: Full-time parking permits are valid 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Part-Time: Part-time parking permits are valid for specified days of the week.
  • Evening: Evening parking permits are valid M-F from 3 p.m. – 6 a.m. and all day on Saturdays in all parking lots except where spaces are designated for GREEN parking permit holders.
  • Three Person Carpool: Full-Time Faculty and Staff are eligible for Carpool permits. The three members must be from the same city.
  • Two Person Carpool: Full-Time Faculty and Staff are eligible for Carpool permits. The two members must be from the same city.
  • Motorcycle: Motorcycle parking permits are valid 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in motorcycle designated areas only.

Vehicle Storage

Vehicle storage is available to the USF community throughout the year in the Koret Center lots. Storage fees are calculated according to daily permit fees for those without a current USF parking permit. Current USF permit holders may store their vehicle in the designated lot at no additional fee. Completion of a form is required and should be submitted to the Public Safety Administrative and Parking Office prior to storage start date.

Koret Recreational Center Member Parking

Annual Koret Membership members, Masters Swim members, and Koret members with disabilities are able to purchase parking permits from the Department of Public Safety. Parking is limited to the Koret Center. For more information, please contact the Koret Center at (415) 422-6821 or the Department of Public Safety at (415) 422-4222.

See Campus Parking for campus parking locations.

Parking Permits

Daily Permit

  • $20: Monday through Saturday; Only credit cards are accepted for daily permits. No cash.

A limited number of daily parking permits are available for purchase at the Main Gate and at the Lone Mountain Gate on a first-come, first serve basis. These permits are valid in any parking lot, and any space unless it is designated otherwise. Visitor Gates are open Monday-Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday, 7:45 a.m. – noon.

Faculty and Staff Parking Permits

USF Faculty and Staff members living outside of a half-mile radius from campus may obtain a parking permit from the Department of Public Safety. Permits may be purchased for Fall, Spring, and Summer; Fall and Spring; or Fall-only at the beginning of the academic year. Faculty and Staff with outstanding parking citations will not be eligible to purchase a parking permit until the citations are paid for and cleared.

Valet Parking

As a courtesy to the USF community, valet parking is provided by California Parking in the Hayes-Healy underground garage, Koret Center lot on Main Campus, and Loyola lot on the Lone Mountain campus.

Emergency Services

For emergencies, call (415) 422-2911 or extension 2911 from any on-campus phone. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Contact Info

Department of Public Safety

Mon.Thurs. 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Fri. 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Administrative Office
University Center 5th Floor
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117

(415) 422-4222 (415) 666-3323