Student Parking Contracts

About Student Parking Contracts

Student contracts are valid 24/7 for one semester. Locations vary but always include spaces on each campus.

Space Available Contract Purchases

PTS will post the Spring 2023 Student Parking Contract form here for students to sign up to purchase any unsold parking contracts.  The form will be open and available to fill out at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 21. Contracts will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.


Convenient payment is through your student accounts receivable (SAR). Fees for contracts are posted to SAR on the first day of the semester. Student contracts are charged as a one-time fee covering the entire semester.

The monthly breakdown for parking facilities is:

  • Lot - $79.00 per month
  • Ramp - $111.00 per month
  • Garage - $145.00 per month

See One Stop Student Services for further information on SAR and billing.

Contract Features

  • Access to your assigned facility 24/7. (At most locations. Contract holders without 24/7 access in their assigned facility are provided with evening and weekend access at a nearby location.)
  • Unlimited entry and exit.
  • Off-peak contract parking privileges - Students, faculty, and staff with 24/7 parking contracts may park at one of 15 facilities during Off-Peak Contract Parking hours if space is available.
  • Easy convenient payment through student accounts receivable (SAR) system.

Student Contract Terms and Conditions

Parking Contract Credential User Guide

Special Rules for Lot SC108 (St. Paul fairgrounds parking)

Explore Other Parking Options

  • During fall and spring semester, contract space is always available in St. Paul for commuter students (this can be conveniently purchased through the lottery or by coming into the PTS office). The Campus Connector provides a fast, easy ride to East or West Bank.  Learn more about the Campus Connector.
  • Park in daily lots.

Consider Alternative Transportation

  • Transit – U of M partners with Metro Transit to offer the Universal Transit Pass. Students have unlimited access to the regional transit system included in their Transportation and Safety Fee.  The pass is loaded onto their U Cards.
  • Rideshare/Carpool – Check out Gopher RideShare, the U of M rideshare service. Login with your UofM credentials to find ride partners.

Special Situations

Counterfeit/Altered Parking Permits – Use of stolen, counterfeit, or altered parking permits will result in a parking citation and loss of contract privileges for contract holders for one calendar year from date of infraction. Lost or stolen permits should be reported to Parking & Transportation Services immediately.