Visitor Parking


Thank you for visiting our campus! A campus visitor is someone who is not a current student or employee. We offer different parking accommodations for different types of visitors, but all visitors are welcome to park in our Rivers Street Parking Deck for an hourly fee. Please see below for details.

After 7:00 p.m. weekdays, and at all times on weekends, visitors may park free of charge in any campus surface lot, unless otherwise posted.

Rivers Street Parking Deck

Weekdays from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., most visitors to the campus are required to park in the Rivers Street Parking Deck. The facility is located on Rivers Street between Katherine Harper Hall and Garwood Hall. Look for the pedestrian bridge over the street, as it is a part of the parking deck.

If you are not a permit holder for the Rivers Street Parking Deck, you must prepay for parking using your phone. Download the app "ParkMobile"  where you will then select the Rivers Street Parking Deck (zone 25443) as your location and select how much time you need for parking. You can set up an account with your vehicle information, payment information, and email address. Setting up a profile will save your information and make your next visit to campus even faster. This should be done upon arrival, as you must prepay for parking. You'll receive notifications on your mobile device when your time is expiring and can add more time directly to the app as needed. 


You must register your vehicle using your license plate information to receive the first hour free. 

Parking in the Rivers Street Parking Deck is free on the weekend and Monday - Friday after 7:00 p.m. You must still pay for parking if you enter the deck before 7:00 p.m. but do not leave until after 7:00 p.m.

Fees for Visitor Parking

The fees for parking in the Rivers Street Parking Deck are as follows:

60 minutes or lessNo Charge
61 minutes – 2 hours$5
2 hour – 3 hours$10
3 hours– 4 hours$15
4 hours - 5 hours$20
Daily maximum per vehicle exit per day $20

*PLEASE NOTE: This means that if you leave your vehicle in the parking deck for several days, you will have to pay $20 per day for each day you were parked. 

Campus Tour Parking

 Parking for campus tours is located in the Rivers Street Parking Deck.  Please follow the instructions and use the access code provided by the University Admissions office. 

Parking Citations

As a courtesy, we waive one citation per person during their visit to our campus. Visitors who received citations should either mail or bring to our office a copy of the citation, their vehicle registration, and their driver’s license. Once we have recorded this information, we will gladly waive the citation for you.

Contractor/Vendor Parking

If you are a contractor or a vendor on campus there are a few options for you to choose from. 

  •  Park in the Rivers Street parking deck and paying the daily fee. 
  •  Purchase a contractor/vendor parking permit for the cost of $336.00 for the entire school year. 
  •  Purchase a monthly permit. This is the same price as the full year permit ($28 per month) but allows you to only purchase permits during the months you need parking. 

Both of these permits are available at any time during regular business hours from our office located on the second floor of University Hall. New yearly contractor/vendor permits will be available yearly in August.

Campus Events

Are you planning an event or meeting and need on-campus parking? Complete the 25Live event form to request your event or meeting space and parking needs at the same time. Once complete, a parking representative will contact you.

Departmental Visitor Permits

Departments can order visitor permits. These permits are valid for one day only and allow parking in any ungated lot and in the 30-minute spaces in the Howard Street lot, located behind the Plemmons Student Union. These permits also allow parking in areas approved by Parking and Transportation for a Specific event. To be considered valid the permits must have the date scratched off, otherwise, you risk receiving a citation. Visitor permits shoud not be used for Faculty, Staff or Student Parking.  Surface lot parking is recommended as these permits are not visible to the cameras in the Parking Decks.