General Parking

Where can I park with my permit?

Employees can view what lots are open to them by looking to their permit type on this page. Students can view what lots are open to them by looking to their permit type on this page. Additionally, you can find a map of the parking garages here. Back to top

What if I want to use a different car than I have registered?

If you are using a different car than the one registered and this is a temporary situation, you can email us at . Please be sure to include your parking permit number, name, and Seattle University ID#. Back to top

What if my permit was displayed in a different place? 

Proper display of your parking permit is important. Your parking permit is not valid unless it is displayed in the lower left corner of the windshield. If you received a ticket because of improper display, the ticket will not be waived. Back to top

When should I receive my permit in the mail?

When you order your parking permit online you will receive a temporary permit that is currently valid for 30 days (subject to quarterly change). You should receive your permanent parking permit in the mail within 7-10 business days. Back to top

What happens if I do not receive a permit in the mail?

If you have not received your parking permit within 10 business days, please send us an email at You must use your temporary parking permit until you have obtained your permit. If your temporary permit is going to expire, please contact Public Safety. Use of expired temporary permit is not valid. Back to top

Who is eligible to purchase a carpool permit and how do I apply for one?

A carpool must consist of two or more people who meet the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in classes or be a full time employee
  • Arrive to campus together in a carpool registered vehicle
  • Live more than one mile away from campus and within a logical commute path of each other (carpool should not pass by campus to pick up members)
  • No member of the carpool team can have an outstanding campus parking violation
  • No member of the carpool team must be currently registered for an ORCA transit pass

You can apply for one online at The Permit Store Back to top

I only want to park on campus for a couple of days a week, where do I get a permit?

Intermittent parking permits, One day, Two day, and Three day, are only available for purchase from our office during standard office hours. Back to top

I already have an ORCA transit pass can I purchase a parking permit?

If you already have an ORCA transit pass you are not eligible to purchase a parking permit. Please contact our office if you want to switch from a transit pass to a parking permit. Back to top

I received a citation! How to I pay/appeal it?

You can pay and appeal citations online at The Permit Store. You will be asked to provide your license plate and citation number during this process. Back to top

I just need to drop something off. Do I need to purchase a parking pass?

If you just need to drop something off, or briefly visit the bookstore, please inform the booth attendant that you need a 15 minute parking pass and they will write you one. Back to top

Can I park in the red signed areas?

No visitors can park in the red signed areas. Even if they are late for an appointment, meeting, ect. they cannot park there. The booth cannot write a pass for someone to park in those spots. Back to top

What if I have another question that is not listed here?

If you have a question not listed here. Please email us at, call us at 206.296.5992, or visit us in USB 102 across from the SU Bookstore. Back to top

Public Safety & Transportation
901 12th Avenue
CLMB 002
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
(206) 296-5992


Business Office HOURS

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Parking Questions may be answered 24 hours a day by calling the Public Safety Communication Center at 206-296-5990