Parking Permits

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 can be purchased online at usf.thepermitstore.com. Permits may be purchased one semester at a time or for the entire 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.

In order to purchase, you will need your 8-digit USF ID # and vehicle registration ready for reference. If you have previously purchased a permit on the online system, then you should already have an account on the website. For faculty and staff, there is no deadline to purchase a parking permit and permits will be given to all those that apply.

Summer 2018 permits are now available. Summer permits are valid through August 31. Fall 2018 and Annual 2018-2019 permits will be available beginning Sunday, August 12. 

Link to purchase a parking permit: https://usf.thepermitstore.com/

  • iParq Instruction Guide
  • iParq FAQs
  • Permit Fees
  • USF Campus Parking Map
  • Methods of Payment

  • Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover
  • Payroll Deduction (Faculty/Staff ONLY)
  • 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.

    Hours of Operation
    Hayes Healy and Loyola lots: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm during the regular academic year.

    Koret Center lots: Monday-Thursday 9:30 am to 6:30 pm during the regular academic year.

    After-Hours Key Pick-Up
    After 5:30 pm, vehicle keys from Hayes Healy and Loyola may be picked up from the Main Gate and Lone Mountain Gate, respectively. Please note that the parking gates are only open until 8:00 pm, and after 8:00 pm, Public Safety Dispatch must be called to retrieve Hayes Healy and Loyola Lot keys. After 6:30 pm, vehicle keys from the Koret Lot can be retrieved by calling Public Safety Dispatch at 415-422-4201. Please be advised that valet tickets are required at time of key retrieval.

    Student Parking Permits

    USF has very limited parking and, as such, is unable to provide ample parking spaces for the majority of the USF community. Therefore, in accordance with San Francisco city planning, sustainability efforts, limited campus parking, and in order to reduce the amount of traffic in the residential neighborhood that surrounds the university, all students who live in any University housing facility are prohibited from bringing vehicles to campus and are ineligible to receive semester or annual parking permits.

    During the fall and spring semesters, full time and 3-day part time permits are awarded through a lottery system to students living outside of a 3 mile radius from campus. During the summer, however, students may purchase any type of parking permit. 

    STUDENT PARKING LOTTERY

    The application for the 2018-2019 student parking lottery is now available. Applications will be accepted through July 31 at 4:00 p.m. Only one application per eligible student will be counted. Student 1-day and evening permits will be available to non-residential students beginning August 12 through September 7. 

    2018-2019 Student Parking Lottery Application

    To be eligible, the student must:

  • Be a non-residential student (live off campus)
  • Live further than 3 miles from the campus perimeter (Fulton Street, Stanyan Street, Anza Street, and Masonic Avenue)
  • Outside of the lottery, one-day, evening, and motorcycle permits will be available for purchase to all students who live off campus  in non-University housing and further than 3 miles from campus.  These permits will be available beginning August 12 for the fall semester and are through the first three weeks of the semester at https://usf.thepermitstore.com/.  The deadline to purchase these permits is Friday, September 7. Daily permits are also available for purchase at the Main Gate in the Sobrato Center 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.  Any students with documented disabilities needing parking should contact Student Disability Services at (415) 422-2613 for parking accommodations.

    USF encourages students to take advantage of the excellent public transportation system in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Discounted Muni passes are provided to undergraduate students. The USF Muni pass allows students unlimited access to the San Francisco Muni lines. Additionally, there are plenty of bike racks on campus.

    Semester and Annual Permits Types

    Full-Time parking permits are valid 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Part-Time parking permits are valid for specified days of the week.

    Evening- Evening parking permits are valid M-F from 3:00 PM to 6:00AM 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.

    Disabled parking- Any faculty or staff with disabilities may purchase a faculty/staff permit and park in the disabled spaces if they have a DMV Disabled Placard or Plates. Students with disabiilties should contact Student Disability Services to request access to purchase a student parking permit. To be placed on the priority list for the disability shuttle on weekdays, please contact Human Resources or Student Disability Services.

    Motorcycle- Motorcycle parking permits are valid 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in motorcycle designated areas only.

    Fees for all semester permit types can be found here: Permit Fees

    Daily- 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 M-F 7:45am-8pm and 7:45-noon on Saturdays.

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

    Guest Permits

    Guest permits are available from either the Main Campus or Lone Mountain Campus Visitor Gates/Information Booths. Arrangements for guest permits must be made by a faculty or staff member a minimum of one business day in advance by 4:00 pm. Requests must be e-mailed to parking@usfca.edu. Departments will be charged for same-day requests, having more than 3 guests/day, and having a guest visit campus more than 3 consecutive days. In any of the aforementioned cases, the charge will be $20/person/day. The only persons eligible for guest permits are official guests of the university. All current university faculty, staff, and students are not allowed to receive guest permits. Daily permits can be purchased from the visitor gates for $20 per day.

    When conducting business on campus, Emeritus faculty and staff members can contact Public Safety at 415-422-4222 or email parking@usfca.edu for a complimentary parking permit.

    More information is available on the Official Guest/Temporary Parking Permit Request Policy.

    Vehicle Storage

    Vehicle storage is available to the USF faculty and staff 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 the Vehicle Storage Form is required and should be submitted to the Public Safety main office prior to storage start date. Forms can be emailed to parking@usfca.edu.

    Please note, there is a two week maximum to vehicle storage on campus. After two weeks, other storage arrangements must be made. 

    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. If you have one of these memberships, please click here to apply. 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.

    Department of Public Safety

    DPS Administrative Office
    Telephone: (415) 422-4222
    Fax: (415) 666-3323
    Email: parking@usfca.edu
    Hours: Mon-Thurs 8:30AM-5:00PM; Fri 8:30AM-4:30PM

    Patrol & Dispatch Services
    Telephone: (415) 422-4201
    Email: dispatcher@usfca.edu
    Hours: 24 hrs/7 days
    For emergencies, call (415) 422-2911 or extension 2911 from any on-campus phone