Designated Parking

Campus parking lots and internal streets are permit parking only, and stalls are marked with freestanding signs, and/or pavement and sidewalk striping. White-marked stalls indicate Student and general overflow parking. Yellow-marked stalls are clearly marked for Faculty/Staff, Green-marked for Visitors (non – students, faculty, staff), and many have a word stripe at the top of the stall – meaning that an individual would be required to drive over the line in order to enter that particular space. All vehicles must have the authorized permit that corresponds with the stall it is parked in.

Student/General Parking

Stalls are located throughout campus that are available to students, faculty, staff, and visitors. They are the bulk of every parking lot and are designated by white pavement striping.


Parking lots east of Nisson Towers and lower North Plaza are designated for on-campus housing, and student and staff residents may park overnight in these lots only.

CAUTION: Housing and overnight parking is not permitted in the Science lot, west of Campus View Suites, and vehicles will be cited for Overnight/Improper Zone Parking.

Faculty & Staff

There are reserved parking stalls marked with yellow pavement striping and many have a word stripe at the top of the stall, usually located at the top of most parking lots.

Handicap Parking

Stalls located throughout campus are marked by the typical federal insignia. Vehicles transporting a qualified disabled person may use their state-issued Handicap placards and plates as DSU parking permits.

NOTE: Only vehicles displaying a disabled person’s plate or placard, and transporting a qualified disabled person, may park in a parking space that is clearly identified as reserved for use by a disabled person (

CAUTION: There are citizens who have been authorized by St. George PD to drive through parking lots and check these reserved areas, and they have been authorized to issue citations, and they carry a $160 ADA fine. There is no valid appeal for parking in a handicap stall without a valid handicap insignia clearly visible on the vehicle.


Motorcycle spaces are located throughout campus that do not currently require a permit.

NOTE: Parking a motorcycle in a reserved or regular vehicle stall requires the corresponding permit. If parked in non-parking zones and/or in violation of other rules and regulations, the motorcycle will be cited.

Visitors (non – students, faculty & staff)

Visitor spaces are located throughout campus for guests (non – students, faculty, staff) to park in for free, and they are marked Visitor with green pavement striping. Special day-passes for guests are available upon request at the Cashier’s Office in the Holland Centennial Commons building, located on the first floor, or online by clicking here.

NOTE: Visitor-marked stalls are for visitors to DSU only, and not for students, faculty, or staff at any time for any length of time. Any student, faculty, and staff vehicles found parked in a Visitor stall will receive a citation for Parking in a Reserved Zone or Parking Stall.

Other Reserved Areas

Fire lanes, drive lanes (individually marked or not), sidewalks and sidewalk access ramps, and barricaded or gated areas. Each of these areas carries separate fines per violation and are patrolled 24 hours, 7 days a week.

NOTE: Citations may be issued for driving or parking on a sidewalk or lawn, or outside of a stall.

Loading and Unloading

The only time an appeal for “loading or unloading” will be considered is if the individual can show a valid need to park in a particular area to load, and show they left their emergency flashers on for the duration.