Parking on Campus

Parking is enforced on campus twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. All vehicles on campus are required to have a permit and park in accordance with the St. Edward’s University Traffic and Parking Regulations. The university has transitioned to a new parking system that eliminates the need to have or print a physical permit to place on your windshield or dash, but permit permissions and lot designations remain the same only now your license plate is your permit. The university now uses License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology for enforcement and to issue ePermits. Please contact the Parking Services office at parking [at] or (512) 326-PARK (7275) for all questions or concerns regarding campus parking. 

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Summer Parking Enforcement 2018

May 14th through August 14th, individuals with any valid SEU parking permit are temporarily allowed to park in areas outside of those typically allowed by their permit type. Faculty, staff and students with any valid SEU permit are permitted to park in the green, yellow, red, teal and gold lots listed on the university’s mobility map.

Important Reminders: 

  • All vehicles parked on campus must have a valid SEU permit throughout the year.
  • Vehicles parked in a handicap spot must have both an SEU permit and a handicap placard. 
  • Reserved parking (designated by orange shading on the mobility map and orange signs at the entrance of each lot) is restricted for reserved permit holders only at all times. Violators will be ticketed/towed from these spaces. 
  • The visitor lot spaces are reserved only for Admission and pre-registered university guests with a visitor ePermit at all times. Violators will be ticketed/towed from these spaces. 

Student, Faculty & Staff Permits

Students, Faculty and Staff are able to purchase academic year, semester, daily ePermits by logging on to myHilltop. Students, Faculty and Staff may now have multiple vehicles registered on their permit, but only one vehicle is allowed to be parked on campus at a time. Students are allowed to register two vehicles per permit and Faculty/Staff are allowed to register three vehicles per permit. Permit holders may add or delete vehicles as needed at any time by accessing thier account via myHilltop. Please make sure to enter the correct license plate information for your vehicle. Inccorect license plate information could result in the vehicle being ticketed or towed at the owener's expense.

Visitor Permits

Visitors planning a trip to campus can obtain a free guest ePermit by contacting the university department sponsoring their visit or by purchasing a visitor ePermit online. Individuals receiving a free guest ePermit will be directed where to park by the university department sponsoring their visit. Individuals purchasing a visitor ePermit online can only park  in the  garage and the two adjacent surface lots (Yellow - All  Permits) Monday through Friday from 7 am to 7 pm. Visitor ePermit holders are also authorized to park in any of the Commuter/Staff lots Monday through Friday from 7 pm to 7 am and all day on the weekends. Please reference the campus parking map for lot locations. 

Event Permits

If you are attending a university sponsored event on campus, please check the events parking portal and register your vehicle in advance at

Appeal or Pay Parking Citation

Individuals who receive a parking citation have 10 calendar days from the date that the citation was issued to appeal online or pay the citation anytime at

Continued violations of traffic and parking regulations may result in disciplinary action, towing of the vehicle, and revocation of on-campus parking privileges. If a vehicle is towed, it is the driver’s responsibility to pay any fees or fines assessed by the towing company. St. Edward’s University is not responsible for any damages or losses caused by towing or unauthorized parking. The following reasons are not considered a legitimate basis for filing an appeal:

  • Disagreement with the St. Edward’s University Traffic and Parking Regulations
  • Unawareness of the regulations
  • Stated inability to find a valid parking space
  • Operation of the vehicle by another individual
  • Failure to issue citations previously for similar violations
  • Tardiness to class and/or appointment
  • Inability to pay fine
  • Received incorrect verbal information from another individual
  • Observing others illegally parked

All appeal cases from the Fall 2017 semester have been closed. Please contact us at parking [at] or (512) 326-PARK (7275) for questions or concerns regarding the appeals process or to pay for any citations issued before January 1, 2018.