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's parking system eliminates the need to have or print a physical permit to place on your windshield or dash, your license plate is your permit. The university uses License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology for enforcement and to issue vPermits. Please contact the Parking Services office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 326-PARK (7275) for all questions or concerns regarding campus parking.
Informational Parking Video
Watch “Jake” as he learns the easy way and the hard way to comply with parking regulations on
campus. HINT: The easy way is the best way, remember: Only you can prevent parking
citations! Click the link below:
Charging Stations for Plug-In Electric Vehicles (PEVs)
Charging Stations for Plug-In Electric Vehicles (PEVs) are available on the first floor of the P2 parking garage.
A St. Edward's University Parking ePermit is required to occupy the space.
How to Use Charging Stations on Campus?
Follow charging and payment instructions marked on the station.
Do not exceed the three hour time limit when parking at a Charging Station.
All Austin area charging stations are powered by 100% renewable Texas wind energy through Austin Energy’s GreenChoice® program.
Student Parking vPermits
Students can purchase academic year, semester, and daily vPermits by logging on to myHilltop. Students may now register up to two vehicles on their permit, but only one vehicle is allowed to be parked on campus at a time. Permit holders may add or delete vehicles as needed at any time by accessing their account via myHilltop. Please make sure to enter the correct license plate information for your vehicle. Incorrect license plate information could result in the vehicle being ticketed or towed at the owner’s expense.
Commuter Students have the option of purchasing either an Economy or Standard vPermit. Please visit myHilltop, and choose the vPermit option for you.
Residential Students who want to park on campus are able to purchase an economy vPermit by visiting myHilltop. Residential students that purchase an Economy vPermit can have up to 10 guest day passes per semester to register vehicles for friends and family while they are on campus visiting. These guest permits are not allowed to be used for other students.
Faculty and Staff Parking vPermits
Faculty and Staff are able to purchase academic year, semester, daily vPermits by logging on to myHilltop. Faculty and Staff may now register up to three vehicles on their permit, but only one vehicle is allowed to be parked on campus at a time. Permit holders may add or delete vehicles as needed at any time by accessing their account via myHilltop. Please make sure to enter the correct license plate information for your vehicle. Incorrect license plate information could result in the vehicle being ticketed or towed at the owner’s expense.
Visitor Parking vPermits
Visitors planning a trip to campus can obtain a free guest vPermit by contacting the university department sponsoring their visit or by purchasing a visitor vPermit (Pay-to-Park) online. Individuals receiving a free guest vPermit will be directed where to park by the university department sponsoring their visit. Individuals purchasing a visitor vPermit (Pay-to-Park) online can only park the yellow Economy lots (Lots, P1, P2, P3, Q, T1, and U) Monday through Friday from 7 am to 5 pm. Visitor vPermit holders are also authorized to park in any of the green Standard lots lots Monday through Friday from 5 pm to 7 am and all day on the weekends. Please reference the campus parking map for lot locations.
From the SEU Traffic and Parking Regulations:
Spaces designated for disabled persons can be used only by vehicles displaying an appropriate government-issued permit, registered with a valid university vPermit, and occupied by the disabled person to whom the government-issued permit is issued. These parking spaces are enforced twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Vehicles illegally parked in these spaces will be ticketed, impounded, and/or towed at the owner’s expense. All vehicles on campus must have a valid St. Edward’s University parking permit, including vehicles with a handicap license or placard.
St. Edward’s University Handicap Parking
There are a total of approximately 112 handicapped parking spaces on the St. Edwards University (SEU) campus. All vehicles parking on the SEU campus must have a valid university parking permit. Vehicles with Handicap Plates or Placards, may park in designated handicapped spaces in any lot on campus, regardless of the permit type they purchase. Vehicles with Handicap Plates or Placards may park in the designated handicap spaces within the two Reserved Lots (Lots M and Y), just not the numbered, reserved spaces. Any vehicle that parks in a reserved individual space in one of these lots is subject to immobilization, impoundment, or towing.
Disabled Veteran Parking Credit
St. Edward's University will credit a student's billing account for the price of a University parking permit for any individual whose vehicle displays a valid Disabled Veteran License Plate. The individual will need to go onto the St. Edward's University parking portal and purchase a permit that will be valid for the current academic year. Once the permit has been purchased the individual should email a photo of their Disabled Veteran license plate, along with a photo of the vehicle registration, for verification purposes to email@example.com. The Parking Office, after receiving the documentation. Will credit the individual's student billing account for the cost of the permit. Staff or faculty that have valid Disabled Veteran plate will follow the same process but the Parking Office will notify St. Edward's University Payroll that the individual should not be charged the bi-monthly payroll deduction for the permit.
For Information on how to obtain Disabled Parking, Placards or Plates go to:
CapMetro Bus and Train Accessibility
CapMetro busses have multiple accessibility levels that may be found here:
Cap Metro also provides service to individuals that may have a level of disability that precludes them from having adequate accessibility to regular buses and vans.
Additionally, individuals may receive two types of Capital Metro bus passes through St. Edward's University.
- Resident bus pass: Resident bus passes may be obtained free of charge for St. Edward's University students that reside in campus housing by filling out the following form: Bus Pass Request Form
- Commuter students may purchase discounted bus passes at the Hilltopper Card Office. Local passes, all City of Austin busses for $27.50. This is a 30 day unlimited ride pass that begins with the first use and not at purchase. A "Commuter" pass included all City of Austin busses, trains, and the City of Round Rock bus system at a cost of $66.00. This pass is also unlimited rides for 30 days from first use.
Event Parking vPermits
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.
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
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 326-PARK (7275) for questions or concerns regarding the appeals process or to pay for any citations.
Lost and Found
The Hilltopper Card Office accepts Lost and Found items during regular business hours. Members of the campus community may contact the Card Office in person, by phone (512-448-8601), or email (email@example.com) to inquire about a lost item. Inquirers will need to describe the lost item in sufficient detail for Card Office staff to identify. Items will be held for 30 days before being considered "abandoned" and then turned over to Campus Ministry and C-CERT for auction.
What is the Austin Mobility Challenge?
With the population and employment in Central Texas growing, traffic congestion has become a major problem that threatens the economy, health, and wellbeing of the region. The transportation system cannot handle all the people who are traveling at the same times and in the same directions, especially when most of those trips are in single-occupancy vehicles – there simply isn’t enough space on our roads. That is why St. Edward's University joined the Austin Mobility Challenge!