Parking Overview

Whether you are a student, faculty, or staff, everyone needs a permit to park on campus. If you need a permit, please go to the permit section to register and check that your vehicle's license plate information is included.

  • Virtual parking permits expire on August 15th of each year (except for faculty/staff payroll deduction permits).
  • Signage is posted at the entrance of all campus lots. Be sure to check signage when parking your vehicle on campus.
  • Parking in the center of campus fills up quickly. Parking is most available in the parking garages and parking lots on the perimeter of campus. To find available parking in our parking garages, download the FSUTranz mobile app.
  • Parking is never allowed in fire lanes, bus lanes, undesignated areas (curbs, grass, etc.), or as noted by signage.

Parking on Campus

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Students

  •    Students should park in Student (W) White Spaces, Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  •    Students may park in Employee (R) Red Spaces after 4:30 PM (unless denoted by signage) until 7:30 AM, Monday - Friday. All vehicles must be removed by 7:30 AM.
  •    Students may purchase a reserved space in the Stadium Green Lot.
  •    Must park nose-in unless a valid Back-in Hang-Tag is displayed.

Faculty/Staff

  •   Employees should park in Employee (R) Red Spaces, on Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  •   Employees may park in Student (W) White Spaces after 4:30 PM until 7:30 AM, Monday - Friday. All vehicles must be removed by 7:30 AM.
  •   Employees may purchase a reserved space in the Stadium Green Lot.
  •   Must park nose-in unless a valid Back-in Hang-Tag is displayed.

Motorcycles/Scooters

  •   "VMC" Motorcycle 24/7 Permit required.
  •   Must park in designated motorcycle/scooter spaces at all times.

Parking Garages, Surface Lots, and Gated Lots

Parking Garages (map)
  •   There are 6 parking garages on campus.
  •   Overnight parking is available on the top floor of all parking garages, the top two floors of the Traditions Garage, and floors 2-7 of the Pensacola Street Garage.
  •   Students may park in Student (W) White Spaces on other floors 5:30 AM to Midnight. *Unless denoted by signage.
  •   Must park nose-in. Back-in Hang-tags are not valid in parking garages.

Surface Lots (map)
  •  Paved or gravel lots
  •   Must park nose-in unless a valid Back-in Hang-Tag is displayed.

Gated Surface Lots
  •   Accessible with approved gate access cards or remote clickers.
  •   Most are open to students after 5 PM each day, but some lots will remain closed after this time.
  •  Must park nose-in unless a valid Back-in Hang-Tag is displayed.

Overnight and Weekend Parking

Parking Garages 
Overnight parking in garages is available on the top floor of all parking garages, as well as the top two floors of the Traditions Garage, and floors 2 - 7 of the Pensacola Street Garage.
   •  Ramps leading to top floors are considered overnight parking.
   •  Students may park in Employee (R) Red Spaces overnight from 4:30 PM (unless denoted by signage) until 7:30 AM.
   •  Students may park in Student (W) White Spaces on other floors 5:30 AM to Midnight. *Unless denoted by signage.
   •  Electronic and traditional signage are located at the entrances to each parking garage indicating what levels allow overnight parking.

Surface Lots
Overnight parking is available in select surface lots in both Student (W) White Spaces and Employee (R) Red Spaces until 7:30 AM or as denoted by signage.*
     *NOTE: Some lots do not allow overnight parking (e.g. 'No parking between 12a-5:45a M-F’). Please check the signage before leaving your vehicle overnight.
Permits are not required to park in overnight spaces from 10 PM until 7:30 AM.

Overnight Main Campus Parking Map  |  Overnight Parking FAQs


Weekend Parking
Open parking is available on campus from 10:00 PM on Friday until 11:59 PM on Sunday. 
Open weekend parking varies during home football games.

Loading Zones, Reserved Spaces, and Service Vehicle Spaces

  •   Loading Zone: Vehicles may park in a loading zone for a 20-minute maximum.
  •   Reserved Space: Reserved spaces are for individuals/departments listed on the reserved sign only.
  •   Service Vehicle Space: Reserved for vehicles with a valid "SV" Service Vehicle Hang-Tag or a "C" Commercial Vendor Hang-Tag.

Campus parking maps: transportation.fsu.edu/maps