Bison Lot 26 and Bobcat Lot 18 will be reserved for long term parking during winter break. All community members are welcome to use these lots for long term parking. Doing so makes it easier for both the city of Bozeman and MSU to keep the streets and lots clear of snow.

Important details:

  • A permit is not required to park in the Bison lot 26 and Bobcat lot 18 from December 15, 2021 through January 17, 2022.
  • Vehicles that will be parked in the same location for more than three consecutive days must be parked in these designated lots to facilitate snow removal. 
    • Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in the vehicle being towed at the owner's expense. 
  • A permit is required to park in all other lots during the break.
  • Depending on snowfall and lot conditions, some lots may be closed to facilitate snow removal. 
  • Covered parking will be offered in the Parking Garage for $12 per weekday. Permits can be pre-purchased in your MSU Parking Portal.

Please see the campus parking map for all noted parking areas:

Just a reminder that parking permits are required and all vehicles must park in their designated lots year-round unless an exception is published. All parking regulations will be enforced throughout the winter including 30 minute zones, service drives, fire lanes, ADA spaces, no parking areas, and all other state and federal parking regulations that are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. See our full regulations here:

Thank you for your cooperation and have a happy and safe winter break.

A permit is not required to park in standard parking lots on national holidays when Parking Services is closed. This does not include any 24 hour permit required area, such as Eagle, Bison, or state regulated areas. Please see the parking regulations for all 24/7 enforced regulations. The following dates are parking holidays:

Holiday Date
New Year’s Day  January 1
Martin Luther King Day third Monday in January
Presidents’ Day third Monday in February
Memorial Day last Monday in May
Independence Day  July 3
Labor Day September 6, 2021
Indigenous Peoples Day

exchanged for day after Thanksgiving (formerly Columbus Day)

General Election Day as scheduled
Veterans’ Day November 11, 2021
Thanksgiving  November 25-26, 2021
Christmas Day  December 24, 2021 (Observed)
New Year's Day January 31, 2021 (Observed)

Please contact Parking Services for questions for clarifications.

Parking Information for Annual Spring Rodeo

Thursday, April 7th-Sunday, April 10th

The southern half of Bobcat Lot 15 (South Fieldhouse Lot) is reserved for horse trailer parking only on the dates listed above. 

Parking demand is expected to be higher than normal on these days, particularly around the Fieldhouse.

While the two north bays of Lot 15 will be open and available for Bobcat permit holders to use, we recommend Bobcat permit holders explore utilizing other Bobcat parking spaces on the campus on these days. As well, Stadium parking will be open and available for Bobcat permit holders who choose or would prefer to park there instead.   

As always, we encourage faculty, staff, and students to utilize other means of transportation such as biking, walking, carpooling and Streamline when commuting to campus.  

The campus parking map is located here: campus parking map.

For any questions, please contact Parking Services.