Parking on campus is a privilege, not a right. By parking on university property each person agrees to comply with all parking regulations in order to avoid citations or losing parking privileges.

Every vehicle must have a parking permit in order to park on campus, whether short-term or long-term.​​ This applies to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

A permit is required 24 hours a day, 7 days a weekto park inEagle and Bison lots. A permit is required Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. to parkin the Parking Garage. All otherparking areas require a permit Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. unless signed otherwise. Permits are required year-round unless an exception is published. 

State and Federal regulations are enforced year-round, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Examples include ADA spaces, timed spaces, fire lanes, service drives, no parking areas, etc. Please see montana.edu/parking/regulations.html for all regulations.

Using your permit

Your license plate is your permit. License plate reading (LPR) technology is used for parking enforcement with cameras mounted on parking enforcement vehicles that read license plates and identify permit status. Drivers must ensure that at least one license plate is visible from the drive lane. Each permit can have up to 8 vehicles linked to it at a time, but ONLY ONE vehicle can be parked on campus at a time. The LPR system only accesses parking permit information from the plate number, so please be sure to update your license plate regularly and accurately to avoid a citation.

Please see the refund schedule at: montana.edu/parking/refunds.html.

On-campus resident parking is limited. There is no guarantee parking will be available near each residence. Students not requiring frequent use of vehicles are discouraged from bringing vehicles to campus. Please utilize alternate forms of transportation. See Eco-Friendly and Cost-Effective section for more information.

Are you an on-campus resident?

On-campus residents are those who live on campus in Residence Life housing. This does not include Family and Graduate Housing.

Which permits can on-campus residents purchase?

The Bison, Stadium, and Moose designations. 

  • Waitlists are available for permits that are sold out. 

Parking permits are limited and are sold on a first-come-first-served basis. Due to the lay out of our campus, many students will not be able to park near their residence. Please keep this in mind before bringing a vehicle to campus. 

How to purchase parking?

Log into MyInfo and select the 'Parking Services' tab to access your MSU Parking Portal. Portals are only accessible AFTER Residence Life reports their status as an on-campus housing resident and 48 hours after registering for classes.

  • DO NOT create a visitor parking account as long-term permits will not be visible and the student may miss their chance to purchase their preferred permit.

2020-2021 On-campus Resident Permit Prices:

Permit Designation and Lot Numbers Annual: 8/1/2020 - 8/31/2021
Fall Only: 8/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Spring Only: 1/1/2020 - 5/31/2021
Bison: 1, 2, 8, 9, 22, 26, 27 $235 $140 $140
Moose: 21 $100 N/A N/A
Stadium: 20, 25 $100 N/A N/A
Motorcycle Only $100 N/A N/A
Low Emission Vehicles  -20% -20% -20% 

Please see the refund schedule at: montana.edu/parking/refunds.html.

Are you a commuter?

Commuters are Montana State University faculty, staff, students who regularly travel to campus with a motorized vehicle.

How to purchase parking?

Log intoMyInfo and select the 'Parking Services' tab to access your MSU Parking Portal. 

  • DO NOT create a visitor parking account as long-term permits will not be visible and you may miss your chance to purchase their preferred permit.

Which permits can commuters purchase?

The Trout, Garage, Elk, Wolf, Bobcat, or Stadium designations.

  • Waitlists are available for permits that are sold out. 

2020-2021 Commuter Permit Prices:

Permit Designation and Lot Numbers Annual: 8/1/2020 - 8/31/2021
Fall Only: 8/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Spring Only: 1/1/2020 - 5/31/2021
Eagle: 16 $855  N/A N/A
Trout: 17 $625 ♠ $360 $360
Garage: 10 $625  $360 $360
Elk 24, 19 $555  $320 $320
Wolf: 7, 14, S. 8th Ave (S. side) $415  $240 $240
Bobcat: 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, various street parking $235 $140 $140
Bobcat 3 pm to 8 am: see Bobcat lot numbers $85 N/A N/A
Stadium: 20, 25 $100 N/A N/A
Motorcycle Only $100 N/A N/A

You may add your motorcycle license plate to an another permit free of charge. However, only one vehicle may be parked on campus at one time.

Low Emission Vehicles  -20% -20% -20% 
Bobcat Retired: see Bobcat lots complimentary complimentary complimentary
*Contractor and Service permits are only available by contacting Parking Services.

♠ = Eligible for autorenewal for the following academic year. 

Please see the refund schedule at: montana.edu/parking/refunds.html.

Who is eligible to park in Family & Graduate Housing?

Those living in designated Family and Graduate Housing units.

How to purchase parking?

Log intoMyInfo and select the 'Parking Services' tab to access your MSU Parking Portal. 

  • DO NOT create a visitor parking account as long-term permits will not be visible. 

Which permits can commuters purchase?

The Family and Graduate Housing, Trout, Garage, Elk, Wolf, Bobcat, or Stadium designations.

  • Waitlists are available for permits that are sold out. 

What if I am visiting a Family and Graduate Housing resident?

Visitors are required to have a valid parking permit Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. A temporary permit can be obtained from the Family and Graduate Housing office during business hours.

Additional Information

Campus commuter permits are no longer valid in FGH and FGH permits are not valid on the main campus.

Permit Designation and Lot Numbers Annual: 8/1/2020 - 8/31/2021
Fall Only: 8/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Spring Only: 1/1/2020 - 5/31/2021
Family and Graduate Housing $155 $90 $90
Eagle: 16 $855 N/A N/A
Trout: 17 $625 $360 $360
Garage: 10 $625 $360 $360
Elk 24, 19 $555 $320 $320
Wolf: 7, 14, S. 8th Ave (S. side) $415 $240 $240
Bobcat: 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, various street parking $235 $140 $140
Bobcat 3 pm to 8 am: see Bobcat lot numbers TBD TBD TBD
Stadium: 20, 25 $100 N/A N/A
Motorcycle Only $100 N/A N/A

You may add your motorcycle license plate to an another permit free of charge. However, only one vehicle may be parked on campus at one time.

Low Emission Vehicles  -20% -20% -20% 
Bobcat Retired: see Bobcat lots complimentary complimentary complimentary
*Contractor and Service permits are only available by emailing [email protected]

Please see the refund schedule at: montana.edu/parking/refunds.html.

Please create a new visitor parking profile here: MSU parking portal in order to purchase a Contractor permit for the 2020-2021 academic year. Then, email [email protected]montana.edu with the following information: 

First Name:
Last Name:
Account Email Address:

Once you have created your parking profile and emailed your contact information, we will change your account so that you can purchase your permit(s) online after August 1, 2020. In an effort to reduce in-person contact, all 2020-2021 academic year permit purchases will be conducted online. We have fully transitioned to a license plate permitting system so hang tags will no longer be used, making online sales simple and efficient.

Here are a few reminders:

  • Contractor permits are valid in all Bobcat, Stadium, and Moose lots. 
  • Up to 8 vehicles can be attached to one permit if the vehicles rotate use of the permit, but only one vehicle per permit may be parked on campus at a time.
  • You can add and remove vehicles from your permit in your parking portal.

Need help navigating your Parking Portal? See our tutorial page here: montana.edu/parking/parkingtutorials.html.

For short-term parking information, please visit: montana.edu/parking/directions.html