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Contact Us

dispatch@svsu.edu
(989) 964-4141
(989) 790-0046

Emergency - 911 Cell Phone

9-911 Campus Telephone

Parking Services

(989) 964-4140

Office

South Campus Complex A
Corner of Pierce Road & South Campus Entrance Drive

Hours

24/7
with minor exceptions on semester breaks

Parking

NOTE - Students, Faculty, Staff and Adjunct Faculty:

Please log into "Manage My Parking Account" when paying parking citation(s) or applying for a parking permit.

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Special Needs Permit

State handicap permits are valid at any designated handicap space on campus when a valid permit is displayed from the rearview mirror of the vehicle. Any metered space may be used without depositing coin when a valid permit is displayed from the rearview mirror of the vehicle.

All other special needs parking permit requests should be directed to the Parking Services Coordinator by calling 989-964-4140, who will assist individuals with unique circumstances.

Appealing a Parking Ticket:

Follow the instructions located here.
Parking Services Coordinator: 989.964.4140.

Top 10 Explanations Given When Appealing a Parking Ticket

  1. I didn't see the sign
    We are overloaded with information every day. The last thing we look at is signs. Parking signs and regulations are present to ensure efficient and orderly use of our parking resources.
  2. This was my first time on campus
    As drivers of motor vehicles, we all travel to many different cities or locations that are unfamiliar to us. The responsibility is ours, however, to be aware of signs which provide parking information.
  3. I was only going to be a couple of minutes
    Many of us have every intention of just running in and out of a building. The possibility exists that we may be longer than anticipated. It may be practical to park the vehicle in a free parking lot.
  4. "Someone" told me I could park there
    Sometimes we ask a University employee, roommate, coach or friend where to park and they give us incorrect information. If we have a question regarding parking, who better to ask than Parking Services?
  5. I didn't know I had to have a parking permit
    We all need to be pro-active. It is a good idea to check with Parking Services or the SVSU website for information at www.svsu.edu/universitypolice before rather than after receiving a ticket.
  6. Other cars were parked there, and they didn't have a ticket
    There are instances where enforcement is done in one area and the officers move on to other areas as vehicles come and go. Every vehicle parked in violation will not always be issued a ticket.
  7. The lot was full and there wasn't anywhere else to park
    Lot surveys are done yearly during fall and winter semesters in an effort to ensure adequate parking space on campus. On occasion, some parking lots may be full.
  8. I didn't know I had to put money in the meter
    Whether parking at a meter on or off campus, payment is required. Meters are self-explanatory and will have days, times and payment required located within each meter head.
  9. The officer was just waiting to write me a ticket
    Parking enforcement officers are very efficient and are expected to patrol all areas on campus. However, they are not instructed to "wait" for someone to be in violation of a parking ordinance.
  10. There wasn't a ticket on my car
    Under Michigan law, the registered owner of the vehicle is still responsible for the ticket. Parking Services sends a postcard as a reminder.


Parking Lots

Signs located at the entrance to each parking lot indicate restricted times and usage for parking facilities. Many parking areas on campus are open to the public at no charge, although there are some restricted/reserved lots.

Vehicles parked on campus overnight must be registered with the Department of University Police and parked in designated parking lots only. Unregistered cars parked overnight will be ticketed and may be impounded. Call (989) 964-4141 for more information.

MANY CROSSWALKS ON CAMPUS REQUIRE MOTORISTS TO STOP WHEN PEDESTRIANS ARE IN THE CROSSWALK. FAILURE TO STOP WHEN A PEDESTRIAN IS PRESENT MAY RESULT IN A MOVING VIOLATION CITATION BEING ISSUED.

LOT A

Located north of the South Campus Complex.  Open parking except 2:00a.m. to 6:00a.m., handicap and Campus Facilities, permit required.          

LOT C

Located east side of Davis Rd., near athletic fields.  Open parking anytime except 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., handicap, permit required.             

Lot C-1

Located east side of Davis Rd., north of Lot C, near athletic fields.  Contractor currently using lot as lay down area for construction.

LOT D

Located east of Brown Hall. Open parking and metered parking, anytime except 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., metered, handicap, and Campus Facilities, permit required. This lot is the most popular parking lot for students. It is very difficult to find a space in this lot.

LOT E

 Located north of the Ryder Center. Open parking anytime except 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., handicap, permit required. Available spaces are somewhat limited.               

LOT F

 Located north of Brown Hall. Parking by faculty and staff, permit only until 6:45 p.m., Monday through Friday on west side of lot. East side of lot has limited open spaces anytime except 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.  Open parking in entire lot all day Saturday and Sunday, no parking 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Open parking spaces may be difficult to find in this lot.

LOT G-1

Located west of Regional Education Center. Parking by faculty and staff, permit only until 6:45 p.m., Monday through Friday on south side of lot.  Reserve, handicap, and metered parking.  North side of lot has limited open spaces anytime except 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.  Open parking in entire lot all day Saturday and Sunday, no parking 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.

LOT G-2

 Located west of Lot G-1 near College of Education building. Open parking and Low Fuel Emission spaces, parking anytime except 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. This lot has many available spaces.

LOT G-3

Located southwest of College of Education building. Resident permit required and open parking anytime except 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Overnight guests of residents will park in this lot after obtaining a permit from Parking Services at the University Police Department. Guests of residents in the University Village may park in this lot after obtaining a permit from Parking Services at the University Police Department if visitor spaces in University Village are full.

Lot H

Located east of Health & Human Sciences building.  Parking by faculty and staff, permit only until 6:45 p.m., Monday through Friday on south side of lot.  North side of lot has many open spaces anytime except 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.  Open parking in entire lot all day Saturday and Sunday, no parking 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. 

Lot J

Located west of Curtiss Hall, north of Lot J-1.  Open parking anytime except 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.  This lot has many open spaces.

LOT J-1

Located west of Curtiss Hall. Open and metered parking anytime except 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Available spaces are somewhat limited at peak times.

LOT J-2

Located west of Curtiss Hall, south of Lot J-1. East end metered, handicap and open parking anytime except 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.  West end resident parking permit required at all times.  Residents are encouraged to apply for a fall/winter permit on line at www.svsu.edu/universitypolice, click on Parking Information, proceed to Manage My Parking Account where they will log in with their SVSU user name and password.

LOT J-3

Located southwest of Curtiss Hall. Reserve resident parking permit required at all times.  Residents are encouraged to apply for a fall/winter permit on line at www.svsu.edu/universitypolice, click on Parking Information, proceed to Manage My Parking Account where they will log in with their SVSU user name and password.

LOT J-4:

Located south of Curtiss Hall. Faculty and staff, handicap and resident parking. Parking by faculty and staff, permit only until 6:45 p.m., Monday through Friday on north end of lot. Open parking on north end all day Saturday and Sunday, no parking 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Reserve resident parking permit required south end of lot. Residents are encouraged to apply for a fall/winter permit on line at www.svsu.edu/universitypolice, click on Parking Information, proceed to Manage My Parking Account where they will log in with their SVSU user name and password.

K LOT

Located south of Science East Bldg. Open and metered parking except 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. It may be difficult to find a space in this lot.

L LOT

 Located south of Pioneer Hall.  Reserve, Low Fuel Emission, Two Hour, handicap and metered parking. Lot reserved for faculty and staff parking, permit only until 6:45 p.m., Monday through Friday. Open parking thereafter and all day Saturday and Sunday, no parking 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. This lot has very limited access and availability.

R LOT

Located southwest of the Ryder Center. Open and handicap parking except 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. This lot has limited access and availability. University Village are full.

VILLAGE WEST

 Located west of Fox Dr. Reserve parking, Campus Facilities, meters and handicap spaces. Residents are encouraged to apply for a fall/winter permit on line at www.svsu.edu/universitypolice, click on Parking Information, proceed to Manage My Parking Account where  they will log in with their SVSU user name and password. Visitor spaces located at the southwest area of lot and in Village Central entering from Pierce Road. Overnight guest permit required 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Guests may park in Lot G-3 after obtaining a permit if visitor spaces in University Village are full.

VILLAGE EAST

 Located east of Fox Dr. Resident parking permit required, reserved parking, meters and handicap spaces. Residents are encouraged to apply for a fall/winter permit on line at www.svsu.edu/universitypolice, click on Parking Information, proceed to Manage My Parking Account where  they will log in with their SVSU user name and password. Visitor spaces located at the southwest area of lot and in Village Central entering from Pierce Road. Overnight guest permit required 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Guests may park in Lot G-3 after obtaining a permit if visitor spaces in University Village are full.

PINE GROVE

 Located in Pine Grove entering from College Dr. Resident parking permit required, meters and handicap spaces.  Residents are encouraged to apply for a fall/winter permit on line at www.svsu.edu/universitypolice, click on Parking Information, proceed to Manage My Parking Account where they will log in with their SVSU user name and password. Visitor spaces located near 7670 and 7650 Pine Grove Ln.  Overnight guest permit required 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.

FOUNDERS HALL

 Located in front of Founders Hall, entering from F Lot off College Dr. Open and handicap parking spaces for Founders Hall activity only.

FOX DRIVE -- CAMPUS FACILITIES

Located near Doan Service Drive. Campus Facilities permit required, no  parking 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.

WICKES CIRCLE DRIVE

 Located near Wickes Hall, entering from College Dr. Metered and handicap spaces, all other spaces Campus Facilities permit required.

FINE ARTS DRIVE

 Located near Arbury Fine Arts building, entering from College Dr. One  hour, reserve, handicap and museum permit required parking. 

ARBURY CR.

Located near Arbury Fine Arts building and Curtiss Hall, entering from University Dr.  15 and 30 minute parking, handicap, all other spaces

SERV. DR.

Campus Facilities and loading, unloading permit required.

DOAN SERVICE DRIVE

 Located south of Curtiss Hall, entering from Lot J-4 off University Dr. Campus Facilities and handicap, permit required.

UNIV. TURN-A ROUND

 Located in front of Curtiss Hall, entering from University Dr. Handicap, one hour, other spaces Campus Facilities permit required.            

P.E. SERVICE DRIVE

Located southwest of Ryder Center, entering from Collings Dr.  PE   Service Dr. or Campus Facilities permit required.

SOUTH CAMPUS COMPLEX SOUTH

 Located south of South Campus Complex A building.  Reserve parking and handicap spaces available.

SOUTH CAMPUS COMPLEX EAST

Located east of South Campus Complex A building.  Reserve parking, permit required 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.

Campus Metered Areas

WICKES CIRCLE DRIVE: Meters located near Wickes Hall, entering from College Dr. Meters are two hour limit, enforced 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

D LOT: Meters located near Science East and northeast side of lot, entering from College Dr. or Collings Dr. Meters are two hour limit, enforced 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

LOT J-1: Meters located near Curtiss Hall, entering from University Dr. Meters are two hour limit, enforced 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

LOT J-2: Meters located near Curtiss Hall, entering from University Dr. Meters are two hour limit enforced 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

LOT J-4:Meters located west of the Student Center. Meters are two hour limit, enforced 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

K LOT: Meters located near Science West, entering from Collings Dr. Meters are two hour limit, enforced 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

L LOT: Meters located south of Pioneer Hall, entering from Collings Dr. Meters are two hour limit, enforced 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

PINE GROVE: Meters located near community building are two hour limit, enforced 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

UNIVERSITY VILLAGE EAST: Meters are two hour limit, enforced 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

UNIVERSITY VILLAGE WEST: Meters are two hour limit, enforced 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

LOT G-1: Meters located near Regional Education Center. Meters are two hour limit, enforced 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Parking Meter Summary

Area Enforced Time Limit Time
Lot D two hours 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Lot G-1 two hours 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Lot K two hours 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Lot J-1 two hours 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Lot J-2 two hours 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Lot J-4 two hours 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Lot L two hours 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Pine Grove two hours 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
University Village East two hours 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
University Village West two hours 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Wickes Circle Drive two hours 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Parking Fees

Parking Violation Fine   Permit

Fee

         
No Parking $15.00   Lost/Stolen Permit $50.00
2:00-6:00 a.m. $15.00   Faculty/Staff Parking $20.00
Meters $15.00   Qualified Low Fuel Emissions $20.00
No Permit Displayed $25.00   Overnight Visitor $5.00 
Handicap $100.00   Resident Temporary  $5.00
Street/Roadway $15.00      
Firelane $15.00      
Grass $15.00      
Sidewalk $15.00      
15 Minute $15.00      
30 Minute $15.00      
Unlawful Display $75.00      
Driving On Sidewalk $25.00      
Vehicle Blocked In $15.00      
Crosswalk $15.00      
45 Minute $15.00      
2 Hour $15.00      
All Other Violations $15.00      
1st Offense-No Display $2.00      
2nd Offense-No Display $5.00      
Three or  More Offenses-No Display  $10.00      


Motorist Assist Program

The Motorist Assistance Program is our opportunity to help you. When you are on campus and have trouble with your vehicle, Parking Services is ready to lend a helping hand.

If you accidentally lock your keys in your vehicle, your vehicle has a dead battery, or you need jumper cables, you can request assistance by contacting Parking Services at 4141.

Our aim is to provide help to members of the campus community who are stranded, particularly at night or in adverse weather. We are not trained mechanics, but will do our best to either get you on your way or find someone who can help you.

This service is free of charge.