Department ofCampus Safety

Parking at PLU

All students, staff and faculty wishing to drive to campus and park in university lots must obtain a parking decal. Due to space limitations, only one decal may be issued to each campus community member regardless of the number of vehicles registered. The decal must be displayed on the lower corner of the driver's side of the windshield. Only the decal for the current year may be displayed. Previous decals must be removed. Parking space is limited so parking regulations are strictly enforced.

Vehicle Registration Information

Registration begins during the summer before the start of the school year. The decals are valid through August 31st of the latest year displayed on the decal. Please do not discard your decal until you have picked up your newest decal. Vehicle registration is completed on-line. The decal will be ready for pick up within 3 business days at the Campus Safety office. Decals can not be mailed and must be picked up in person.

Temporary One-Day Parking passes are available at the Campus Safety office for visitors and PLU community members if you forget your parking decal.

The type of parking decal will determine the campus parking lots available to you. Your status at PLU will determine the type of decal you need to register for.

Decal types:

  • Freshman Resident: Students with freshman status who are living on campus.
  • Resident: Students with other than freshman status living on campus.
  • Commuter: Students commuting to campus from home regardless of class standing.
  • Faculty/Admin/Staff: Employees of PLU

All parking lots have university signs located at the entrance to identify which decals the lot is open to.

Parking in the Tingelstad Gated Lot on lower campus is open to all students for an additional fee.  Residents of South Hall may also purchase a designated space in the hall's lot for the year for an additional fee.  These decals do not allow the owner to park in any other lots. 

2014 - 2015 current rates:

  • Faculty/Admin/Staff: No Cost. *Employees are eligible to purchase a second decal for the cost of $60.
  • Students (includes Resident Freshman, Resident students and Commuters): $50 annually
  • South Hall gated lot (South Hall residents only): Total $130 year / $95 half year
  • Tingelstad gated lot (open to all students): Total $190 year / $140 half year

*Only one decal can be used at a time. Employees are not allowed to share the second decal or bring two cars to campus at one time. The purpose of the second decal is to provide the option of having a decal on two cars so you do not have to transfer decals from car to car. Violations of this rule may result in a ticket for Improper Display or Use of Decal ($30).

Register Your Vehicle

Registration opens on June 9, 2014 at 8am for the 2014/15 school year.

Click here to register your vehicle for a parking permit.

MORKEN DECAL INFORMATION:  The Morken Decal is available to Employee and Commuter Students only. This decal must be used by the individual that it has been issued to and not shared with anyone else. It is to be used on the secondary car only. You may not put the Morken decal on the same car with your primary decal. If you use the Morken decal on your secondary car, the Morken lot is the only lot the vehicle is allowed to park in. Be sure to check for signage so that you are parked in the appropriate section of the Morken lot.

Parking on County Roads

Parking on county roadsParking is available on many of the county streets surrounding the campus and is subject to State and Pierce County parking regulations. Drivers are responsible for knowing these regulations. A list of common violations can be found in the tickets section . If you park in the neighborhood surrounding PLU, please keep safety in mind and be considerate of those living in these neighborhoods.

Where does my decal allow me to park?

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Unique Lots

South Hall Lot
Assigned spaces only.  If someone is in your spot, please call x7441 with a description of the vehicle (make, model, color, plate number and state), as well as your space number.  Do NOT park in someone else's spot while waiting for them to leave.

Tingelstad Gated Lot
Must have Tingelstad Decal. No parking at a red curb.

East and West Hauge Lots
Reserved 6am-8pm weekdays for staff.  After hours parking only.  Some spots are reserved 24hrs per day, all week.  This lot is enforced year-round.

Northwest Lot
Reserved 6am-8pm weekdays for staff.  After hours parking only.  Some spots are reserved 24hrs per day, all week.

Commuter Student Decal  Freshman Resident Decal
Columbia Center Lot  Morken Lot
Harstad Lot Olson Lot
Ivy Lot
Morken Lot  
Mortvedt Library Lot Resident Student Decal
Nesvig Lot Columbia Center Lot 
Olson Lot Harstad Lot
Wheeler Lot Ivy Lot
  Morken Lot
Faculty/Admin/Staff Decal Nesvig Lot
Columbia Center Lot  Olson Lot
East Hauge Lot Yakima Lot
Health Center Lot
Ivy Lot  South Hall Decal
Morken Lot South Hall Gated Lot
Mortvedt Library Lot  - Limited to South Hall
Nesvig Lot  - Reserved spaces
Northwest Lot  - Additional fee required
Olson Lot
Tingelstad Reserved (Staff) Lot  Tingelstad Gated Decal
University Center Lot Tingelstad Gated Lot
Wang Center Lot  - Open to all students
West Hauge Lot  - Limited to 280 vehicles
Wheeler Lot  - Additional fee required