Vehicle Registration and Parking

Parking on the PLU campus is by decal only. All members of this community must register their vehicles with the Campus Safety while parking on campus. An appropriate decal is issued upon registration. Because parking space is at a premium on campus, it is imperative that everyone parks in their assigned area(s). Parking tickets are written for failure to register and for parking in reserved or unauthorized areas. Registration decals are valid from September 1 through August 31 of the following year.

Registration decals are valid only for the person and vehicle(s) to which they are originally issued. Decals are to be placed on the inside of the front windshield on the lower left hand (driver) side. Motorcycles are required to be registered but are exempt from displaying a decal. Persons with state issued Handicapped Parking decals, plates or placards may use any available Handicapped Parking space.

The university administration has established regulations for the control of parking, traffic, and other matters on campus.

Parking lots are enforced from 7:00 am-5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, twelve months a year (whether classes are in session or not). Areas that are enforced 24 hours each day are: fire lanes, restricted areas, handicapped spaces, loading zones and reserved 24 hour spaces. Driving on inner campus is strictly regulated. Generally, student vehicles are not permitted on the inner campus except during official move-in and out days. The university reserves the right to change designated use of parking lots at any time to provide for special needs.

Campus Parking Designations
Neighborhood parking is available on many of the county streets surrounding the campus and is subject to Pierce County parking regulations. Drivers are responsible for knowing these regulations. A complete list of violations is in the Pierce County tickets section of the Vehicle Parking Regulations Guide. If you park in the neighborhood surrounding PLU, please keep safety in mind and be considerate of those living in these neighborhoods.

Visitors may park in designated visitor parking spaces and in designated parking lots after obtaining a Temporary Parking Permit from the Campus Safety Office or the office being visited. Short-term parking is available in the East and West Hauge Lots. Visitors may park on the street without obtaining a permit.

Parking in an unauthorized place will result in a ticket being issued and subjects the vehicle to being towed at the owner’s expense.

The following areas are designated for parking as indicated:

South Hall Decal:
South Hall Gated Lot (additional fee)

Resident Decal:
Columbia Center
Harstad Lot
Ivy Lot
Morken Lot
Nesvig Lot
Olson Lot
Yakima Lot
Tingelstad Fenced Lot

Resident Freshman Decal:
Morken Lot
Olson Lot

Commuter Student Decal:
Harstad Lot
Ivy Lot
Morken Lot
Mortvedt Library Lot
Nesvig Lot
Olson Lot
Tinglestad Fenced Lot
Wheeler Lot

Faculty/Admin/Staff Decal:
East Hauge Lot
Health Center Lot
Ivy Lot
Morken Lot
Mortvedt Library Lot
Nesvig Lot
Northwest Lot
Olson Lot
Tingelstad Reserved Lot
University Center Lot
West Hauge Lot
Wheeler Lot

Last Modified: August 23, 2019 at 9:49 am