On-Campus Parking

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Parking 101

  • Just visiting? See Visitor Parking
  • Do you study and/or work on campus? You are not a visitor - please leave the Visitors Only spots for visitors (and that is not you)
  • Have a valid parking decal? Is it after 4pm? You may park just about anywhere on campus. Exceptions:
    • Visitors Only spaces are for visitors, only
    • 24-hour Reserved Spaces are reserved, 24 hours a day
    • Handicap spaces are only for cars with Handicap permits
  • Parking decals go on the rear left of the vehicle (bumper or window)
  • Vehicles must be parked head in, so the decal on the left rear can be seen
  • If you get a ticket you have five days to appeal
  • If you get a ticket you can pay online
  • If your vehicle becomes disabled on campus or you think it has been towed, call SIU Police at (618) 453-3771

Where are the lots?

We have maps

You may also come to Parking Division to get an analog map (i.e. on paper).

Loading Zones

Fifteen-minute loading/unloading zones are available throughout campus for visitors, guests and affiliated individuals with a gold, blue or red commuter decal. Affiliated individuals with a green overnight east/west or a yellow parking decal may only use these designated spaces from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily. Affiliated individuals who have not purchased parking privileges or who are otherwise ineligible to buy parking privileges may not park anytime on campus.

Skates and Skateboards

  • Stay on campus sidewalks and bicycle pathways
  • Do not skate on the streets
  • Obey traffic signs and signals
  • Yield to pedestrian and bicycle traffic
  • Walk where signs say to "Walk Bikes"
  • Walk through areas of high pedestrian and/or bicycle traffic
  • Do not skate in buildings, building entrances, or the steps, handrails, or wheelchair ramps of buildings