Important Notices & Events

Effective May 1, 2021, Parking & Commuter Services has moved to the University Police Department.

Parking & Commuter Services has returned to full operations. HSU parking permits are required while parked on campus, and meter fees are enforced.

Staff and Faculty permits for the semester or academic year are now available for purchase at the HSU Cashier’s Office on the 2nd floor of the Student Business & Services Building.

Permanent employees or temporary lecturers with a 12-month contract can participate in the payroll deduct program.

To enroll online for a Staff/Faculty annual or academic parking permit, Payment for the first-month parking fee will be required when picking up your permit.

Please complete the Payroll Deduct Form

*The City of Arcata operates its own parking enforcement program including meters surrounding the campus.  The City of Arcata meters are labeled City of Arcata.  The City of Arcata is currently enforcing permit parking, timed parking, and meters.  For more questions on City of Arcata parking call 707-822-2428.



All other regulations are in effect 24 hours a day, every day of the year.  This includes Service & Yellow Loading Zones, Disabled & Reserved stalls, and Fire Lanes.

Parking meters and parking fees must be paid Monday-Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm and Friday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm, every week (52 weeks) of the year.

Parking fees are not required Fridays after 5:00 pm or on Saturdays and Sundays. 

Free Vehicle Jump Starts & Lock Out Services

Imagine getting in your car after a hard day's night, putting your keys in the ignition, and getting... nothing. Your car will not start. The lights won't turn on. The power windows work. The battery is dead. Unless you have a friend in the area with jumper cables, you are probably out of luck. Or suppose you get in your car and realize you forgot an important file. You race back to your office to retrieve it, only to find that you locked your keys in your car. You could call a locksmith, or a roadside assistance service. Your other alternative is to phone University Police, who will dispatch someone to assist you, at no cost, in approximately 15 minutes. Simply call (707) 826-5555 (ext. 5555 from a campus phone) and a Parking Officer will be sent to your location.