Visitor Parking

Welcome to Humboldt State University. To assist you with having a pleasant visit, Parking & Commuter Services wishes to share some tips for parking on campus. Campus parking facilities are not supported by taxpayer dollars, but are self-supporting. California state law states that permission to park on campus is granted to those persons who have paid a parking fee. This includes students, staff, faculty, and university visitors who are attending special events, such as cultural shows, musical/theatrical performances, sporting events, and conferences, or visiting facilities like the Library, Bookstore or Gym.

Parking is very limited and at certain times it may take additional time to find an available space. Between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm, allow yourself adequate time, 15-20 minutes, to locate available parking.

Regulated Parking Hours

All 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. See map for meter locations.

Permit Options

Daily parking permits may be purchased for $3.50 with a credit/debit card from one of the parking permit dispensers located throughout the campus or with cash or a credit/debit card at the Parking Kiosk on Rossow Street. This permit must be displayed on the dash and is valid on the day purchased and only in GENERAL lots before 5:00 pm, or in any STAFF lot after 5:00 pm. It is not valid at a parking meter.

Visitors and guests may utilize 10-hour parking meters on Rossow and B Streets at a cost of $.75 per hour. Short-term meters are also on Mill Street, Plaza Avenue, on Harpst Street, and in the Library Lot.

CenterArts patrons may purchase daily permits for performances at the time they purchase their tickets.

See map for permit dispenser and lot locations.

*Refunds are not provided for daily permits.

ADA Parking

ADA parking stalls are located around campus, see map, to provide access for individuals possessing a disabled person placard or license plates and a purchased daily permit, as stated above. A vehicle displaying a disabled person placard or license plates may park for unlimited time periods at a parking meter without paying the meter or purchasing a daily permit.