Visitor parking

Daily parking permit machine

Welcome to WSU Vancouver

We have several short-term parking options to chose from to ensure your visit to campus is convenient. Payment for parking is required Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thirty-minute visitor parking, time metered parking, disability parking, reserved, and no-parking spaces are enforced 24 hours, seven days a week in accordance with WAC 504-19.

Disability parking access

Persons with disabilities that have special parking needs can find out more about accessible parking.

Daily parking permits

  • Daily scratch permits can be purchased for $4.00 and are valid in any non-metered, non-restricted parking space in any orange, green, or gray parking lot are available for purchase in the Parking Services office, at the cashier's desk in Student Services, or in the cafeteria.
  • Online orange daily permits are available for pre-purchase through our web portal. After purchase online, the permit may be printed and displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle.
  • Receipts for the blue daily pay lot can be purchased at either of our two automated stations for $3.00. The automated pay stations are located at the information kiosk in orange 3 and in the center of the blue lot, and accepts VISA, MasterCard, dollar bills and coins. Beginning at 5 p.m. (Monday - Friday) the pay stations are automatically programmed to charge a reduced rate of $1.50.

Metered parking

Free 30-minute visitor parking is available on the west side of the Administration and Classroom buildings (in the bus loop), as well as on the north side of the Student Services Center (in the center of the orange 2 lot). Activation of the timer is required to display the complimentary 30 minutes on the meter.

For metered parking up to 2 hours, please view the campus map (PDF) for meter locations throughout the campus. Our two-hour meters are located in all orange lots, in green 2, and on the north side of the bus loop. The rate for parking meters is $1.50/hour.