We want to help make your experience here at USU great. Generally, the best places for visitors to park are the Aggie Terrace, Big Blue Terrace, or the Gateway Parking Parking Terrace. There is also metered parking; including near the University Welcome Center and Old Main. There are also day passes that can be purchased if these options do not meet your needs. There is no free parking on campus, please plan accordingly.
Rate: $2.00 an hour with a maximum of $10.00 per day.
The Aggie Terrace is a 24/5 parking structure. The gates will be lifted at 7:30 pm on Fridays and lowered Mondays at 7:30 am An attendant will be at the Visitors Center located at 700 E 600 N from Monday- Thursday 7:30 am to 9:00 pm, Fridays 7:30 am to 7:30 pm Hours may vary. Campus colleges and departments may purchase validations for their campus visitors.
Big Blue Terrace
Rate: $2.00 an hour with a maximum of $10.00 per day.
The Big Blue Terrace is a 24/5 parking structure. The gates will be lifted Friday at 7:30 pm and lowered Monday at 7:30 am. An attendant will be at the Big Blue Terrace located at 850 E 700 N from Monday-Thursday 7:30 am to 10:00 pm, Fridays 7:30 am to 7:30 pm. Summer hours may vary. Campus colleges and departments may purchase validations for their campus visitors.
Rate: $2.00 an hour with no daily maximum.
The Gateway Terrace is a 24/7 parking structure. Visitors may park in any open, non-reserved stall and make payment at kiosks located on all levels at either south stairwell. The kiosks accept cash, or credit cards. Please note your stall number for use at the kiosk. Campus colleges and departments may purchase validations for their campus visitors.
Open Lot Times
Many of the Faculty-Staff parking lots are open to the public in the evenings. A list of Open Lot Times provides details on when visitors may use these lots. Check the signs posted at all lot entrances for changes due to special events or projects.
|Location||Time Open to Public|
|Big Blue Terrace||Friday 7:30 pm - Monday 7:30 am|
|Aggie Terrace||Friday 7:30 pm - Monday 7:30 am|
|Blue Premium (Student lot by TSC)||Monday - Thursday 10:00 pm
Friday 7:30 pm - Monday 7:30 am
|Blue Student Areas (except Blue Premium)||Monday - Friday 5:00 pm|
|Yellow Areas||Monday - Friday 5:00 pm|
|Green Staff Areas||Monday - Friday 5:00 pm|
|Purple Staff Areas||Monday - Friday 5:00 pm|
|Black Staff Areas||Monday - Friday 5:00 pm|
|Brown Staff Area||Monday - Friday 5:00 pm|
|Orange Staff Areas||Monday - Friday 5:00 pm|
|Red Staff Areas||Monday - Friday 5:00 pm|
|All Gray Areas (Resident Halls)||No public parking in residential lots. Enforced 24 hours per day 7 days per week year-round.|
|Disabled Only Stall||Enforced 24 hours per day 7 days per week.|
|Metered Areas||Times vary depending on location.
See Metered Parking below for specific times.
|Old Main Meters||Enforced: 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
|Welcome Center Meters||Enforced: 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
|Other Parking Meters (locations and times vary)||$0.05 = 4 min, $0.10 = 8 min, $0.25 = 20 min|
Aggie Creamery Parking
There are nine designated stalls for Aggie Creamery (Aggie Ice Cream) patrons. No payment is required for patrons while in the store. All other stalls around Aggie Creamery require a permit. A citation may be issued if a vehicle is parked without a permit.
Day passes are available to students, faculty, staff, and visitors at the Parking Office. The cost is $7 per day or $30 per week. Lot assignments for day passes are determined by the Parking and Transportation staff based on need and availability.
Loading permits are available for loading zones, and service areas throughout campus. Loading permits need to be purchased BEFORE parking in these areas for any amount of time. Loading permits are for short term and occasional use. They are available for free for 30 minutes or $5.00 for 2 hours. If these options do not fit your needs please contact the Parking Office.
If you are needing a permit that lets you park there regularly for university business you can request a Private Vehicle permit (for USU employees) or a Commercial Vehicle permit (for vendors doing frequent business of campus).
Commercial Permits are available for vendors that often do business on campus. The permit is individualized based on need and lasts from August 15th to August 15th. If you need a commercial permit please contact Cassandra Fisher through email stating your specific parking needs.
Parent Parking Information
Whether you are visiting daily, weekly, or once, there are a few things to keep in mind while on campus:
- All parking lots on campus require a permit. Short term and infrequent visitor parking should be done in a terrace, at a meter or purchase a temporary permit from the Parking & Transportation Office.
- All parking lots have hours of enforcement posted at the entrance to the lot.
- Parents of Student Residents should be aware that resident parking lots are enforced 24/7 without exception. Please plan accordingly when visiting your children. Day passes are available and can be purchased ahead of the time of the visit.
- Parking at a red curb for any length of time is a valid ticket, even if the car is left running.
- Parking in a permit required lot without a permit for any length of time is a valid ticket.
Child Lab Parent Permit $20.00 per semester * Must be purchased from the Adele & Dale Young Child Development Laboratory Permit allows for drop off and pick up of children to this Laboratory.
Early Childhood Research Center Parent Permits $25.00 per semester *Must be purchased from the Emma Eccles Jones Early Childhood Education and Research Center Permit allows for drop off and pick up of child.