• Parking

    Vehicle registration is REQUIRED before picking up a permit.

    Register Your Vehicle

    Hamline Public Safety Services reserves the right to change and adapt this policy throughout the academic year in order to accommodate the changing parking needs of the Hamline community. Any parking policy changes will be communicated fully to the Hamline University community. Hamline University assumes no responsibility for any damage to or theft of vehicles or any property with those vehicles parked in university lots.  

    Parking Lot Key - Do NOT park anywhere it states Reserved, Handicap, or Reserved for Faculty/Staff in the parking lots.

    Lot A – Taylor Avenue

    Lot A-2 - Facilities Services Lot

    Lot B – Drew Parking Lot

    Lot C – Parking Lot (North of Tennis Court)

    Lot D – East Hall (Reserved lot ) Parking Lot

    Lot E – Heights/West Hall (formerly Law and Graduate Schools building) Parking Lot

    Lot F – Reserved/Central Plant Parking Lot

    Lot G – Apartment Surface Lot

    Lot I -  1564 Englewood Avenue Lot

    Lot HMC – Hamline Methodist Church

    Lot J - Admissions Parking Lot (Admissions guest only)

    **"Reserved" permits are always required to park in reserved parking spots, and reserved parking is enforced twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year.

    View the Campus Map for the locations of all parking lots.

    Weekend and Summer Parking

    You may park without a permit on weekends and during the summer (Commencement to the start of CLA classes).

    EXCEPTION: The faculty-staff parking lot ALWAYS requires a faculty-staff permit, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Also, you must abide by other restrictions as noted: handicapped parking, reserved spaces and other signage.

    Vehicle Registration

    In case of an emergency, vehicle registration allows public safety to easily identify vehicle owners in university parking lots and on area streets. Registration is encouraged whether or not a parking permit is purchased. During the school year, university lots require a Hamline parking permit to park 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday (See Apartment-Style Residence Hall for student apartment parking permits).

    Important Note: Two vehicles may be registered to the same permit but only one vehicle can be parked at Hamline at a time. Vehicle registration does not grant permission to park in Hamline University parking lots. Please see Parking Permits for information regarding permits.

    Register Your Vehicle.

    Parking Permits

    The fee for a permit is $199. All faculty, staff, and students are eligible to purchase parking permits.  Single semester permits are available for purchase for $99.  Evening only students (after 4pm) and weekend students that come on campus to study during the week: permits are $35 per semester. 

    New permits are issued each school year and you must come in person to Hamline Public Safety Services to pick up your permit. Each school year permits will be available to faculty and staff beginning in the middle of August. Permits will not be issued without current vehicle registration (See Vehicle Registration) and photo ID. 

    All other violations are enforced year-round. All permits are the property of Hamline University and may not be transferred or re-sold. While parked on campus, parking permits must be affixed to the rear window, passenger side.  Please ensure the permit is visible from outside of the vehicle. If you change vehicles or your license plate changes, you must update your vehicle information on line. 


    Parking Permit Payment

    Payment for parking permits will be billed to student accounts for students or payroll deduction for staff and faculty. Payment will not be billed until a permit has been issued. Each person purchasing a parking permit will have to go to Hamline Public Safety Services to be issued a parking permit and to have their permit date-validated. At this point billing for the permit will be made electronically either through student account or payroll deduction.

    Faculty or staff who choose not to use payroll deduction to purchase their permits must go to the Cashier's Office and pay the permit fee in advance. Then proceed to Hamline Public Safety Services with the paid receipt for permit purchase and validation.

    Note to staff and faculty from the Payroll Manager:
    Parking permit fees are a pre-taxed benefit. By electing payroll deduction, you can take advantage of this tax benefit. You will have the option of paying for your parking permit as a one-time deduction or in monthly installments. As long as you choose payroll deduction, the entire amount of the parking permit fee will be pre-taxed. If you choose to pay for your parking permit at the Cashier's Office you do not receive any tax benefit.

    Apartment-Style Residence Hall

    Parking on the surface lot and underground garage will be enforced twenty-four hours a day. Special parking permits will be issued for the surface lot and underground garage by the Office of Residential Life.

    Tickets, Fines, and Towing

    Hamline Public Safety Services will patrol all university property for the purpose of enforcing policies, providing general aid and assistance, and crime prevention. Vehicles parked in violation of the parking policy may be ticketed and/or towed/immobilized. 


    A vehicle may be wheel locked/towed at the owner's expense when a third or subsequent violation has been issued within a school year.  The registered owner of the vehicle or person to whom the HU parking permit is issued is responsible for parking violations.  A person whose driving or continued disregard of the Hamline University parking regulations or whose driving threatens the safety of persons walking or driving within the University property will be required to meet with a representative of the Public Safety department to discuss their parking issues.  

    On receipt of a third ticket the registered owner of the vehicle will receive a letter from a representative of the Public Safety department providing the information on how to schedule the meeting.  The Dean of Students will also be copied on this letter.  It is the responsibility of the vehicle owner to schedule a meeting time.  If a meeting is not scheduled within 5 business days, a representative of the Public Safety department will schedule a meeting.  The vehicle will be wheel locked or towed if the meeting request ignored.

    Hamline University and Public Safety Services reserves the right to tow or immobilize a vehicle based upon circumstances, regardless of the number of previous violations. For example; vehicles may be towed immediately if improperly parked in reserved, handicap spaces or fire lanes.

    The Saint Paul Police Department has jurisdiction over city streets, all fire lanes and handicap parking spaces, even if these spaces are located on private property. Therefore, you may also receive a ticket from, or be towed by, the City of Saint Paul.  

    Hamline Parking Violation Appeals

    Any ticket may be appealed by completing a parking appeal within seven business days of the date the ticket was issued. Parking Appeal Forms are available at Hamline Public Safety Services or can be downloaded.

    Download the Parking Appeal Form.

    A Parking Appeals Committee will meet as needed to review appeals that have been submitted. Decisions of the appeals committee are final. Notification of their decision will be sent via electronic mail or U.S. mail. All fines upheld by the appeals committee must be paid within ten days of the date of the letter of notification.

    Visitor Parking

     Visitor parking is located in the Anderson Center Ramp on Englewood Avenue, available from 7 a.m. through 12:30 a.m. Monday through Sunday. Parking in the Anderson Center is by the hour and is $1.00 per hour with a maximum charge of $19.00 ($1.00/Hour for each hour open)) A lost ticket charge will be $20.  

     Reserved Parking

    Reserved parking spaces are enforced twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year. A reserved parking permit is always required to park in reserved spots. 

    Overnight Parking

    Overnight parking is available in Lots B (Drew Hall Lot) and E (Heights Lot).

    J-Term Only Parking

    Those who are only attending classes J-Term classes can pick up a Window Permit from the Office of Public Safety after they have registered their permit on the Public Safety Website. This Window Permit will be a free permit valid for only J-Term.

    Special Situations


    • Large Event Parking: For large events, Hamline Public Safety will suspend parking enforcement. When coming to Hamline for an event, parking is allowed in all non-reserved stalls in any surface lot. The Anderson Center ramp is not included in event parking. The ramp fee is $1.00 per hour. All large group event requests need to be made to a representative of the Public Safety department at least 10 business days before the event. A decision on parking suspension will be communicated to the requester.
    • Department or Small Group Event Parking: Requests for permits must be made at least 10 business days in advance to Melinda Heikkinen, Director of Public Safety. Hamline Public Safety will review request and either suspend parking parking or send PDF permits to requestor to send or e-mail to attendees. 


    City of Saint Paul Snow Emergencies

    Snow emergencies may be declared by the City of Saint Paul. Please call 651-266-PLOW (7569) if you are unsure where to park. If you are parked on a city street during the snow emergency, your vehicle may be subject to ticketing and towing. All vehicles tagged and towed in a snow emergency are taken to the police department’s impound lot located on Como Avenue, two blocks west of Snelling Avenue, across the street from the State Fairgrounds. Snow Emergency Map of area streets.