Ohio University

Student Permits

Transportation & Parking Services welcomes students to campus. Several permit options are available to meet student parking needs. Ohio University boasts a pedestrian friendly campus offering transportation solutions connecting users to campus, local and regional travel destinations.


Commuter Parking

A commuter student is defined as a student who resides 1-mile from the nearest commuter parking lot on campus.  Students residing inside this 1-mile radius are not permitted to purchase commuter parking and should utilize available transportation opportunities.

Permit Types & Fees

Commuter parking is permitted in regular non-metered, non-restricted spaces within purple commuter parking lots throughout campus. Permits are $135 for a standard school year, which consists of fall and spring semesters including break periods.  Summer semester permits are issued at a cost of $67.50. For parking locations please reference the campus parking map located in quick links on the right sidebar. 

How To Purchase

To purchase a commuter permit, students may login to the OHIO Parking Portal  & electronically purchase their permit.  Permits are shipped directly to the student.

Permit Guidelines

For detailed permit information & practices please refer to Usage Guidelines.

Residential Parking

A residential student is defined as a student residing in a university residence hall. 

Permit Types & Fees

Three permit categories are available for residential students. 

  • Guaranteed Surface Lot:  Residential storage parking within dedicated overnight campus surface lots.  Permits are $350 for a standard school year, which consists of fall and spring semesters including break periods. Summer semester permits are issued at a cost of $175.
  • Non-Guaranteed Surface Lot:  Residential storage parking within specific campus surface lots - parking is shared with other facility users (faculty/staff & commuter students) and not guaranteed. Permits are $175 per semester. Parking location offerings are subject to change each semester based on availability.
  • Guaranteed Garage Lot:  Residential storage parking within dedicated & covered overnight campus garage facilities. Permits are $410 for a standard school year, which consists of fall and spring semesters including break periods. Summer semester permits are issued at a cost of $205.

How To Purchase

To purchase a residential permit, students may Login to the OHIO Parking Portal  & electronically purchase their permit.  Permits are shipped directly to the student.

Permit Guidelines

For detailed permit information & practices please refer to Usage Guidelines.

Reserved Parking

Provides a reserved parking space in designated campus parking facilities. 

Permit Types & How To Purchase

Three campus parking facilities provide reserved parking. These permits are $800 annually.

Permit Guidelines

For detailed permit information & practices please refer to Usage Guidelines.