Parking Permits

Everyone needs a permit to park on campus. Parking-related questions should be directed to Nancy Harger at (989) 463-7250.

Parking is always at a premium. Because of the limited number of parking spaces available on campus, it is important that students, faculty and staff park only in areas for which they have permits and in designated spaces. Fire lanes must be maintained to provide access for emergency vehicles. Please see the Color-Coded Parking Map for lot designations and locations. 

Handicap parking is limited to vehicles that have permanent handicap plates or temporary State of Michigan Handicap Parking Permit hang tags. Any vehicle without the appropriate handicap permit will be ticketed and towed.

Students

Sophomores and above can now register for parking and submit payment online. Simply go to the Online Payment System, create an Online Payment Account, and then submit the parking registration form with payment information. Parents are also welcome to complete the registration and payment for their students.

Students who have been issued an Alma College parking permit and have to have a temporary or substitute vehicle on campus for a short period will need to pick up a temporary parking permit for that vehicle so they may continue to park in their assigned lot. If they return to campus after hours or on a weekend, they should contact Campus Safety and Security for a “Red” temporary permit until they can pick up an official temporary parking permit from Facilities and Service Management when the office is open.

Upperclassman Parking Registration and Payment

Employees

Faculty and staff are provided a parking permit at the beginning of their employment with the college. Permits should be placed on the lower left corner of the rear window.

Employees who have been issued an Alma College parking permit and have to have a temporary or substitute vehicle on campus for a short period will need to pick up a temporary parking permit for that vehicle so they may continue to park in their assigned lot. If they return to campus after hours or on a weekend, they should contact Campus Safety and Security for a “Red” temporary permit until they can pick up an official temporary parking permit from Facilities and Service Management when the office is open.

Visitors

During the week all overnight visitors must pick up a green Visitor Permit at the Facilities and Service Management Office. The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please provide the visitor’s license plate number. Visitors can park in Lot #2 overnight. Visitors arriving after 5 p.m. may contact Campus Safety and Security for a Visitor Permit.

Weekday visitors must park in designated visitor parking spaces, which can be identified on the parking map. Parking spaces are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for daytime visitors. A parking permit is required for parking in the visitor spaces in Red Lot #7, but a permit is not required for the visitor spaces in Red Lot #8, which is limited to 2-hour parking.

During the weekends, visitors do not need a permit and can park in any student parking lot as long as it is a legal parking space. Open parking in student lots begins 5 p.m. Friday through 5 p.m. Sunday when college is in session. Students returning to campus in the evenings or on the weekends to find that the lot which they have a permit for is full, should call Campus Safety and Security for a temporary parking permit for that night until a space opens in their lot.