Visitor Parking

Welcome to our campus!

We’re glad you’re here. Please read the information below to learn how to obtain a parking permit. Our campus is a smoke- and vape-free community. 

Parking Permits

All motor vehicles parked on campus facilities must be registered and display the proper permit, including visitors. Parking permits are free for visitors. Visitors may obtain a parking permit in the following ways: 

  • General campus visitors during business hours - Visit the Admissions Office in the  Reid-Knox Administration Building for a parking permit. 
  • Guests of students - Your Alma College student host should accompany you to the Campus Safety Office to register your vehicle and obtain a parking permit. 
  • Guests of faculty and staff - Your host should obtain a parking permit for you from the Campus Safety Office. 

The Campus Safety Office is located in Room 148 in Tyler-Van Dusen Campus Center. If the Safety Office is closed, please call x7777 or (989) 463-7777 and a Campus Safety Officer will assist you.

Please place your visitor permit face up on the front dash of your vehicle. See the Color-coded Parking Map for lot designations and locations.


Parking and traffic regulations are enforced year-around, including periods when classes are not in session. Vehicles must be parked within marked spaces. There is no parking allowed in fire lanes, garage entrances, dumpster areas, sidewalks, loading dock areas or on the grass.Any vehicle parked on college property without a license plate and valid registration will be treated as abandoned and removed from campus.

Placing handbills, flyers or other advertisements on vehicles is prohibited unless approved by the Residence Life Office.