Everyone needs a permit to park on campus.
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.
Residence Life is working to update the student parking system during the spring of 2019. We will integrate parking with our current housing process and in the future these two processes will happen at the same time. These changes will make parking registration easier for all students and will create a one-stop portal for housing, dining, and parking. We are currently in the process of upgrading the parking software, so parking registration will be slightly delayed for Fall 2019. The parking system is expected to go live in June, and we will notify students with instructions at that time. Thank you for your patience while we implement these changes.
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.
Faculty and staff are provided a parking permit free of charge at the beginning of their employment with the college and are expected to return them at the end of their employment. Faculty and staff permits requests are submitted using the online form and require vehicle (year, make, model, color and license plate number) and contact information. A maximum of two vehicles may be registered per individual. Following registration, permits will be mailed to your campus office. The faculty and staff permits should be placed on the lower left corner of the front (driver side) 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 designated faculty and staff lots.
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.