Department of Parking & Transportation

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Welcome to Ole Miss!

To ensure your time on campus is as pleasant as possible, read about required parking passes and designated lots for visitors, students, faculty and staff.

Park-N-Ride Returns August 17th!

Park-N-Ride services will resume on Monday August 17th, 2015. All Park-N-Ride permit holders must start utilizing their appropriate Park-N-Ride zone based on the type of permit they purchased. Park-N-Ride buses will maintain the normal weekly schedule of 7:00AM to 7:00PM Monday thru Friday, throughout the Fall semester when classes are in session (Closed Labor Day Sept. 7th and Thanksgiving Break Nov. 23rd-27th)

2015-2016 Permits Available!

Permit Sales Update Wednesday July 29th 8:00AM: At this time all subclasses that are eligible for online purchase are available. As of 8:00AM Wednesday July 29th, there were approximately 6,990 of 7,200 Commuter, 620 of 800 Residential West, 805 of 850 Residential East, and 400 of 430 Residential South permits that have been sold. Residential Central permits have sold out. Campus Walk and Faculty/Staff permits are not limited. Subclasses that have their primary campus permit sell out will still have the option of purchasing either a regular Park-N-Ride or a Residential Park-N-Ride which will not sell out. Please be aware that DPT's office hours are Monday thru Friday from 8:00AM till 4:30PM.  Online sales of each eligible permit type will continue to be available 24/7 once they have started and lasting until they run out. All subclasses not eligible for the online purchase of a permit must come to DPT's office in Lester Hall to obtain a new 2015-2016 permit by no later than August 15th. All 2014-2015 permits expire on August 15th 2015. All vehicles are required to have a permit within 24 hours of being brought on campus.

2015-2016 Parking Permits will become available for purchase starting on July 10th.  All permits will be made available on a specific schedule starting with Commuter permits.  Similar to last year, some permits will have a limited availability and will be made available to groups based on their classification on a first-come first-serve basis.  Once the allocated number of permits are sold for the limited zone types, individuals will be required to purchase a Park-N-Ride permit type.  Residential permits (East, Central, West, and South) and Commuter permits will be limited based on the availability of parking allocated for those zones.  For information about the start of permit sales for the various permit types <CLICK HERE>

Parking Garage Information!

The free trial period is coming to a close on July 31st.  All current participants have until Friday July 31st to confirm whether or not they will be continuing with their option to purchase a garage permit or turn in the trial permit.  Charges for the garage permit will become effective in August.  Those that are interested but did not participate in the free trial period may continue to request one of the approximately 100 annual permits that are still available. To request a garage permit please email with your information and request to obtain a permit or be placed on the waiting list.  Those purchasing permits for the Pavilion Parking Garage ($550 annually for the 2015-2016 academic year) will have the right of first refusal in future years. Vehicles with permits for the garage will be restricted to parking there between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

All other individuals (staff, student or visitors) may park in the garage regardless of the having a university permit or not. They will be considered hourly parkers and must pay for the time parked in the garage using either of the two exit lanes. Credit Card purchases only (Visa or Mastercard): $2.00 for the first hour, $1.00 for each additional hour, and up to a 24 hour maximum of $10.00. The revenue control system is a ticketless system, just enter your phone number on entering the garage and then again on exit.  Receipts can be printed at the exit lane if needed.

Hill Drive will be open by the start of the Fall semester so there will better accessibility to the garage and to the campus interior from the garage. Please direct all questions about the process to

Important Permit Sale NOTICE!

The first bulk release of student parking permits started Friday July 10th! The first group given access was Commuters with a current academic ranking of SENIOR (90+ hours completed). For information about the remaining start of permit sales for the various permit types and subclasses <CLICK HERE>. Please note that DPT does not determine the academic ranking of a student as Senior, Junior, Sophomore or Freshman. This information is transferred to the permit system by the campus' administrative software. Residential students are similarly assigned to Residential Zones based on information from Student Housing. DPT will not change or alter this information without written verification from the Registrar's office for academic ranking or from Student Housing for Residential Zone placement.

New Parking Zone Designation!

Starting with the 2015-2016 Permit Year, the old parking zone designations of Fraternity and Village will be combined into a single zone called Residential South.   Residents living in this zone will need to purchase a Residential South parking permit for the new year.

Park-N-Ride Lots Added to ParkerApp

Notice to all Park-N-Ride users, parking at the Jackson Avenue Center (old Mall) has been at or near capacity between the hours of 10:00am and Noon some days of the week.  Please remember that the university is required to maintain a specific area of parking for the commercial customers. Students and staff parked out of the UM Park-N-Ride Zone may be ticketed.  When the JAC lot reaches capacity, Park-N-Ride users are required to use the South Lot Park-N-Ride lot located off of Highway 6.  To make the utilization of these lots more convenient, the JAC and SouthLot have been added to the Ole Miss parking lots tracked by the ParkerApp.  For more information visit .

Visitor Parking Passes

Effective July 1st, 2015. Visitor Daily permits are priced at $3/day for the 2015-2016 Academic Year. Daily visitor permits can be purchased in person at the Department of Parking and Transportation office in Lester Hall or at the Welcome Center near the entrance to the Circle on University Avenue. Visitors may also purchase a permit for up to 7 days online by following information on <this page>. Visitors wishing to purchase a permit for a longer period of time may purchase a monthly or annual pass in person at the office in Lester Hall. Departmental purchases of permits will continue to be by email requests. Please feel free to contact our office for any questions - (662) 915-7235 or

Construction News and Updates Website!

In order to help distribute information, the University Communications department has launched a comprehensive website with the latest info on construction and building projects on campus. Please visit to find out more! 


Park & Ride - New!

Park & Ride Express Shuttles