Student Parking Request a Permit
Students must obtain a parking permit and properly display a valid decal to park or operate a vehicle on campus.
Permits for the Fall semester may be requested once the application is operational. Spring semester permits may be requested in November, once the application has been modified to accept such requests. We urge students to request early--demand will exceed the supply! We grant Restricted permits as available on a rolling basis.
Spring priority consideration will be given to requests received by November 14. Requests for Restricted (sophomore) permits received after this date are extremely unlikely to be granted and permits for juniors and seniors will no longer be guaranteed.
The charge for a semester parking permit is $210.
- Scooter and motorcycle permits are discounted 50%.
- Temporary permits cost $3/day.
How to Receive & Display a Parking Permit
- If the Housing & Parking Office grants you a permit, you will receive it in your campus mailbox during the first week of school.
- The semester decal or temporary permit must be displayed on the inside, lower left corner of the windshield (driver's side). If the permit is not displayed, or is displayed incorrectly (e.g. upside-down) the vehicle is subject to citation by Campus Safety.
- Each decal is valid for only one semester, and has an expiration date on it. Each temporary permit must have a date-range stamped by the issuing staff member. After the expiration date, the permit is invalid.
Students having 26-58 units on record* may request a Restricted permit.
*If you are a first-year student with 26+ units, you are not authorized to obtain a permit due to our Conditional Use Permit. Upper class standing (for the purposes of permit eligibility) is not entirely determined by accumulated units.
- These permits are restricted in three ways: (1) they are limited in number, (2) they are usually granted only for a single semester (NOT for the entire academic year), and (3) they require the permit holder to park in less-used parking areas on lower or upper campus during business hours Monday-Friday. By utilizing parking space that is less-used on campus, we are able to offer more Restricted permits.
- Restricted permits will be designated as Upper Restricted or Lower Restricted, as determined by the Housing & Parking Office. Lower Restricted permit holders must park in the Abbott Tennis Court lot or the lowest VK lots (across the road from the Abbott Tennis Court lot. Upper Restricted permit holders will be restricted to upper campus lots.
- The restricted hours are Monday-Friday from 7:30am - 4:00pm.
If Restricted parking permits are available, we begin to make notifications in mid-to-late July. However, as our demand for parking becomes clearer, we grant Restricted permits as available on a rolling basis.
Appeals for the Fall (Restricted) permit are initially reviewed in July. If additional permits become available later (on a rolling basis), we will notify by email at a later date.
Requesting a Restricted Permit
- If you don't know for sure what vehicle you would bring to campus, you may still request a vehicle by registering the most likely family vehicle you would bring. Just remember to input the correct vehicle information (on your request) before you bring it to campus.
- After you select the PROCEED button (not currently listed), you should see a vehicle information screen that includes an appeal box. This means the program recognizes your eligibility to request a Restricted permit.
- You must submit an appeal to state your reason(s) for requesting a permit.
- If you attempt to request before the program is activated, your request will not be recorded. Try again, after the program has been made operative.
- You may request a permit for the coming semester only. Restricted permits for the Spring semester will be available for request in November, and decided in November or December).
- Your request/appeal will remain on file throughout the entire academic year, but a separate request will need to be submitted to request a Spring permit in Nov-Dec.
- Select SUBMIT after completing your vehicle information and appeal.
- A screen message will immediately indicate your request was UNSUCCESSFUL (aka PENDING REVIEW). This is because we do not grant appeals within the program. All requests by appeal are personally reviewed, and not all requests are granted.
- If your appeal is granted, you will be notified by the Director of Housing & Parking at your Westmont email address.
- If your appeal is NOT granted, you will NOT be notified by email. You may contact the Housing & Parking Office if you wish to inquire about the status of your request.
- You may notice that your Student Profile includes a display of your permit status. This is a back-up communication to you, following the immediate screen message which is displayed at the end of your online request.
Students with third- or fourth-year standing (59+ units) may reserve a Regular permit.