Registration of Vehicles

Every student and employee must have a parking permit to park on campus. There are two types of permits: Staff and Student. An individual must register her/his vehicle with the Office of Emergency Management, located in the Student Center, room 109.

Students can purchase a parking permit for $40 at the beginning of the fall semester at the Office of Emergency Management. Parking permits must be displayed on the rear-view mirror.

General Regulations

Parking areas:

  1. Employee Parking: To be used by Dickinson State University employees only (does not include student employees).
  2. Permit Parking: To be used by Dickinson State University students.
  3. Visitor Parking: Not to be used by either students or employees.
  4. Open Parking: No parking permit is required.
  5. Handicapped Parking (marked with blue curbside paint and/or cross-marks indicated by wheelchair access sign): To be used only by vehicles displaying a handicapped parking permit.
  6. Vehicles may be towed at owner’s expense for purposes of snow removal if parked in an area not designed for overnight parking.
  7. No parking on Campus Drive from 2:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m. for snow removal.

Drivers of vehicles shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.

Penalties and Enforcement

Fines for violations of parking regulations on campus are $20. Fines for parking in designated handicapped parking areas without the proper permits are $100. 

Appeals on parking violations must be brought to Emergency Management within three school days of their receipt.

Unpaid violations will result in the University placing a hold on transcripts until fines are paid. Any vehicles with unpaid violations may result in the towing away of the vehicle from the campus at the owner’s expense.

Vehicles in No Parking Zones are subject to towing without notice. The individual assumes all costs of towing.


Visitor Permit

Temporary parking permits (Visitor) may be obtained for a vehicle that is to be parked on campus for only a few days. Visitor permits may be picked up in the Office of Emergency Management.

All campus property requires a permit with the following exceptions:

  1. Visitor designated zones which have permanent signs.
  2. Event parking areas that will have temporary sandwich board parking in place.
  3. Open Parking Areas: The lower parking lot to the south of the Student Center across from the DSU Heritage Foundation on 8th and Wienbergen North parking lot on Pulver Dr.

For specific parking questions or requests, call the Office of Emergency Management at 701-483-2407 or the on-duty phone at 701-290-1068.