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Live off campus. Park on campus.

So you live off campus and want to commute? No problem! The University of Oklahoma offers commuter students the best of both worlds, as you may either utilize the Cleveland Area Rapid Transit (CART) bus system or purchase a parking permit.

Visit to learn more about leaving your car at home and riding the bus to campus for free.

Student parking permits are available for $274 and are valid from August until June for both the fall and spring semesters.

Where can I park?

Commuter parking permit-holders are eligible to park in any lot designated for commuter permits in addition to the many multipurpose lots on campus.

You may also park in lots designated for faculty/staff (except 24-hour reserved lots) only as follows:
• Weekdays from 4 p.m. to 7 a.m. in most gated lots.
• All day Saturday and Sunday unless posted otherwise.
**Inoperable or raised gates do not negate the permit restrictions in designated faculty/staff areas during the hours of enforcement.

Where can I NOT park?

Student parking permits are not valid in the following areas:
• North (Parrington) Oval prior to 5 p.m.
• Service vehicle areas south of Lindsey Street.
• Service vehicle areas north of Lindsey Street prior to 5 p.m.
• Any "No Parking" area.
• Visitor parking prior to 5 p.m.

Permits are required to park on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Additional information

The responsibility for finding a legal parking space rests with the vehicle operator. Lack of space in a particular lot is not a valid excuse for violating parking regulations, and will not be considered as a valid basis for appeal. The vehicle operator must park only in those spaces or areas allocated and designated for the type of permit displayed on the vehicle.

Students who have purchased permits may be due a credit on the unused portion if the permit is returned prior to its expiration date. Fees are pro-rated weekly.

All parking permit restrictions are applicable during exam weeks, enrollment periods and unscheduled class cancellations.