Questions? Contact Us.

Office of Campus Safety
Student Center, Room 109

Call 701-483-2407
On-duty Phone 701-290-1068

Every student and employee must have a parking permit to park on campus. There are two types of permits: Staff and Student.

Students can buy a parking permit for $40 at the beginning of the fall semester from the Emergency Management office in the Student Center, room 109.

You must hang your parking permits on the rearview mirror.

When anyone gets a parking permit, they must also register their vehicle with Emergency Management.

We have temporary parking (visitor) permits available at the Emergency Management office for vehicles that will be parked on campus for only a few days.

All campus property requires a permit with the following exceptions:

  1. Visitor 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
    • Wienbergen North parking lot on Pulver Dr.

Parking Areas

  1. Employee Parking: Only DSU employees can use these spaces (does not include student employees).
  2. Permit Parking: DSU students can use these spaces.
  3. Visitor Parking: Neither students nor employees can park in these spaces.
  4. Open Parking: Available to anyone without a parking permit.
  5. Handicapped Parking (marked with blue curbside paint and/or cross-marks shown by wheelchair access sign): Only vehicles displaying a handicapped parking permit can park in these spaces.
  6. For purposes of snow removal, DSU may tow, at the owner’s expense, vehicles not parked in overnight parking.
  7. No parking on Campus Drive from 2-6 a.m. for snow removal.

Drivers must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.


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

If you have an unpaid fine, the university will place a hold on your transcript until you pay it. Also, DSU may tow your vehicle from campus at your own expense.


If you want to appeal a parking violation, you must bring your appeal to Emergency Management within three (3) school days of receiving the violation.

No Parking Zones

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

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.