Open Parking/Overnight Parking On-Campus

Open Parking

"Open Parking" means that employees and students with a valid parking permit can park in the "visitors," "reserved," "staff," "student," and "timed" spaces until 5 AM the next day.  Overnight parking citations are issued from 5:00am-8:00am on campus.  Vehicles are not permitted to park on campus from 4:00am - 6:30am, Monday - Friday in the following areas:

  • Jeanette Parking Lot
  • Old Gym/Pine Lot
  • Admissions Lot
  • Communications Lot
  • Conference Lot

Open Parking is in effect when regular business hours are over at 5:30 PM, Friday at 3:00pm. "Open Parking" does not apply at all to 24-hour reserved spaces, tow-away zones, curbs, loading docks, service truck spaces, and disabled spaces. A VSU permit must be displayed at all times.

Overnight Parking

  • Student (resident & commuter) Overnight Parking: Overnight parking is only allowed in the Sustella Parking Deck, Sustella Surface Lot, Centennial Lot, and Oak Street Lot (sections G & H only)
  • Weekend Parking (Friday after 3:00pm, Saturday and Sunday – No Permit Required) Individuals are allowed to park in any available Visitor, Reserved, Staff, Student or Timed (for more than the allotted time) space on VSU campus. 

Parking Locations on Campus

- The Sustella Avenue & Oak Street Parking Decks, in addition to surface parking lots, are designed for parking vehicles only. Special campus events are not permitted in the parking decks. Campus events should be coordinated through the university's Event Services Department (229)333-5998.