SLU students have mixed reviews about parking. All students are allowed to have cars on campus, but students tend to complain about the pricing and location of lots. Parking permits are always available for purchase, but on-campus permits can range from $560 a year for general parking lots to $1550 a year for premium lots and garages. General parking lots in central locations or near large residence halls are often full to capacity. However, if you don't mind the walk, there is plenty of space in the lots along the perimeter of campus. Preferred or premium parking lots and garages always have space but at a much higher cost.
All of the lots and garages require a pass to enter, which is conveniently loaded onto the student ID card. Students also must display a hang tag for the appropriate lot. Parking is enforced every weekday, and if you have the wrong hang tag, parking tickets can get pricey. On weekends, most lots are open to students with the general parking permits. SLU also offers free parking in the garages at big University events, such as graduation, move-in, and Homecoming.