Campus Safety

The Department of Campus Safety is located in Norelius Hall, in the basement of 'A' wing (side entrance, closest to the track). You can reach the Department of Campus Safety 24-hours a day at 507-933-8888. 
The Department's student-run Safe Rides program runs 7pm-1am* nightly during the academic year (*6pm-1am November 1st through April 1st) and can be reached at 507-933-7000 during those hours.

Parking information and commonly requested links and forms:


Online registration for vehicle permits has closed. Please register in person in the Campus Safety before parking your vehicle.

Red and green permit enforcement is in effect and continues through Commencement. 

Visitor parking is closed to students and employees at all times and is always enforced (permit required for Visitors, 2am-7am).

Frequently requested forms and links:

For immediate assistance contact Campus Safety 24-hours a day at 507-933-8888.


Spring Break – Parking Lot Closing Schedule

3 days ago

All vehicles remaining on campus over Spring Break must be parked in the designated break parking in the Bjorling lot (directly west of the Music building) or if that fills up, in the designated break parking section in the Arbor View lot. Please see the lot cleaning schedule for lots that are closed each night Tuesday April 3 – Thursday, April 5 (5 p.m.-4 a.m.). Look for the BREAK PARKING signs to be sure you are parked in the correct row(s)!

Regular permit parking enforcement will also be in effect during spring break (red and green permit lots permit required 7 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, overnight parking restricted 2 a.m.-7 a.m. in green permit parking and the Stadium lot 7 days a week, Visitor parking closed to students and employees 24/7/365). Always assume that parking is enforced even if classes are not in session.

The following Parking Lots will be closed for overnight cleaning according to the following schedule.

Lots CLOSED from 5:00 p.m. Tues., April 3rd until Wed., April 4 at 4:00am
Norelius Lot (Green section)
Norelius Lot (Red section)
Arboretum Lot (between Fine Arts/Interpretive Center)
Sorensen Lot (west of North/Gibbs/Sorensen)
Stadium/Beck lot

Lots CLOSED from 5:00 p.m. Wed., April 4 until Thurs., April 5 at 4:00am
Visitor Lot (north of Campus Center)
Lund Lot (south of Lund Center)
Olin Lot (south of Olin / International Center)
Uhler Lot
Swanson Tennis Center Lot
Chapel Circle (west of Christ Chapel)
Southwest Lot (north of Southwest Hall)

Lots CLOSED from 5:00 p.m. Thurs., April 5 until Fri., April 6 at 4:00am
Nobel Lot (west of Nobel)
Heating Plant Lot (east of Heating Plant)
Rundstrom Lot
Sohre/Wahlstrom Lot
College View Lot
Bjorling Lot (west of Bjorling/south of Prairie View)
Arbor View Apartments Lot
Pittman Lot
Chapel View Townhomes Lot

Spring Break Building Hours

3 days ago

On Thursday, March 29, academic and administrative buildings will close by 8 p.m. and remain closed until 7 a.m. on Monday, March April 2. Monday, April 2 through Friday, April 6, academic buildings will close at 6 p.m. each day. Please check the posted hours for the Campus Center, Lund Center, and the Library for specialized closing times. Normal building hours resume Sunday, April 8. If the closing schedule conflicts with programming needs, please contact Lisa Octigan or Campus Safety to make the necessary reservations.

Students requiring access to academic buildings after-hours or to secured areas during this period will need to have a “Permission for Admittance Card” issued by a faculty or staff member. Additional cards can be requested in advance from Lisa Octigan 

Spring 2018 Parking

Last month

  • Students and employees must display a valid parking permit to park on campus. Come to the Campus Safety office before parking on campus to obtain your parking permit. Visitor parking is closed to students and employees at all times (24/7/365). 
  • Student parking stickers are $135 for the remainder of the academic year.  Temporary passes are available $5/weekday for those without a paid sticker.
  • Always assume that parking is enforced, even if classes are not in session.
  • Remember that parking regulations ARE enforced during breaks and inclement weather.  All green permit parking except designated employee overnight parking in the motor pool is No Parking 2am-7am, 7 days a week. Both rows of red permit parking behind Beck Hall (in the Stadium lot) are also posted No Parking 2am-7am and enforced 7 days a week.
  • If you will be leaving your vehicle on campus during Spring break, you must park in the marked Break Parking in the BJORLING parking lot (directly west of the music building) or if that fills up, the designated break parking section in the ARBOR VIEW parking lot.  Look for the BREAK PARKING signs to park in the correct area.

Parking and Permit Enforcement

7 months ago

Online permit registration is now closed (permits were delivered to campus mailboxes by August 28th).  Registration is available in person in the Campus Safety office.  Register and display a valid permit BEFORE parking your vehicle.

2017-2018 Parking Permits

  • A parking permit is required to park on campus.  Students who wish to park a vehicle on campus must purchase a student parking permit to display on the vehicle (right-rear bumper).
  • Student parking stickers are $270 and are valid for the entire school year.
  • If a student changes vehicles during the year, they will need to turn in their old parking sticker to register their new vehicle and get a replacement sticker for $10.  Temporary permits are available for short-term use of alternate vehicles at no charge to sticker owners.
  • Students who purchase a year-long parking permit will be issued red permit decals and will park in parking lot sections with Red Permit parking signs.
  • Students should make themselves familiar with ALL designated Red Permit parking areas, as space nearest their residence hall may not always be available.
  • Temporary permits are also available throughout the year for a daily fee to those who have not purchased a parking sticker.
  • Visitor Parking Lots are closed to student use at all times. A visitor permit is required for any guests parked 2am-7am and is available at no charge in the Campus Safety office.
  • Bicycles parked on campus need to be registered with the Department of Campus Safety and display a parking permit (no charge).  Select bicycle registration through the permit registration page (you’ll need to know your bicycle’s serial number!).