Parking Services

Parking options

WSU Vancouver has a variety of short-term and long-term parking options.

  • Visitors: Visit the Visitor parking page to see hourly and daily short-term choices.
  • Long-term: For long-term parking options—
    Annual, Fall and Spring semester, single-semester and Clark College at WSU Vancouver quarter permits—go to the Parking permits page.
  • Events: Event organizers, visit the Event parking—Good Host Program page to purchase permits.
  • Citations: Avoid a citation! Payment for parking is required from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, year round.

Employee parking permits

Online parking permit sales for summer 2021 begin April 26. Summer parking permits are available for $35 and allow you to park in any color lot. Longer-term permits are not available at this time. Faculty and staff who choose to purchase their permit by payroll deduction must complete a Parking Permit Payroll Deduction Authorization form (PDF). Two to five payroll deductions are allowed. Signups are only available April 26 through May 7. Send completed form to

Pick up parking permits at Parking Services 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Daily parking is available for purchase at the Blue lot kiosks. Blue lot permits may park in any color lot during summer 2021 semester. Short-term parking is also available at meters.

Buy parking permit

Parking permit refunds

Mail your permit along with your WSU ID, email address and phone number to: WSU Vancouver Parking Services, 14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave., Vancouver, WA 98686. Refund amount is based on postmarked date and may take several weeks to process. See refund schedule for amounts.

Lot color enforcement suspension

Lot color enforcement is currently suspended. As required by state law, all vehicles on campus must display a permit—orange, green, red, gray, blue and daily—but may park in any lot.

Overnight restrictions/parking

Overnight parking or remaining on campus overnight is prohibited at WSU Vancouver (WAC 504-35-024, 504-35-030) without prior written approval from Parking Services, or Public Safety,