Parking Services

Parking lot on WSU Vancouver campus

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: Pay or appeal a citation! Payment for parking is required from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, year-round.

Parking permits

Parking permits for spring 2024 are on sale now.

Daily parking is available for purchase at the Blue-lot kiosks. Short-term parking is available at meters.

Parking permit refunds

Return your permit in person at the Parking Services Office or by mail. If by mail, send your permit along with your WSU ID number, valid return mailing address and phone number to: WSU Vancouver, Attn: Parking Services, 14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave., Vancouver, WA 98686-9600. Refund amount is based on postmarked date and may take several weeks to process.

Lot color enforcement

As required by state law, all vehicles on campus must display a permit—Orange, Green, Red, Gray, Blue or Daily.

Permit holders may ‘park down’ in any color lots that are lower than their existing permit. The park down system is as follows: Orange, Green, Red, Gray.

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,

Want to find a ride to campus or a passenger to share driving costs?

View the ride share bulletin board