Registration fees for parking permits:
*Annual permits only cover Fall, Spring, and Summer of the current academic year.
Prices may be prorated when purchased after the fall semester concludes.
*Economy lot permits are for students only and limited to the first 300 purchased.
Economy permits are only valid in lots designated by map, description or signage as
- Faculty, staff, students, contract employees and contractors/vendors who operate a
motor vehicle on University-owned or controlled property, regularly or occasionally,
will be required to purchase a virtual parking permit and register a vehicle license
plate. Faculty, staff and students are required to register online at usm.edu/parking-transit-services. Others may contact parkingFREEMississippi for additional instructions.
- Faculty, staff and students are allowed to register up to four vehicle license plates
to a single virtual permit. However, only one vehicle is allowed to park on a University
property at any given time. If a permit holder uses a vehicle other than one of the
4 registered on the permit, 1 of the vehicles must be removed to allow the additional
vehicle to be added to the permit.
- For employees, one regular parking registration fee can be treated as a pre-tax payroll
deduction, lowering taxable income. Additional permit numbers will be after-tax deductions.
For regular permit numbers purchased during the open registration period (month of
August), the annual parking fee can be payroll-deducted over a nine-month period.
For any purchases after the open registration period, the payroll deduction period
will be prorated based on purchase date. After 10 working days from the beginning
of each semester, Southern Miss will charge a $5 late fee for vehicle registration,
with the exception of newly hired employees. The late fee is due at time of purchase.
- Major donors making a gift to the University through The University of Southern Mississippi
Foundation are recognized as Honor Club members. Members are provided a special parking
permit number. The parking permit number is valid in faculty/staff, resident, commuter,
and open zone parking areas on all campuses. Honor Club members are invited to various
special events hosted by the USM Foundation and the president throughout the year.
For more information on how to join the USM Foundation Honor Club, please call:601.266.5602,
or click here to go to the Foundation Web site.
- Only parking permit numbers issued by USM's Parking and Transit Services will be honored.