Special Event Parking Requests

If you have visitors or are hosting an event on our campuses, DPM can assist you to reserve an area of parking or obtain a parking permit per vehicle.

Special Events Reserved Parking

If you want to reserve an area of parking, submit a request at least three days before the event. Make an online request.

Your department or organization may receive parking in a limited number of areas as approved by DPM. Barricades will be removed one hour after the beginning time of the event as provided on the request form.

Parking may be requested only for visitors and not for students, faculty or staff. A $25 administrative fee will be assessed for any booking/changes made less than 24 hours in advance (if accepted by DPM). A $25 fee will be assessed for any cancellations made less than 24 hours.

DPM reserves the right to require additional monitor coverage and traffic control for large events. The costs for this will be $50 per monitor, for a minimum of three hours. Please plan accordingly. 

Special Event Parking Rates by Vehicles:

Parking attendant minimum is three hours.

  • 1-10 vehicles: No parking attendant - no cost
  • 11-25 vehicles: No parking attendant - $25 minimum
  • 26-50 vehicles: Parking attendant - $50 minimum
  • 51-75 vehicles: Parking attendant - $75 minimum
  • 76-100 vehicles: Parking attendant - $100 minimum
  • 101-150 vehicles: Parking attendant - $150 minimum
  • 151-200 vehicles: Parking attendant - $200 minimum
  • 201+ vehicles: Parking attendant - $250 minimum

Special Events Parking Passes

A parking pass is available for a cost per vehicle and can be made available in a limited number of parking areas for organizations sponsoring events on our campuses as approved by DPM. Make an online request.

A limited number of parking areas will be available for organizations sponsoring events on our campuses. A parking pass does not guarantee a parking space, but they provide the same opportunity to park on campus that faculty/staff and students have.

  • Pass(es) are for visitors only, and may not be used by students, faculty or staff.

  • Pass(es) are valid only on the date(s) shown and in the areas designated.

  • Only original Pass(es) will be honored; Pass(es) may not be duplicated or altered.

  • Lost Pass(es) are not refundable.

  • Unused permit or Pass(es) for cancelled events are non-refundable.

  • Pass(es) may be exchanged at no cost for rescheduled events only.

Special Event Parking Pass Rates by Days

  • 1 day: 1 vehicle - no cost
  • 1-5 days: $2 per vehicle
  • 6-10 days: $4 per vehicle
  • 11-14 days - $6 per vehicle
  • 15-20 days - $8 per vehicle
  • 21-24 days - $10 per vehicle
  • 25-31 days - $12 per vehicle

Payment options

Payment is required when services are rendered. Payment may be made by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard or Interdepartmental. To request event parking passes, contact Belinda Patterson, Event Management Specialist, by telephone at 601.266.4948, or by email at Belinda.Patterson@usm.edu.