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 Visitor/ARC Passes 



Slippery Rock University
Parking Office

(724) 738 - 4785

Visitor Parking
Permits are required for visitors.  Motor vehicles must be parked within the provided space for a motor vehcile as indicated by posted signs signs or painted lines.  There will be no parking on walkways, grass, and/or roadways.  Visitor permits shall not be issued for longer than two weeks at any one time.  Exceptions will be taken on a case-by-case basis.

All vehicles must be registered with the University Parking Office or through the hosting organization. University members are responsible for assuring that their guests and visitors observe all university regulations. No registered student will be permitted to use a visitor permit on their vehicle.

Acquaint yourself with and observe all posted signs concerning parking on University property. Parking is not permitted on University property without a valid parking permit displayed. (Notes left on cars are not special permits and will not prevent issuance of parking tickets).

  • Visitor permits must be displayed on the drivers side dashboard. Failure to properly display a visitor pass will result in a $50.00 No Parking Permit violation fine per day or $30.00 Imporperly placed permit fine per day.
  • Parking areas are enforced 24/7: Parking is not permitted in "Loading Zones", “No Parking” areas, by fire hydrants/stand pipes, in "Reserved" or assigned spaces(this includes the staff 3a.m-6a.m or any other timed spaces on campus), no over-night parking areas, maintenance parking, on the grass and/or in roadways. Persons with disability parking spaces are for use ONLY with current, state-issued, disability Permit. All violation payments can be made ONLINE.

Vehicles parked in handicapped parking spaces must display both a SRU parking permit and a handicap placard.

Visitor parking permits are available at the Parking Office, 102 University Union, Monday-Friday, or in the designated office in most buildings. Please see signs on building entrance doors.

From November 1 to April 1, there will be no overnight parking from 2:00 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. in the Alumni Commuter lot, McKay Staff and Commuter Lot, Union Commuter lot, Founders Lower Commuter Lot, Physical Therapy Staff/Commuter Lot, and Swope Commuter lot REGARDLESS OF SNOW.

The first section of the EAST LAKE LOT (closest to Stadium Drive & the ARC) and the Ski Lodge are designated as "no overnight parking" YEAR ROUND. (Signs are posted.)

ARC Members

Your ARC permit is ONLY valid in the East Lake Parking Lot.

SRU Parking permits are not transferrable to any other person or vehicle.  One permit will be issued per membership (an exception will be made for familiy memberships). The ARC Parking Permits are registered to only one vehicle. 

If the need arises to temporarily utilize a different vehicle while on campus or you forget your permit you must obtain a temporary permit from the Parking Office or the Police Station (open 24/7). It is your responsibility to make sure your permit is properly displayed at all times.

Your ARC permit will be placed face up on the driver's side dasboard. Failure to properly display an ARC permit could result in a $30.00 Improperly placed permit fine per day or a $50.00 fine per day for not displaying a valid parking permit. Registered students are not permitted to use an ARC permit on their vehicle.


SRU Parking Office
102 University Union
Slippery Rock, PA 16057


Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30am - 4:00pm


Special Permits:

All special permits are temporay and will be issued by the University Police/Parking Office.  Special permits are temporary and are designated for special reasons or events, i.e., conferences, workshops, ceremonies, vendors, and construction workers.

15 / 30 Minute Parking:

Fifteen-minute and thirty-minute parking is permitted in those designated areas ONLY if vehicle flashers are on and you have a VALID PERMIT to park on campus.  Persons not utilizing flashers will be ticketed and may be towed.

Payments / Appeals:

All payments and/or appeals can be made ONLINE.

Appeals must be made within seven (7) calendar days of issuance of ticket. If you do not have access to a computer you can obtain an appeal form at the Police Station 24/7.  All appeals must be in writing.