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Zoned Parking

The USA parking system is divided into zones. The zoned parking is in effect Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. during fall and spring semesters. Zoned parking is not in effect during the summer semester. A valid USA parking permit must be displayed, unobstructed from the rearview mirror, at all times while a vehicle is parked on campus.

The South zone (purple) is comprised of University Commons, Mitchell College of Business, Performing Arts building, Administration building, Computer Information Systems building, Shelby Hall, and the Health & Physical Education building.
The Central zone (orange) is comprised of the Student Center, Bookstore, Gamma lot (Gamma residents will be issued a Gamma parking permit), old Engineering building, Faculty Court South, and Humanities South.
The East zone (green) is comprised of the Health Sciences building, Instructional Lab building, Visual Arts building, Alpha Hall East, Biomedical Library, and the College of Medicine.
The North zone (brown) is comprised of the Library, Humanities North, and Chemistry North.

Resident zone parking permits allow students to park in the residence hall lots (except the Gamma lot), The Grove, Mitchell Center lot (South lot only), University Commons (UCOM), and Technology and Research Park III during the enforcement of zoned parking (M-F 7:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.). 

Gamma zone permits allow Gamma residents  to park on east Stadium Drive and in the Gamma lot.
After 1:45 p.m., the students with a current parking permit displayed in their vehicle, may park in any white lined, student parking space.

The Mitchell Center parking lot is available with any current valid parking permit except when events are scheduled in the Mitchell Center. This lot is subject to close at any time without notice. Blue spaces along Mitchell Center Drive, near the track, is designated Faculty Staff parking only.

The Meisler Hall lot is comprised of 30-minute parking spaces and visitor spaces. Students may use the 30-minute spaces to conduct business at Meisler Hall. These spaces should not be used by employees or students during their classes or work day.  Visitor spaces are to be used by non-affiliates of the university who are visiting campus. Students and employees may not use these spaces.
Patient parking spaces are provided for non-affiliate patients of clinics located on campus. Students and employees are not permitted to park in a patient parking space. Students and employees who are also patients must park in their designated parking zones and/or parking spaces.
How to Choose a Permit

Students living off-campus will choose a zone to park for the entire academic year (fall-summer semesters). They should choose a zone most convenient to their classes and activities taking place before 1:45 p.m.

All on-campus resident students, including sorority, fraternity, and Grove residents, must obtain a Resident zone parking permit with the exception of Gamma residents who must obtain a Gamma permit. Obtaining a permit other than the allowed permit will result in disciplinary action and possible vehicle immobilization.

General Parking Guidelines
Students are to park in white lined spaces. The blue lined spaces are designated for faculty/staff only. Parking on yellow curbs and or yellow lined areas is prohibited. Parking in fire lanes (red lined areas) is also prohibited. For a complete list of rules and regulations, please click on the link below.
University of South Alabama 2013 - 2014 Traffic & Parking Regulations

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