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Holiday Parking

Holiday Parking

Campus Security offers complimentary parking for students over holiday breaks. Holiday parking rules are valid Thanksgiving Week (November 25, 2019 through December 2, 2019) and over Winter Break (December 11, 2019 until January 14, 2020.) Employees must display a valid parking permit during the holidays to park on campus. If you have any questions about holiday parking, please call Campus Parking at 509-313-6147.

 Holiday Parking With a Parking Permit

Current campus parking permits are valid 24/7 at all regular lots during the holidays. This includes levels three and four of the BARC parking garage, and all residence hall lots. Please remember that parking at the BARC on levels one and two is strictly reserved for red permits or guests of the retail outlets. If you have a current campus permit and would like to park your car over a holiday break, you may park it in any lot that corresponds with your parking permit permissions.

  • Yellow permits: valid at all yellow and green designated lots
  • Green permits: valid at all green designated lots
  • Red permits (Staff only): valid at all red and green designated lots (no yellow)
  • Don't forget to lock your doors and remove valuables from your vehicle!

Student Holiday Parking Without a Parking Permit

If you do not have a valid campus parking permit and would like to leave your vehicle parked on campus over break, please follow these steps:

  • Register your vehicle in person at the Huetter Mansion (503 E. Sharp) or by calling Campus Parking at 509-313-6147
  • Confirm the appropriate holiday parking lot location for your vehicle
  • Park your car in the designated lot during the break only. Do not forget to move your car prior to the end of break!
  • Don't forget to lock your doors and remove valuables from the vehicle prior to leaving town!

Private Lots and Street Parking

Please remember that private parking lots are enforced by their owners. In addition, according to the information provided by the City of Spokane Parking Enforcement, vehicles parked on public streets longer than 12 consecutive hours may be subject to towing and/or fees. The city also asks that all street parking (for any duration) in residential areas occurs on the odd side of the streets during the snow season, which runs from November 15 to March 15 of every year.  This makes it easier for the plows to keep streets clear.  Street parking may not be the best solution if you will be away for several days. Please come visit Campus Parking and register for holiday parking.