Parking & Transporation

City bus parked at a bus stop

Campus Parking

Parking is free and does not require a permit. There are eight parking lots at the Olympia Campus, and one large lot at Lacey Campus. It's recommended to come to campus at least 30 minutes before class to find parking.

Carpool Parking

Carpools are vehicles with two or more occupants. No special permit is required. Lot L at the Olympia Campus has 60 carpool spaces.

Disability Parking

Disabled Parking (DP) areas are noted on campus maps. There are 42 signed DP spaces on the Olympia Campus and nine at the Lacey Campus. Areas striped between spaces are designed to accommodate users of motorized wheelchairs. Use of a DP space is only authorized for persons with a current placard or license plate that has been assigned to the user.

Motorcycle, Visitor & Special Permit Parking:

  • Motorcycles: Lots A, E, H, J, and L at the Olympia Campus have stalls set aside for motorcycles only.
  • Visitor: Lot J at the Olympia Campus has spaces assigned for short-term, 90-minute parking.
  • Special Permit: Signed parking spaces, such as dental patient parking and Percival Restaurant guest parking, require a special permit for use.

Bus: Intercity Transit

Intercity Transit buses run regularly to SPSCC from across Thurston County. Visit the Intercity Transit website for bus routes, schedules, and other transportation options.

If you incorporate biking into your commute, Intercity Transit buses have bike racks so you can transport your bike to and from campus. Free apps like Google Maps, OneBusAway, and Transit track buses in real-time, allowing you to pick which routes and times work best for your schedule.

All vehicles must park in legal spaces, between white lines. Vehicles parked along curbs, roadways, on grass, in loading zones, striped areas, fire lanes, reserved spaces, or over stall lines are subject to a $20 fine. Unauthorized Disability Parking space use is subject to a $250 fine.

Ticket Payments

Parking citations may be paid in person at the One Stop in Bldg. 22, 2nd Floor or by phone to the Business Office at 360-596-5246 during normal business hours.

Ticket Appeals

Parking citations may be appealed by completing the Citation Appeal Form, also available in the Security Office in Bldg. 25, Rm. 117. Submit completed forms in person to the Security Office or by email to Appeal decisions will be completed within 20 days and you will be notified by email, phone, or letter.